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Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer
 
Style Information
A Fruit or Vegetable Beer is a beer brewed with a fruit or vegetable in the mash or with flavoring added in the fermentation. The most recognized example of a Fruit Beer is probably the Belgian Lambic. Früli is a fruit beer made from 70% wheat beer and 30% fruit juice. The most notable example of Vegetable Beers are probably Pumpkin Ales. Other examples include Chili Beer and other beers that use vegetable additions.

The color, aroma and taste of the style ranges widely based on the fruit or vegetable additions in the brewing or fermenting process as well as the base beer style used. The color can range from pale yellow to dark brown. The aroma should have strong notes of the fruit or vegetable used, with hop notes minimal or nonexistent. The taste should follow the aroma, with hop bitterness most likely not apparent. There may also be notable acidity in some examples of the styles. The feel ranges from crisp and light to medium bodied. ABV ranges widely depending on the base beer style, from 2.5% to 12% or higher. IBUs also vary widely depending on the base beer style, and range from very low (5) to somewhat high (70).

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Flute Glass Traditionally used for champagne, the flute glass has a place in your beer glassware
collection. The long, narrow bowl helps to ensure that carbonation doesn't dissipate
quickly. L... [more]
Pilsner Glass Pilsener glasses are primarily designed for serving pilseners, but they do well with many other lighter beer styles also. They tend to start with a short neck at the bottom and taper unwards to ... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]
Snifter Typically used for serving brandy and cognac, a snifter is ideal for capturing the volatiles of aromatic beers, such as Belgian ales, India Pale Ales, barleywines and wheat wines. The shape helps... [more]
Stange A Stange is the preferred glass shape for the serving of Kölsch. Altbier is traditionally served in a Becher, which although slightly shorter and fatter than a Stange is similar in shape. Both u... [more]
Wine Glass Wine glasses come in many shapes that are styled specifically to certain varietals of wine. The shape of the glass is very important, as it concentrates flavors and aroma. Wine glasses can be div... [more]

Top Consumed Fruit / Vegetable Beer
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Tres Blueberry Stout by Dark Horse Brewing Company102
2. Apple Ale by New Glarus Brewing Company101
3. Raspberry Tart by New Glarus Brewing Company44
4. Wisconsin Belgian Red by New Glarus Brewing Company43
5. Grapefruit Radler by Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH40
6. ApriHop by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery38
7. Soft Parade by Short's Brewing Company28
8. Watermelon Wheat by 21st Amendment Brewery Café26
9. Blushing Monk by Founders Brewing Company21
10. Serendipity by New Glarus Brewing Company21

Top Reviews Fruit / Vegetable Beer
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Raspberry Tart by New Glarus Brewing Company93
2. Wisconsin Belgian Red by New Glarus Brewing Company90
3. Cabernet Stout by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery88
4. Chocolate Petunia's Pumpkin Ale by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery88
5. Honesty Ale by Craftsman Brewing Co.88
6. Tres Blueberry Stout by Dark Horse Brewing Company87
7. Raspberry Imperial Stout by Weyerbacher Brewing Co.86
8. Two by Surly Brewing Company84
9. Wittekerke Rose by Brouwerij Bavik84
10. Blushing Monk by Founders Brewing Company83