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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: 20   MEAN: 4.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3893) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of apricot, fruity, citrus, lactic acid, light butter and buttermilk. Light sour flavour, butter, yoghurt, lactic acid, apricot. Very fruity. Finish apricot, fruits and buttermilk.
(draught @ Zwanze Day 2014, Moeder Lambik Fontainas)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7913) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Cask sample @ ML Fontainas, Zwanze ’14. Orangée trouble, col blanc très fin. Arôme offre un bouquet profond d’abricot arrivant juste sur cette pointe de fermentation, en rétro, je note ce côté grains et moût bien prenant et cette petite note d’acidité qui reste complémentaire. Palais est très centrée sur l’abricot gardant encore pas mal de sucres résiduels et une fermentation/effervescence minime mais plaisante et aidant au développement de ce léger côté suret de gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Special treat at the brewery, thanks Jean & Alberto! Sample from single barrel poured into Cantillon taster glass. This is basically Fou’Founelambic...prior to fermentation aka apricot juice.

Pours a orange/golden yellow, bubbles on top, flat. Nose is very sweet, tons of fruity apricots with very little in the way of lambic, maybe some light tartness in there. Flavor is sweet sugars, apricots, touch of oak, and light sourness. Light body, dry finish.

Wasn’t expecting to try this, but hey, I really appreciate the time that Jean & Alberto took out to show me around the brewery in the middle of bottling a ton of stuff. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gn0sis (52) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Shared by Jean at the brewery this past Monday. A hazy golden hue, almost still with some slight signs of effervescense peeking through. Tart and fruity, a hint of puckering lactic sourness with similar lacto aroma. Straight from the barrel so still smells earthy of apricot pits and skin, oak and slight tannin on the back of the tongue with an earthy young taste. Was such a treat to try this and awesome seeing the full scope of what a fruit lambic can be in various stages.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (1507) - 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 (4593) - 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 (6492) - 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 (2784) - 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 (5561) - 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 (7879) - 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).

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