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There are a few fruit beers around how are these traditionally made? I know they are all Lambics, but how are they made exactly?

  • I think lambic fruit beers are not part of any tradition. – life-on-mars Sep 16 at 16:46
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Lambic is a type of beer brewed in the Pajottenland region of Belgium and in Brussels itself at the Cantillon Brewery and museum. Lambic beer is produced by spontaneous fermentation: it is exposed to the wild yeasts and bacteria native to the Zenne valley. This gives the beer a dry, vinous, and cidery taste, usually with a sour aftertaste.

This beer forms the basis of the Lambic fruit beers. After the Lambic is made, fruit juice is added to the barrels right before bottleing the beer.

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    Or if you like the lambic process but aren't as keen on the fruit, look for "gueuze", which is the same process except they don't add the fruit juice at the end. – Monica Cellio Jan 22 '14 at 17:41
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    Although rephrased considerably, you might want to note that a fair bit of this answer was taken from Wikipedia. – Shog9 Jan 23 '14 at 1:06

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