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

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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (3382) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2008
cloudy yellow coloured body with a white head a sour fruity ( abricot) aroma a ful sour pallet a sour fruity finich not my style off beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yves (2710) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2008
Cloudy yellow colour with small white head. Strong sour aroma with a hint of sweet abricot. Full sour diminishing palate finishing off strong bitter and fruity. It’s not the beer to drink all night long but just one is heavenly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2008
Hazy yellow coloured beer with a small white head. Very fruity sweet-sour aroma. Full sour palate. FInish is sour fruity with a dry tart finish. Very enjoyable lambic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
11/7/07 From the bottle. Aroma is very sulfuric, sweet/sour with lots of fruit, mainly apricot, and earthy tones. Appearance is hazy light yellow with a low white head. Flavor is earthy forward, with very tart fruit, low fruity sweetness, complex and clashing. Mouthfeel is spritzy, medium bodied, and resiny in the finish. Overall, this isn’t terrible, but definitely lacks the smoothness or balance such a well reviewed beer should have.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2011 Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a hazy pale yellow without any head. Looks a bit like apple juice. Aroma is musky, apricot, barnyard and a slight fruity tartness. Low carbonation, giving the beer a slight oily feel. Flavour is powerfully tart at first, slight oakiness mixing well. Very dry mouthfeel, but it is stunningly well-crafted the way the fruity apricot flavours abound after the tartness has subdued. Very nice. (and stunning for a hot Chili Con Carne)
7/2/9/3/17 = 3.8

Re-rate: Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Hazy golden with a lovely, white head. Sweetish aroma with a sh**-load of apricot and actually peach. Light carbonation, great dryness. Just top-class flavour, apricot, exoticness, tart, fruity and incredibly fresh. Just magnificent. 9/4/9/4/17 = 4.3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2007
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, small white sparkling head. Aroma is concentrated sourness along with wood and fruits. Flavour is very much the same with some slight fruity notes lurking behind the sourness. Dry to the extreme.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2007
Hazy orange with tiny head. Aroma is sour with citrus, abricot and woody notes. Very sour flavor with well hidden hints of abricot ;-) Lovely...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1409) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Thanx to Mgumby for sharing this.Pours a golden hay color with a white head.barnyard funk nose.Flavor is super sour fruit.This finished off with apples and sourness coming in on the backend.RERATE! HAd this on tap at RedLight on 01/17/09.I am not a sour head but man when they are fresh I enjoy them more and this was no exceptionThe sourness in the bottle was more tart fresh.The apricots came out more.Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1257) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Huge thanks to mgumby for this one, thanks again Mike! My first one from these guys. Poured a cloudy golden color with a thin medium white head. The aroma was big of apricots, acidic sourness, and some funk. The aroma doesn’t prepare you for the onsluaght of sourness to follow. The flavor was all of sour apricots and peaches with the acidity and sourness dominating the taste. There is a good amount of funk in there as well with all the sourness. It was enough to make you pucker up from all the sour taste. It was medium bodied with a sour dry finish with a nice long aftertaste. I really enjoyed this one, am digging the sour stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Pours a cloudy gold color with a decent white head. Smells of that classic Cantillon funk and acidity where you really dont get much else but that. Its ok, Ive come to expect it from these guys. The flavor is much the same. I got just the slightest little apricot flavor because the funk and sourness is so overpowering, its toug to pull out other flavors. Big cheek puckering acidity rules here, medium dry finish, with a lemony fruity aftertaste. Another great showing.


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