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

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RATINGS: 979   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Thanx to Mgumby for sharing this.Pours a golden hay color with a white head.barnyard funk nose.Flavor is super sour fruit.This finished off with apples and sourness coming in on the backend.RERATE! HAd this on tap at RedLight on 01/17/09.I am not a sour head but man when they are fresh I enjoy them more and this was no exceptionThe sourness in the bottle was more tart fresh.The apricots came out more.Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1096) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Huge thanks to mgumby for this one, thanks again Mike! My first one from these guys. Poured a cloudy golden color with a thin medium white head. The aroma was big of apricots, acidic sourness, and some funk. The aroma doesn’t prepare you for the onsluaght of sourness to follow. The flavor was all of sour apricots and peaches with the acidity and sourness dominating the taste. There is a good amount of funk in there as well with all the sourness. It was enough to make you pucker up from all the sour taste. It was medium bodied with a sour dry finish with a nice long aftertaste. I really enjoyed this one, am digging the sour stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2007
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8319) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2007
From a bottle poured a slightly hazy golden color. Nice tart flavor with all kinds of fruity flavoring.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 15, 2007
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.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2007
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
&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!


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