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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2900) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottled in 2004, poured a golden color with a flat head, no lacing (probably left the glassware squeeky clean, these cantillon guys). The aroma was funk, leather, peaches, and apricots. The flavor followed the aroma, strong initial tartness, peaches, citrus notes, funky horseblankets / brett, and traces of wheat under it all. The mouthfeel was strongly acidic (surprise), leaves the mouth squeeky clean. One of the stronger fruit presences in a Cantillon, yet still darned Cantillon-like in tartness. Rather refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 One of the easyiest to drink cantillons there must be. Aroma is cantillon trough and through yeasty sour hen shed lemon goodness. Taste is similar with somehting holding back the complete blow your mind typical sourness which i assume is the peach but i cant actually tell its peach unless i look at the bottle, making is closer to balanced than most cantillons though with more hops also. A very intresting and lovely lovely beer. RERATE: UP TO 4.7 FROM 4. Alround such an excellent beer, sort palat clensing yet sessionable, the fruit is subtle and sweetens it slightly but, my god its amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012
Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark golden / yellow with a white head. Aroma is sour, fruity, somewhat funky. Taste is apricot, tart sourness, and some brett.
8-3-7-3-16

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2011 ]. Clear medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy, apricot, light barnyard. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, fruity - apricot fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120127]
8-2-8-4-16

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2005 ]. Clear medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate leather, barnyard notes, light apricot, fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy acidic with a long duration, dry, barnyard, apricot, tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat [20120127]
8-2-9-4-18

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle. The inside of the cap is covered with a grey mold on this bottle and the cork is leaking. But, since the underside of the cork looks good, Iím gonna drink it anyway; if I havenít logged on in few days send someone for my body. Pours a yellow color with a slight haze. Quickly dissipating white head and only a slight carbonation that may a result of the leaking cork. Fruity aroma with some fresh straw and some light barnyard notes. Tart and acidic with a strong apricot fruitiness. The fruit flavor is very sweet while the lambic sourness tends to conflict it. This beer really has two separate personalities. The typical Cantillon Funk saves the taste for me. Without it, it trends towards some of the sweet alco-pops some of the other Lambic Brewers are sending to the states. Slightly sweet/ sour finish as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
intresting fruity nose, sour acidic fruity taste champagne like nice amount of head very dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
on tap at the belgian room, Hop Devil Grill. Light orange with a large off white head. Aroma is pretty funky with fruit also. Taste is funky, fruity, and very sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Absolutely gorgeous liguid sunshine. PEachs and apricots with lemon zest and blood orange with a grapefruit finis. Extremely wel melded lambic that makes me want to lick it off of Tyra Banks.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimcook (14) - Cathedral City, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
I like the cap/cork combo. This (special vintage?) lambic requires an open mind to appreciate. The first taste is an explosion of Sweet-Tarts on acid. Subsequent tastes are pretty similar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2006
2002 vintage 750 ml bottle into a Flute. Pours a beautiful lightly hazed peach golden color with a fizzy head at first that dies quickly. The aroma comes off with a tart peach and apricot astringent nose with daisy flowers tossed in the bunch. The flavor first hits a sweet apricot note which quickly moves into a very sharp and tart grassy gueze note that fizzes into a very dry spiced and sour finish which coats the teeth in a very interesting way. Quite the brew. Was a bit expensive, but itís also a 2002 vintage. Definitely worth at least $20 if you can find a 2006 vintage.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottled. Pours a clear dark golden, with a white head. Aroma is sour, fruity, somewhat funky. Taste is apricot, tart sourness, and some brett.


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