Flashcards in Lambic & Wheat Deck (21):
What are Lambics?
Belgian beers that are spontaneously fermented in open-top containers. Typically vinous, and sour. Aged from 1-3 years before release, losing their sparkle.
What is Geuze?/Gueuze?
A style of beer created by mixing 1 year old lambics with two to three year old beers. The beer is refermented with aged hops in the bottle.
What are the yeasts used for Lambic beers?
Fruit labmics refermented with sour Morello cherries are called what?
Fruit Lambics refermented with raspberries are called what?
Two major fruit Lambic producers
Lindemans: first lambics to be introduced to the US. From Belgium.
Cantillon: Also Belgian, much smaller production. 50% geuze, a range of fruit lambics.
What is Mars?
A mild lambic, produced by reusing the malt from a previous lambic fermenatation - essentially sparging the grains again (for the 2nd time) to produce a weak wort of 1-2% potential alcohol.
Sometimes referred to as "small beer."
Essentially a defunct/historical style.
What is Faro?
A mixture of lambic and a lighter brewed beer, Belgian candy sugar is added for sweetness.
Lindemans and Cantillon both make one.
Which other styles of Flemish beer blend new and old beers?
Flanders Oud Bruin
Flanders Red Ale
Two Flanders Oud Bruin
New Belgium Brewing Lips of Faith - La Folie (CO)
Deschutes The Dissident (OR)
Liefmans Goudenband (BEL)
Van Steenberge Monk's Café Flemish Sour (BEL)
Two Flanders Red Ale
Rodenbach Grand Cru (BEL)
Bockor Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge (BEL)
Lost Abey Red Poppy (CA)
German law requires what % of wheat for weizen bier?
What does Hefe Weizen mean?
Literally, "yeast-wheat"; refers to the fact that the beer was bottled or kegged with the yeast in suspension. Classic yeast produces fruity/banana and clove characters.
Three Hefe Weizen
Schneider Weiss Original
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen (CA)
Tröegs Dreamweaver Wheat (PA)
What is Dunkel Weizen?
Darker versions of Hefeweizen, with more complex malt flavors, balanced by low bitterness.
Three Dunkel Weizen
Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissebier Dunkel
Flying Dog Earl Grey Black Wheat (MD)
What is Kristall Weizen?
Filtered, crystal clear wheat beer
Two Kristall Weizen
Tucher Kristall Weizen
New Glarus Laughing Fox (WI)
What is White Beer?
A Belgian style wheat beer including additions of orange peel and/or coriander.
Allagash White (ME)
Ommegang Witte (NY)
Hoegaarden Original White (BEL)
Blanche de Bruxelles (BEL)
Kiuchi Hitachino Nest White Ale (Japan)
Unibroue Blanche de Chambly (Quebec)