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

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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (207) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Light apricots smell, again the typical cantillon nose is coming through and hits you - clong - on your head. Orange body with a foamy head. Fizzy carbonation. Sour - of course, apricot. Nice dry wine like, spritzy too.i think it this is my favourite Cantillon.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
One of my favorite Cantillons. Hay and lemons leads you on to a track and field race with lovely apricots and other stone fruits. Right amount of sourness to keep the apricots on the centre stage and still be on top of the fruit sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (951) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Hazy orange body with medium creamy head. Aroma is pretty sweet on the nose and has pear, apricot, peach. Taste has apricot sweetness, short lasting sour after taste, dry. Body is full, medium to high carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (708) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur dorée trouble, mousse blanche pétillante et fugace laissant une dentelle évanescente. Arôme de brett, abricot, fruité, un brin floral, vineux. Goût de peau d’abricot, chair d’abricot, levures sauvages, cuir, bonne acidité, légère astringence. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle shared by Dave. Pours slightly murky but I got the end of the bottle. Aroma is fruity with some barnyard. Light hay and lemon. Taste is similar with some lightly puckering. Overall, very nice balance of fruitiness and sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrewFace (780) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours a hazy light orange color with huge rocky white head. Huge, dominant apricot aroma with the funky barnyard character in the back. Funky, tart, barnyard, sweet, flavor...fruity, peach/apricot flavor comes through in the finish. Very juicy, fruity, tasty overall with a mild sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (423) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2014
In bottiglia. Colore giallo paglierino, schiuma abbondante e mediamente persistente. Aroma di limone, solvente. Al palato aroma di frumento, acidità spiccata, aspra. Aromi delicati ed intensi.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gn0sis (52) - 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 (376) - 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 (1123) - 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.


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