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Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Cranberry LambicSamuel Adams Cranberry Lambic
BA SCORE
2.67/5
Poor
1,387 Ratings
Samuel Adams Cranberry LambicSamuel Adams Cranberry Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,756
Reviews:
841
Ratings:
1,387
pDev:
28.09%
Bros Score:
2.7
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
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3.49/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.55/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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1.75/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of LeRose
2.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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?

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1mrbeer
3.52/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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1.66/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.83/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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.

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1.33/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of BigMike
2.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerStud187
1.15/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of Rcaisse
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.35/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.53/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Laplander
2.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
2.56/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PorterLambic
1.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Zylod
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.44/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GregJ
3.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hans_Olo
1.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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.

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Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 2.67 out of 5 with 1,387 ratings
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