Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by jrallen34:
4.83/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
750ml bottle, 2008 version...The beer pours dark peacy with a much darker center. The head is white, rises about a finger and is gone pretty quickly...The aroma is on the lighter side, light tart fruits, mixed with sourness. Not overpowering in either regard so its balanced giving some of what you look for in a fruit lambic...Holy moses, that's one sour beer. Didn't think it would be that tart from the aroma. Its got a huge tart bite sour, not a mucky horse blanker leather like a lot of Cantillon's. Here you get a lot more of the fruit not sweetness but the actual taste of apricots on the finish. Super balanced and flavorful...The feel is great, sticks to the mouth, very tannic...Drinkability is off the charts. It gives me everything I love about a lambic, sourness funk, but balanced enough that you can drink this all day, while at the same time not being such a fruit beer that's its super sweet or dominated by the apricot...Overall one of my favorite lambics, right up there with Blabear.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2010 23:51:58 | More by jrallen34
More User Reviews:
4.8/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Bottle poured into wine glasses and split amongst a few friends at 33wine. Just missed having this bad boy on draft.
A - Pours a a yellowish straw tinted color with minimal head surprisingly for this beer. 1-2 finger white foam had that slowly recedes back into the glass. Somewhat cloudy but clears up after resting in the glass
S - Smell is of loads of apricot, definitely some straw and hay aromas coming through on this. Hints of white peach coming through.
T - Taste follows the nose on this one with loads of apricot not he front mixed with a nice balance of lactic acidity, some hints of the straw flavors with mixed notes of earthy funk and wood.
M - Mouthfeel is about perfect on this one. Not too light but very crisp and smooth at the same time. Fairly dry
O - Overall this has been my favorite Cantillon thus far. Will be seeking this one out so that I can dome a bottle myself.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 16:59:30 | More by drmcleod10
4.43/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip. The cork (which was quite difficult to remove) says it was bottled in 2013 and is lot C12345. Not as carbonated as I would have liked, but enough to get the job done. Somewhat clear, dark gold in color with a massive billowy white head that dies off very quickly. The nose carries lots of stony dry champagne-like notes, lots of mustiness, apple cider, apricots, and a hint of pear-like sweetness. Very pleasant and complex.
Very light body and sharp, tart flavor. Light, dry, cracker-like grain up front with a hint of kiwi-like sweetness, then a prompt rush of sour fruity flavors. Lots of complexity here. I get sour apples, apricots, lemon rind, dry white wine, green grapes, vinegar, and apple cider, all wrapped inside a mild mustiness that has a muted impact on the flavor. The finish is as dry as the Sahara, yet somehow the tartness softens in the back of the mouth without compromising the flavor. Very sour, yet very drinkable.
Overall, a stellar sour. I usually prefer sours with a noticeable amount of balancing sweetness. I can't remember the last time I had a beer this sour that I enjoyed so much. I can see why BAs seek it out, but at this price I probably won't ever buy it again (or if I do, I'll trade it to someone who's never been able to find it). Not recommended for those new to sours. If you're new to sours and you happen to stumble upon a bottle of this, do yourself a favor. Stash it somewhere and explore several other sours before drinking it, otherwise you may not enjoy it and could possibly waste your money (and the beer).
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 20:47:57 | More by deadonhisfeet
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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