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

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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 750 ml corked bottle. A hazy deep orange beer, with a large, frothy/fizzy, mostly diminishing white head. the aroma is lightly malty (grain), moderately yeasty (barnyard, earth, cheese), with notes of apricot, peach, exotic fruits, citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet, ultra heavily acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, dry, long finish with light bitterness. Along with RosŤ de Gambrinus, the sourest and most extreme Lambic Iíve ever tasted. Uber sour and astringent, still, I beg for another sip. The nose is fruitier and brighter than previously remembered. Objectively speaking, not much flavor balance, still I managed to finish the whole bottle myself.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle @ WTF OMG! Poured a hazy deep yellow. Nose is mild sourness, funk, acid, vinegar, lemon, grapes, white wine. Flavor is ripe peach, leather, fresh cut wood, tart apple, unripe fruit. Hints of sweetness. Super dry. Awesome!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
From the Bottle at Dr Billís Tasting Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 09/10/2008 Thin white head. Golden coloured and hazy in appearance. Sour fruit apricot flavours. Dry in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 2005 bottle bought in Vinens Verden Odense. At home, chilled on a hot day. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Lots of wonderful classic Cantillon funk in the nose, leather, grapefruit and grasss. There is a fruity touch, and knowing what it is, you can pick out the apricot.Very dry and tart, even for a Cantillon. Fruity notes that in combination with the sourness makes me think of un-ripe fruits for a second. But the musty and funky complexity makes it a pleasure to drink anyway. 8-3-7-3-15

2011 edition re-rate, bottled August 2011, opened December 2011. The aroma is now filled with apricot compared to the earlier rating of a four year old bottle. Sweet apricot jam, probably even a bit too much, on top of a bit of grapefruit and mild funk. Dry and tart fruity flavour, as sour as any Cantillon, but with a lot of apricot. The aroma is a bit too much and too perfumed fruity, but the flavour is spot on. Clearly a lambik to drink fresh to get the full experience.

Medium fresh re-rate, 2014 bottle on the last day of 2015. Excellent balance between very tart beer, and delicious, fragrant apricot.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 16, 2009
Quando un lambic Ť grande, ci sono poche cose che posso preferire; e la Fou Foune di Cantillon Ť un grande lambic, con le albicocche a smorzare nellíaroma le asperitŗ di una gueuze, ma per niente privo di carattere; bottiglia da 75cl condivisa allo Scugnizzo di Arezzo.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2138) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
750ml bottle at Cambrinus, Brugge. Did not see the cork because the waitress did not give it to us and would not find it when we asked for it. Pours hazy yellow, medium foamy head, very short retention. Aroma is very peachy and tart. Taste is quite peachy and citrusy. Tartness felt overwhelming for the first few sips but then it became really drinkable. Overall a refreshing and tasty brew. Note to myself : I found it better than the Vigneronne.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2009
750 ml bottle with 2008 stamped on cork. Body is a hazy orange with lots of tiny bubbles rising to the surface and a thin film of them swirly around the surface. The original head was pretty unsubstantial, rather fizzy and very short-lived. Aromas are intensely sour... vinegar and funk. Itís pungent and promises that what lies below will be quite an experience. That said, the flavor is a little bit weaker than expected. It is certainly tart... almost like sticking an entire lemon peel in your mouth and chewing, but it seems like it is missing a little complexity. There is a very fleeting apricot presence, but it is unpredictable as to when it shows itself. This of course is all while the beer is still pretty cold. As this warms, the flavors come out much fuller and it gets really good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaxiDriver (1694) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2009
Bottle. The aroma is sour,peaches, later on it gets a little bit sweet. The head is medium large, white and foamy-lively, rather fast disappearing. The body is cloudy, lively and orange. The taste is very sour and light fruity. The body is light to medium with a lot of carbonation and a very dry body. The finish is very astringent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2010 Bottle shared by Andreasen11. Pours an hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is very acidic, with lots of citrus, combined with grape and weak notes of humid cellar, wood and apricot. The flavour is extremely sour with dry grape, wood, a little dust and humid cellar notes, ending in a sour after taste, with a weak hint of apricot and whatís reminds me of sea buckthorn. It very sour but nice.
Ageing it 5+ years will do it well, making it round and more apricot fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7756) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Unclear yellow body with a medium white head. Lots of acid in nose with some grape fruit but mainly acid. Very citric sour acid in flavour. I dont get any apricot but intense acid. Creamy texture. The most acidic lambic Ive had. Very interesting.


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