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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,235 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,235
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 2,487
Gots: 487 | FT: 42
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 08-05-2002

Apricot Lambic
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Ratings: 2,235 | Reviews: 468
Photo of HOPSareKey
4.87/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Intense apricot and peach aroma. Awesome stinging carbonation. A tad bigger body compared to similar products. Quite a bit of sediment in my bottle (2012) which translated to extremely cloudy pours with floaters. Not a huge deal, but would have liked that brilliant orange everyone talks about.

Photo of aleigator
4.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fou' Foune '14 vintage

Pours a vibrant, hazy peachy color, with a decent, fizzy head.

Pure apricots. So much fruit, accompanied by wooden stone qualities, fermented apricots and leathery wood. The nose got a glue like, vinegar whiff to it, accentuating the funky tartness, while its focus remains without a doubt on the fruits.

Perfectly carbonated, with a very refreshing light body.

Taste mirrors the nose, regarding the apricots, revealing apricot pulp, vinegar, vaseline, plastic, soap, glue - all funked up, by leather and barnyard. The nose comes incedibly nice together, again, revealing its fruity characteristics. Finishes tart, dry, with a fermented fruit bitterness, still complimenting the apricots, leaving back a tooth pluckering sourness.

Incredibly well pronounced apricots among a supersoft mouthfeel, wrapped up by a thirst quenching, dry sourness. Refreshing in body, juicy, with a sour lemon peel infusion, leaving with a long lasting, acidic tartness.

Photo of linnymtu
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 from 750mL bottle. What can I say? Perfect sour. Love the fruit forward flavor and thicker (for a sour) mouthfeel. Definitely need me some more of this stuff.

Photo of Getalegup
4.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite tasty. Champagne-like carbonation. Intense fruit flavor. 2012.

Photo of Wobbly
4.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of many world class beers from what may be the best (and certainly my favorite) brewery in the world. To get any attention on this highly U.S. centered site, you know it must be great.

Photo of GregSpeaksHisMind
1.52/5  rDev -67.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bought this for my 5yr anniversary... Honestly I thought this was champagne. Worst night ever, I ended up cheating on my wife with a midget.

Photo of dboon
3.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Diego shared at the Ryan’s tasting. Achie machie!!!!! Big barnyard and horse blanket nose. This is one sour/bitter beer. Super dry and crisp, it was so sour I could barley pick out any flavors, I guess apricot? Update: ’05 vintage was suffering from autolysis and had a huge burnt rubber nose..

Photo of boilermakerbrew
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 edition into a stemmed wine glass.

A- Pours with just a slight haze after a still loud pop of the cork. A 2-3 finger, fizzy head forms and hangs around a few minutes before turning into a thin film on top of the beer. The lacing is pretty good, but temporary on the sides of the glass. The body is a vibrant, medium gold to orange in color.

S- Starts off with a slightly acidic/lactic, tart punch, but it is very mild compared to other Cantillon brews and lambics. The apricots follow up the initial tartness very quickly and still pack a strong fruity flavor in the scent. A touch of the apricot lingers after the smell, along with a touch of oak.

T- The taste profile follows the nose pretty closely here. Tart and lightly acidic flavors of the base lambic hit right up front and give a little bit of a pucker before the fruit comes in. The fruit is juicy and on the mild side, blending with the base beer very elegantly. As the beer warms in your mouth, the fruit strengthens a little bit and tastes more and more like you just bit into a fresh apricot. A light oak characteristic mixes in as the drink fades and leaves a mix of tart, dry, and fruit flavors on the tongue.

M- Not much to say here except that this beer feels like a good fruited lambic should. There is a good amount of carbonation to compliment and hold up with the sour flavor profile, but not so much as to be stinging. The body of the beer is rather light in weight, but smooth at the same time.

Overall, this is the first Cantillon that I have had live up to its insane hype. Their other beers are good, but this is delicious on a whole other level. The fruit and sourness mingle perfectly and give a balanced flavor to satisfy cravings both flavor components. My favorite part of this beer is how well the fruit stands up to the base beer and displays its flavors. Great beer!

Photo of MOVERTON1284
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had, if not the best. Lots of funk and amazing flavor.

Photo of dabone
4.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First lambic I ever had, very enjoyable. Had out of the bottle at the brewery.

Photo of maximum12
4.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big bro ups to the magnificent beast that is flexabull for carting this one all the way across the pond, over my head to CA, then back to MN. I’d like to have its frequent flier miles. 750ML bottle capped & corked, split with my wife, who’s almost panting in anticipation.

