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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1121   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot lambic

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4.2
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!

4.1
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is tart, lots of apricot. Taste is sour, acidic, with a well hidden apricot flavor pleasantly finishing.

3.9
alexsdad06 (10818) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2010
&50 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy apple cider color with a small white head. The nose moderately tart with heavy doses of apricots and peaches along with a little barnyard funk. Some acidity works its way in. The flavor is tart and sour apricot that just begins to be lip puckering. Some have found this to be a little harsh, but I found it to be very drinkable. The acidity was not overpowering and balanced everything else going on with this beer.

4.3
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Bottled in 2005. Very hazy orange color with a reasonably big white head that leaves plenty of lacings. The smell is really acidic with lots of tart fruit notes of lemon, apricots and some green apples. Lots of funky notes as well, mostly mud and blanket. Very intense. The taste is almost unbelievably sour, really mouth-puckering. Lots of acidic fruit notes, mostly of apricots and lemon. Pleasant rustic funky notes of mud and wet hey. Notes of grass and wood. The finish is bone dry, and I really mean bone dry. The beer ends with tart notes of apricots, hints of salty aged cheese, mild grassy bitterness and lingering acidity. Medium body, rather sparkling carbonation. I’ve had this beer once before, but I was still amazed over how sour it is. By far one of the most sour beers I’ve tried. All in all, it’s a great beer - wonderful fruity character and intense rustic flavors. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

4.5
JulienHuxley (5950) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Bottle. Very good looking hazy peach appearance with lots of fluffy white foam. Light barnyard smell, many fruits in this aroma hard to spot the apricot precisely. I get apricot, orange, lemon. Acidity is present, but light by the standards. Palate is fizzy up front but there is something flat and sticky about this beer that makes is not quite on par for mouthfeel. Had this beer several times since my initial rating, having each time a mixed bag of experiences. The most recent time was the 2013 vintage bottled at Cantillon and on draft at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, the same day. Very hazy pale gold pour with thin creamy white head. Aroma is so intensely fruity, bright bright apricots, mild Cantillon funk with a sweet fruity flavor, marmelade, apricot jam. Delicious.

3.2
jeanmath (13) - Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle750ml. Sour,nice head, looking for apricot. Not exciting for me but good for someone else. You have to drink it at the end of a party, otherwise you will need time to taste other beers. It is Cantillon!!

3.4
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
Unclear orange of color with a white head. A sour aroma with fruity notes. A flavor of fruits, sour and weak barn.

3.7
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2009
pours a yellow orange with small white bubbly head. aroma is very sour with lemongrass and apricot coming through. drinks very tart with tons of lemon, hay, apricot, and oak. very puckering and drinks like a very sour lemon aid with apricot added. i think more time on this would meld the fruit and the sour a little more. still very good.

3.8
alobar (3918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2009
2008. On tap at Capone’s. Pours a cloudy orange color with a frothy white head that clings to the side of the glass desperately. Aroma of apricot, peaches and mandarin orange. Flavor largely of apricot, with a sweet peach and orange ending. Serious funk and tartness. Nice beer.

4.6
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 Hazy nectar pour with a beautiful white frothy head that lingers amazingly. Aroma is explosive with peach and apricot nectar with backnotes of nectarine, mandarin orange, fresh pressed apple cider, and mild funky farm notes. Flavor presents itself in the form of super tart funken nectar-cider with acetic acid and huge peachy apricot notes. It really just makes me want to smile- yes I have a shit eating grin on right now. Tannic oak and musty barnyard present as well, allowing for further proliferation of the nectar oriented notes. Palate is bracing, rude, lacerative, and amazing. Mouthfeel is slippery, full, and billowy with fine bubbled effervescence. I’m blown away again...

I’ve had this about 4 times since, and it just keeps getting better...drink it fresh!


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