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Beers by Type » Lambic
Lambic is a very distinctive type of beer brewed only in the Pajottenland region of Belgium (southwest of Brussels) and in Brussels itself. Lambic is now mainly consumed after refermentation, resulting in derived beers such as Geuze or Kriek. Most modern beers are fermented by carefully cultivated strains of brewer"s yeasts, Lambic"s fermentation, however, is produced by exposure to the wild yeasts and bacteria that are said to be native to the Senne valley, in which Brussels lies. The beer then undergoes a long aging period ranging from three to six months (considered "young") to two or three years for mature. It is this unusual process which gives the beer its distinctive flavor: dry, vinous, and cidery, with a slightly sour aftertaste.

Lambic can be broken into three subclasses: Gueuze (oud Gueuze and Lambic), Fruit Lambic, and Faro.

The first of these, gueuze, blends both old and young mixtures to stimulate a second fermentation. Many are laid down like fine wines to age for several more years. In its most natural form, Lambic is a draught beer which is rarely bottled, and thus only available in its area of production and a few cafes in and around Brussels. Some more mainstream brewers elude the orthodox rules of lambic production, adding extra sugars to sweeten their beers. Gueuze, also known informally as Brussels Champagne, is a sparkling beer produced by combining a young Lambic with more mature vintages.The majority of flavored beers are made on base of Lambics. The last of the Lambic brews, Faro, adds sugar or caramel to prompt the fermentation.

Lambic Beers:  

 Alken Maes Faro
 Anker Boscoulis
 Appel Pomme
 Apple Bocq
 Armand 4 Herfst
 Armand 4 Lente
 Armand 4 Winter
 Armand 4 Zomer
 Belgian Framboise
 Belgian Kriek
 Belgian Peche
 Bios Kriekenbier
 Boon Faro
 Boon Framboise
 Boon Framboise 2008
 Boon Kriek
 Boon Oude Geuze
 Boon Oude Kriek
 Brussels Apple
 Brussels Framboise
 Brussels Fruits Rouges
 Brussels Kriek
 Brussels Peche
 Cantillon Mamouche
 Chapeau Abricot
 Chapeau Banana
 Chapeau Exotic
 Chapeau Faro
 Chapeau Fraises
 Chapeau Framboise
 Chapeau Gueuze
 Chapeau Kriek
 Chapeau Lemon
 Chapeau Mirabella
 Chapeau Oude Gueuze
 Chapeau Peche
 Chapeau Winter Gueuze
 Cookie Beer
 Cuvee Fou Foune
 Cuvee Saint Gilloise
 Exclusief Framboise Lambiek
 Exclusief Kriek Lambiek
 Exclusief Oude Faro
 Exclusief Oude Lambiek
 Faro Bio
 Framboise Cuvee Lou Pepe
 Framboise Max
 Framboise Timmermans
 Fruits De La Foret Timmermans
 Geuze Mariage Parfait
 Girardin Faro 1882
 Girardin Framboise 1882
 Girardin Gueuze
 Girardin Gueuzeblack
 Girardin Kriek 1882
Related Accessory:  
Gueuze glass
  Acidulated/Sauer Malt
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