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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2794) - 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 (7195) - 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 (235) - 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 (2149) - 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 (2304) - 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 (920) - 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 (672) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (2127) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock. Pale cloudy appearance with a white head. Aroma of apricots and funky yeast. Similar flavor, fruity, tart and sour, finishing dry. Quite quaffable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1224) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled August 30, 2013. Pours a very cloudy pale yellow color with a bit of off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, tart fruit, stone fruit, light oak. Tasting notes of big vinegar and acidity, big mouth puckering tart and sour fruit, stone fruit including apricots, subtle oak. Maybe just a hint of funk but it’s overshadowed by the tart and sour notes. Medium-light body with a very dry finish. Low carbonation, light and juicy mouthfeel. Goes down like fruit juice. One of the best fruit lambics I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1772) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Sour taste with apple, acidic notes, earthy notes, ripe fruit, toast and grapefruit. Sour finish with apple, ripe fruits, acidic notes and toast. Excellent lambic.


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