Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic

Pale yellow, macro lager like body with a slight pink tinge. Some nice carbonation and as a result a pretty decent head and some surprisingly good lacing.

Taste has a refreshing fruit tartness with a little tiny hop bite in the short finish. The fruit is evident both in the taste and the nose, but I can’t say that I can place either as being cranberry based. It’s certainly a tart, acidic character but beyond that a bit non-descript.

Refreshing and drinkable.

This gets a very poor press here because, I suspect, that reviewers take exception to the fact that it has the Lambic label, which it clearly is not. Why BBC use the Lambic moniker is not clear to me since at best it is misleading, and at worst dishonest. This beer is a decent fruit beer, but it is certainly not a traditional fruit Lambic by any stretch of the imagination.

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11/26/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.9 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.55
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