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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 955   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle. The inside of the cap is covered with a grey mold on this bottle and the cork is leaking. But, since the underside of the cork looks good, I’m gonna drink it anyway; if I haven’t logged on in few days send someone for my body. Pours a yellow color with a slight haze. Quickly dissipating white head and only a slight carbonation that may a result of the leaking cork. Fruity aroma with some fresh straw and some light barnyard notes. Tart and acidic with a strong apricot fruitiness. The fruit flavor is very sweet while the lambic sourness tends to conflict it. This beer really has two separate personalities. The typical Cantillon Funk saves the taste for me. Without it, it trends towards some of the sweet alco-pops some of the other Lambic Brewers are sending to the states. Slightly sweet/ sour finish as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
intresting fruity nose, sour acidic fruity taste champagne like nice amount of head very dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
on tap at the belgian room, Hop Devil Grill. Light orange with a large off white head. Aroma is pretty funky with fruit also. Taste is funky, fruity, and very sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Absolutely gorgeous liguid sunshine. PEachs and apricots with lemon zest and blood orange with a grapefruit finis. Extremely wel melded lambic that makes me want to lick it off of Tyra Banks.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimcook (14) - Cathedral City, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
I like the cap/cork combo. This (special vintage?) lambic requires an open mind to appreciate. The first taste is an explosion of Sweet-Tarts on acid. Subsequent tastes are pretty similar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2006
2002 vintage 750 ml bottle into a Flute. Pours a beautiful lightly hazed peach golden color with a fizzy head at first that dies quickly. The aroma comes off with a tart peach and apricot astringent nose with daisy flowers tossed in the bunch. The flavor first hits a sweet apricot note which quickly moves into a very sharp and tart grassy gueze note that fizzes into a very dry spiced and sour finish which coats the teeth in a very interesting way. Quite the brew. Was a bit expensive, but it’s also a 2002 vintage. Definitely worth at least $20 if you can find a 2006 vintage.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottled. Pours a clear dark golden, with a white head. Aroma is sour, fruity, somewhat funky. Taste is apricot, tart sourness, and some brett.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 I had this a long time ago. A re-rate must take place some time in the future. My taste has developed a great deal since.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Turbid gold orangy pour with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy tart fruit, a lot of peachy and apricotty hints, with some earthy citrus. The flavor is very tart and citric, with peach and apricot notes, and some arthy peaty malty notes. As with all Cantillons, this one has no sweetness whatsoever, and gets like a pulpy unsweetened grapefruit juice as it warms. This is the last of the Cantillons that I pay 20 bucks for. I’m officially writing off beers that make my lips pucker worse than squeezing a lemon directly into my mouth. Even gueuzes have more non fermented sugars that this!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
Bottle, Københavnske Øldage 2006. Slightly golden orange and a little hazy. Distinct barn-yardy nose with a distinct apricoty aroma. Sour apricot flavours. Too bad I had this one at the end of the flight. Will try it again at some other time.


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