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 16/20
gad905 (199) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from BD ShepBush, drank at home. Pours slightly hazy deep gold, fizzy head rises and dies almost instantly. Nose of luscious juicy apricot stone fruit, big bretty funk, sour cheese, lemony citrus acidity. Tastes almost 100% dry, pretty full-on sourness, more juicy sharp apricots, natural yoghurt, lemony acidity, brett funk, buttery oak. Light body, creamyish mouthfeel, medium prickly carb, super-long sour finish with all the cheesy juicy funky elements all mingled. As expected this is superb.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kirunavinter (12) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2015
Hazy golden/orange color with small white head. Hugh aroma of apricot. Smells wonderful. Taste is very sour but with a perfect balance between the harsh sourness and the fruityness from the apricot. A really, really good lambic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (1586) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
750ml bottle from beermerchants.com. Hazy orange amber colour with a foamy white head and aroma of apricot fruity, citric sour, slight barnyard. Taste is sour, citrus rind, hint of apricot, with yeasty & woody barnyard notes. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying sour finish. Lovely stuff, very drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Another great lambic from Cantillon. Great orange colour, well balanced carbonisation, nice lambic/fruity nose. Taste is obviously quite sour, a bit disappointed on the apricot taste which is very light, not very obvious. I still prefer their Kriek, but clearly a good one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
electrotype (358) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Belle bière pâle et trouble. Au nez, on sent que les fruits sont bien présents, aucun doute. Il y a un petit quelque chose qui m’énerve dans l’odeur, mais j’ai de la difficulté à dire quoi exactement. Probablement la fermentation des abricots qui génère cette petite note collatérale. En bouche par contre: BANG! Quelle magnifique bière! Le côté surette est tellement bien balancé par les fruits qu’on l’oublie prèsque. C’est du bonbon. Je ne retrouve pas trop le côté cave/écurie/funky que j’aime beaucoup dans certaines lambic/gueuze mais j’en découvre un nouveau... Je crois que c’est en effet ma première lambic aux fruits autres que cerises ou framboises et franchement j’adore.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Peachy tart apple aroma, sour peach and apricot taste with some funky backbone, lean and vinous light carbonation great brew for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (1125) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle '14. The pour is a peach color. The aroma is a sour fruit. The taste is mild, some sour bite but not much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdKing (2115) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
My 2000th rating. Have had this bottle for about 5 months. Kept in my wine fridge. I’ve heard that the fruit fades on this over time, so time to drink it. The pour is golden amber, hazy, with a large light fluffy white foam head which dissipates to thin after a few minutes. Nose is delightful. There’s effervescent soda, sherbet, sour lactobacillus, apricot fruit, slight volcanic mineral note. It’s far more delicate, fragrant, light and more balanced than I expected. Really delightful fruit and sherbet nose. I had the fresh apricot Cantillon at GBBF a few years back and it was bolder on the fruit and more straightforward. This is lighter. Taste is sour lactobacillus, apricot fruit, apricot stones, tart sour. The sourness is fairly lip puckering, with just enough fruit to balance it out. Very clean sourness and tartness which is good. Soft and delicate on the palate. Finish is a tingling lactobacillus tartness on the back of the tongue and throat, soda water tingle, minerals. Subtle, clean, light fruity and bold sourness. This is a refined Cantillon, worthy of the reputation. Would like to taste it fresh to get more of the fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mauro976 (6) - mezzane di sotto, ITALY - JAN 5, 2015 does not count
che dire di questa birra, entusiasmante anche solo all’apertura del tappo, tutto l’aroma delle albicocche esce ed inebria il locale, il colore oro torbido, la schiuma densa e persistente. Sia al naso che in bocca si ritrova facilmente la frutta utilizzata, sapida e saporita. un sorso da non dimenticare.

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