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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Lambic-style beer aged in old French oak barrels with whole, fresh apricots added. Brett, lacto, and pedio were used.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared by adnielsen, thanks Aaron. palate is ruined, apricotty with some tartness. some unnamed homebrew made with apricots was much, much better than this.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
Thanks to Kraddel. 750 ml. bottle. Full glass was enough for me. Batch 2. Bottled on 11/12/2012. Bottle nr. 530. Hazy, lightly murky apricot with zero head. Nose is big, lactic, yoghurt, touch spoiled yoghurt, mineral, gastric acid, light vomit. Taste is mineral, lactic, spoiled yoghurt, rotting apricot (fruit is barely there at first, you get some light notes at the bottom of the bottle), mineral, lactic, sparkling, gastric acid taste, very sour lemon finish. Tad sparkling & mineral body. I have had “AC Golden Hidden Barrel Blackberry” & it was delicious but I have no idea what this is or what they were going for. This isn’t how a sour beer is supposed to be. I would think that MillerCoors has enough money, brewers, equipment etc. to come up with something better than this. I do think that a lot of USA concumers will drink anything as long as it is sour. This is a million miles away from Fou’ Foune.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (3615) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Pours unclear yellow, no real head. Smell is sharp sourness ( bleach, even) and of course fruits. Taste is sweet, fruity ( slightly soapy) some dry wood aspect. An arteficialcharacter to it. Bit harsh. Ok, but nothing more than that

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head that dissipates to a wispy film. Spotty lacing. Aroma of apricots, brett and oak. Light-bodied with flavors of funky apricots, brett yeast and oak. The finish is moderately tart with an apricot aftertaste. Pretty good beer overall, and proof that the big breweries can make a decent beer if they want.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Hazy golden orange ale. Smells of fresh apricots & some funk. Definitely has some bugs in the barrel as well as Brett in the bottle. Flavor is quite tart, with nice interplay between sweet and sour apricot. Good wild ale. Abv could be 5 or 10%...super hard to tell with this kid of beer."

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (245) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Oaky funky citrus sour smell. Grapefruity lemon sour taste. Super tart mild vinegar. Low carb but sharp punch from the sourness

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3876) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Batch 1 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small off white head. The aroma is strong apricot, oak, brett, yeast. Sour as hell, like an apricot warhead. Yes

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
theothermatt (204) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
750ml bottle split. Huge nose of funk, fruit, and a farmhouse doughiness. Extremely tart and sour that balanced by the smoothness of apricot. Not sweet at all. Finishes dry and puckering. This is one of the best balanced sours I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Big sourness, aged for a year in my basement. Pretty good and drinkable. Sour with apricot taste secondary. Bright yellow, little head. Thanks Jason B.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1250) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A - pours hazy apricot/honey orange with no head. S - dried apricots, honey, and lacto. Gf says perm chemicals. M - tart and dry. Medium body. Sweet and tart. Nice. T - nice. Dried apricots, wet funky oak and lacto. Simple. O - nice. Heavy on the bugs though. 4.0

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy grapefruit juice with white head. Nose and taste of fresh apricot, French oak, fresh grapefruit, citrus and light lacto sourness. Medium body. Moderate acidity.


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