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

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RATINGS: 1064   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic


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4.8
   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 Iíve smelled before. Murky unfiltered gold. Unassuming. Puckering sour apricot, slight vinous wood, sweetness after the swallow. Just an amazing beer, but yoi already knew.....


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
willisread (2452) - Tokyo, JAPAN - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (1335) - 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. Couldnít 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 itís 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. Itís 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. Theyíre 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maracuja05 (448) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
05-05-16 // sample at Cantillon Quintessence 2015. Paired with ashy goat cheese. Fruity sweet sour. Amazing apricot notes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jake65 (3445) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3919) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2016
2016 Boise stone fruit tasting on 8/27. 750ml bottle pours out a cloudy pale golden, small airy head. Big blast of apricots, Belgian yeast notes, and some other funk. Taste continues with more of the same

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (312) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - AUG 16, 2016
A 750ml bottle at the brewery. I believe it was bottled in August 2015. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head with pretty good retention and left sparse lacing. Aromas are funky, sour, apricot, stone fruit and citrusy lemon. Taste is sour, tart, apricot, mango, orange, barnyard, hay with a hint of vinegar. Crisp, light bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation. Overall, this was just wow. Really really good. Easily a must buy in my book and Iím definitely on the lookout for it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (491) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bright by somewhat hazy golden orange color with off-white lacing. Juicy aroma of apricots, yogurt, and oak. Quite tart in taste. Light body, crisp, and lively. Long finish of tart apricots.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (420) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Pours a hazy orange with some white foam around the edges of the glass. Noses like Haribo peaches and you pretty much cant beat that. I love that smell and it never fails. The fresher the bottle the more intense of course. Taste is fruity initially and along the lines of the nose. But there is a layer of mineral stone fruits and bretty, farmy, maybe even cheesy flavour that is all up in the mix as well. I think apricots and peach works very well in sour, but of all the beers with those fruits incorporated, Fou Foune reigns supreme. Fou Foune is King and I dont think you can beat it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
2015 bottle cloudy orange color no head. Medium sourness. Huge juicy apricot flavor and nose. Barnyard nose.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (768) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
750ml bottle from Legacy. Vintage August 25, 2015. Tasting at Brianís. Pours a hazy straw with a weak white head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is sour, fruity with apricots anf stone fruit notes. Same notes taste. Interesting.


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