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A beer of Belgian origin made from malted barley and unmalted wheat that is fermented by naturally occurring airborne yeast and often flavored with fruit.

[Belgian French, from Dutch lambiek, lambik, perhaps from alteration of Lembeek, name of a village near Brussels, Belgium, or from alteration of Dutch (bier) alambiek, (beer from an) alembic (perhaps in reference to the alembiclike shape of the brewing vat), translation of French bière alambic : bière, beer + alambic, alembic (from Old French; see alembic).]


a. a type of Belgian beer brewed with raw wheat and wild yeast in wooden casks, and fermented for at least a year
b. (as modifier): Lambic beers.
[C20: probably from Lembeek a town near Brussels]
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For at least six months, the pulp of morello cherries matures in a sour lambic beer, this is then blended with an older lambic beer to produce this beer.
I went for a Chapeau Banana lambic beer, from Belgium's De Troch brewery.
Belgian brewery Timmermans won the speciality category with its strawberry lambic beer and British brewery BrewDog won the lager category with its Scream beer.
The fruit beer Kriek, a lambic beer made using yeasts naturally present in the air to ferment it, was like drinking cherryade.
Lindemans Framboise - Another Best Brews pick, this raspberry fruit flavored Belgian lambic beer that is fermented in Belgium and yummy on any occasion.
November to January, guests can order the Sparkling Cinnamon Apple ($14), made with Lindemans Apple Lambic Beer, Monin honey syrup, a layer of cream, cinnamon sugar rim and sparkling wine.
For him, try a temptingly fruity Belgian lambic beer, Lindemans Framboise with its hefty addition of raspberries (widely available, around pounds 2).
Liefmans Kriek is a cherry beer based on brown ale; Belle Vue Kriek is based on the Lambic beer style.
SBS founder Alan Shapiro reports that Reinaert Wild Ale is a golden ale which gets its name from the use of a strain of brettanomyces-similar to the "wild yeast" used in lambic beer production.
It's brewed in the style of a Belgian lambic beer with fruit added to a fully-fermented bitter beer to start a secondary fermentation.
Hanssens Oude Gueze (6% ABV), a bottle-conditioned lambic beer matured in oak barrels (lambics are spontaneously fermented by airborne yeasts) is flipped, poured, scraped, dipped, etc.
While they respect Lindemans' more traditional sour lambic beers, some beer aficionados turn their noses up at Lindemans Framboise, which combines the sour lambic beer with sweet raspberries.