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

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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2006 Pours a hazy blonde color with a ring of white lace. Acid, tart aroma of apricot, typical Cantillon wildness. Acid, tart and mouthpuckering flavor of apricot, again this reeks of Cantillon a lot, their wild yeast signature is there, there’s a good dose of funk and it’s also citric. The mouthfeel is dusty and dry. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 Couleur jaune paille allant vers le doré, pratiquement aucune mousse, faible et nonchalant dégagement gazeux laissant initialement de grosses bulle sur le rebord du verre. Arômes semblant très acide, vieux barils de bois humide, quelque peu herbal sous de faible parfum d’abricots dominé par les citrons. Plein de caractère sauvage, typique brettanomyces. Les caractéristiques du fruit sont abstraites au début et prennent de l’ampleur au fur et à mesure que le liquide se réchauffe, devenant ainsi bien reconnaissables et plaisantes. Très tartrique et acide en bouche, semblant pleinement atténuée, présence du blé devenant plus marquée vers la fin. Très appréciable et typique de Cantillon. Bouteille achetée à la brasserie, Avril 2005.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Sample shamelessly mooched from Stephen Beaumont’s bottle. Cloudy, milky orange body. Aroma reminds me of French Chardonnay, sour grapefruit, and stonefruit. Funk and yeast are prominent, then again my sample wasn’t the cleanest. Ultra sour flavor, seemingly beyond maximum threshold. Intense horse blanket and ripe stone fruit complexity. Great beer. Will definitely re-visit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2005 Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Very sour and tart aroma with a light mustiness. Pours a very cloudy dull yellow with a small white ring for a head. Very sour and tart from start to finish with a light acidity in the finish. So sour and tart that apricot, or any other flavor for that matter, is completely dominated and covered up.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle from Styles. Opaque yellow-orange colored with a slight white head. Aroma is very sulfury, reminding me of what a hair shop on permanent day smells like. Light to medium bodied. Well carbonated. A bit sulfury in flavor but not enough to detract from the sour barny flavors. A touch of apricot shows through. Tart. Nice beer but the sulfur smell really detracts for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bottle #34 of 180, bottled in 2000 and consumed at Toronado, San Francisco. This bright orange lambic poured with a thin white head, eliciting a sharp citrus-like aroma. There is a delicate apricot flavor, with a very dry palate and a tart lemon finish. I have enjoyed many of the Cantillon brews, and this was my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2005
Light orange in colour. Apricot?! More like a big dry gueuze. Intensely dry, big sour mouthfeel. Mild fruity aroma. Very refreshing and morish, but hard to find the apricots there! Still tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
(on bottle) A vague sent here. The taste is also just sour, then, out of nowhere, the abricots sets in. Long finish of the same, the abricots makes this a very mild lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
Bottled @ KØ 2005: Light golden coloured. Unclear. Medium sized white head. Abricot, light sweet sourness in the aroma. Has the typical earthy notes. Flavour as well is sour brilliantly held up by the sweetness. Some hay, tart and fruit notes. Ends on a fruity sourness and is refreshing and cleansing. Used this a twice as palatecleanser during the festival.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2005
A typical Cantillon. Poured a lovely shimmering orange, smelled of lemons, acid and apricots, and went down like a shot of Drano, causing rumblies in my tummy. But while in my mouth, it was a nice mix of citrus, apricot, and lots of sourness. Could have used a bit more apricot to balance it out, but good nonetheless.


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