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Sour beers

Have you ever heard of sour ales? This style, also known as spontaneous fermentation or lambic beers, is a true Belgian specialty with a highly particular production process. In fact, to brew a lambic beer, there is a special recipe. First of all, the wort must be made also of wheat and not only of barley malt. Aged, dry hop, which is less bitter, is added during cooking. However the main specificity of spontaneous fermentation beers is the following step. After cooking, the wort is left exposed to open air for several hours in shallow, flat metal pans placed under wooden roofs. This way, wild yeasts can inoculate the precious liquid, lending sour ales their distinctive taste. This process is generally only possible between October and May, as in the summer months it is too hot for it to work properly. The mixture is then poured into barrels for fermentation. This process may take a long time, even years. And this is how you make a lambic beer!

Lambic beers are rarely drunk pure, they are mostly the base for three main types of beer. The first one, probably the least popular, is the faro. The brewer adds candy sugar to the lambic, to make a sour yet rather sweet and round beer. Given its short shelf life, faro is rarely bottled. A classic of this style is the Lindemans Faro Lambic.

The second type is the gueuze, which is produced with a mix of young (6 to 12 months of fermentation) and old (up to 3 years) lambic beers. This triggers a second fermentation in the bottle. This kind is known for being the sourest of all, as well as the most traditional of spontaneous fermentation beers. The Oude Gueuze from Timmermans, several times award-winner, and the Gueuze Lambic Bio of the Cantillon brewery are two illustrious representatives of this category. Numerous other gueuzes are worth the detour as well!

Finally, fruity lambics. As suggested by the name, this type of beer is produced by mixing lambic and fruit, to obtain relatively sweet beets. The most used is cherry, to produce the kriek. A good representative is the Liefmans Kriek Brut. The same can be done with lots of other types of fruit, and the Lindemans brewery has made this its specialty (Pêcheresse, Framboise, Cassis, etc.).

Be as it may, sour ales never cease to amaze!

Our selection of sour beers, buy our beer online


Belgium 75 cl Cantillon Kriek-Lambic Bio*

Cantillon Kriek-Lambic Bio*

The most famous is of course fruit beer Kriek.

CHF 16.60

Temporarily out of stock

Belgium 25 cl Lindemans Apple

Lindemans Apple

Pronounced flavour of juicy apples, preferably drunk very cold.

CHF 2.00
Belgium 25 cl Lindemans Cassis

Lindemans Cassis

Fruity beer based on Lambic and blackcurrant, a marriage balancing sweetness and acidity

CHF 2.47
Belgium 25 cl Lindemans Faro Lambic

Lindemans Faro Lambic

A new twist on an old Brussels Lambic beer from Breughel's era.

CHF 1.94
Belgium 25 cl Lindemans Framboise

Lindemans Framboise

Delicious seasonal beer based on Lambic, with 30% pure raspberry juice.

CHF 2.50
Belgium 25 cl Lindemans Gueuze

Lindemans Gueuze

A filtered and slightly sweet variety of the Cuvée René Grand Cru.

CHF 1.91
Belgium 75 cl Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René

Created by cutting 2/3 young with 1/3 old Lambic and in-bottle fermentation.

CHF 7.73
Belgium 25 cl Lindemans Kriek

Lindemans Kriek

Made from unsweetened, freshly squeezed cherry juice, macerated in casks with Lambic ...

CHF 2.20
Belgium 75 cl Lindemans Kriek Cuvée René

Lindemans Kriek Cuvée René

Made from unsweetened, freshly squeezed cherry juice, macerated in casks with Lambic ...

CHF 9.28
Belgium 75 cl Lindemans Oude Gueuze Francisca *

Lindemans Oude Gueuze Francisca *

Golden colour, well-balanced tart taste with nice dry finish.

CHF 19.48
Belgium 25 cl Pecheresse


A 'sweet sinner', born from an affair between Lambic and Pure Peach Juice.

CHF 2.70
Belgium 75 cl Horal Oude Gueuze Megablend 2021

Horal Oude Gueuze Megablend 2021

It is a blend of young and old lambics, contributed by all HORAL members: Boon, De Cam ...

CHF 15.56
Belgium 37 cl Timmermans Oude Gueuze

Timmermans Oude Gueuze

Oude Gueuze is a registered designation: its label is protected

CHF 5.53

Temporarily out of stock

Belgium 37 cl Cantillon Gueuze Lambic Bio *

Cantillon Gueuze Lambic Bio *

Immodérée et démesurée dans le style bière acide, cette éclatante lambic issue d'un assemblage ...

CHF 7.98
Belgium 75 cl Boon Oude Gueuze Black Label Edition N°7
Belgium 75 cl Lindemans GingerGueuze *

Lindemans GingerGueuze *

An old gueuze enriched with the refreshing taste of ginger.

CHF 17.50
Belgium 75 cl Lindemans SpontanBasil *

Lindemans SpontanBasil *

A collaboration between Lindemans and Mikkeller!

CHF 17.14
Belgium 37 cl Boon Mariage Parfait Gueuze

Boon Mariage Parfait Gueuze

Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait has an alcohol content of 8%.

CHF 6.17
Belgium 38 cl Boon Mariage Parfait Kriek

Boon Mariage Parfait Kriek

This is the classic Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait by Boon. Made with sourcherries, mascerated ...

CHF 7.23

Temporarily out of stock

Belgium 38 cl Boon Oude Gueuze

Boon Oude Gueuze

Geuze Boon old style is a monument to taste with an alcohol content of 7%.

