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

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RATINGS: 1114   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic

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3.8
charlotte (5414) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle.Hazy golden colour with large white head.Aroma is good fruity with taste of citrus,wheat and hops,high carbonation and slight sweet acid flavor less sour then many other Lambic beers.

3.9
Eructoblaster (4329) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle - 375ml. Beautiful hazy golden body with a thin white foamy head. Sharp, robust hoppy/fruity aroma with herbal and yeasty hints. Its strong taste carries apricot notes and ends with a long, sharp, dry, sour finish. Very good Lambic.

4.2
blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
My bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o JulianHuxley. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a large fizzy white head. Awesome aroma of funky yeast, sour fruit, lots of citrus and light spices. Flavour is quite tart and citrusy, dry and acidic -- delicious. Medium bodied. Fantastic, I loved it!

4.4
callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 08 on draft at Capones late 2009.

A: Pale, hazy amber-orange body. Tight, compact head with decent retention before crashing into a spotty skim. Sporadic lacing left behind on the sides of the glasses.

S: Light, bright fruits. Apricots and peaches. Nice earthy tartness.

T: Reved up version of the nose. Potent tart apricots up front, sweet ripening peaches in the back end. Earthy, with a nice lactic punch.

M: Good weight to balance the semi-sweet/tart flavorings. A bit more slick than I’d like. Puckering feel lingers for a bit after each sip.

O: Pretty impressive offering from Cantillon. The flavor really carries the day despite some minor imperfections (if I am being critical) in the mouthfeel department.

4.2
Lenrick (11) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
Aroma is very typical Cantillon plus some fruity sweetness. Very nice and simple aroma. The taste is very sour, in a good way. Delightful, typical Cantillon flavors. Some unripe tropical fruits. Incredibly good. This beer is very exciting, has wonderful flavors and an intense acidity.

4.5
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2010
Shared with svoger and beerbiker at my bicycle weekend debut. Opened in the harbor after a hot ride which only made it better. Hazy orange look with a small white head. Classic Cantillon sour notes with underlying abricot. Heavy powerfull acidity, love it!

3.6
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow murky color with a fluffy white head. Nose is sour fruit mainly apricot. Taste is bitter sour apricot.

4.5
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2010
750ml Bottle. 2007 Vintage. A true straw colored beer with a billowing white head that has some staying power. Fantastic nose with bits of sour lemons, oak, sharp musty cheese and hay from a medieval horse stable. Flavor is potently acidic with a pervasive sourness that hits the roof of your mouth and cascades down into your jowls. Tastes like tart dried lemons with the apricot flavor having worn off after three years in the bottle. Brett funk is heavy in the nose, but doesn’t come through as much in the flavor. Palate is similar to a dry champagne with a sprightly carbonation. Finishes with a strong puckering and dry bite that lingers. This is a mighty mighty beverage that leaves you craving more.

4.2
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Draft at Tria on 6/6/10. Pours hazy golden with hints of orange. Huge lingering fluffy white head. Aroma is of deep barnyard funk, then some peach and apricot as it warms, along with a little mango. Only slight hints of citrus. Flavor is nice sweetness and a delightful puckering sourness. As it warms, you pick up much more of the rich apricot flavor. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and buttery, with great light carbonation. This is a sickeningly sessionable lambic that goes down way too easily.

3.8
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
750ml bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions. Cork says botted in 2007, sampled 12/14/08. Appearance: Slightly peach colored hazy golden pour. Quite lemon looking with an overall fine foam head. Smell: Rotten eggs, slightly over ripened apricot, yeast, mild barnyard funk. Taste: Exactly like the nose but the egg note is minimized and the barnyard note is increased. Mouthfeel: Very refined, sophisticated, creamy, delicate. Drinkability: Very approachable considering the style. I think the apricot sweetness would disappear completely with any additional age put on this one. But the sharpness and dryness would continue to develop. Its already fairly sharp and dry so who knows what extremes it could reach! Definitely not a low class sweet fruit lambic. This is a winner. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-15-2008


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