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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 mmmmm....This one has the perfect balance of sourness, but with a huge apricot flavor. Aromad of apricots, funk, citrus, and a litlle floral. Flavors of the same, but with a mellow, dry, sweetness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Draft at Monks... Poured a cloudy yellow color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet apricots, tart lemons, and dry brettanomyces. Taste was bone dry with a tart lemon, and sweet apricot taste. Sour finish, the sweetness from the apricots was real nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Sour, but not too sour, acidic and a hint of fruit in the finish, nose similar, color off golden, small head, pleasant yet not overly memorable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2005
On draught at Sunset Grille, Feb 2005. Based on the qualities of my sample, I’d say it was somewhere in the 2000-2002 vintage range. Peach-apricot colored beer, with a small, fizzy white head, mostly disipating, with light lacing. Quite hazy. Aroma of light blue cheese, old funk, musty gym shoes and just an ever so slight hint of apricot essence. Flavor is very relaxed, by Cantillon standards. Sourness to start, but it’s much less aggressive and dominant than in some of their other beers. A light amount of real apricot flavor (like biting in to a dried apricot) is well integrated with the tart, base lambic. Notes of light cheese/bacteria and a bit of sweetness right near the finish. Ends quite a good deal more sour than it starts, with plenty of yeast funk. Delightful flavor throughout really showcases the lambic, with some apricot as an afterthought. Medium body, no wateriness, very low carbonation, but just enough to please the palate and keep it refreshing and light. I am definitely going to buy a bottle of this soon.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Well, I’ve been buying this Cantillon stuff at premium prices and being largely disappointed. This is another. Hazy orange/amber with a fleeting champagne head. Nose was acidic, citrus, sour, yearty. Medium bodied, thin. The flavor was sour, bitter, acrid, crappy. Sorry, just not my style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Ive been wanting to try this for a while and thanks to edward (brooklynboy) I was able to. Again, just too acidic and lambicy. I couldnt even pick out that this was apricot until I read the description.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kirtley (3) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
Although it’s apricot it really tastes more like a Tangelo (grapefruit-orange hybrid). Definite saltiness too. Horse-blanket aroma as you’d expect, but not over-powering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 Pale gold colored beer with a little head. Aromas of apricots and salt. Taste is very sour and salty, but while warming up turns over to a subtile sweet apricot tastes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2005
This is the BEST of the cantillons. A shame we won’t be getting them in Ontario anymore because allegedly they have too much arsenic according to LCBO standards. Hazy peach/pink with a tartness that radiates through every inch of your being. Dry finish, wine-like sensational on many levels. Who knew apricot could be so fabulous?

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2005
pH=3. Decent aroma, light apricot notes, heavy gueuze yeast and wheat, with wet canvas or horse blanket. Hazy pale apricot amber-orange with no head. Medium body with heavy carbonation, carbonic burning. Extremely acidic throughout. Puckering tartness, almost beyond enjoyable. Typical Cantillon gueuze lambic profile with apricot notes throughout. The sourness of the apricots imparted even more sourness than usual, and I found this difficult to drink. Induced acid reflux.


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