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

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RATINGS: 1045   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11809) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
bottle at Ýlbutikken. cloudy yellow, small white head. aroma is a powerfull mix between stable and sour, acid, vineagra. very good. flavor is exceedingly sour, citic, citrus dominates, stable styay s in the background. very well aligned with my personal taste in sour. great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2009
A nice treat from a recent tasting. Poured a cloudy gold with a white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of tart fruit - apricot. Taste is pretty tart and dry with some other fruit notes coming in. Iím not a big apricot fan (aside from beer) and this has plenty of other complex features to distract the apricot. Mouth is well carbonated and full. FInish is tart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 21, 2009
Tap @ Akkurat. Nice hazy orange with quickly vanishing white head. Apricot found mainly in aroma, which is sour and fruity. Flavor is mostly sour, as it should be. Crispy feel to go with the sourness. Extra refreshing but leaves your mouth dry and wanting for more. Different but enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2009
Corked and capped 750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. The top of the cork was moldy and rotten, but it didnít seen to affect the beer. At least not noticeably. According to the beer guy at Wine Warehouse this is either a 2000 or 2001 bottling. Pours an extremely hazy peach color with a small creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Tart aroma with notes of peach, apricot, sour citrus, apricot pits, strawberry, melon ad a slight barnyard funk. Taste is very tart and very dry... possibly more than any sour beer Iíve had. Strong sour citrus notes including lemon and grapefruit, apricot, scuppernong and slight barnyard. Full bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6989) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Sampled on tap at Maxís Taphouse in Baltimore during Maxís Belgian fest. This was very forgettable next to the rest of the lineup. Hazy orange yellow. Sourish aroma thatís faintly fruity. Slight sour, tart flavor with some lemony fruit. Medium bodied. Sorta flat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange/yellow with a small fizzy white head. Aroma was quite sour with apricot, faint fruit, and some funk. Flavor was sour and tart with apricot, lemon and barnyard funk with a light to medium body and has a crisp and refreshing finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1900) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2009
750ml corked bottle, BB December 2018. Served lightly chilled in a pilsner style glass. Pours a reasonably sized thick creamy white head that hangs around atop a hazy orange straw body. Fresh sweet apricots hit the nose first, ripe and very tasty. Zesty citrus, damp woody funk, vinegar play in the background. Ferocious acidity attacks the taste buds, as is the Cantillon way, bone-dry, lively carbonation without being sharp, excellent length. Flavours become more focused and coherent on the body. Lemon rind, creamy cheese, cider vinegar, dried fruit particularly apricot, damp wood/cork, slightest hint of developing sweatiness towards a lengthy acidic dry finish. Begs another sip! Could easily be fooled into thinking this was a straight Gueuze, the fruit is quite apparent but doesnít take all too much away from the base beer, which is amazing in itself.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holdwine (1150) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2009
On tap at Maxís. What a wonderful drink. Slight carbonation and apricot all around, in the nose, on tongue, in the finish. Nicely tart and fruity with woody compliment. So refreshing that you could just keep drinking it...if you could afford to.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
75 cl bottle. The beer poured a hazy golden, cloudy body with a slight head on the first pour. The second pour gave a much thicker head. The nose was fantastic with solid earthy funky notes. The taste was also funky and earthy but nicely sweet with a touch of acid on the backend. Overall a fantastic beer, another one from Cantillon.


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