mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy gold color with a decent white head. Smells of that classic Cantillon funk and acidity where you really dont get much else but that. Its ok, Ive come to expect it from these guys. The flavor is much the same. I got just the slightest little apricot flavor because the funk and sourness is so overpowering, its toug to pull out other flavors. Big cheek puckering acidity rules here, medium dry finish, with a lemony fruity aftertaste. Another great showing.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks Mgumby! Huge apricot floral aroma, with some acidic sourness on the nose. Pours Peachy yellow. The flavor is awesome! Sweet apricots, sour peaches, apple skins, great horseblanket feel, with sour dry finish. The fruit flavor is so great. Man this is a great lambic. There’s almost a creamy mouthfeel in the aftertaste.
Fin (8181) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BOE 07-10-07 Poured a wonderful murky orange colour and whilst quite fizzical there was no head. Aroma was tart but the apricots were definitely there. Tasted initially very acidic which took a while to wane but it did and then a strident fruitiness started to flood through with soft fleshy overripe apricots becoming more and more noticeable. This was a nice lambic but I felt that it needed time, initially I wasn’t so fussed but owing to it being a rather large 750ml bottle I noticed that after 45-60 mins later it started tasting so much better. With time the vicious acid bite at the start seemed to mellow a touch obviously that was the case of ones palate getting used to it but also I like to think that maybe a bit of air and the slowing down of that carbonation might have helped.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a slightly hazy golden color. Nice tart flavor with all kinds of fruity flavoring.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a cloudy golden color with nice laceing but a rather faded head. It has strong aroma of yeast and lamon citrus. As you drink it the flavor was very salty and it drys the sides of your mouth rather quickly. There was also some intence flavors of lemon and tons of citrus and hops.
JoeinDahlem (1366) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know what I expected, but I found complexity and some bright, fulsome fruit flavors that were awesome in this sour, dry acidic incarnation. Pours a translucent gold with a very active but disappearing white head. Incredible aroma of bright fruits, not just apricot but also nectarine, tangerine, orange, peach, with lighter notes of ginger and catty funk. Sour flavor, lemon with tart nectarine and apricot. Quite acidic, semi-dry, and only slightly musty in the back. Fun to drink. I should have expected it to be this good.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked 2006. Pours an opaque nectarine/creame colour filled with particulates and forms a swirl of white foam that clings to the rim of the glass. The aroma is certainly tart, with a funky bouquet of fruits, mostly apricot and barnyard. The nose is less abrasive than a gueuze’s, but still pretty pungent. The flavour sour and salty, with vibrant overtones of strong acidic citrus, but not so acidic that it resembles acetic acid. The apricots are very subtle. Musty yeast, acid and funk mask most of the apricot. The palate is tingly and soft with a drying finish.
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
&50ml bottle, says 2004 Vintage on the cork!Nose is funky with tartness and light apricots; lightly hazed and apricot colored with a small white head; flavor is sour, but not like a guezue, complemented by a very light taste of the apricots. Wish you could taste a little more apricots though!
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml 2007 vintage. pours cloudy dull orange with small white head around the rim. nose is tart and semi-sour apricots with nice funk to it. flavor has nice tart and sour apricot fruit which is really refreshing. a nice balance here where the acidity is low. very well done.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Fou’ Foune
Source: Tasting, RateBeer SE Gathering, 2004
hazy light orange, light tart aroma, big tart flavor, just a hint of peach sweetness induced by reading the label
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.