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

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RATINGS: 1059   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
transfering from notes. Bottle in a trade with ?. Poured a cloudy orange color with almost no head. lots of sour apricot and some funk on the nose. Taste is lots of sour apricot and some vinegar. Nice wood notes at the end. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
On tap @ Toronado. Pours a cloudy glowing orange color with no head. Tart nose of apricot, citrus zest, and a bit of Belgian funk. Taste is medium on sourness, vinegar and dry apricots. Finishes with some oak and a faint sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On tap at the Toronado SD. Pours with no head over a bright, hazy golden yellow body. Aroma of apricots, citrus, dry apple, light vinegar, barnyard, cheese and sour. Taste is tart to sour with buttery oak, exotic fruits, juicy apricot, berries, dryness, with a slight sweetness imparted by the fruit. Tingly carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 7/18/10 - 2001 vintage bottle, 2006 vintage bottle, 09 draft at Stone Sour Ale Festival 2010. Pours hazy yellow, white head, marginal lacing. The 01 is extremely tart and funky; hay, grass, barnyard leather, musty, very very puckery sour, grainy bread, oak, and there is still fruit in this! Apricots and light peach notes. The 06 and 09 get progressively more fruit and less sour and funk. I absolutely loved the 01, one of the best beers I have ever had. Thanks so much for the bottle share. 5/24/09 - On tap at Toronado SD ist Anniversary party. Pours a slighty hazy bright gold color, with no head. Flavors of vinager, apricots, bread, oak, leather, light sour fruit. Very tart. An excellent lambic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Aroma of citrus, peach and grapes. Taste is super sour, tart, mouth puckering, delicious peach fruit flavors and acid. Man was this some sour stuff. Fresh this has more cheese to it than with age. Not as good fresh IMO. Averaged to 3.5.

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 Toronado’s 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. It’s 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 (3492) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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 (3851) - 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.


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