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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: 23   MEAN: 4.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 18, 2015
[9/19/15] Cask at Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles in Brussels. As Cantillon Fou’ Foune 2015. Cloudy orange. Lovely aroma with barnyard and some apricot. Sour flavor, funky, with some apricot, lemon, a sweetish note, and a bitterish hint in the finish. Light to medium-bodied. Wonderful, fresh and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Craftmember (35) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2015
At MLF brussels, thanks to 77ships for sharing. It poured a mirky, pearjuice like darkgreen yellow. It has a, if one allows the expression, fresh ’green’ smell of fruit, lactic acid, with a slightly sweet touch to it like butterscotch. Although complicated, the first taste to hit me was the sourness, with an almost electrical but not agressive shock, then the unripe fruit notes, with tart citrus hints and grape peel, but there was also the taste of "fresh fruit on a summerholiday in France" like apricot, plums, nectarine etc. Something bready in the middle aswell, with a silt edged aftertaste. It’s very fruity indeed with a soft, light oily mouthfeel, with a faint hint of carbonation detectable. An acquired taste to be sure, but so gorgeous!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
At Moeder Lambic Fontainas, thanks to 77ships for sharing. Apparently an unblended, still version of Fou’ Foune with the apricots added from before fermentation, allowing them to seep into the lambic more profoundly. Very thin and unstable, snow white, quickly vanishing ’lambic head’ and cloudy peach blonde colour with ochre hue. Aroma, as compared with regular Fou’ Foune, indeed breathes a ton of fresh, sweet, ripe apricots, surrounded by lambic funkiness of white wine, old sherry, sour cream, wet hay, Bretty ’leather’ effect and overripe berries. Fresh, very fruity taste with again a truckload of fresh sweet apricot, very soft and smooth mouthfeel with practically no carbonation as is custom in unblended lambic, some puckering lemony acidity but more powerful in the more gentle and sedated lactic tartness, bready in the middle with drying sourness and some late, grape peel-like wryness in the end. Delicious fruit lambic, seems fresher and definitely sweeter (in a completely natural way) than the regular Fou’ Foune.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4280) - 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 (8116) - 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 (53) - 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 (1583) - 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 (4952) - 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 (6906) - 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!

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