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Old 09-02-2004, 03:40 AM
Lew Bryson
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Default Lambic tasting

"Oh, Guess" wrote in message
On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 19:29:56 GMT, "Lew Bryson"
Drie Fonteinen was not in the lineup. It was 20 from Lindemans, Boon,
Hanssens, Cantillon, and De Ranke.

That's really stretching things to call De Ranke Kriek a "lambic."
They don't actually blend a lambic, they buy some from elsewhere and
blend it with their own house-brewed ale and, of course, the
cherries. It's a bit like comparing Reinaert's "Flemish Wild Ale"
to an actual lambic; it has some characteristics that make it similar
to one, but it isn't one, just the same.

I'll pass that along.

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