Beer Pairings: Lambics

Sweet, fruity, rich recipes go perfectly with this sour, fizzy beer.

Pilditas Vafeles (Waffle Cones Filled With Sweet Cheese and Berries)
Don't feel obligated to match the fruit of your dessert with the fruit in a lambic. Branch out: a muscat beer will pair beautifully with whatever berry fills these cones. See the Pilditas Vafeles recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »Landon Nordeman
Ginger Peach Pie
Let peaches pile on top of peaches with a dry peche lambic served in a Champagne flute. See the Ginger Peach Pie recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »Christopher Hirsheimer
Apricot and Currant Chicken
A sweet and tart sauce should be complimented by a sweet and tart beer. See the Apricot and Currant Chicken recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »Stefan Anderson
Mussels in White Wine
The acidity of a gueze, or plain lambic, deliciously complements these sweet briny mussels in just the right way. See Mussels in White Wine recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »Andre Baranowski
Crab Louie
Creamy, sweet Dungeness crab thrives against the tart acidity of a non-fruited lambic. See the Crab Louie recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »Christopher Hirsheimer
Duck with Cherries
Serve this elegant main course with a medium-bodied cherry lambic, which will both stand up to and cut the richness of this dish. See the Duck with Cherries recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »Christopher Hirsheimer
Eggs Benedict
Another brunch dish that's surprisingly beer-friendly: surprise your guests by serving a fruit lambic that's an unexpectedly smart pairing for classic eggs benedict. See the Eggs Benedict recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »Arthur Meehan
Asparagus Frittata
It can be difficult to find the right wine to pair with asparagus, but a complex, funky, tart lambic will be the perfect accompaniment to this eggy dish. See the Asparagus Frittata recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »Nicky Ryan
Belgian Waffles
Beer with brunch? Why not! Try these fluffy waffles with a matching berry lambic, which will bring out the nuances of the fresh fruit topping. See the Belgian Waffles recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »James Baigrie
Fennel, Sunchoke, and Apple Salad
The tart, clean flavors of this summery salad help bring out the subtleties of a fruity lambic. See the Fennel, Sunchoke, and Apple Salad recipe » Back to Beer Pairings: 10 Recipes to Pair with Lambics »Andre Baranowski