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

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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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) - 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.....


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1411) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
í14 Bottle poured into this Cantillon glass - Itís a nice hazy gold, with a one fingered white head that actually retains well. Weíre starting off on the right foot already. Temperature was perhaps in the middle of where it needed to be - but I slow drank this one until it moved into the ideal threshold, and thatís where it really revealed its depth and complexity. Apricot pits to start this one off , mixed with lactic. Typical lambic funk is modest here, but it is here. White pepper, juice, and grass notes round off the nose. The flavor profile was jarring initially, but we got the palate lined up where it needed to be for this one very quickly. Itís musty, dank grasses, light lactic, with a well rounded tartness present. White pepper, earthy oak presence, and apricot juice and skins moving forward to lemon zest. The flavor profile is complex and deep, and near perfect at the proper temp. 2014 is a winner in my book and it was the winner of Melís í15 Mini Apricot Tasting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3620) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 25, 2015
2014 bottle at home from brewberry Paris
hazy amber, no head, moderate carbonation, full bodied, slight Dusty fruit but overwhelming lemony citric sourness. Left overnight in the fridge carbonation subsides and a bit more apricot earthiness comes through but tartness still prevalent. Perhaps needed more age on it but disappointing VS the hype.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (2869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - (2012 Vintage) fuzzy burnished gold coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is prominent apricot, with some citric lemony notes, sour fruity, with some floral notes, high carbonation, nice mouthfeel with a dry finish. Very nice indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (139) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
2012 On tap @ Mikkeller & Friends 2-year birthday. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is apricots, citric acid sourness and a hint of barnyard. Medium sour. Light bodied, a bit watery texture. lively carbonation. Finish is fresh clean.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2947) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
(Cantillon Fouí Foune ) Bottle 750 ml at home, served into a Cantillon taster, ABV 5% Bright orange colour on a mostly clear body, more cloudy on next pours, big white head, thin and fizzy, collapsing fast, leaving a thin line of foam around the glass. Aroma has plenty of apricots, not very strong aroma but you can find a wide variety of apricots, peel, ripe flesh, unripe too, some floral notes. Nice taste, quite sour, musty, leaves, less apricot than I expected, floral notes. Medium body, good carbonation. Tart on the palate. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (164) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
75cl bottle from 2014. Aroma is is very broad spectrum! Lots and lots of apricot peel and even rotten apricot. Musty, cheesy, ascetic acid with a lemon apricot aftertaste. Itís interesting to smell an almost empty glass, comparee to a freshly poured one. The latter offers a combination of co2, yeast and apricot peel/flesh. Slight pepper adds beautifully to the combination. In the end the apricot hints are isolated, which I find true craftmanship.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (3769) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
(bottle - 750 ml - 2013 vintage) Cloudy amber with a thin white head. Lightly fruity aroma that instantly goes tart and sour. Flavor is a sour bomb right in your face. Didnít get any apricot but I didnít care. Lots of amazing sour flavors.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rammer (314) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 23, 2015
Cool! Wonderful aroma of sour grapes, a little apricot. Saturated carbonated sour bright taste. Wonderful!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
Poured into a taster glass showing an apricot tan and deep dark yellow with a half a finger of clean white foam. Sweet ripe apricots with heavy notes of brett on the nose. Medium bodied, strong tartness, apricot flavor appears on the beginning & finish with a strong fruit overlay on the tartness and a high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2159) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Mi Orge Mi Houblon, Arlon, Belgium!
Pours pale yellow with tiny head. Smell has sour lambic notes as well as some sweet fruity notes. Starts very sourish, with lots of brett and some acidic fruit notes. Finish is extremely acidic with notes of apple, apricot and lots of brett!


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