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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 870   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
An extremely enjoyable lambic that hits all the top marks for fruit delivery, bright acidity, pulpiness (body) and aroma. The pour leaves a large frothy foam, you can already smell the hallmark stone fruit aromas.. The sourness of the French apricots really comes through as this beer ages. A 2002 bottle sampled at Captain Lawrence in 2009 was nearly undrinkable due to acidity, however 2005 bottlings I’ve opened recently have been much more integrated. The demi 2008 Japanese bottling shared most recently in Maine this December was extremely tart and almost enamel stripping, but had a more subdued nature than previous vintages with the same amount of age. Really like to drink this fresh but aging can be a rewarding exercise of patience.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (351) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 On tap @chez moeder lambic and bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours cloudy yellow with white foam. Sour and fruity, apricot aroma. Taste sour, little bitterness, fruity, apricot. Dry finish. I preferred the bottle version which was more intense. Rating given is the one for the bottle. Tap version : 6/10, 3/5, 6/10, 3/5, 12/20.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1062) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
2004 bottle at tuulensuu, tampere. Hazy orange color, some white head. Aroma is perfect, sweet, fruits, sour notes, apples, maybe perry. Taste is sour apples, fruits, some sweet notes on the back, balanced. Aroma is better than taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2533) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 27, 2014
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is deep orange with small thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, apricot, some sweetness and massive sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Trübes oranges Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geuch sehr säuerlich fruchtig, reife Früchte, Aprikosen. Geschmack sehr fruchtig säuerlich, Aprikosen, insgesamt sehr sauer, aber auch sehr aromatisch.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfroms (204) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at Café des Spores. Pours a luminous orange--almost apricot--color with small fluffy head. Aroma is about the best one could imagine for this sort of beer: ripe farmers’ market apricot, lemon, orange marmalade, slight farmhouse Brett character. So juicy and inviting. Taste is apricot jam, sour plum, peaches, light bitter almond, a beautiful mixture of sweet and tart. Long finish. Just so good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (1974) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Intense beer. Stron sour body of lambic, with a acid tardiness that tries to burn through your mouth. Smooth gentle taste abricot after that. Some horseblanket and vanilla as well. Real wild beer art from the masters of Cantillon.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at Schouskjelleren, october 1st 2013. Hazy orange body, small lasting white head. Funky aroma with blue veined cheese, leather, apricot. Taste is sour with ripe fruits and the same blue veined cheese tones. Lasting funky yeast aftertaste. An excellent experience

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
Hand drawn at Backcountry on Sour Sunday. Pours hazy orange with very small white head, settles almost instantly with no lacing. Aroma is tart, funky, musty, barnyard, oaky, apricot, mild vinegar, acidic. Flavor is moderately tart, building slightly, dried apricot, with an oaky, tart, vinegar, mildly vinous finish and lingering oaky, sour apricot aftertaste. Delicious. Minimal carbonation allows flavors to come through. Very soft carbonation, light body, smooth and mildly juicy texture. Interested in comparing bottled version to taste it with more substantial carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (599) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2014
Thanks drowland for snagging a bottle. Pours a milky orange. Apricots abound in the aroma, both sweet and tart. Some oak in the nose. Taste is perfectly tart and sweet apricots. Just a little sour and a hint of acidity. Medium bodied with nice carbonation, a little dryness. Magnificent!


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