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1

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.

2

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.

3

What are the yeasts used for Lambic beers?

Brettanomyces bruxellensis
Brettanomyces lambicus

4

Fruit labmics refermented with sour Morello cherries are called what?

Kriek

5

Fruit Lambics refermented with raspberries are called what?

Framboise

6

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.

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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.

8

What is Faro?

A mixture of lambic and a lighter brewed beer, Belgian candy sugar is added for sweetness.

9

Which other styles of Flemish beer blend new and old beers?

Flanders Oud Bruin
Flanders Red Ale

10

German law requires what % of wheat for weizen bier?

Minimum 50%
May use up to 60% total

11

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.
ABV 4-7%

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What is Dunkel Weizen?

Darker versions of Hefeweizen, with more complex malt flavors, balanced by low bitterness.
ABV 4-7%

13

What is Kristall Weizen?

Filtered, crystal clear wheat beer
ABV 4-7%

14

What is White Beer?

A Belgian style wheat beer including additions of orange peel and/or coriander.
ABV 4-7%