Brussels-Style Lambic Beer Recipe

Brew this Belgian beer right at home, and enjoy its complicated character after a longer fermentation period that’s entirely worth the wait.

Summer 2020

Yield: 5 gallons


Here’s a recipe for a basic lambic beer. It can be used as the base for a fruit lambic, or it can be used as a blender in a gueuze. It can be enjoyed on its own too. Over the years, I’ve adapted traditional lambic brewing techniques into something that can be done with an average homebrew system. The main recipe is given in a stovetop extract formulation (countertop partial mash), but I also give an all-grain version.

Fermentation type: alcoholic

Primary fermentation: about 9 months

 Total time: about 9 months

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