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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1064   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Apricot lambic


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
Last beer of a behemoth of a session provided by Mes. I don’t like fruit and despise apricot so you could have twatted me with a feather when I loved this. Stunk of pig shit. Fresh, sweet and the right balance of tartiness. Very hard to put down and very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2008
I can’t believe it took me so long to try this. Hazy lemon colored pour, small white head. Tart peach aroma. Flavor is sour peach, grapes, tannins, citrus, lemons...wow. Finishes nice and sour, I was sipping for a bit. This is great.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
CH-303 (1967) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Appearance: Cap&Cork. Light orange, cloudy. Very little head. Aroma: Sour, little bit fruity. Apricot. Taste: Pretty sour. Bit of fruit. Quenching. Info: 375ml bottle, 7/2-2007, 162/300

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Golden color with a clean white head. Aroma is a bit sour and funky with apricots, fresh orange, and light sugar. Flavor of candied apricots and tart, citrusy lambic with a nice bit of acidity. Solid feel with a medium pucker factor. Very good and different enough to distinguish itself. Another fine Cantillon!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Lightly vegetal, apricot aroma. Flavor was slick, powerful sourness, with only light fruit. Sharply acidic, almost piercing. I poured my wine glass pour into a traditional Cantillon tumbler and it became a much different beer. Though it was just as bracing, the intensity of the aroma and sourness died down, at least a bit. Still, it was a tough beer to put down. Reaffirmed my belief though that all but the smallest samples of lambic should be drank from the traditional tumblers.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2008
Vintage bottled stored by me for 4 years. Hazy orange colour with yeast strands. Malty aroma with notes of nuts, acid and fruit. Acidic flavour with notes of citrus, some malt and sweet fruit. Didn´t age as well as you could imagine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3736) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil Brett Fest. Pours a light orange with a small white head. Aroma of sour apricot. Flavor is of sweet apricot, maybe some cream cheese (?). Light, hardly sour, very fruity, and quite excellent. I had this in bottle awhile ago and was unimpressed, but this draught version really wowwed me. Awesome and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2008
pours hazy gray head, just around the ede. tastes lemon rind, grapefruit rind. really dry and sour mouth drying like a wine with far to much tough tannin. a bit over the top for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeSammy (612) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Funky, sour, sweet. Carbonated kick not overdone. Very tart llambic. Very citric and acidic. Pale, light color. On tap at Brett rest at aputin duyvil in Brooklyn.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 7, 2008
did not get a chance to get it at the brewery so i was happy to see it on tap at the brett fest. nice stone fruit and funk aroma. not as dirty or rough as expected but that is not to say it is fruity.


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