The pour is pure spring sunshine in a proper Cantillon glass, with a sharknado of carbonation swirling right up the middle. The yellow fruit is still strong in the nose, though I would have guess peach instead of apricot, but whatever, with a fair amount of sharp lemon & white wine. Thoroughly enjoyable for whiffing.

Fou Foune is my kind of lambic. The fruit & sour are about 49.2% vs. 50.8%, & I can’t tell which side is which. Lovely light fruits do the bagurumba with a light acidity imparted by the wild beasties, imparting a lovely tartness on the tongue and other mouth parts. Mid-palate is that spritzy white wine again, oak on oak, lemon coming on strong. Light & summery, this is a joy on the palate, & something that I could drink for quite a long while. There simply aren’t many wild ales you can say that about.

So happy I finally had a full pour of this, after having samples at numerous tastings over the years…& I gotta say, much better fresh. Goes without saying: this is an excellent brew.

Photo of lilreyreyatomic
4.87/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer, got alot more fruit as it warmed up, great mix of sour and funk.

Photo of jakewatt135
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I wish it were winter so we could freeze it into ice blocks and skate on it and melt it in the spring time and drink it!

Photo of dvmin98
4.36/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells like cat piss, but tastes like heaven

Photo of BrentLepping
4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wife said it smelled like a mix of a gym locker and dirty socks. I told her that's an exquisite description and exactly what I was hoping for. Everything about this beer is stellar and lives up to the hype. Nearly flawless, gym sock funk and all.

Photo of Heatwave33
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look- Sweet golden color that even Scrooge McDuck would approve of.

Smell- An apricot and Funk making sweet love during a slightly cool evening.

Taste- The juices from their love making! A little soured just the way he wanted it.

Feel- An apricot going down a slip n slide and into a cool pool.

Overall- What is there to say about this beer that hasn't already been said Catholic Priests? Fruity, refreshing and keep away from children.

Photo of snansel
4.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2014. An amazing beer in every sense. A perfect combination of funk, sour, and fruit.

Photo of iong516
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had side by side with dG Imp Apricot Bu and CCB Apricot Grove. I realize neither are lambic, but Fou was such a clear winner. Always a treat.

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: pours a light milky straw color. Less than a finger of a white head forms with a strong retention. as it swirls around semi solid lacing. it has a Milky haze and is completely opaque.

Smell: apricot, funky. Sour. Vinegar. Light wheaty base

Taste: opens with juicy apricots to nectarine flesh, lots of fruity flavors mostly citrus and stone fruit. in the middle comes a barnyard funk along with some solid oak flavors. lemon juice and a very light acidity comes through. slight wheat malt backbone. mild to low vinegar

Mouthfeel: lighter feel, quite a bit of funkiness but nothing over powering. some vinegar and a light acidity. very strong refreshing qualities.

Overall: a seriously killer beer. has all the funk you could want while remaining not only drinkable but refreshing as well. amazing fruit and sour qualities.

Photo of Slschimoler
4.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The apricot adds a richness and body that makes this lambic one of my favorites from Cantillon. Very well balanced and drinkable compared to some of offerings. Meaning I could drink many of these, which I cannot say for some of the more raw and sour versions

Photo of Beerart888
4.47/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A true beauty from a legendary brewery!

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic Sour.....nice smooth easy drinking. Much more fruit after it warms up a bit...

Photo of thebeerfrontier
4.71/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fou' Foune (2014) - Brasserie Cantillon - Brussels, Belgium - Lambic - 5.00% ABV - This decadent lambic style sour poured a murky, golden-straw color, with a white head that dissipates immediately. The nose featured aromas of puréed apricots, funky Belgian yeast, and tart acidic notes that are quite pleasant to the nostrils. The mouth was outstanding; flavors of ripe apricots are prevalent up front, followed by hints of lemon peel, musty earth, white wine, and funky yeast that create a memorable taste. The mouthfeel was light bodied, with enamel eroding acidity and a bright, apricot finish. This was my first time having Fou', and wow, it was quite delightful. Thanks again for the bottle, @ehrenblanche! 98/100

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.09/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Balanced, sour and smooth. Not getting a ton apricot, finding myself not caring either. as it starts to warm, more fruit flavor is coming out.

Photo of floridadrift
4.47/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really nice and fancy and I can't wait to just have one of these but not to drink, to look at.

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Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 2,235 ratings.