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Who makes the best American "Lambic"?


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levifunk 12:
So whether you should technically call it lambic or not, what other American brewers are making lambic? and who is doing the best job?

I think the obvious answer is Russian River with their Sonambic (Lambic) that makes Beatification (Geuze).

Other than them, I can only think of Upland, New Glarus, and now Southampton who have made a "lambic".
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OldStyleCubFan 77:15
Lost abbey and Isabelle Proximus is probably the best American lambic style beer Iíve had. Duck Duck Gooze isnít bad either.

4/2/2012 3:38:27 PM

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DA 1
Are you defining it by spontaneous fermentation? or by tasting lambic-like?

Here are some breweries doing spontaneous fermentation: Allagash, Grey Parrot (not sure if they are still in business), Block 15, Midnight Sun.

4/2/2012 3:40:27 PM

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levifunk 12:
Yes, LA did a great job with Isabelle and DDG. It just has been a long time since theyíve made a lambic, Iím not sure I would say they make it anymore?

Also, I canít believe I forgot about Allagashís Coolship series. I know those are spontaneously fermented, but are they also brewed as a Lambic is?
4/2/2012 3:42:04 PM

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DA 1
you mean like high portion of unmalted wheat, aged hops, a turbid mash, aged in spent barrels? If so Iím not sure.
4/2/2012 3:47:05 PM

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daknole 9224:399
Jolly Pumpkin and New Glarus have made them, no?
4/2/2012 3:50:45 PM

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502Che 999:47
I havent had that many american lambic mikic beers, but when i hadd isabella recently, im pretty sure (without checking) that i said "this just is gueuze". I remember it being not only a legit lambic beer, but also a very beautiful approach. Id love to have the time and money to acquire some more of the top tier american attempts
4/2/2012 3:52:24 PM

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BelgBeerGeek 1298:34
Doesnít the Bruery also have one ? GFAR ?
4/2/2012 3:53:46 PM

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italarican 1481:74
Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic

By that I mean New Glarus Cran-bic.
4/2/2012 3:54:12 PM

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Blazer06
Originally posted by DA
Grey Parrot (not sure if they are still in business)


I hope they are. I really enjoyed the flemish red and it still is one of my favorite labels i have come across.

ISO: Grey Parrot
4/2/2012 3:56:14 PM

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hoosiers1994 684:20
Upland makes several good ones
4/2/2012 3:58:02 PM

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