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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2298) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden, tart, tangy apricot, quite funky, fruity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (756) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
750ml Bottle pours a hazy golden color. A lot of froth if not poured slowly. Poured at fridge temperature although recommended at cellar temperature. Strong sourness and mild apricots. The sourness mellowed as it warmed and balanced well against the apricot.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Celest (126) - - JUN 1, 2014
Amazing gueuze lambic, very complex and full of different tastes, so enjoyable, very sour, grains, cereals, wild fruity and flowery notes. Lot of fruits. Masterpiece!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2624) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, deep golden with a small, lacing, white head. Aroma of apricotbarnyard and wood. Sweet flavor that ends up dru and more sour. Medium bodied, watery texture and soft carb. An excellent Sour.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bruxellover (19) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Wonderful apricot smell. Not too overpowering just perfect. Beautiful sour base, then wonderful apricot flavors. Not stale apricot but very ripe apricots. Great use of the natural fermentation almost cask like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at Akkurat. Pours hazy orange with a minimal white head. Aroma is hay, citrus, tart apples, light apricots and oak. Taste is tart with citrus notes, light apricot notes, dry tart finish with barnyard notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
A- peach color, slightly cloudy, small head that fades quite quickly S- peach, apricot, light fruit T- light peach notes up front followed by a wave of sourness that washes over the tongue and finishes with peach, apricot and pleasant wheat notes M- medium bodied and effervescent. D- absolutely phenomenal beer. Lightly sour, wheaty, absolutely delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (2052) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Je pourrais passer le reste de la soirée à respirer ce que ce liquide m’offre, le goût ne décoit pas mais le nez...LE NEZ! La chair folle est vraiment plus puissante en arome mais en bouche le noyau émerge et percute mes papilles sans relache....LE NEZ!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
what a brew...I opened it a week after I bought it so its really fresh. The pour is a murky, muddy orange with a shimmering head that fills the glass like a fine champagne. The nose is musty and farmhouse noted with big juicy apricot notes as well as a generally heavy acetic undertone. Big musty and dusty barrel notes with solid acetic and sour notes in the late middle blend well with soft sweetness and fruit flavour. Quite acidic and sour overall but put in balance by the fruit sweetness. overall, one of the best beers to touch my lips.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (211) - CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a cloudy straw orange with an enthusiastic fizzy white champagne head diminishing rapidly to a thin white cap and no lacing. Nose is initially barnyard and sour apple cider, but lemon, stone fruit - yes, apricot - and a little vinous oak come through as it warms. Taste is juicy stone fruit just sweet enough to balance out the malt vinegar sourness. Mouth feel is light with sustained carbonation, with a lingering dry puckered finish. This is an extremely well-done fruit lambic. The flavours are integrated, with none of the artificial cough syrup characteristic sometimes found in other lambics or krieks. Very even-tempered and extremely drinkable. If it weren’t for the price, I’d call this a well-nigh perfect beer.


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