CHF 4.78
Belgium 38 cl Boon Oude Gueuze VAT 31

Boon Oude Gueuze VAT 31

An extra long maturation of four and a half years in the oak foeder N°31 created this ...

CHF 11.85
Belgium 37 cl Timmermans Oude Kriek

Timmermans Oude Kriek

This is a precious drink, only available in limited editions !

CHF 6.31
Belgium 75 cl Timmermans Schaarbeek Kriek Griotteke

Timmermans Schaarbeek Kriek Griotteke


CHF 22.99
Germany 33 cl BRLO Berlin Jam

BRLO Berlin Jam

CHF 2.88

Temporarily out of stock

Germany 33 cl BRLO Goosebumps

BRLO Goosebumps

easy drinking, fresh, light

CHF 2.88
Germany 33 cl Fluegge Bene

Fluegge Bene

Bene is a beer in the Berliner Weisse style.

CHF 4.37

Temporarily out of stock

Germany 33 cl -25%Fluegge Fraenk

Fluegge Fraenk

Fränk is fermented with lactic acid bacteria and stored on passion fruit puree

CHF 3.00 CHF 4.00
Germany 33 cl Fluegge Graeg

Fluegge Graeg

Gräg is a sour IPA, hopped with citra and chinook.

CHF 4.15
Germany 33 cl Insel Meerjungfrau

Insel Meerjungfrau

Mild Sour Ale

CHF 3.38
Germany 33 cl Insel Seepferd

Insel Seepferd

Sour Ale

CHF 3.38

Temporarily out of stock

Scotland 38 cl Overworks Spontaneity 2

Overworks Spontaneity 2

Aged in puncheons for 1 year and bottled unfiltered, an intensely complex beer.

CHF 7.12
Netherlands 33 cl Uiltje Once Upon a Time In Spain

Uiltje Once Upon a Time In Spain

In/Out Beer: Mandarin Sour.

CHF 3.45

Temporarily out of stock

Norway 33 cl Amundsen Lush

Amundsen Lush

Raspberry and lime and Berliner Weiss

CHF 3.72
Norway 50 cl Nogne Opal Skies

Nogne Opal Skies

Kettle soured fruit beer with plums from Hardanger, Norway.

CHF 3.31
France 44 cl Sainte Cru Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

Sainte Cru Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

An intense beer with a wonderful combination of acidity and fruitiness, all without bitterness ...

CHF 5.20
Hungary 33 cl Monyo Berry Bradley

Monyo Berry Bradley

Berliner Weisse that we made irresistible with a lot of cherries, black, and redcurrants ...

CHF 3.66

Temporarily out of stock

Poland 44 cl Maryensztadt Bonbon Mango Apricot Nectarine Vanilla

Maryensztadt Bonbon Mango Apricot Nectarine Vanilla

Pastry Sour Fruit Beer with mango, apricot, nectarine and vanilla

CHF 4.78
Poland 44 cl Maryensztadt SourBomb Pink Guava Rhubarb Lemon

Maryensztadt SourBomb Pink Guava Rhubarb Lemon

Imperial Sour Fruit Beer with pink guava, rhubarb and lemon

CHF 4.58
Poland 33 cl Maryensztadt Sourtime Mango Imperial IPA

Maryensztadt Sourtime Mango Imperial IPA

La biere aigre, fruitee equilibree par une delicate amertume.

CHF 4.12
Poland 44 cl Maryensztadt Sour Bomb

Maryensztadt Sour Bomb

Incredibly sour due to the addition of fruits: calamansi, lime and passion fruit.

CHF 4.59

Temporarily out of stock

Poland 33 cl Maryensztadt Sourtime Blackcurrant

Maryensztadt Sourtime Blackcurrant

Light beer in the style of sour, but with the addition of blackcurrant.

CHF 3.47
Sweden 33 cl Dugges Mango Mango Mango

Dugges Mango Mango Mango

It might sound like an echo, but it’s not. This collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal ...

CHF 4.12
Sweden 33 cl Dugges Tropic Thunder

Dugges Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder is a joint effort with nomadic brewer Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal ...

CHF 4.07

Temporarily out of stock

Sweden 33 cl Ten Hands DayDream

Ten Hands DayDream

Tropical mango meets classical Swedish forest berries; blackberries and raspberries

CHF 5.73
Canada 36 cl Collective Arts Raspberry Dry Hop Sour

Collective Arts Raspberry Dry Hop Sour

Refreshingly tart, fruit forward sour, made with a mountain of raspberries and Mosaic ...

CHF 3.42

Temporarily out of stock

Croatia 33 cl -25%Varionica Passion Sour

Varionica Passion Sour

This extremely refreshing beer is recognizable by salty,sour and passion fruit flavor

CHF 2.43 CHF 3.24
Croatia 33 cl -24%Varionica Mr Pink Monster

Varionica Mr Pink Monster

A fun and fresh beer made with raspberries and cider yeast

CHF 2.49 CHF 3.31
Switzerland 75 cl BFM Saint Bon Chien *

BFM Saint Bon Chien *

This mixed fermentation beer has toured the world with its clear tartness, matured for ...

CHF 19.57
Switzerland 75 cl Castrum Magnum Officina Della Birra *

Castrum Magnum Officina Della Birra *

In the cellars of the old brewery they refine some of our most exclusive recipes in oak ...

CHF 18.05

Temporarily out of stock

Switzerland 33 cl Bartis Saxonne *

Bartis Saxonne *

Sour white beer with apricot from Saxon.

CHF 4.18
Switzerland 44 cl Whitefrontier Raspberry Melba*

Whitefrontier Raspberry Melba*

Raspberry sour beer

CHF 10.69
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