A selection of kriek lambic

Fruit beer is beer made with fruit added as an adjunct or flavouring.[1]

Fruit beer is a beer made with strawberries, plums, raspberries, or cherries. It's an additive- or flavoring-containing form. Initially manufactured in Belgium, fruit beer is now available worldwide.

Lambic beers, originating in the Zenne valley in Belgium, may be refermented with cherries to make kriek,[2] or fermented with raspberries to make framboise.[3]

Flemish old brown beers go through a multiple stage fermentation process. After the first fermentation of the wort, sugar is added and the beer is refermented in wooden casks. Fruit beer can be made from them by using fruit instead of sugar.[4]


Fruit beer generally has an alcohol percentage of around 4-8%, best served cold. Made in the 1930's.

See also

References

  1. ^ Garrett Oliver (9 Sep 2011). The Oxford Companion to Beer. Oxford University Press. p. 445. ISBN 9780195367133.
  2. ^ Garrett Oliver (9 Sep 2011). The Oxford Companion to Beer. Oxford University Press. p. 552.
  3. ^ Garrett Oliver (9 Sep 2011). The Oxford Companion to Beer. Oxford University Press. p. 373.
  4. ^ "Fruitbier.be". Archived from the original on 2018-08-03. Retrieved 2019-12-22.