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

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RATINGS: 922   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2007
On tap at Stuffed Sandwich, 2005 Vintage. Pours the color of golden peach flesh with a thin layer of bubbly white head. The aroma is a sour bouquet of apricots and spicy lemon notes, dusted with white pepper and accompanied by a young alder woodiness. Light bodied, tingling carbonation with a hefty puncy of sourness. Quite sour and not very funky, but pleasantly clean tasting. The apricots are definitely there, but so are some white grape, granny smith apple skins, and a bite of raw melon rind. Bone dry. The sourness hits the tongue hard, assaulting it with a balanced barrage of apricot and woody white vinous notes which linger on the palate through a long finish, finally dissipating to leave a natural unsweetend apricot smack on the tongue. Very satisfying, and one I wish I could afford to use as an everyday drinker.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinvboyer (3254) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 re-rate. First time i had this was over 4 years ago, and it was not a fresh bottle. this on was bottled agust 25th 2011. Boy oh boy, this is pretty close to perfect. the light subtle peachy apricot aroma is just intoxicating. There are some great funk barnyard aromas, some great sourness. some wet hay, and quite a bit of acidity. the fruit seems to tame the tartness though. The acidity, and apricot just blend together as one, and are just unbelievable. I cant get my nose out of the glass! the finish is light, bright, refreshing. medium sour, bright tropical fruit. lingering sourness. good god, this is amazing stuff!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2007
On tap at Stuffed Sandwich, vintage unknown. Not cheap, but one of the best lambics Iíve had on tap. Pours a cloudy tangerine color with very little head. Aroma is of tart apricot. Taste is much more tart and quite sour as well, but is very nice and not overwhelming. The apricot is present, but doesnít stand up to the strong sour characterstics. I really enjoyed the brew, and thought it was a bit more drinkable than the Lou Pepe Pure Kriek.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2006
750ml bottle. The cork says it was bottled in 2006. Purchased at the Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA. Pricey bottle, but I love Cantillon and never had this so I thought what the hell. Drank in my new Lindemans flute. Its kind of like drinking Alesmith in a Hieneken glass but not exactly. The color is a slightly cloudy clear yellow. The head poured whie and quite large and dissapated to a fingerís worth and bright white. The nose is full of apricot, and sour winey gueze like vibes. It has been a long time since I have eaten an apricot but I can certainly taste it in the bottle. The taste is tart and sour and light and tasty. It is certainly more sour than a real apricot but it has an essence of the taste. Its quite good, not very sweet at all. I like it, donít know if Iíll have it again soon, but it is great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Thanks to Degarth for this bottle. The pour is a hazy dark orange with a thin white head. The aroma is vinuous with light fruit hints and definite sour scents. The palate is full, and more sticky than most lambics--with great carbonation. The taste is a ton of sour that socks you in the face--this coming from a guy who considers this his favorite style--so it is definitely sour. Lots of wood flavors and maybe a hint of apricot--but not much at all. The sour is a little too much throughout, and the other flavors donít present themselves strongly enough to make this as enjoyable as most Cantillon products.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Get a very sour aroma with some slight apricot.Pours a hazy orange with very little head.Very sour with some light fruit in the flavors.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Many thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing this fairly expensive bottle with me, thanks Brian! Poured a small white head, fair retention with spotty lace. Seriously hazy, gold, glowiing yellow colored brew. Nose is large, leathery, bretty,fruity with peaches, green apples apricot? and citrusy notes hiding in there also. Body is light, tart, sour puckering mouthfeel. Lots of funkiness here, wet leather, some oxydation and peachy flavors climbing out from underneath it all. Dry, tart, fruity and over the top! Sour, tart, WOW !! Cantillon, Whao....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle. 2006 Vintage. Hazy straw-amber beer with no head. Slight tart aroma with some indistinct fruitiness. Nice refreshing tart flavor with funk, dust, apples, citrus and ending in apricots. Tart/sour lingers with a bit of that apricot fruitiness. Medium bodied. Great flavor in great balance. Not as dry as other Cantillonís Iíve had and thereís a bit of sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (837) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 8, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 Bottle. Hazy yellowish with a minimum of white head. Citrus and sour in aroma with apples, cellar and chewing gum. Flavour is sour and fresh with citrus and cellar aslo present. Re-rate on Draught @ōlbutikken. Original rating 8-3-5-3-13-3.2.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2666) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Cloudy orange with zero head. Sour slightly floral aroma. At first there is a slight hint of apricot in the nose and the taste but it is not something that overwhelms you. Sour and bitter taste dominates as a lambic should.


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