While called Fruited Lambics, the base beer can be either Lambic or Gueuze. Fruit is added to the barrel to enhance the beer with additional flavors and contribute additional fermentable sugar. Most common are Kriek (cherry), Framboise (raspberry), Cassis (Black Currant), Peche (peach) or Apricot.
PAIRING ONE: Noble Springs goat cheese feta and beet crostini paired with Brasserie St. Feuillien Grisette Farmhouse Ale. PAIRING TWO: Chocolate cookie with cayenne, ginger and sea salt paired with Brouwerij Boon Kriek Fruit Lambic.
PAIRING ONE: Venison Tartar with Gaufrette potatoes paired with Vigneronne, a Grape Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon. PAIRING TWO: Caramelized Onion Gratin Brûlée’d with Gruyere cheese and Thyme oil and paired with La Trappe Quad from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven.
PAIRING ONE: Glazed Beet with Cranberry and Horseradish paired with Boon Kriek, a Lambic from Brouwerij Boon. PAIRING TWO: Levain Cornbread with Mussel Butter paired with Pauwel Kwak, a Belgian Strong Ale from Brouwerij Bosteels.