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Offline Chas at Tahoe

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Lambic anyone?
« on: November 28, 2009, 08:33:57 PM »
My sistar says her favorite beer is a LAMBIC.  The style is not in Beersmith.  Can anyone tell me what it is?
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Offline ChuckE

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Re: Lambic anyone?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009, 09:53:48 AM »
Lambic beer is produced by spontaneous fermentation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambic

Offline Chas at Tahoe

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Re: Lambic anyone?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009, 02:30:24 PM »
Hmmmm.  Doesn't look like it's even remotely reproducible. Welp, that gets me off the hook.  haha.  ;)

Thanks for your reply.
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Offline SOGOAK

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Re: Lambic anyone?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009, 07:04:29 PM »
You can make lambic, but you need brett and a couple years
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Re: Lambic anyone?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 07:13:41 PM »
Try the roselare blend from wyeast. It makes a great lambic.

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Offline Chas at Tahoe

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Re: Lambic anyone?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 09:39:52 PM »
Looked up roselare and don't think I want to wait 18 months to then blend with a younger batch.  Don't have any oak barrels.

I think I'll tell my sister that it's impossible to make anywhere but Europe.   8)
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Offline CR

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Re: Lambic anyone?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 04:09:15 PM »
the wihi page on Lambic says: "Unlike conventional ales and lagers, which are fermented by carefully cultivated strains of brewer's yeasts, lambic beer is instead produced by spontaneous fermentation: it is exposed to the wild yeasts and bacteria that are said to be native to the Senne valley, in which Brussels lies. It is this unusual process which gives the beer its distinctive flavour: dry, vinous, and cidery, with a slightly sour aftertaste."

So  if that's true, the explanation that  you can only make it there is pretty spot on.


 

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