Often known as cassis, framboise, kriek, or peche, a fruit lambic takes on the color and flavor of the fruit it is brewed with. It can be dry or sweet, clear or cloudy, depending on the ingredients. Notes of Brettanomyces yeast are often present at varied levels. Sourness is an important part of the flavor profile, though sweetness from fruit may diminish the perceived intensity. These flavored lambic beers may be very dry or mildly sweet.
Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic
Category: Wild/Sour Beers
- Pineapple Ceviche
- Chocolate Creme Caramel
- Cherry Lambic, Upland Brewing Co.
- Coolship Red, Allagash Brewing Co.
- Hexotic, Two Roads Brewing Co.
Hued with color reflecting the choice of fruit
Fast Rising Bubbles
Hop aroma, flavor and bitterness are not perceived to very low, and can include cheesy or floral lavender notes
Sweet malt characters are not perceived
Can be present.
Can be present
Cloudiness is acceptable
Medium - High
Aged, stale hops
Pilsner, Flaked Wheat
Ale, Brettanomyces possible