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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


3.6
   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 (1736) - 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 youíd be forgiven for thinking you were infact sniffing a botrytise semillon dessert wine, although thereís 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 doesnít 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 (4240) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2007
Pretty tasty brew, On tap at stuffed sandwich, no real aroma of Apricot, but nice Apricot aftertaste, not dominating, just there enough, plenty of great sourness, dust, Tartness, a very drinkable brew

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2007
On tap at Stuffed Sandwich, 2005 Vintage. Pours the color of golden peach flesh with a thin layer of bubbly white head. The aroma is a sour bouquet of apricots and spicy lemon notes, dusted with white pepper and accompanied by a young alder woodiness. Light bodied, tingling carbonation with a hefty puncy of sourness. Quite sour and not very funky, but pleasantly clean tasting. The apricots are definitely there, but so are some white grape, granny smith apple skins, and a bite of raw melon rind. Bone dry. The sourness hits the tongue hard, assaulting it with a balanced barrage of apricot and woody white vinous notes which linger on the palate through a long finish, finally dissipating to leave a natural unsweetend apricot smack on the tongue. Very satisfying, and one I wish I could afford to use as an everyday drinker.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinvboyer (3086) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 re-rate. First time i had this was over 4 years ago, and it was not a fresh bottle. this on was bottled agust 25th 2011. Boy oh boy, this is pretty close to perfect. the light subtle peachy apricot aroma is just intoxicating. There are some great funk barnyard aromas, some great sourness. some wet hay, and quite a bit of acidity. the fruit seems to tame the tartness though. The acidity, and apricot just blend together as one, and are just unbelievable. I cant get my nose out of the glass! the finish is light, bright, refreshing. medium sour, bright tropical fruit. lingering sourness. good god, this is amazing stuff!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2007
On tap at Stuffed Sandwich, vintage unknown. Not cheap, but one of the best lambics Iíve had on tap. Pours a cloudy tangerine color with very little head. Aroma is of tart apricot. Taste is much more tart and quite sour as well, but is very nice and not overwhelming. The apricot is present, but doesnít stand up to the strong sour characterstics. I really enjoyed the brew, and thought it was a bit more drinkable than the Lou Pepe Pure Kriek.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2006
750ml bottle. The cork says it was bottled in 2006. Purchased at the Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA. Pricey bottle, but I love Cantillon and never had this so I thought what the hell. Drank in my new Lindemans flute. Its kind of like drinking Alesmith in a Hieneken glass but not exactly. The color is a slightly cloudy clear yellow. The head poured whie and quite large and dissapated to a fingerís worth and bright white. The nose is full of apricot, and sour winey gueze like vibes. It has been a long time since I have eaten an apricot but I can certainly taste it in the bottle. The taste is tart and sour and light and tasty. It is certainly more sour than a real apricot but it has an essence of the taste. Its quite good, not very sweet at all. I like it, donít know if Iíll have it again soon, but it is great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Thanks to Degarth for this bottle. The pour is a hazy dark orange with a thin white head. The aroma is vinuous with light fruit hints and definite sour scents. The palate is full, and more sticky than most lambics--with great carbonation. The taste is a ton of sour that socks you in the face--this coming from a guy who considers this his favorite style--so it is definitely sour. Lots of wood flavors and maybe a hint of apricot--but not much at all. The sour is a little too much throughout, and the other flavors donít present themselves strongly enough to make this as enjoyable as most Cantillon products.


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