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

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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2007
On tap! at the Belmont Station Puckerfest 2007. Beautiful beer, sour and acidic as all cantillon beer, dry and earthy/dusty flavors with a lingering dry apricot finish. Pours cloudy orange with a soft white head that falls quickly. The apricot in this beer gave the impression of sweetness even though the beer is still very dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Amber color with no head. You get more out of the apricots in the aroma than in the flavor, which was a small disappointment to me. But nevertheless itís quite close to a gueuze with a hint of apricots. A bit special in the palate because of the very dry and at the same time sticky feeling you get in your mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Tasted at the brewery - this was my favorite of the Cantillon lambics I had the chance to try. Tart, sour, hints of apricots, and a dry finish... nevertheless, the style is so different to my palate that it would take more than a couple tastes to become accustomed to - but this pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8711) - 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. Itís 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 isnít high, very tannic at times and sour throughout. Very good, very strange. I guess that means itís right up my alley.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2007
Bottle (Apteekki, Turku) Very light cloudy orangy yellow. Aroma largely scrumpy (thatís 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 (2341) - 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 Iíve 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 wasnít crazy about this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3002) - GŲteborg, 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 (5607) - 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.


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