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Lambic - Flavored
The Flavored Lambic is a complex, often fruity, pleasantly sour, wild partially-wheat ale fermented by a variety of microorganisms, and showcasing contributions of flowers, fruits, or spirit barrels typically, and blended with the wild character of a spontaneously-fermented Belgian traditional ale. The type of flavoring can sometimes be hard to identify as fermentation and aging characteristics can seem different from the more recognizable flavors of unaltered additions. A variety of fruit or other addition may determine the color. Fruit-based Flavored Lambics are often produced like gueuze by mixing one, two, and three-year old lambic. Young lambic contains fermentable sugars while old lambic has the characteristic wild taste of the Senne River valley. The fruit or other additions are commonly added halfway through aging and the yeast and bacteria will ferment all sugars from the fruit but the fruit may also be added to unblended lambic. The most traditional styles of fruit lambics include cherry (kriek), raspberry (frambozen) and muscat grapes (druivenlambik). A lambic with fruit isn't just a fruit beer, the wild lambic character must be evident.
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