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

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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


Dunt's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Brought this out for Jayís bachelor party. Congrats Jay and Patty! Pours a hazy faint orange in color with a small amount of tight white head. The nose is perfection....the pinnacle of what every beer should smell like. Itís like apricot purťe, apricot jam, and fresh apricot skin all shoved into one glass. Itís bliss. The flavor is a balance of apricot, lemon, oak, and funk. Itís incredibly sour, but not yet bracing. I much prefer fresh Fou Foune to aged bottles because of the balance sour and apricot. Mouthfeel is light, itís acidic, gentle carbonation, and a long, pleasant finish. Iím hard pressed to think of many beers that surpass Fou Foune in quality. It is one of the best fruit lambic from probably the best brewery in the world. I need like 70 more bottles of this.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (3326) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle at the brewery. 2015. Hazy, dark yellow. Ring of dense, white head. Nose has apricot jam. Earthy, apricot stone. Malt sugars (or is it that because today is a brew day?). Beautifully fruity, with that tart undertone. Taste is lightly tart. Soft, fruity sweetness. Lovely, massaging mouthfeel. Finishes light tart and dry. Lovely.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgianloner (12) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
2016 Vintage. AROMA: Marmalade, flowers, wet hay, summerís end. Wood, honey, apricot. APPEARANCE: Golden, light, medium head, lively. TASTE: Excellent, mild funk, preserved dried apricots, spritzy, puckering, sourish. PALATE: Very dry and light bodied. OVERALL: I can see why itís all the rage. Not my personal favourite but one I will go for whenever I next he the chance. Best drunk at the brewery top ensure freshness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (3629) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle at Pozarevac tasting redux. Special thanks to Johnny in Rome for providing and Alberto for carrying it over. Lovely barnyard sweet funk. Sweet funk, a little bit of waxy chapstick. Funky cheese. So balanced. A really special treat, funky perfection.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bomber shared at tasting. Cloudy golden pour. Super fruity aroma. Taste is more acidic and sour. Amazing beer, really love this one!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nerdboy19 (128) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 16, 2016
This apricot lambic is just fantastic. The apricot character is not bold or strong, however its very soft and delicated. Sourness is strong but not too strong, very satisfying.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (454) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
75cl Bottle pours a golden yellow with white fluffy head Aroma is sour fruit citric tones Taste is dry citric fruit sour but not as sour as some Lambics another great beer from Cantillon

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sebilinz (1361) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from 2013. Cloudy golden body with white head. Aroma is fantastic, apricots with nice balanced sourness and hints of malts. Taste is also fruity apricots with malts and some barnyard and sourness. Aftertaste is fruity sour with hints of bitterness. Perfect. This would be the perfect summer beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (3213) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
2015 75cl bottle all to myself on Christmas Day. Pours murky orange with fast receding head. Aroma is musty apricot with prickly wild yeast. Taste is sadly lacking in apricots; they are there, soft and mushy, but the bristly, thorny lambic character takes president with an acidic vinegary finish. I get the sense my eagerness got the better of me and this fresh bottle shouldíve been laid for a while to allow those flavours to develop.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (1191) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon 15/5-15. [Vintage 2014]. Very fruity with a lot of apricots, also acidic. Dry, fruity and acidic finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GrumpyOldTroll (54) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2015
A perfect beer. Brilliant yellow/orange color and mild carbonation. When itís fresh, the fruit is intense, but as it fades, the horse blanket dominates.


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