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

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65
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838 Reviews
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64
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Samuel Adams Cranberry LambicSamuel Adams Cranberry Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States | website

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
Reviews:
838
Ratings:
1,375
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
35.27%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
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Reviews: 838 | Ratings: 1,375
Photo of hbis2gut
3.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cranberry LAMBIC? Please, there is nothing remotely lambic about this beer. Okay, it does have some acidity and tartness imparted by the cranberry, but! why not call it Cranberry Ale or something campy like Bog Bitter? Kudos for brewing up something unusual though...

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Photo of Jordan
4/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-amber tint, a light sediment presentation. Tart & tangy, whether or not Sam Adams is using artificial or natural cranberry flavor is unknown to me, however it tastes authentic. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of ZAP
3.3/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It had been awhile since I had this and I came away somewhat unimpressed. Great aroma..nice cranberry bite on aftertaste...didn't get the brown sugar flavor at all...a nice changeup but I've had much better fruit beers..I drank it out of the style of glass recommended and everything. It was decent but didn't blow me away or anything...

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Photo of John
3.8/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

After not having this beer in quite some time, I was pleasantly surprised. Subtle cranberry flavor with an effervescent mouthfeel. Well done. Nice as a treat on it's own or with food.

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Photo of proc
2.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Tart to the point of being sour. Some yeast taste mixed in. I think you are either a fan of this beer or you are not. Nice smell due to the cranberries, but beyond that, a very marginal offering.

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Photo of AaronRed
4.3/5  rDev +56.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a lovely beer. I poured this into a wide mouth glass that I normaly reserve for Belgian beers and the aroma was great. It had a creamy head with just the right balance of tart and sweet. This would have been great to drink on Thanksgiving. I will remember.

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Photo of xXTequila
4/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very crisp and clean...tastes like cranberry jam and homemade biscuits. i don't think i could have more than one at a time. It get's very sweet by the end of the glass.

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Photo of ThreePistols
4.1/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light red amber, slightly hazy appearance. Fruity cranberry character; clean and crisp; tart, slight maple note in finish.
This is my first experience with a fruit Lambic, so I have nothing to judge this beer against.
I enjoyed the dry, clean, crisp, tart taste. It was however a little light on cranberry flavor. A very drinkable beer.
Currently available only in the Sam Adams Winter Classics 12 pack.

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Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
65 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.
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