Belgian and French Ales: Lambic

Notes: Lambics originating in the Brussels area of Belgium are often simply called Lambic. Versions of this beer style made outside of the Brussels area cannot be called true Lambics. These versions are said to be “Belgian-Style Lambic” and may be made to resemble many of the beers of true origin. Historically, traditional Lambic is dry and completely attenuated, exhibiting no residual sweetness either from malt, sugar or other sweeteners. Sweet versions may be created through the addition of sugars or other sweeteners. Traditionally, Lambics are brewed with unmalted wheat and malted barley.

  • ABV: 5.0%-8.2%
  • ABW: 4.0%-6.5%
  • IBU: 9-23
  • Color (SRM): 6-13
  • Color (EBC): 12-26
  • Original Gravity: 1.047-1.056
  • Original Gravity °P: 11.7-13.8
  • Final Gravity: 1.000-1.010
  • Final Gravity °P: 0-2.6

Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.