Top 10 Fruit Beers

Best Beers Brewed With Real Fruit

By Bob Barnes

From Corona in Mexico to Kristallweizen in Germany, beer drinkers have long garnished their brews with wedges of lime or lemon. In fact, many of the brews listed in our Top 10 Spring Beers and in our Top 10 Summer Beers taste great with a touch of citrus.

In summer months, it's not uncommon to dilute suds with lemonade or fruit soda for refreshing Radlers and Shandys. But throwing actual fruit into the brewing process is relatively novel. We have the Belgians to thank for first eschewing the German Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) — which requires that beer contain only water, yeast, malt and hops — and adding raspberry and cherry.

Nowadays, you can find beer with banana, blueberry, strawberry, apricot, peach, tangerine, black currant and apple. Check out GAYOT's list of the Best Fruit Beers to find top-notch brews that pack a fruity punch.

Speaking of packing a punch, if sour beers are what you're after, these Top-Rated Sour Beers will make you happy.