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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Apricot lambic

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4.4
garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2010
Thanks a million to Blankboy for sharing. Appearance: Peachy orange with a good amount of hazyness. Tiny white head. Aroma: Yay super sour, lemon peel, metallic, zesty. Mouth watering. Wow. Flavour: super sour, lemons, salty, zings the back of my throat, grapefruit, long lemon juice finish. A fucking masterpiece.

4.4
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: The pour from a 2009 bottle is a hazy light golden yellow color with very minimal white foam on top. S: An intense nose as always. Tons of lactic acidity, lemons, apricots, and green apples. The oak is a bit more pronounced than usual with a really nice wet hay and barnyard funk. T: This is certainly one of the most acidic and sour Cantillon beers out there. A very sharp lemony tartness followed by some apricot, but not overly intense. Wonderful wet and musty funk and heavy oak components. M: Light on the tongue but a powerful sourness that is tongue-buckling to say the least. A nice dry and tannic finish. D: Easily one of my favorite beers (from Cantillon or otherwise). I could drink this stuff all day, and I’m glad to have another bottle.

4.3
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2012 Update: 24 Oct 2012 (rated 6 Oct 2012)
Clear amber colour, slight white head. Aroma of fresh apricots, very fresh. Quite sweet flavour, apricot, only a touch of acidity. Finish dried apricots, light acidic, tobacco and some light funk.
Very lovely. Fresh this beer makes a lot of sense. Strangely enough it seems to be closer to an oud bruin than a Cantillon lambic, but ooooh, I want more of this!
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT V. Vintage 2012. Thanks for sharing, fonefan!!)

Old rating:
At Delirium Café in Brussels. Clear redgolden colour, quickly disappearing head (as expected) Aroma quite tart and acidic, clear brettanomyces and only a hint of apricots. Taste rather bland and thin, apricot has trouble coming through. Short finish, only the acidity lingers. Not unpleasant but I expected much more of it. Guess the bottle served was over it’s top.
7-4-6-3-13: 3.3

4.2
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2010
750mL 2007 bottle at Max’s on Broadway in Baltimore. Pours a hazy, cloudy yellow with a bit of fluffy head. Aroma is very tart and acidic, with some yeast. Taste is initially dominated by tartness, fading a touch to a balance between acidity and tartness that is somehow balanced by a somewhat dry apricot flavor. Finish is very bitter, with apricot and citrus peel.

4.5
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Golden pour with cream white head. Nose is sour apricot tart. Taste is sour peach and citrus.

3.8
gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2010
Bottle, vintage 2005. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Typical aroma of Cantillon, tart with earth, grass, citrus, dry. Unfortunately, almost all the fruitiness was gone, still a descent beer. Next time I will try a newer bottle.

4.3
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Shared this with my wife at the Delirium in Bruxelles. Golden with a white head. Really sour aroma with notes of dust. Champagne-ish palate. More sour than any peach. Really sour and surprisingly bitter.

3.4
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Pours muddy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, peach and leather. Flavour is very acidic, citrus, grapefruit and peach.

4.3
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2011 ’09 pours hazy gold-orange, crackling thin white head. Tart, wheaty nose, bracing sourness and acidity that masks any consistent fruit. More peach in the flavor, still lemon, must, and light barn with a strong, Biting acidity in the throat. Of course its damn good, that’s Cantillon, but it’s a little simpler than typical for them. I’d also prefer more fruit here.

Had this a handful of times, never understood the love, then had a bottle of unknown vintage (DAMN!) thanks to Brad... alongside Beatification b2 as best beer of the night (30 or so samples). Amazing fruit depth tucked in behind the lambic, makes my memory of Blabaer too sweet.

4
Viper666 (3287) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2010
Bouteille 750ml (2009), courtoisie de JulienHuxley. De couleur dorée-orange et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées sauvages légèrement aigre (abricots, léger de limes, notes de pêches) aux notes terreuses avec des notes herbeuses et des petites traces boisées (fût de chêne et bois humide). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture aux petites notes crémeuses. Goût de levures fruitées sauvages moyennement aigres (abricots, notes de pêches, traces de lime et de pommes) et très légèrement terreuses lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute de faibles traces de fromage vieilli puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût herbeux (herbes mouillées) avec un léger regain d’aigreur fruitée. Post-goût moyen et aux petites notes sèches, moyennement aigre de levures fruitées (pelures d’abricots et de pêches, notes de zest d’agrumes), avec des notes herbeuses.


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