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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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Frank Boon will not be making a pils, he will continue to make great lambics.
Gueuze, which is an old style of beer originating from the Senne river valley in Belgium, mixes young and old sour lambics to create complex but balanced flavors and aromas.
Brett-infused beers take on a funky farmyard-like aroma and flavour and in Belgium, traditional farmhouse beers and lambics such as Cantillon depend heavily on Brett for their unique character.
The aroma of the beer is distinctive with lemon, leather and horse-blanket notes, this is peculiar to lambics and is a result of the wild yeasts used to brew them.
Classic Belgian Kriek beers - known as lambics and fermented with wild yeast and cherries for extra flavour - have been made since the early 20th century and are renowned for their distinctive "sour" taste.
In a storeroom stocked with one year's worth of aging specialty sour beers called lambics and gueuze, the temperature spiked to sauna-like levels for 36 hours.
We're talking Sours, we're talking Trappists, we're talking Dubbels, Tripels and Quads, we're talking Gueuze, we're talking Lambics and Flanders-style, basically we're talking about one of the largest collection of Belgian-style beers ever assembled under one roof.
Clone recipes and fruit beers, rye beers, or lambics are excluded.
offering 300 different ales, lagers, lambics and other exotic beers, as well as 100 wines, organic chocolate and loose-leaf teas.
And if one of those serious brews doesn't do it for you, feel free to order from a list of 156 lagers, wheat beers, ales and lambics in bottles large and small.
If it's a lighter fruit-based dessert, think German hefeweizens (Weihenstephan makes a great one) or the Lindemans fruit lambics.
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