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

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RATINGS: 870   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
2004 SE Gathering: Very fruity sour apple flavor with strong grapefruit overtones. I can't detect any hops or malt in this one. Tastes like a sour fruity wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Cloudy yellow appearance. Lip pukering sour with apricots and lemons. This was my least favorite of all the Cantillons I sampled at the Atlanta gathering. But it is still another good lambic. Enjoyable if not great.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
A musty golden appearance. Apricots as an afterthought. Alot sweeter than most of the Cantillon line. Still very sour and musky, but very crisp in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Cloudy straw color,decent medium sized head that lasted for a good amount of time before fading to a small lace.The aroma was sourish,apricot and a little earthy.The flavor was much better then it let on,sweet and sour leaning more to the sour side with a nice apricot flavor maybe a hint of lemon with an apricot sour finish.Very nice brew much better then the kriek which i found to be a little over the top on the sour.This is a very much needed to be tryed brew for anyone who can get it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Pours a golden orange color, slightly murky-very pretty. Aroma is sharp and sour, very yeasty, almost no apricots detected. The initial flavor is sharp and tart, still no apricots detected...at first, but as it begins to warm a definite sweet, fruity flavor of the apricots emerges. A hint of vanilla makes the mouth feel warm, very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with notes of sour apple and cask wood. Flavor is moderately sweet, harshly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, harshly acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, heavily astringent. Poorly balanced and too astringent IMHO...I like strong sourness in traditional lambic, of course, but Cantillon's products typically have little else going on. This is no exception...light aroma, very stark and simplistic (or so it seems to me). Girardin, Hanssens, Oud Beersel, etc. are all so much better IMHO.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2004
Bottled in 2000, 4 years old
Hazy golden color. Vinegar, mold, wood, cellar aroma. Harsh, astringent, woody; the fruitness is not easy to perceive.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Bottle from my Belgium trip. Bright hazy yellow, very thin veneer of a smooth white head. Pretty. Aroma initially of barnyard, but quickly tempered by a clear citric apricot note. In the mouth, there is an initial scorching knock of sourness, followed by barnyard funk, and ending with a surprising smooth, sweet flavor of almost pure fresh apricot. I'm amazed at how clear an apricot flavor came through. Amazing stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1603) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2003
Treble blond colour, whithout head. Sour, rotten aroma. Sour flavour, sweet in the end. Very special beer. Now I'm glad I spent so many money on it, (but not as many as in the USA), I payed 5 euro in the brewery.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2003
hazy as hell apricot color. thin head...thicker at the edges. some sediment. my nose detects more vinegar than fruit and a tiny bit of fresh asphalt smell that i seem to get with the Oude Beersel line. very tart flavor. extremely crisp and acidic. this may be the most tart example to date for me. positively sends the salivary glands into overload...just what i'm looking for. but at the $27.99 price tag on the 750ml bottle, i probably wouldnt buy it again.


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