Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by Jon:
4.47/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The long-awaited Fou' Foune pours a cloudy, light amber-peach hue with hardly any head to mention.
Aroma is boisterous in its proclamation of dirty socks, Brett, funky barnyard notes, leather, oak, and a mild hint of the apricots on which this lambic was soaked. Interesting.
The apricot fruit adds another dimension to the lambic in how it softens it -- this isn't the strip-the-enamel-off-your-teeth lambic monster, but rather a more well rounded, softer beer. The apricot flavor comes out first, while the typical lemon rind, citrusy notes reminiscent of Cantillon lambic appear on the finish. Lively acidity cuts at one's stomach.
Fairly "alive" in terms of carbonation, this a fairly smooth lambic. Medium bodied palate. Round overall.
Fou' Foune is refreshing in the way that Cantillon lambics tend to be. A fantastic beer that ought to be experienced by lambic fans.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2004 03:24:32 | More by Jon
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District of Columbia
4.29/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
August 2013 bottling. Teku glass.
A: Pours an apricot-tinted straw color, with a generous finger of fine, foamy off-white head. A solid cap sits on the surface for a good few minutes. Very good clarity and some champagne-like bubbles.
S: Sweet apricot flesh, hay, some nice supporting spice character (oak, cinnamon, and vanilla frosting-like), apple cider, and a moderate dose of earthy barnyard. The apricot is deep and very well integrated, but by no means dominant, which may be a plus or minus.
T: Bretty earthiness up front, with mild apricot, just a touch of tartness, finishing bone dry (with some of the tartness carrying through) with more earth/herbal notes, as is common to Cantillon. The flavors are well integrated and interesting but pretty restrained.
M: Medium body and medium-high, slightly sharp carbonation.
O: Highly drinkable, nice subtle flavors, and good complexity. Though it’s tasty, I don’t quite understand the fascination with this beer. I’d prefer St. Lamvinus or LP Kriek by far.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 21:03:40 | More by pmarlowe
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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