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

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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (9736) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Bottle... Spring Brewtopia 2005... This beer rocks!... This is just a touch darker than freshly squeezed lemon juice and just about as sour. Donít really pick up any of the apricot. Tastes and smells like lemon juice aged in oak. Lively carbonation. This is the most sour beer I have ever had. Kicks La Folieís ass on the sourness scale... sorry New Belgium. Cabbage Patch Kids are honey-sweet compared to this. My nose and ball hair tingle each time I take a sip. I love spontanious fermentation. Liquid fun!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2005
04.16.05 Brewtopia í05, 750ml bottle. Yellow white and completely muddy. Ring of white head. Huge cheese, foot, funk, sock aromas. Lots of apricot on nose (I had no idea this was supposed to be an apricot beer until I asked some people). Only hints of fruity skin in flavor while itís dominated by a glorious and harshly acidic tartness. Great aromas, fabulous palate, but the flavor is not too unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2005
Sampled at Brewtopia 2005. Poured golden and hazy, effervescent with a white head. Strong aroma of tart apricots. Taste is... wow... tart, tart, tart apricots. Like sucking on an apricot sour candy. Dry finish. This could be repugnant to some, but I like sour, so this is right up my alley.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
bottle at smokeless joeís. hazy golden yellow colour. no head. wow! funky sour tart fruitiness in the aroma. you could smell it from quite a distance. I could only detect very faint notes of apricot. oh my... this is quite tart, mouth-puckeringly tart. bone dry with a ridiculously long sour finish. awesome!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 75cl bottle, corked says bottled in 2000, hand numbered "#22 of 180" So can you smell acid? Cuz this smelled like acid! & not the trippy kind...I think that all the apricot character has vanished from this...maybe a bit remains in the layers of the aroma and the twanging finish...this has barnyard horse blanket sweat hay all over it, with a lingering tartness that goes on...and on...Laura tasted it and said "Iíve had bile that tasted better than that!" Not for everybody...but once youíve acquired the taste for all things sour, it doesnít dissapoint...and the bottle grows on me more and more as I go thorugh it! It does seem to be a bit heavier than a gueuze and it is certainly an apricot color. whoa This thing is so acidic...the Cantillon funk is massive here, and maybe heightened by the apricots?

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, USA - APR 7, 2005
Pours a yellow-golden beer with a thin snow white head. The aroma is extremely fresh with a slightly acidid apricot note and hints of grapefruit - very summer! The flavor doesnít show as much apricot, but is tart and biding with a dry grapefruit and lemon note. Maybe not as interesting as some of the top notch Cantillon but still extremely fresh and very well balanced. Definately one of the best summer drinks I can think of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
RATING #1700.
Acidic apricot aroma. Barnyard character is subdued with some sweatiness and restrained brett notes. Opaque tan-orange with no head. Soured apricot with cheesey flavours in the finish. Some leafy, herbal notes. Quite acidic and puckering. Some wheat character is apparent in the finish. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere at the Sunset Grill in Boston.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6142) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
On tap the the Sunset Grill, only 5$! Calm headless amber hue shows orange-red hints. Aroma is enticing and funky with strong horsey, sweaty and barnyardy component. It definitely has a sweet connotation, honey-like blended with the horsey fruits (apricot, orange, pink grapefruit). Yep, this is a lambic, very fruity, limey, citric, lactic and funky. Yet, its aggressiveness is rather limited in mouth. Itís tart of course, but pretty mellowed out. I assume the bottles are far more authentic in that regard, here, the mouthfeel is so lightly carbonated that it feels a bit lifeless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
With horseblanket, grapefruit, lemons, and a light fruit sweetness on the nose.. and the same on the mouth, I enjoyed this beer. The beer poured a cloudy yellow color w/ thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and carbonated. MMMM... I love the Pizza Port Belgian Ale Fest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2005
On tap at the Sunset Grill. Slightly hazy golden orange body, medium head. Citrus and touches of apricot in the aroma, low on the lambic funk. A well-refined lambic, the apricot is subtle yet pleasant. The finish is the highlight of this beer, dry with a light woody and malt lingering taste. Yet another great Cantillon fruit lambic.


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