Originally Posted by frankotank
although I defer to your considerable beer knowledge....I just wanna say....I LOVE Lambics, and classifying them as sour.....eh.....not sure I can totally agree. Lindehmans seems to be the biggest seller round KC parts, however if you can find St Louis, it's better. I like the Framboise (raspberry) OK, but Kriek (cherry) is better IMO. I don't find them to be sour. tart, and maybe a tad too sweet, but not sour. I like to mix them with a good wheat beer, cuts down on the sweetness, yet still allows the flavor to come thru.
Gueuze.....OMG! it'll turn your face inside out!
You can't agree because you think that Lindemans and St. Louis fruit lambics are correct examples of lambic beer. Those two breweries add A LOT of sugar to their fruit lambics, to the point where they taste like alcopops. I like em, don't get me wrong. But they are totally sugarfied.
Find a Kriek or Framboise lambic from Cantillion or Dire Fontienen or Tilquin or Hanssens or Boon or De Ranke and you'll see that lambic beer is soursoursour.
Gueuze, after all, is just a blend of lambics that haven't had fruit added.