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or is lambic pretentious sour beer with fruit added so it will sell?
My hypothesis is that they got an infection and being the belgian monks they
were, were too broke to make a new batch of beer so the called it lambic.
There any truth to that, that the belgians who originally brewed the beer
were monks?
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Lambic is a great thing, involving historic brewing traditions and
stontaneous
creation.

Heres a site that might make you think other than ill thoughts of this
brew.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/pvosta/pcrbier1.htm
Heath


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Its to bad that you feel that way. Im not a big lambic fan myself, but I
do appriciate brewing science. Lambic is evidence of the accidental
process that gives you the opportunity to brew today. THis brew dates
back way before the belgians perfected it. So giving them the credit
for this would be a big overstatement.

Heath "saved it" :)


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If you can get your hands on a bottle (750ml, only size they offer) of
New Glarus "Wisconsin Belgian Red" you might change your mind.
Yes, it is a beer that fruit has been added to, but this was not an
after thought.
It was brewed especially to make a "sour" Belgian-style beer.
Actually had one yesterday
I like this beer very much, but that may just be that I'm from Wisconsin.
It is a good intro to "lambic" style beers though, not overly sour.
They also have a "Brow Ale", that is a "lambic", that is supposed to be
good also.  ( I haven't tried it yet)
Michael Herrenbruck
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Theres a brewry where I live called Ommegang that brew only belgian
style beers. Theres a beer they make called "Three Philosphers" thats a
blend of lambic "made by duvel" and a belgian style farmhouse ale. I
love this beer I recomend that as well.

Heath


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Lambic doesn't always have fruit added. As a matter of fact, Gueze is a
blend of old and young unflavored lambics. It is profound - sour yes,
but in a lactic sense not vinegary. The flavors are deep and beautiful.
There is much more going on than a simple "infection"...

Get your hands on some Cantillon Gueze sometime. It's quite the
experience.

_Randal


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Yea gotta admit, it has to be something out of a footlocker recipe book,
something of an accident that is.  There is something rich and complex
about it so won't bash it anymore than I have to.
-gcitagh


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