Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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world-class

2,355 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,355
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 2,549
Gots: 510 | FT: 42
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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: 2,355 | Reviews: 485
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.

Photo of trippytbta
4.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours murky yellow gold

S: funky

T: sour, acidic, funky, cheesy, then a little apricot

M: acidic

Overall: very good beer that develops in ur mouth and takes you for a great cantillon ride!

Photo of Treyliff
4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage

A- pours a murky golden-yellow with a rich and creamy white head that seems to retain forever, leaving thick patches of lacing behind that sticks long after the pour, perfect pour

S- pureed apricot mixed with freshly sliced apricot and apricot jam, so amazing. Tart vinegar with some funky wild Belgian yeast to close it out. Perfect aroma

T- dry, tart and funky up front with flavors of fresh apricot preserves, lemon peel, musty earth, tart yeast, dry finish with more fresh apricot on the finish

M- medium creamy and foamy body with low carbonation leads to a tart and bone dry mouthfeel and finish

O- The best nose I've experienced from a lambic, so much apricot that actually gets better as it warms

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

Refreshing apricot! so natural and real.
(16oz)
Pour- light hazy orange
Smell- Apricot and wild Belgium yeast.
Taste- Fresh apricot, with a Belgium twist.
O- very dangerous beer, too darn good.

Photo of nodder
4.49/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

August 2014 vintage.

A- Light orange and hazy. One finger white head fades to a ring with spotty lacing.

S- Funky overripe apricots. Sour vinegar aroma like many sours. The apricot scent rules here.

T- Tart, slightly sour apricots. I was expecting this beer to be more sour, but it is subtle and balanced. A great sour. Apricot flavor popped as it warmed.

M- light and carbonated. Dry finish. This is so drinkable.

O- A bucket list beer that was wonderful. Hope I can try again someday.

Photo of brewskifan55
4.36/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Thanks, for sharing, Lucky town.

A: A hazy orange with an off-white, one-finger head that lingers. Thick lacing.

S: Light and fresh. Apricots dominate with a white wine ambiance. Belgian funk.

T: Tart and heavenly. A lovely apricot hue slides in with white wine and vanilla in the background. One of those taste bud orgasms. A bit of oakiness and Belgian funk.

M: Light to medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: I'm lucky to have walked up on this tasting. Luckier, still, to get to try a few sips of this terrific lambic. One of my beer bucket list moments.

Photo of cultclassic89
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I got such a small pour that I couldn't properly assess this. 2013 vintage was disappointing, but the 2014 was delicious. Just wish I got enough of a pour to get a better nose.

Had 2014 again now on 6/26/2015.

Appearance: Hazy peach tones over the standard gueuze appearance. Not as vibrant as de Garde, but still a 5.

Smell: It's crazy how clean this smells. The apricots aren't as intense as something like Imperial Apricot Bu, but it has this clean funk to it that's just extremely enticing.

Taste: Beautiful balance between funk and apricot. Perfect.

Feel: Light, billowy, perfect tartness.

Overall: Glad I got to have a good pour of the 2014. This is what Fou should always taste like. Out of a fruited sour, I either want crazy intense fruit like de Garde, or a beautifully complex and balanced beer like this, 2011 Framboos or VSB.

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

Wow!!!! Wow!!! Wow! Wow! This was life changing!

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.97/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared last night at Umberto's tasting. '14 vintage.

This one pours light orange, with a 1.5 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like the freshest, ripest apricots, with some funk, oak, and a slight hint of vinegar.

This tastes like biting into a tart apricot cloud. It's so light, and heavy at the same time- huge tart apricot flavor up front, with a highly carbonated but creamy finish, big white wine barrel character, and a nice funky and earthy character, along with some mild oaky vanilla. This is fantastic.

This has an amazing light airy mouthfeel, almost like drinking a cloud, as I said above. The carbonation is high. The beer is incredibly drinkable, but you've gotta savor every sip of it.

This is the best sour I've ever had. It's a fantastic achievement.

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.91/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This requires no review and speaks for itself. Amazing.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.19/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark lemon-orange with piles of loose white froth. 4
Floral, lemon rind wax, a bit of funk - big and fragrant. 4.25
Up front orchard fruit, touch of horse blanket, some herbs, and wild woody vinegar. 4
Earthy finish and clean acid linger.
Light, round, slight cling. 4.25

-- Knife edge balance - fizz, fruit, funk, all perfectly aligned. Not too much pucker, just some apricot stone sulfur, tart more than wild. Top class. 4.5

Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 2,355 ratings.