cobaink2 (693) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2017 pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml green bottle, corked and capped. Bottled August 2011. Hazy, deep golden pour, white head with big creaminess and long retention. No lacing. Tangy, sour, musty but sweet nose, apricot-peach fruit notes with lambic vinegary-sweaty tang. In the mouth the beer has nice acidity, balanced by fruit sweetness. Tangy and sour end, dry with lots of acidity. Beautiful lively tight prickly carbonation, medium bodied. An excellent fruit lambic, one full of acidity and sourness, but nicely contrasted by the apricot fruits’ sweetness. Very lucky that this beer has crossed my path, it’s a must try. Rating #1500.
Bottle at cantillon poured from basket. Really nice and subtle apricot. Medium sour with nice flowery aftertastes. tapefuzz (531) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2017
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy apricot gold with a medium, fluffy white head. Aroma is apricot, wood, some must, and a little barnyard. Taste is apricot, wood, some hay, a little funk, and a bit of gooseberry. A tiny bit of spice to the finish. A little sweetness before some puckering acidity. Semi-dry. Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Crisp, smooth mouthfeel. Interestingly, as it warms the apricot in the aroma diminishes while the apricot in the taste grows massively. An exceptional beer for a 500th rating! JLlunell (101) - Sabadelll, SPAIN - JUN 26, 2017
Probado en el club de Cata de Olut Sabadell cerveza estilo lambica con fruta de albaricoque superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/5/2016. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, apricot, peach, mango, pineapple, melon, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, grass, pepper, wet musty funk, wheat, cracker, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, apricot, peach, mango, pineapple, melon, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, grass, pepper, wet musty funk, wheat, cracker, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, apricot, peach, mango, pineapple, melon, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, grass, pepper, wet musty funk, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an amazing malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from tart/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, creamy/grainy, and fairly acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an insane fruit lambic! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mellow acidity/tartness. Plenty of funky yeast complexity; with perfectly balanced fruit, oak, and malt notes. A highly amazing offering. DroolYeast (1489) - Odder, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2017 2015 Bottle thanks to Niels. Aroma is apricot, nice funk, citrus, lactic acid, stone fruit. Hazy golden with white head. Taste is moderate sour and very dry, more stone fruit. Light body, dry/oily feel and stone fruit apricot finish.
SkillsFactory (738) - ITALY - JUN 2, 2017
On tap @ArrogantSourFestival.
Color pompelmo rosa, opalescente, schiuma bianca di persistenza molto buona.
Aroma di albicocca, mela acidula, barrique, leggero cuoio e cantina.
Al palato mela acidula, albicocca, intermezzo con pera e mela acida, finale legnoso con una nota di cantina e di albicocca.
Poco carbonata, texture oleosa, corpo medio, medio-pieno. xmunozsbd (110) - Sabadell, - MAY 31, 2017
Al club de tast de l’Olut...Aquests de Cantillon són uns mestres de les làmbiques... sorpresa: albercoc en lloc de les fruites habituals. silencifobic (66) - Sabadell, SPAIN - MAY 30, 2017
Shared bottle at Olut Sabadell. Light orange, lemon juice coloured. Champagne and apricot aromas. Acid lightly astringent, very well balanced. MartyW (278) - DENMARK - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle Fou’ Foune at Cantillon. Hazy orange with a good white head. Zesty lemon peel. Aroma of funk, horse, barley, abricot. Flavour is moderate sour with barley, Abricot finish. Tart. Acidic. Slight bitterness from abricot and lemon(?) peel and stone. Really good. Bierridder_S (940) - BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2017
04/2017 @home - 75cl bottle from the brewery.
Cloudy orange, small white lacing. Nose is sour, fruity, tad sweet, some wood. Taste is apricot, sweet sour, less typical Cantillon than most of their beers I tasted.