nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
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 (8796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
(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 (7522) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2010
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 (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
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 (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
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 (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2010
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. MeadMe (1683) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
On tap at Monk’s
A: Pours a nice bright orange hue with a touch of fizz that never really managed much of a head. No real retention or lace.
S: Wow I liked this beer in the bottle love it on draft. Wonderful aromas of dried apricots. There is a big sour acidic aroma as well. Lots of leather and citrus, mildly earthy.
T: Love in a glass. Tons of earthy apricot with a nice level of tartness. Lightly acidic with strong citrus notes and peach pits. Really is a joy to drink.
M: On the lighter side of medium, somewhat dry finish.
D: Good, this one was served in a small proper cantillon glass. I could easily sit back and enjoy an entire bottle though. One of my favorite sours. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Cloudy look, almost aprioct in color, with a fizzy white head. The smell is super sour, tart, acidic, fruits. Can’t quite pick out the apricot. The taste is sour, acidic, fruits, complex, and a little apricot comes through at the end with some warmth. stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2010
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Esbjerg. Pours an unclear amber beer with no head. The aroma is weak tart, peach and apricot. The flavor is very acidic. The palate is fruit. Overall the acidity overwhelms the taste. piscator34 (2647) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottled sample (2006) tasted with oakbluff. Pinkish gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of intense funk, lemon, apricot, and wood. Great full yet tart mouthfeel, with flavors of lemon peel, funk, mild apricot, herbs, and old wood. Not as much fruit as expected, but this is some very easy drinking stuff. It’s hard to put words to such a masterpiece, but this is some seriously good sour beer!