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Cantillon Pure Apricot

Cantillon Pure Apricot
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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2013
Taken from notes - pour from 10L cubitainer (supposing this is the FouFounne-lambic) (2012 version if I am not mistaking). Pours hazy golden with no foam. Smell is tart and sour, as fresh aprivots, supported by exotic aromas as pineapple and lytchee. Very fresh and fruity sour flavours, tad of yoghurt as well. Incredible beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2013
i had the same version as in cml , just 3 days later . so its the same beer . its fou foune that is actualy too young ( not fermented yet ) . is this a diffrent entry ? i dont know, to be honoust .. anyway . @ cantillon brewery, thnx to jean ! pours lighter than the normal fou foune , if i remember correct. small white foam smell and taste are pure, pure appricot . no real complexity, but soo good . extremely drinkable, as expected .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
14/IX/13 - Zwanzeday! - on tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas (Brussels) - BB: n/a (2013-862)Thanks to 77ships, PriorL and Mathieu87 for sharing!

Cloudy yellowish beer, creamy white head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, quite some dairy notes, bit funky, cookies, sweet, barnyard, hay, metallic touch. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, yes definitely more apricots than last year’s FouFounne! sour, bit lemony, dairy touch, little bitter, lemon peel. Aftertaste: grapefruit, touch of kiwi sour & bitterness, orange peel. Very nice and refreshing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
TAP at Moeder Lambic ’Fontainas’, on Zwanze Day, shared with Mathieu87. Pure Apricot as confirmed by Jean. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: apricot, sour, some leather maybe. TASTE: apricot, sour, sweet, very nice! Absolutely amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
Had about two glasses of this stuff on cask @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas as “Fou’ Foune 2013 (non-refermented)” during Zwanze Day 2013. Which Jean van Roy confirmed as being the same as Cantillon Pure Apricot. I was really looking forward to this one, incredible stuff, only a touch lesser than fresh Fou’ Foune 2012. Once this stuff will make it to Fou’ Foune 2013 in two weeks or so, it should surpass even 2012. Pours very hazy touch lighter apricot with a big & very stable fluffy head. Nose is pure apricot, creamy, hint lactic sour, only faint apricot compote as opposed to full-on apricot compote with fresh Fou’ Foune 2012. Taste is sweet apricot, light cooked apricots, hint apricot juice, very fruity, creamy, hint milky sour, very faint, only minor tang in the back. Very low on sourness & huge on fruitiness. Very minor lemon. Airy, fluffy whipped desert, full of fruits, little in the way of carb. Incredible stuff, to bad it comes around only once a year & you need to pinpoint the right moment. (Thx! for sharing people!)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2013
Cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Zwanze Day 2013. Very cloudy, brilliant golden color with a big, foamy, fine head. Glowing. Enormous apricot nose, some yogurt, vanilla, cream! Wow. big apricot flavor, creamy, lemon, dust, and yogurt, plus a bit of leather. The huge apricot flavor is completely different from any bottled Foufoune I have come close to. Lightly sour only. Oily, full body. Simply delicious. not hugely complex, but wonderful. (Labeled unblended cask Foufoune 2013, but we asked Jean and he said it was the same as this).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredrik_ (84) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
Unblended apricot lambic. Amazing apricot smell and taste. Loved it! Just great! Hoping one day to drink this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Murky matt medium orange orange colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy apricot, horse blanket, barnyard, tart apricot, very fruity apricot almost apricot jam. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, tart apricot, funky apricott. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. IMO. just lovely and super easy to drink - give me a pint more :D [20120807]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours very cloudy orange with a fine, bubbly white head. Nose holds some super dense, ripe apricot. Light to medium sweet flavor with strong tartness - and it’s still somehow smooth. Light bodied with prickly carbonation. Very tart, bracing finish with light grass, faintly funky apricot, robust dryness. Super drinkable and delicious stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
7th August 2012
GBBF. Very hazy orange beer, residual white head. Nose is sour and mouldy. Palate is light and crisp and dry. Tart but not overly so. As always with Lambic Fruits I struggle to reconcile the fruit with what’s on the label but in this case I can taste a little apricot as well as lemon and sublte generic fruits. Dry sherbetty finish. Okay. The sour fans were all over this one!

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