Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Cranberry LambicSamuel Adams Cranberry Lambic
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #501
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
63
Ranked #31,732
Avg:
2.67 | pDev: 28.09%
Ratings:
1,392
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 02, 2022
Added:
Nov 01, 2001
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  53
SCORE
63
Poor
Samuel Adams Cranberry LambicSamuel Adams Cranberry Lambic
Notes: None
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
1.59 by smi69 from New York on Jan 02, 2022
 
2.48 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 19, 2021
 
2.75 by LasVinny from Nevada on Mar 19, 2021
 
2.5 by mattjp03 from Alabama on Jun 03, 2019
 
2.83 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 26, 2018
 
2.32 by bobstockwell from Massachusetts on Mar 28, 2018
 
3.49 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Nov 26, 2017
 
2.55 by Khaack from New York on Oct 29, 2017
 
2.74 by robebo44 from Virginia on Mar 19, 2017
 
1.75 by SebastianMandeville from New Jersey on Feb 21, 2017
Photo of LeRose
2.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by LeRose from Massachusetts

Reviewed from notes. This is one of the worst beers I have ever had. It has no resemblance to a traditional lambic and can't be construed as "stretching" the style boundaries.

Looks are decent enough - a slightly reddish, golden color. Lively carbonation to the eye.

The aroma is a muddle of wheat bread, vague fruit notes, medicinal, a little yeasty. It is not fresh or inviting in the smell.

The taste falls far short of expectation. The base beer seemed off somehow, and the cranberry flavor seems artificial and medicinal. Some sweetness, some tart from the cranberry, but it is pretty much a muddle of indistinguishable and unremarkable flavors.

The feel - this looked pleasantly carbonated, but it is quite bloating and very harsh on the tongue. Some of the sting is cranberry, but it seems to be carbonated with very small bubbles that become uncomfortable.

Overall, this is a poor representation of a lambic and is generally a poorly constructed beer against what sounds like a good concept - good idea, bad execution?

Feb 13, 2017
 
4 by Noelito76 from New York on Jan 25, 2017
 
3.52 by 1mrbeer from Ohio on Dec 30, 2016
 
1.66 by DavidST from Texas on Dec 19, 2016
 
2.9 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan on Dec 15, 2016
Photo of rodbeermunch
1.83/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Quite the abomination to what could be considered a lambic. Right up there with some super failed homebrew attempts at lambic.

Did you want a cranberry vodka? Because thats you get when you order a cranberry lambic. The aroma is wheat-esque.

Taste is nothing like a lambic. This is a bad beer by any standard, but damn if you didn't call it a lambic. They just dumped a bunch of cranberry juice into a wheat beer. Homebrew surprise all over this one. good for nothing. Acidic, I'd rather drink juice.

Oct 03, 2016
 
1.33 by vienna_mantrap from Idaho on Sep 03, 2016
 
2.78 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2016
Photo of BeerStud187
1.15/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
by BeerStud187 from California

This is the worst "beer" I've ever had in my life. I first had it when I was a depraved college kid who would play Edward 40 hands wth OE and still could not finish a bottle of this garbage. For years I thought all "lambics" were terrible because this garbage that I got in a Sam Adams sampler pack. I've since grown and learned the virtues of true sour beers and even more so want this to f--- off. It's not a lambic, it's a crap wheat beer with horrid cranberry flavoring and maple syrup that do not go at all and are not even a fraction as good as it sounds, in fact it's awful. The fact that this beer continues to exist would make aliens, if they existed, not want to land here because the world does not make sense and is too scary because this garbage swill continues to be sold to the masses rather than used to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. You prevent the growth of America's youth by selling this garbage as "craft" beer, thereby ensuring a country of Bud drinking drones. If I could punch this beer in the face i would. I poured this down the drain to drink a bottle of Mohawk vodka instead because it was a better alternative. Burn in Hell, you POS "beer".

Color ok, mouthfeel ok, taste a--.

I'm surprised you named your company Sam Adams, not Benedict Arnold because your sewage swill has been a traitor to my mouth.

F U and F your entire family for making this wretch.

Jul 12, 2016
 
2.5 by Rcaisse from Massachusetts on May 13, 2016
 
2.35 by puftdank from Illinois on May 05, 2016
 
2.53 by Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts on Mar 11, 2016
 
2.32 by Laplander from New Hampshire on Mar 05, 2016
 
2.56 by HoppyBeerisHappyBeer from Indiana on Feb 15, 2016
 
1.95 by PorterLambic from Florida on Jan 24, 2016
 
2.5 by Zylod from West Virginia on Jan 02, 2016
 
2.44 by swimmatt from Connecticut on Nov 03, 2015
 
3.07 by GregJ from Louisiana on Oct 20, 2015
 
2.7 by mbeerdino21 from New Jersey on Oct 18, 2015
Photo of Hans_Olo
1.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
by Hans_Olo from Georgia

Piss poor excuse for a beer. I sincerely hope the Boston beer company listens to its customers and removes this product from the shelves of the beer consumer. It should instead be placed with the insect repellant. I believe flies wouldn't be foolish enough to attempt consuming this monstrosity. Also, don't lie to the consumer, you made a generic beer and put cranberry juice in it. This beer... this beverage is as close to lambic as the titanic is to successful.

Aug 08, 2015
 
3.37 by trxxpaxxs from New York on Aug 04, 2015
 
3.31 by jrob21 from Georgia on Jul 29, 2015
 
2.65 by connecticutpoet from Connecticut on May 04, 2015
 
3.02 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Apr 17, 2015
 
3.12 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Feb 04, 2015
 
2.58 by wethorseblanket from California on Jan 23, 2015
 
2.36 by Superbohl4 from Wisconsin on Jan 17, 2015
 
3 by wrightst from Maryland on Dec 11, 2014
 
1.5 by JKV96 from Massachusetts on Dec 06, 2014
 
2 by TEKNISHE from Pennsylvania on Dec 04, 2014
Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 63 out of 100 with 1392 ratings