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

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RATINGS: 925   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13788) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle. Milky, cheesy, sour/citric aroma. Very cloudy yellow colour. Nice head. The flavour is very citric with some danablue. Nice acidity, burning at the back of my throat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil’s yeast feast - probably one of the least sour of Cantillon’s lambics, but, as anyone experienced with them knows, that doesn’t mean it isn’t still mouth-puckering - cloudy burnt gold/orange - lovely wild yeast and white wine aroma, with just a small undercurrent of tart apricot - the sourness seems less like a wild yeast sourness, and more like they used under-ripe fruit to lend a different kind of tartness to this particular beer - woody, barnyard, characteristically Cantillon flavor abounds underneath - and under THAT, an almost alcoholic, tannic, wine-like flavor - very complex stuff, but even with the lower sourness, it’s still hard to drink more than a few ounces in a sitting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2006
On tap at the Maproom!!! Poured a lightly hazy orangey-apricot with a half inch of white headage. Loved the funky/sweet/sour/tart nose... old moldy, cobwebby stable, bread, and mild spices accented with a lighter-than-expected apricot presence. Flavor was even better... lip puckering, stomach-eroding vinegar and lemon, funky yeast, ripe cheese, and overtones of apricot. Powerful in every sense of the word, yet intricately crafted, engaging, and truly refreshing. Rather dry. This was a most excellent brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - MAY 31, 2006
on tap at map room...I thought this was pretty delicious. Poured a flat rosey color. Aroma was intense tarty sweet fruit and sour champaign. Flavor was similar...very much like white wine with some great light fruitiness and barn funk. Mouthfeel was light and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2535) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2006
Dark, hazy yellow color. Small head. Citric aroma with a hint of apricot. Very sour sucking-on-a-lemon flavour. Some apricot flavour lurks in the background.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2006
Bottled 2005. Well it certainly looks like an apricot beer (not that I can think of any other apricot beers I’ve had) - hazy orange with a sparse head. The first thing I noticed about this one was that the aroma didn’t make my mouth pucker up before even tasting it like most Cantillons do, which as it turned out was a harbinger of things to come. This was quite unlike most other Cantillons I’ve had. Distinct peppery lichen aroma with not much apricot character, though perhaps there’s some of the skins and an earthy stem character. The house lambic character does eventually come through, but remains restrained at all times with bits of wood, cobwebs, stale hops and aged cheddar peeking through. Whereas the aroma had only a subtle hint of apricot, the flavour is simply bursting with apricot character in the most delicious way. It tastes like tart, dry, apricot nectar with the acidity of dried apricots. The initial sensation is slightly milky, and perhaps even a touch alkaline, and the finish is very clean with a touch of pungent hop. Lambic character is minimal. It gives the impression that most of the acidity is generated by the fruit, not the lambic, and I like it. A lot. Delicious stuff, the best Cantillon I’ve had in quite a while. It really goes to show the benefit of getting into them quickly before all the fruit character disappears.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2006
Cloudy orange colour with a very small white head. Fruity and lactic sour aroma. Tart fruity flavor with notes of yeast and wood.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Sour barnyard aroma with some fruity hints. Sour tart fruity flavor with some hints of apricot. Has anice tart fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Lightly sour with hints of apricot tartness. Yeasty fruit notes with a complicated interplay of wood barrel, barnyard, and mustiness. Typically high quality lambic from this brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle at Ølbaren, shared with Mette, recommended by Sahlholdt. Orange, small white head. Sour acid, fruit (peach), citrus, some wood. A little like biting a peach, the sour/sweet skin.


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