SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 Bottle from doodler- thanks scott! Pours a hazy golden orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of earth, must, lemony herbs, grassy wheat zest, lactic acid. an old world musty basement lemon earthy sourness with some light fruit character. Awesome all around. refreshing, complex, tasty, earthy funky sour. Fruit is much more present as it warms. Could be a bit drier, but otherwise, everything you could ever want out of a beer.
pineypower (3171) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy light orange color with a 1 finger white head. Tart and sour aroma with some notes of light fruit and some funk. Taste is tart, notes of some funk and light oak make an appearance, as it warms the apricot comes out more and you get a nice blend of tartness and fruit. Once again another great beer from Cantillon.
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is orange. Aroma of tart and funk with hints of peaches. Taste is sour with sweetness from the apricots that compensates quite well. The fruit doesn’t really come threw as expected but still an amazing beer.
TaktikMTL (7196) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille verte de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’abricots et de pêches. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’abricots avec une pointe de pommes légères acides. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de pulpes de pommes en arrière goût. (Rating #2868)
nickd717 (4365) - Sofia, BULGARIA - FEB 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FouFoune. Now that’s a pretty goofy name. My fellow dude-bros everywhere would taunt me mercilessly if they heard I drank it. Well, I had to throw down the 30 smackers that K&L wanted for a 750ml of this one since I saw the Cantillon crew pitting the apricots for it when I visited the brewery back in July ’09. Those ’cots looked pretty damn good. Well, this beer pours golden-orange, not too far off the color of an actual apricot. A well-formed whitish head sits on top. The aroma is excellent, although very sour. Apricots dominate, along with some oak and earthy funk. Flavor is sour apricots through and through. Very good, but not quite as awesomely fruity and flavorful as I had hoped. A little funky and extremely tart with some barrel notes. Medium-bodied with very high acidity and somewhat effervescent carbonation. Overall I really like this beer, although it’s not quite as impressive as some other Cantillon offerings.
Svesse (8006) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 6 Feb 2010) Pale orange colourwith frothy, white head. Fruity, tart nose with peaches and hints of stable and barnyard. Fruity, tart taste with notes of peaches, apricots and a touch of bubble gum. Medium body, dry. The classic fresh and dry Cantillon tartness makes this very refreshing and drinkable, with fruit evident but in the background. Very nice.
SaintMatty (7082) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle - Hazy gold/amber in colour. Apricot and peach feature in the aroma. Sharp and tart taste with apricots, hints of balsamic vinegar and a dry, tart and slightly sweet finish.
barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle, 2004 vintage. shared with some toronto beer geeks. pours hazy peachy golden with a little white head. fresh fruit in the nose complimented by the quality base beer. this one had the best fruit impression of the day. the apricot completely complimented the lambic to make a funky, sour, tart, fruity delight. stunningly good and as of now the best fruit lambic ive ever had.
Boutip (6084) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a pale hazy yellow color lambic with a huge pure white foamy head with good retention and some great retention. Aroma of sour and tart notes are dominant and somewhat off-set by some light fruity apricot. Taste is a wonderful mix between some light apricot, some tart and sour notes with some well balanced acidity. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well made with a great balance between some tart notes with some fruit and well balanced acidity.
after4ever (7714) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and capped. Pours a murky toffeeish dark orange with a slim white rim of foam. Big tart orange and apricot nose, pits and flesh and skin and the whole megilla. Funky and tart and acidic and in it to getcha right from the minute the cork leaves the neck. Creamy medium body, fairly still. Big blasts of apricot all over the mid-palate right from the attack, feels like some sort of awesome alcoholic bonus round and you’re Mario, running around picking up apricots at top speed. Tangy, tart, fruity, unmanageable like when you bite into one and you realize that not only is your shirt soaked, but your shorts are, too, and even your feet got doused. It’s just this huge payload of fruit flavor, but it’s the real thing, not a sugary isolation concentrate like you’d expect from a pancake syrup--pulpy, pithy, bits of vinegary acidity, seedy bitterness, it’s all swirling. Not easy to get into at first, it’s very singular and very powerful. But once it has the chance to take shape in your expectations it really takes flight.