A beer of Belgian origin made from malted barley and unmalted wheat that is fermented by naturally occurring airborne yeast and often flavored with fruit.
Other Word Forms
Origin of lambic
- Belgian French from Dutch lambiek, lambik perhaps from alteration of Lembeek name of a village near Brussels, Belgium or from alteration of Dutch (bier) alambiek (beer from an) alembic (perhaps in reference to the alembiclike shape of the brewing vat) translation of French bière alambic bière beer alambic alembic (from Old French alembic)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition