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Old 05-21-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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Anybody have any suggestions for commercially available lambics?


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Old 05-21-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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I had my first one just the other day but forgot what it was called. Its a nasty beer. The one I had was kind of like drinking a sweet tart with no after taste.


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Old 05-21-2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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Some of my favorite Lambic producers are Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Boon, Hanssen's and Mort Subite.

Lindeman's may be the most readily available Lambic in this country but I find them to be too sweet for my taste. With the exception of the Cuvée René Gueuze.
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I love Mort Subite, but I've never seen it outside of Belgium :-( Oh well, guess I'll just have to go back to Belgium!

I've only had the pomme and kriek Lindeman's, and I thought they were pretty tasty. Not something I'd drink a lot of in one sitting, though.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:07 PM   #5
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We have had some very nasty lambics...
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:15 PM   #6
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Cuvée René Gueuze is great.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:17 PM   #7
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Brewtopia had some very good suggestions! I would add Oude Bersel to the list. I have had many others, but they are hard to remember off the top of my head. I would suggest the Belgian Red and Raspberry tart from New Glaurus as well. The are from Wisconsin (pLambics) but they are world class. Sour beers take some getting used to, but they offer a lot to the beer world that no other style does.

One of my favorite beer styles is definately Gueze, an un-blended lambic (no fruit). Cuvee Renee is rather good at a low price from Lindemann's. Most of Lindemann's other stuff is not so hot.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:18 PM   #8
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We have had some very nasty lambics...
I bet you have had some pretty bad ____ of every style if you have had enough beers

Don't give up hope, lambics are awesome!
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I love Mort Subite, but I've never seen it outside of Belgium :-( Oh well, guess I'll just have to go back to Belgium!

I've only had the pomme and kriek Lindeman's, and I thought they were pretty tasty. Not something I'd drink a lot of in one sitting, though.
My fiancee got me a Lindeman's Framboise and a huge goblet (I call it the "goldfish bowl") to drink it in for my birthday. Can't wait my friends...
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:34 PM   #10
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Must be the luck of the draw. I have not had many but those that I've had were great. However, they are very different from "regular" beers and may not be for everyone.


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