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What about fruit flavored beers?

I love real beer that tastes like beer and not an Italian soda with hops in it. Many micro breweries have some sort of raspberry or other fruit flavored offering. To me, hops and malted barley do the trick and I value the skill it takes to create a fabulous brew using basic ingredients. Others prefer an additional flavoring of sorts. What do you guys/gals think?
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  • hoppheadedhore
    hoppheadedhore Don't really care for fruit flavored beers, there are one or two that I have tried that I might buy again...maybe. If I want fruit in my beer, I will add it myself i.e. like a orange in my sunshine wheat.
    June 15, 2009
  • ibbjamin
    ibbjamin The problem with fruit beer is that most of them are not very well crafted and taste like fruit was thrown into the beer. The New Glarus Brewery out of WI has two excellent selections which I am quite fond of (Raspberry Tart and Wisconsin Belgian Red). ...  more
    June 15, 2009
  • themessenger
    themessenger As I mention in my "Favorites" photo album, Lindemans (Belgium) makes several excellent "fruit" beers. They are Lambic beers and from what I've read about straight/unflavored Lambic beer it's not very tasty. However, all of the Lindemans I have tried are ...  more
    June 15, 2009
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09 Only beer with fruit should be a lambic. I totally agree with themessenger on that one. It's so very tastee on tap as well
    June 19, 2009