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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Bottled - Swan & Rushes - Leicester. A vibrant orange coloured beer, still as a snail. The aroma is acidic with sweaty socks. The taste is all you would expect. Sournes, acidity, puckering. Lovely to drink. Only mildly fruity and not obviously brewed with apricots. Again, lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Cloudy peach/amber body. A small head forms and diminishes quickly, nearly fully. Aromas of light fruits that include apricots, peach, kiwi and unripe bananas are all notable but deeply buried under heavy funk. Notes of barnyard, sourness, leather, grain all combine to create a robust if not somewhat muddled, crazy nose. Light vinegar, even in fresh samples. Flavors of huge funk, dried fruits, sweet toasted malts and looming sourness. Medium acidity. Everything seems muddled together, but it really has a great overall taste. It’s definitely a strange one. The finish is musty, fruity and very dry, huge funk and biting tartness lingering. The mouthfeel is lively even though carbonation isn’t high, very tannic at times and sour throughout. Very good, very strange. I guess that means it’s right up my alley.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9277) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2007
Bottle (Apteekki, Turku) Very light cloudy orangy yellow. Aroma largely scrumpy (that’s a big complement). Tastes very sharp and bit peachy, with only a later hint of apricot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Forgot to rate this on the first go-round and its better (fresher) now. Slightly cloudy gold, thin head. Nose is a sizable apricot hit, then cantillon funk & wheat. Flavor is probably the driest cantillion I’ve ever had. Super dry & acidic, lemon & apricot. Some wheat but damn is this dry. Fruit sweetness is semi-present in the finish. Wonderful but a slow drinker to be sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy copper/orange with no head at all. Aroma of fruit, funk, and acidic. the flavor is sweet apricots to start and finishes sour. I wasn’t crazy about this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
(Bottle, thanks rickgordon) Pours hazy, beautiful yellowish orange with green hints. Woody, Cantillon house acid like aroma with a nice fruitiness with apricots up front. Rather tart and dry in the nose. Full acid sour flavour with some wood and fruits, mostly citrus fruits like lemon, but also apricots. Tart and dry. Some unripe berries. Medium body. Very Cantillon-ish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (5590) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2011 Bottled. Thx rickgordon. Hazy orange. Small white head. Light fruitiness in the aroma from apricots. Very sour and dry with some fruity flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2007
Bottled. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Immensely sour aroma with gastric juice like citric acid. Low on the fruits as always with Cantillon with ripe citrus/grape peel. Very hardcore Lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7757) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 6/10/2007
2005 bottle, thanks rickgordon!
Shady golden color, white head. Sour apricot scent, marvelous. BillieMaria said "sweaty feet" where my reply was "if my shoes smelled like this I’d sleep with them next to my pillow!". Huge dry sour taste that lingers forever, I love it! Very sour mouthfeel, no bitterness.
9/4/9/4/18=4.4

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Bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on September 1, 2012
75 cl, BB 12/2009, cork marked 2005
Cloudy orange color, fizzy white head. Sour fruity scent. Very sour, mouth puckering, gut punching, apricots taste. Amazing! Puckering mouthfeel, no bitterness. Amongst the most sour beers I’ve ever tasted.
8/3/9/4/18=4.2

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75 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on December 21, 2013.
Bottled 28 Aug 2012.
Clear amber color, white head. Fruity, apricot, acidic scent. Acidic, sour, fruity taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
8/4/9/3/18=4.2

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Bottle 75 cl on March 14, 2014, I got it a while back from Bierkompass. Bottled 28 Aug 2012.
Clear golden color, fizzy white head. Apricot, fruity, acidic scent. Acidic, green, fruity, light bitter taste, some apricots. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
10/3/8/3/17=4.1

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2550) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Bottle. A yellow hazed color with a white head. Sour, barnyard, citrus and the expected gueuze aroma. Sour yet smooth with a smoked fruit flavor and an apricot finish. Thanks to the bachelor party crew for this one!


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