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

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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - MAY 31, 2006
on tap at map room...I thought this was pretty delicious. Poured a flat rosey color. Aroma was intense tarty sweet fruit and sour champaign. Flavor was similar...very much like white wine with some great light fruitiness and barn funk. Mouthfeel was light and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Lightly sour with hints of apricot tartness. Yeasty fruit notes with a complicated interplay of wood barrel, barnyard, and mustiness. Typically high quality lambic from this brewer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Tap at Spuyten Duyvilís yeast feast - probably one of the least sour of Cantillonís lambics, but, as anyone experienced with them knows, that doesnít mean it isnít still mouth-puckering - cloudy burnt gold/orange - lovely wild yeast and white wine aroma, with just a small undercurrent of tart apricot - the sourness seems less like a wild yeast sourness, and more like they used under-ripe fruit to lend a different kind of tartness to this particular beer - woody, barnyard, characteristically Cantillon flavor abounds underneath - and under THAT, an almost alcoholic, tannic, wine-like flavor - very complex stuff, but even with the lower sourness, itís still hard to drink more than a few ounces in a sitting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2006
Bottled 2005. Well it certainly looks like an apricot beer (not that I can think of any other apricot beers Iíve had) - hazy orange with a sparse head. The first thing I noticed about this one was that the aroma didnít make my mouth pucker up before even tasting it like most Cantillons do, which as it turned out was a harbinger of things to come. This was quite unlike most other Cantillons Iíve had. Distinct peppery lichen aroma with not much apricot character, though perhaps thereís some of the skins and an earthy stem character. The house lambic character does eventually come through, but remains restrained at all times with bits of wood, cobwebs, stale hops and aged cheddar peeking through. Whereas the aroma had only a subtle hint of apricot, the flavour is simply bursting with apricot character in the most delicious way. It tastes like tart, dry, apricot nectar with the acidity of dried apricots. The initial sensation is slightly milky, and perhaps even a touch alkaline, and the finish is very clean with a touch of pungent hop. Lambic character is minimal. It gives the impression that most of the acidity is generated by the fruit, not the lambic, and I like it. A lot. Delicious stuff, the best Cantillon Iíve had in quite a while. It really goes to show the benefit of getting into them quickly before all the fruit character disappears.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Hazy peach juice color with suspended particles and pulpy bits floating around underneath a small white head. Moderate/high carbonation. Aroma is acidic,funky,musty,fruit,citrus. Flavor is citrus,acidic,tart,astringent with mild peaches. Fuller body than any lambic I had recently.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Draught snifter at RedBones. Pours a flat hazy light orange color. Nose is light citrus fruits, apricots are noticed. Has a light bit of sourness in the nose. Flavor is sour as hell. One of the more sour cantillons I have experienced. Some great flavorful citrus surrounds the flavor and leaves the palate hurting and swollen. It is a wild roller coaster ride for your palate. Finish is crisp and refreshing, very nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2006
bottle. murky orange color. grape and apricot scent. very dry. roastet pallet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 750cl. Hazy orange with little white head. Smells, looks and feels like a cantillon product. Very sour, but this has a little bit of sweet in the end from the abracot feel! Great! Bottle @ Too many geuzeís only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Wauw. Tasted 2005 and 2011. 2001: Fresh fruit - really fresh apricot. Young vaguely tart 4.. 2005: Horse manuer, barnyard, light fruit and pungeantly tart! 4,3.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
Aroma:sour and cheese.. Appearance:hazy yellow,light head... Flavor:very good citrus sour flavor...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (5029) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 28, 2006
This bottled brew was sampled at the RateBeer gathering at Dickís Bodacious Bar-B-Que. It poured a fully diminished non-existent head and a body of light orange brown color. The aroma was tingly hoppy and oh so lambic like. The mouth feel tingly and sour from start to finish. The flavor contained sour malty farmhouse notes.


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