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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 10, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy with no head. Semi dry - slightly "dusty" in flavour. Also flavour of dried abricots. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
Tasted at the 2006 Pizza Port Belgian Fest. This fruit lambic pours a light yellow very hazy gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, tart, sour and dry. Touch of apricots. A medium bodied lambic. Malts are fruity, with a prevalent apricot flavor. Intensly dry with a nearly mouth puckering tartness. Very dry, nearly Berliner Weiss in tartness. Still there is a strong malt and fruity backbone under all that tartness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2006
Very sour in aroma, very cloudy with no head. This is a bitter beer that makes you pucker up but crave it more and more with each sip!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2006
Sample at Indy tasting Dick’s BBQ 3/31/06 - Aroma has a sour soapy nose with lemon, apricot, and yeast. Pours cloudy muddy yellow with no head or lacing. WOW! Pucker up, this baby is sour. Lots of citrus, apricot, and yeast. Palate is very tart. Interesting and tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 Bottle at Cantillon. Light yellow orange in color. Apricot and grapefruity tart aroma. Citrusy notes. Sour and citrusy flavor. Very dry finish. Nicely carbonated. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Finish is apricot. Very nice. Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Sweet apricot with tart notes. Cloudy and nectar-like. This reminded me of a bellini. Light straw color. Very tart and grapefruity.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 27, 2006
(75cl Bottle. 03/2006) Delicious. Initial aromas are all funk just as you’d expect from a Cantillon -- all the distinctive Cantillon aromas are there. Hazy straw/orange. Expected barnyard flavors. Wonderful palate -- perfectly medium-full with lively carbonation and a long finish. Then I let this breathe ... about half an hour into it (I had left some in a glass) it was like smelling and eating an apricot ... amazing. This is a great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2006
2004. Hazy gold. Fizzy, white head settles quickly. Nose- musty, sour, spicy yeast and pungent, past ripe apricot. Same flavor. Very sour and a bone dry finish. Apricot is a perfcet choice for a lambic. Medium, balanced body. The best fruit lambic I’ve had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; 2004 vintage ]
A fully diminushing small fizzy white head that tops up a hazy medium orange body. No lacing. No particules. No bubbles. Aroma of apricot, orange juice with a sharp tarness/sourness. Hay/leather/horseblanket/barnyard/dust... well, a Cantillon/brett. To the mouth, apricot for a fraction of a second, then tartness hits and holds for a while. acidic of course, but well rounded. Dry but sugary. Another wonderful Cantillon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
750 ml bottle. Pours orange with a - for a lambic -quite fine head that lasts a while. The aromas are classic Cantillon; limey, sweaty and moldy. A hint of tobacco there also. And then there is the apricot aroma, which enhances the citric component even more. On the palate it is absurdly acidic, but still fruity. Complex, with a mouthfeel like a mixture between freshly squeezed lemon, grape fruit and orange juice. Not my favourite Cantillon, but still a super beer!


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