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

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RATINGS: 953   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2008
750ml v. 2003. All shades of classic Cantillon funk on the nose with underlying notes of rotting sweeter apricot and peach skin. Pours a hazed gold/copper with a very thin ring of a white head. Flavor is very tart and acidic. Plenty of horsey and barn flavors. Moldy basement. Earthy, cheesy, yeasty funk. De-lish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes wih a beautiful harsh and dirty acidity and the smallest touch of moldy fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a fizzy white head. Sweet fruity apricot aroma with that classic Cantillon horse blanket note beneath. Flavour is dry citric with a mild apricot sweetness. Goes extremely sour and acidic. Dry finish with a firm citric bite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Sampled at BDR’s tasting and shared by BDR. Pours a hazy golden blonde brew with a thin fizzy white head that quickly dissipates to a film top. Aroma of barnyard funk, tart apricots, peach and some lemon zest. Taste is medium bodied, lots of carbonation, sour (naturally) with flavors of tart soft fruits, peach character, yeast, and some herbs. Finish remains tart that lasts a while after the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjs (4976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2008
(Bottle at Kaisla on 2008-02-16) Hazy and golden. Rather big head. Sourness and fruitiness in nose. Sour taste with apricots in aftertaste. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2008
Hazy golden beer with a small white head. Sour and fruity aroma. Dried apricots are hardly noticable. The same goes for the flavor: sour, fruity (citrus) and a dry sour finish. Apricots are agian hardly noticable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6636) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
2006 bottle from Hopduvel, Gent. Murky, opaque gold colour with no head yet plenty of carbonation. Musty, almost vinegary aroma of mushrooms, dried apricots and orange peel. Flavour was very astringent, with some more fruit, yeast and a very dry, sour finish. Not my favourite Cantillon beer by a long way.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zeke626 (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
Thanks to BDR for sharing. 2002 vintage bottle, pours a cloudy, yellow-orange body with white head. Funky aroma with sour citrus character. Incredibly sour fruit flavor makes this a difficult beer to drink. Once you get used to it a bit, the apricot, lemon, and peach flavors start to come out a bit. Medium bodied, mouth-puckering mouthfeel. Acidy, citrus finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2012 [Bottle--’02, thanks for sharing, BDR!] Pours very murky golden with a small white head. Aroma is very funky and sour with almost no fruit detectable. The taste is once again quite funky, and extremely sour--one of the most sour beers that I have ever tasted. This is then followed by a blast of apricot that really makes the beer. Medium mouthfeel with a fairly long, fruity finish. The smell was fairly average, but this was still an enjoyable lambic. Old rating: 6/3/8/4/16 = 3.7

Re-rate: [Bottle, ’04] I believe that thanks go to Levi for sharing this bottle. Really outstanding, and one of the highlights of an already great tasting. Still one of the sourest beers that I have tried, but I really appreciated the integration with the fruit. Overall, one of my favorite fruit lambics for sure, and I’ll give a hefty bump in score to reflect that.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4812) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
Thanks to BDR for sharing. Cloudy yellow/gold. Some carbonation. Sour aroma with apricot. Flavor is very sour, even for a Cantillon. Excellent. Full bodied, extremely flavorful and very sour.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
Ratting 1800. Thanks me!!! 2002 vintage. Beautiful cloudy peach colored body. Huge barnyard funk on the nose - faint lactic character as well. Complex body with apricots blending in and out of a perfectly brett overridden bottle. Amazingly tart finish. Outstanding.


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