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

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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
750 ml bottle from O’briens. Very nice mirky orangish golden color with a huge white frothy head. Very tart, sour, and very dry mouth feel. Very little sweetness. Very good lambic.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a weird cloudy straw/orange/gold with virtually no head. Pungent sour aroma along with some yeast. The flavor reminds me very much of biting into a lemon. Totally sour which completely dominates the flavor of this beverage. There were some grassy flavors in there as well. If there’s anything else going on with this beer, I can’t detect it because it is being overrun by the sour flavor. Thin, unappealing mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - APR 21, 2007
Got over a $10 discount because the guy at the register couldn’t find this one in the system. Kick ass. Hazy orange with a small head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is dominated by tart lemons and has notes of barnyard action, lighter fruits, more acidity and a light malty sweetness. Medium to light body, enjoyable but not great... like most of the Cantillon beers for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4319) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2007
Bottled in 2004. Pours a cloudy pear into a tumbler. Bright white head recedes to skim surface. Pear, brett and apricot aromas. Sharp, sour aspirin and sulphur turning to ever so slight apricot. Finish leaves me smacking my lips.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4436) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2007
Aroma of aprikots (not too much) and citrus. Hazy, yellow-orange coloured with a thin, white, lasting head. Taste is quite sour/tart with citrus, aprikots, yeast and some oak. Quite a nice balance for a beer so sour. Refreshing palate. Well brewed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tex007 (2) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2007 does not count
750 ml bottle Light apricots smell, Orange body , sour (typical cantillon) too. apricot and oak in aroma Another great beer from Cantillon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2007
Slightly clouded orange with a small white head. Not too much apricot in the aroma, surprisingly similar to the gueuze... perhaps a tiny bit of dried stonefruits. Nice tart fruity flavour, light dry apricot... perhaps some sweetness towards the finish, which combines well with the brilliant cantillon acidity. Could have been better if I drank it sooner, seemed the apricot was well on its way out (2005 bottle). Bloody good though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1728) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2007
Really attractive to look at; mid-sized head with decent coffee-like density. Colour is a dullish glowing orange (does that make sense). Lovely nose; pongy and sour early, takes me straight back to Rue Gheude, good intensity. Opens and softens over 15 minutes to reveal much more obvious fruity apricot notes, almost to the extend you’d be forgiven for thinking you were infact sniffing a botrytise semillon dessert wine, although there’s no denying the sour lambic notes underpinning the impressove bouquet. Palate destroys any notion this will be a friendly fruity beer - sour, tangy, almost salty, pongy sulphuric notes. Truck loads of lemon and citrus with a touch of acid burn. Surprisingly all this flavour doesn’t translate into a long or memorable finish. My bottle was very low fizz, and me thinks a few more bubbles may have carried the sour and citrus flavours better as the beer finished up feeling a touch flabby, as strange as it may seem. (2006 bottling purchased at the brewery in October 2006)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2007
Peach, grape aroma. Apricot and yeast taste. Nice colour, lemon with a small white head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Bright golden beer with a light head. The aroma is fruity and slightly strawberry and the flavour is sour and dry. Overall an alright sour beer.


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