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Old 12-17-2008, 02:06 AM   #1
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I mentioned in a recent thread about how I had purchased the Sam Adams Holiday pack and how I was enjoying the beers so far. (pretty good IMO). While I had been warned about it, I had to try the Lambic. This beer is just as horrid as everyone said it would be.

Aroma- Couldn't place it at first, but I figured it out. It smells just like Skoal or Copenhagen dip.

Taste- Like diluted dip.

Does anyone seriously like this beer, or is everyone so nice to Sam Adams that they just don't want to tell them how bad this beer is? Regardless of the bashing they take, I like most SA beers, but would rather lick the sweat off a goat's scrotum then pay money for or taste the Cranberry Lambic again.

This beer wasn't worthy of being included in the review section. If you like diluted liquid chewing tobacco this might be the beer for you.

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:09 AM   #2
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As a devoted fan of Copenhagen, I take umbrage.
That swill smells and tastes like way too sweet maple syrup. It's simply awful and has turned me away for trying lambics for some time.

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:13 AM   #3
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My fiancée tried the SA Cranberry Lambic and said it wasn't as bad as some other flavoured lambics we've tried. Honestly though most of these flavoured lambics are bad. The only one I've ever not totally disliked I got from a speciality beer shop in Brussels. I also got a young lambic (no fruit flavor added) from the same place, which was incredibly good (and quite sour). I don't know why they don't sell more of that, the guy that runs the store said that he had to reserve a barrel from the brewery and then drive out there on the appointed day to pick it up, it's not actually distributed.

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:23 PM   #4
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I see nothing has changed since I tried it about 6 years ago.... once. That's all the try you need for that one.

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but would rather lick the sweat off a goat's scrotum then pay money for or taste the Cranberry Lambic again.
that's what lambic is supposed to taste like....

i'd rather drink the overly sweet lindmen's 'lambics' than SA though...
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Yeah, its not good at all. A few sips was enough for me...

OT - but I think the Old Fessiwig that comes in the holiday pack is terrible as well. Anyone with me?

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Yeah, its not good at all. A few sips was enought for me...

OT - but I think the Old Fessiwig that comes in the holiday pack is terrible as well. Anyone with me?
I've only tried one of the Old Fezz's. It was OK, but nothing spectacular.
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Yeah, its not good at all. A few sips was enought for me...

OT - but I think the Old Fessiwig that comes in the holiday pack is terrible as well. Anyone with me?
I love the Old Fezziwig, as well as the Black Lager.
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Had this last year with the Holiday pack and couldn't get the bottle down. Smelled pretty good, but just reminded me of cranberry flavored cough syrup. From the website it looks like it's fermented with the Safbrew W-68, but without bugs and aging what exactly makes this a lambic or plambic? I wonder if the addition of some Acetobacter and aging could turn this into a good vinegar.

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I love the Old Fezziwig, as well as the Black Lager.
Black lager I like. Old Fezzy, not so much. It's been a while since I tried it. I'll have to give it another try. Maybe I was just completely put off my the lambic - I had them both on the same day
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