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Style: Lambic - Fruit
 
Style Information
Fruit Lambic is just what it says, Lambic with fruit additions (either whole fruit or syrup). Pretty much any fruit can be used. The Lambic is usually bottled with a secondary fermentation.

There are unique names based on the fruit used:

Sour cherry (kriek)
Raspberry (framboise)
Peach (pêche)
Black currant (cassis)
Grape (druif)
Strawberry (aardbei)

These Fruit Lambics are characterized by the fruit used in brewing as far as flavors and aromas. The color also reflects the choice of fruit. Sourness is almost always an important part of the flavor profile, though there may be some sweetness from the fruit. This style also makes ample use of a lesser-known and used yeast strain called Brettanomyces yeast, which often imparts a notable "funky" taste and aroma. Traditionally, Fruit Lambics have an overwhelming sourness that masks any residual sweetness. Modern version often have a slight sweetness from the fruit sugars or sometimes artificial sweeteners. ABV should range from 5% to 7%. IBUs should be low, from 15 to 20.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
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Top Consumed Lambic - Fruit
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Unplugged Wisconsin Cran-bic by New Glarus Brewing Company108
2. Kriek 100% Lambic by Brasserie Cantillon34
3. Rosé De Gambrinus by Brasserie Cantillon32
4. Fou' Foune by Brasserie Cantillon30
5. Thumbprint Cran-bic by New Glarus Brewing Company29
6. Saint Lamvinus by Brasserie Cantillon27
7. Friek by Odell Brewing Company22
8. Oude Kriek by Hanssens Artisanaal bvba20
9. Cran-bic Ale by New Glarus Brewing Company19
10. Lou Pepe - Kriek by Brasserie Cantillon17

Top Reviews Lambic - Fruit
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Framboos by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen98
2. Kriekenlambik by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen94
3. Saint Lamvinus by Brasserie Cantillon93
4. Blåbær Lambik by Brasserie Cantillon93
5. Lou Pepe - Kriek by Brasserie Cantillon92
6. Fou' Foune by Brasserie Cantillon92
7. Lou Pepe - Framboise by Brasserie Cantillon91
8. Oude Kriek by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen90
9. R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek by New Glarus Brewing Company90
10. Kriek 100% Lambic by Brasserie Cantillon89