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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1069   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Apricot lambic

thomas15's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Oh sweet Jesus. Bubblegum, apricot , candy. Just vivid. Unlike anything I’ve smelled before. Murky unfiltered gold. Unassuming. Puckering sour apricot, slight vinous wood, sweetness after the swallow. Just an amazing beer, but yoi already knew.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alex021224 (13) - - OCT 28, 2016
My favorite Cantillon bottle. I am a sucker for peach and this one does it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Finally got a hold of this after failing in two consecutive Snallygasters. Apricot and orange peel. Some grapefruit. Hazy orange pour with decent head. Tangy finish. Very good but underwhelming considering hype. Tap at Sovereign.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (1054) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2016
Un Lambic impressionnant tant par sa robe...abricot... que par son nez qui allie des notes de lambic à celles de l’abricot frais mais également confituré. La bouche est tendue, acidulée, puissante, longue et complexe. Une bouteille impressionnante. Un régal de fin de soirée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
copestx (109) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2016
Many bottles and finally draft! My favorite Cantillon. Light body, perfectly balanced with a nice acidity and fruit. Never too sweet. Belgian yeast. Dry fruity aftertaste. Heaven

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle at Sovereign. Hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is fantastic funky barnyard, yeast, vinegar, fruit. Taste is very tart and acidic fruit and yeast. Fantastic lambic, with my favorite funky aroma to date.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (1236) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Tap an bottle vintages 2006 & 2016 at Erzbierschof Zurich on Zwanze 2016. Lots of apricot, the bottles more so than the tap, but the latter one opened a bit more over time. Light sourness and tartness, a bit sweet and rather fruity. Iron, too. Medium body, low soft carbonation. Long apricot palate. Turns drier and lighter with age, with an increased complexity but also a bit more citric sourness. Absolutely stellar.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
willisread (2585) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle pour at Belgian Beer Weekend Tokyo. Pours a hazy, deep maize gold with 2 fingers of foam that lingers. Funky farmhouse notes with an explosion of apricot. Could smell the apricot even when the glass was on the table. Lots of cobwebs, funk and musty peaches. Gooseberry and lemon on the palate with more apricot. Some bitterness from the apricot skins I assume, but it works well and almost makes it seem like a hoppy sour dry-hopped with fresh apricot. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (1425) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2016
750 mL bottle.. Bottle dated August 19, 2011. Originally reviewed 10/28/2011. Hazy, murky orange body with an ample, pillowy head. Continuous froth as I drink it. Couldn’t look better for a lambic. It even looks the color of an apricot. Beautiful, subtle apricot aroma. Slight acidity in the aroma. Not much funk, which is disappointing, but it’s probably what allows the apricot aroma to be so perfect. Slight apricot flavor immediately overtaken by lambic acidity. A bit of barnyard funk and some hay and wheat flavors. The finish is slightly bitter, but it gives way to a nice apricot flavor in the finish. It’s as if the apricot flavor is continuously there, but the lambic comes through and overwhelms it at certain points. The lightest lambic I have had. Amazingly flavorful for so little body. It really allows the apricot to shine. Perfect carbonation, of course. Cantillon really does a terrific job with fruit lambics. They’re more acidic than funky, which allows the fruit to shine. In this case, the fruit flavor is perfect and manages to showcase without being a fruit bomb.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maracuja05 (743) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
05-05-16 // sample at Cantillon Quintessence 2015. Paired with ashy goat cheese. Fruity sweet sour. Amazing apricot notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle share, thank you to whomever brought this, probably Jeremy... wonderful beer. Pours a gentle orange color with a modest sandy head. Aromatic with fresh ripe apricots, very fruity and rich. Some funk. The taste is fruity sweet with plenty of the apricot and some bugs. Great balance of fruit to funk. One of the best beers of the night and as it turns out my highest rated lambic to date.

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