1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

Not Rated.
Cantillon Fou' FouneCantillon Fou' Foune

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,186 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,186
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 2,439
Gots: 464 | FT: 35
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 2,186 | Reviews: 463
Photo of godin64bit
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Darklight
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of dkw0063
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of bauermj
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of negm
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of markeyri
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Urbancaver
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JasonR1975
5/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Review (11 months of age)- 75cl bottle from August 2012- so nearly a year old- given to me as a gift from Eduardo and shared at a whale tasting last night, 7/13/2013.. poured into a Cantillon stemmed wine glass.

Wow! This beer's nose is basically a lot of acidity along with a delicious apricot fruitiness. There is a good bit of the lambic earth funk that I've come to associate with Cantillons- same kind of smell that you get when you walk into the brewery. But this is a milder funk as the apricot is very strong here.

The beer itself pours a hazy golden-orange body that is very well carbonated, with a massive >3cm head that takes a while to recede and never fully goes away. Lacing is very nice. Just what I would expect from a good Cantillon.

When this beer finds its way into my mouth, it is just so perfectly balanced in terms of the sourness, fruitiness, acidity and funk. It all comes together to create a sweet apricot accentuated with some lemon tartness. Incredible.

Mouthfeel-wise, its more or less what Cantillons bring to the table. Medium bodied, no dryness at all in the finish, sweet but not in a sugary way. The tartness is refreshing and makes for a delicious, refershing in-between beer between Bramble Rye and Vanilla Bean Dark Lord.

This is the best Cantillon I've had and that includes the Lou Pepes.. it's just slightly above Saint Lamvinus, which is a bit unfair as both beers are different. This one brings out the apricot which is definitely strong here like the cherries in a Lou Pepe Kriek, etc. but without the apricot being overwhelmingly sweet. It is so well-balanced and easy to drink. Incredibly refreshing and flavourful. Eduardo tells me that he considers Cantillon to be bottled art. If that is the case, Fou' Foune is a true masterpiece in a bottle and Jean Van Roy is Peter Paul Rubens. This beer is definitely in my top 5 of all time.

Re-reviewed (3 months of age)
Opened up another 75cl bottle from August 2013 on 11/26/2013. So 3 months old the second time around. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Basically the same as the previous review (with 1 year on it), except this is definitely less acidic and the apricots come out quite a bit more, especially in the nose which is even more perfect than it was before. Phenomenal nose, one of the best smelling beers I've had. Flavour-wise, I preferred the 1-year old bottle's acidity and sourness, but I can definitely appreciate the apricots here more. And the mouthfeel is phenomenal- so well carbonated, so creamy. Reminds me of Hill Farmstead's pale ales actually. But so substantial yet drinkable and refreshing. This beer's appearance isn't as sexy and tempting as its sister beer Blabaer, but the beer is otherwise perfect in my mind.

Re-reviewed (6 months of age): 75cl bottle from August 2013, generously bought over by Dustin at our celebratory whale tasting. Cheers to good friends! Poured into a Three Floyds teku glass today, 3/22/2014. Basically, the beer looks just the same as any of the other times. Smell is very apricot-forward still, but I appreciated more tartness, horseblanket funk. Best thing is that this bought out a lot of geuze-like lemon tartness, pepperiness on top of the funk in the nose. Incredible, sweet yet complex nose. Flavour is very similar- the geuze-like characteristics stand out far more than fresh. Lemon zest, pepperiness, barnyard Cantillon funk. It reminds me so much of Armand'4 Zomer. And you throw some fresh apricot juice on top of that? This merely reinforces how much I love this beer. And mouthfeel is a bit thinner and less creamier than fresh, but still very much medium bodied and refreshing. Again, the only conclusion I'll draw from this is: this is still my favorite beer ever.

Re-re-reviewed: 2014 vintage. Bottled 21 August 2014. Thanks Tim! Poured into a Cantillon balloon glass 10/19/2014 for our first anniversary- 2 months of age. Essentially, I just want to re-reconfirm that fresh Fou' Foune is delicious, and this year's Fou' Foune is not lacking in apricots. The best advice I have to anyone who's opening up a bottle soon is to serve it at cellar temperature, aerate it and let it warm up a bit- the apricots truly come out as clean, crisp stone fruits in the nose that dance along your palate as you sip it. Great mouthfeel, soft, velvety but with a nice crisp, dry and thirst-quenching finish. There is no defect to be found in this beer- it is still my favorite beer after all this time, and worthy of its status.

Photo of cmacwiz
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of chefmikeanderson
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of palma
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of dbrelsfo
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DanimalFL
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of funkel81
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of CityofBals
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of drgonzo2k2
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of belljt33
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of CarolinaKevin
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of WarnerJC8
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Photo of the-gobbler
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of baybum
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of sstorck
5/5  rDev +7.8%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 2,186 ratings.