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


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Apricot lambic

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (726) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1889) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrewFace (783) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (428) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (380) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1151) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2845) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7421) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfroms (254) - 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.

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