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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Apricot lambic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1905) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2006
2002 vintage 750 ml bottle into a Flute. Pours a beautiful lightly hazed peach golden color with a fizzy head at first that dies quickly. The aroma comes off with a tart peach and apricot astringent nose with daisy flowers tossed in the bunch. The flavor first hits a sweet apricot note which quickly moves into a very sharp and tart grassy gueze note that fizzes into a very dry spiced and sour finish which coats the teeth in a very interesting way. Quite the brew. Was a bit expensive, but it’s also a 2002 vintage. Definitely worth at least $20 if you can find a 2006 vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottled. Pours a clear dark golden, with a white head. Aroma is sour, fruity, somewhat funky. Taste is apricot, tart sourness, and some brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 I had this a long time ago. A re-rate must take place some time in the future. My taste has developed a great deal since.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Turbid gold orangy pour with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy tart fruit, a lot of peachy and apricotty hints, with some earthy citrus. The flavor is very tart and citric, with peach and apricot notes, and some arthy peaty malty notes. As with all Cantillons, this one has no sweetness whatsoever, and gets like a pulpy unsweetened grapefruit juice as it warms. This is the last of the Cantillons that I pay 20 bucks for. I’m officially writing off beers that make my lips pucker worse than squeezing a lemon directly into my mouth. Even gueuzes have more non fermented sugars that this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
Bottle, Københavnske Øldage 2006. Slightly golden orange and a little hazy. Distinct barn-yardy nose with a distinct apricoty aroma. Sour apricot flavours. Too bad I had this one at the end of the flight. Will try it again at some other time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Sour barnyard aroma with some fruity hints. Sour tart fruity flavor with some hints of apricot. Has anice tart fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14978) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle at Ølbaren, shared with Mette, recommended by Sahlholdt. Orange, small white head. Sour acid, fruit (peach), citrus, some wood. A little like biting a peach, the sour/sweet skin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2773) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2006
Dark, hazy yellow color. Small head. Citric aroma with a hint of apricot. Very sour sucking-on-a-lemon flavour. Some apricot flavour lurks in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15158) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle. Milky, cheesy, sour/citric aroma. Very cloudy yellow colour. Nice head. The flavour is very citric with some danablue. Nice acidity, burning at the back of my throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2006
On tap at the Maproom!!! Poured a lightly hazy orangey-apricot with a half inch of white headage. Loved the funky/sweet/sour/tart nose... old moldy, cobwebby stable, bread, and mild spices accented with a lighter-than-expected apricot presence. Flavor was even better... lip puckering, stomach-eroding vinegar and lemon, funky yeast, ripe cheese, and overtones of apricot. Powerful in every sense of the word, yet intricately crafted, engaging, and truly refreshing. Rather dry. This was a most excellent brew!

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