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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


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Tap at Toronadoís 1st Anniversary. Pours a strong yellow with some small tight bubbles and no head. Nose is vinagery, and apricot. Flavors have a nice apricot flavors, Almost a jam or nectar. Some breadyness too. Light and refreshing mouth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil, shared. Pours a cloudy golden color with a paper-thin white head. Aroma is dried apricots and that unmistakable Cantillon funk I love so much. Flavor is sweet apricot up front with a more nutty characteristic (apricot pits?) and overwhelming tartness at the end. Itís just wonderful and a complete classic. Very glad I tried it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle generously shared by csbosox; thanks again, Chris. Pours a cloudy bright straw with a thin white ring and a small island of bubbles sitting at the surface. The nose is of dried apricots and a solid sour funkiness; pretty nice. The mouthfeel is SUPER tart with a drying finish. The flavor is of the same dried apricots found on the nose with the addition of bitter apricot pit and an over-the-top tartness that diminishes my enjoyment of what otherwise is a very nice beer. Overall, I really like the nose, but the sourness just becomes a bit too much for my tastes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3372) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2009
750mL shared by csbosox, thanks Chris. Bottled 21 Aug 2006 so it is still pretty young and comes off as that. The pour is a beautiful apricot color (really there us no better way to describe it), thick looking. Aroma is full of thick and fuzzy apricot skins. It is very natural and fresh smelling, just love it. And yeah, other lambic things going on but the apricot is awesome. Taste has lots of puckering apricot with the lambic. Very funky and dry. Well I am not talking much about the lambic parts cause its Cantillon and as this beer the really sour and dry aspects will grow. With age I have experience this may be the most sour of all the Cantillon brews.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3806) - Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2009
750 ml bottle shared by csbosox. Bottled 21 Aug 2006. Pour is cloudy, very hazy, orange white - looks like fresh squeezed orange juice. There is a lot swirling around in this glass. Not too much of a thin white head. Aroma of yeasty tart / sour apricot. Behind the fruit, I get musty oak and wet earth. Engaging nose, but fairly fruit dominated. Taste is bright acetic sour, very alive and fresh apricot flavor. The yeast character is also assertive and large. Funky, dirty, earthy. This is big bright and acidic. Nice balance of flavors, more balanced than the nose suggested. Quite puckering. Thanks for sharing this one Chris.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2009
750ml, bottled 21Aug06, with thanks to csbosox! Pours a super cloudy, dirty yellow golden. Nose is lots of apricot, with some sour grape and light funk. Flavor is puckeringly sour, yet retains the apricot and light funk. A bit too much sour pucker for me on this one but still interesting. Thanks for sharing Chris!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2009
Aroma is a bit sulfurous, lots of apricot, and funk and blanket and mineral. Taste is apricot and punchy, blanket, oak, and barnyard. Leaves soft and sweet, but still sour and approachable. Finishes a bit too sweet. Needs some crispness. The wheatiness is still too present in the sweetness. I get a bit more sulfur and cheese out of this. Holy shit, I want some bleu cheese with this. Very stellar. Needs 5 years at least.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2009
Donít give up after the first whiff or sip. Hazy, light orange coloured body with minimal head. Fairly sour after the first sip and second and third but as you drink more and also let it warm up it really grows on you. Apricot and lemon and a bit of peach in the taste also the funk . Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5401) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 28, 2009
(bottle, 2007) pours a hazy golden colour with a foamy white head. zesty, fruity aroma of apricot pulp, straw, candied sugar and barnyard. flavour is sour apricots and light funk with a sweet bready finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation and a tart fruity finish. nicely balanced, not as intensely funky as other examples.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2010 Vintage 2003. Pours a hazy orange golden body with a thin white head. Loads of lemon and lactic acid, its actually a dam big acid bomb, the apricot is very much subdued in the end. I had heartburn by the second sip, i was the only one to finish this, i hope i just had an off bottle or vintage. 3.2 Draft 2010. Pours a hazy golden body with a light bronze body with a scant white head. Mildly tart fruit tones and light wood hints. Fruity with hints of cots and lower acidity then last time. Still not my favorite. 3.8


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