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

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RATINGS: 843   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
RATING #1700.
Acidic apricot aroma. Barnyard character is subdued with some sweatiness and restrained brett notes. Opaque tan-orange with no head. Soured apricot with cheesey flavours in the finish. Some leafy, herbal notes. Quite acidic and puckering. Some wheat character is apparent in the finish. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere at the Sunset Grill in Boston.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
On tap the the Sunset Grill, only 5$! Calm headless amber hue shows orange-red hints. Aroma is enticing and funky with strong horsey, sweaty and barnyardy component. It definitely has a sweet connotation, honey-like blended with the horsey fruits (apricot, orange, pink grapefruit). Yep, this is a lambic, very fruity, limey, citric, lactic and funky. Yet, its aggressiveness is rather limited in mouth. Itís tart of course, but pretty mellowed out. I assume the bottles are far more authentic in that regard, here, the mouthfeel is so lightly carbonated that it feels a bit lifeless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
With horseblanket, grapefruit, lemons, and a light fruit sweetness on the nose.. and the same on the mouth, I enjoyed this beer. The beer poured a cloudy yellow color w/ thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and carbonated. MMMM... I love the Pizza Port Belgian Ale Fest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2005
On tap at the Sunset Grill. Slightly hazy golden orange body, medium head. Citrus and touches of apricot in the aroma, low on the lambic funk. A well-refined lambic, the apricot is subtle yet pleasant. The finish is the highlight of this beer, dry with a light woody and malt lingering taste. Yet another great Cantillon fruit lambic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Pours with a cloudy gold body topped by a thin head with a surprisingly good amount of lacing. Itís incredibly sour and tart with notes of barnyard and a touch of apricot. Dry as hell and light bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2005
on tap at the spuyten duyvil, brooklyn. hazy yellow gold color, creamy off-white ring at the top. musty and sour apricot nose. low to no carbonation. flavor is sour and dry apricot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 mmmmm....This one has the perfect balance of sourness, but with a huge apricot flavor. Aromad of apricots, funk, citrus, and a litlle floral. Flavors of the same, but with a mellow, dry, sweetness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Draft at Monks... Poured a cloudy yellow color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet apricots, tart lemons, and dry brettanomyces. Taste was bone dry with a tart lemon, and sweet apricot taste. Sour finish, the sweetness from the apricots was real nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Sour, but not too sour, acidic and a hint of fruit in the finish, nose similar, color off golden, small head, pleasant yet not overly memorable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2005
On draught at Sunset Grille, Feb 2005. Based on the qualities of my sample, Iíd say it was somewhere in the 2000-2002 vintage range. Peach-apricot colored beer, with a small, fizzy white head, mostly disipating, with light lacing. Quite hazy. Aroma of light blue cheese, old funk, musty gym shoes and just an ever so slight hint of apricot essence. Flavor is very relaxed, by Cantillon standards. Sourness to start, but itís much less aggressive and dominant than in some of their other beers. A light amount of real apricot flavor (like biting in to a dried apricot) is well integrated with the tart, base lambic. Notes of light cheese/bacteria and a bit of sweetness right near the finish. Ends quite a good deal more sour than it starts, with plenty of yeast funk. Delightful flavor throughout really showcases the lambic, with some apricot as an afterthought. Medium body, no wateriness, very low carbonation, but just enough to please the palate and keep it refreshing and light. I am definitely going to buy a bottle of this soon.


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