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

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RATINGS: 955   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Purchased bottle from Obriens. Your quinessential belgian Lambic thats perfect with the softest hints of apricot. What a nice refreshing beer this is.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 First tried at the Seattle International Beer Festival and then at the brewery in 2004. Hyper-tart apricot sour with considerable depth and complexity, good carbo level, and some pit bitters too. Beautiful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4928) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 Re-rated in 2012. On tap @ Patricks. Hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Nice funky aroma with fruit and particular citric fruit. Flavor is sour acidic and somehow a bit sweet at the same time. Itís not to funky but everything from a real lamic is present in a rather balanced way. Fine body and pleasant in aftertaste. A nice one for sure.

750 ml bottle tasted in 2007. Pale, hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma is really strange, sourness with a hint of mild vomit! Flavor is sour with sweet peaches. Not really balanced in my opinion. 2-3-4-3-6

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
Bottle @ ōlbaren. [Huge thanks to Sk8viking for sharing this one] Small fizzy head that was quickly goon. Clear flat body with a golden color. Aroma was the classic Cantillon famous aroma. Other notes of vinegar, dust, soap like, fresh apple, raw fruit like feel. Hint of raw rubber and light barnyard. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation and dry texture. Moderated sour flavor with light fruity sweet notes. Sour and lingering finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Draft at Belmont Station: Pours golden with barely a head with white bubbles. Very sour aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet and very very sour, i can just barely get some of the apricot in there but its so sour that takes over. Some musty yeastiness. Dry finish. If you like sour you will love this. Not balanced at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2007
On tap! at the Belmont Station Puckerfest 2007. Beautiful beer, sour and acidic as all cantillon beer, dry and earthy/dusty flavors with a lingering dry apricot finish. Pours cloudy orange with a soft white head that falls quickly. The apricot in this beer gave the impression of sweetness even though the beer is still very dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Amber color with no head. You get more out of the apricots in the aroma than in the flavor, which was a small disappointment to me. But nevertheless itís quite close to a gueuze with a hint of apricots. A bit special in the palate because of the very dry and at the same time sticky feeling you get in your mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Tasted at the brewery - this was my favorite of the Cantillon lambics I had the chance to try. Tart, sour, hints of apricots, and a dry finish... nevertheless, the style is so different to my palate that it would take more than a couple tastes to become accustomed to - but this pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Bottled - Swan & Rushes - Leicester. A vibrant orange coloured beer, still as a snail. The aroma is acidic with sweaty socks. The taste is all you would expect. Sournes, acidity, puckering. Lovely to drink. Only mildly fruity and not obviously brewed with apricots. Again, lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Cloudy peach/amber body. A small head forms and diminishes quickly, nearly fully. Aromas of light fruits that include apricots, peach, kiwi and unripe bananas are all notable but deeply buried under heavy funk. Notes of barnyard, sourness, leather, grain all combine to create a robust if not somewhat muddled, crazy nose. Light vinegar, even in fresh samples. Flavors of huge funk, dried fruits, sweet toasted malts and looming sourness. Medium acidity. Everything seems muddled together, but it really has a great overall taste. Itís definitely a strange one. The finish is musty, fruity and very dry, huge funk and biting tartness lingering. The mouthfeel is lively even though carbonation isnít high, very tannic at times and sour throughout. Very good, very strange. I guess that means itís right up my alley.


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