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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,636 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,636
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,104
Gots: 341 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Apricot Lambic

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-05-2002)
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

07-16-2012 23:40:29 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Brouwerij Lane in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a hazy light golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a thin white head that reduces rather quickly to a tiny patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of apricot with some light amounts of mild sourness.

T: Similar to the smell but a little more intense in the flavor, very tart with strong sour flavors. Light presence of apricot.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly on the tongue.

O: Very refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. Easy to drink and extremely enjoyable (I could happily have a couple of these but that seems unlikely with how difficult to find and expensive this beer is). Not overly sour but quite tart.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 12:34:52 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

4.38/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Brouwerij Lane, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that left patches of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of apricots in the nose.
T: The overall taste is rather sour but has flavors of apricots.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For a sour beer, this is quite pleasant and very easy to drink because the fruity flavors of the apricots help to balance out the sourness.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 00:09:49 | More by metter98
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schmoopsbeer

California

4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage
poured at cellar temp into bruery tulip
750 ml bottle

Color: A hazy, but yet bright golden/orange. White 1 1/2f finger head that reduces to a thin bubbly cap after awhile. No lacing with light retention

Nose: Apricots what else, but the fruit has definitely faded compared to the fresher batches. Nice funk aroma with hints of wood, hay, and light lemon peel.

Palate: Wow! simply amazing. A perfect amount of carbonation making this beer very drinkable. The apricots hit the tongue first followed the an enjoyable wave of sourness and funk. This beer is dry, but yet it contains a good amount of spritz. At the end you begin to taste the oak/woody textures of this beer.

Finish: Long and dry with a good amount of texture. Mellow fruit which balances the light acidity at the end. An incredible beer that can be consumed fresh and aged.

Rating 98/100

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 21:26:40 | More by schmoopsbeer
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infi

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

07-14-2012 18:23:00 | More by infi
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SkiBum22

New York

4.15/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with two fingers of white head. Head has good retention but leaves no lacing.

S - Soft apricot with light sourness. Slightly funky.

T - Subtle apricot flesh with a funky, barnyard like flavor. There is a mild tartness that is coupled with an oak and vanilla like sweetness on the finish.

M - Medium-bodied, extremely dry, and supple. Carbonation is much more active than I expected it to be.

O - Definitely a great beer but it was a little bit of a let down for me. I thought the apricot was going to stand out a lot more then it did. Still another nice offering from Cantillon and glad I finally got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 00:45:16 | More by SkiBum22
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gonzowestwood

Connecticut

4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From Bottle . . . 8-11 was the date on it

A- Cloudy Rusty Straw and a light orange

S Apricots, Aged Cheese and some nice funk

T- A sour peach, very yeasty, champagne sour and delicious

M- lots of bubbles but a real dry finish... nice and smooth body

O- Oh My God!! This has to be one of the best beers ever....
My frist Cantillon and it sure as hell will not be the last.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 04:56:38 | More by gonzowestwood
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bradner

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

07-07-2012 22:16:56 | More by bradner
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durwoodx

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

07-06-2012 22:38:31 | More by durwoodx
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

07-03-2012 20:47:57 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.23/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Adam

Vintage 2011.

Look: Pours a cloudy orangish yellow color with a small bubbly head no real retention and leaves a film on top of the beer.

Smell: Barnyard funk and apricots. Didn't really pick up much else and found the nose to be a touch weak

Taste: Again I can't say I was let down here but I thought there would be more Apricot. The first sip of the beer brings so subtle sourness with a nice barnyard funk which is nicely balanced and on my second sip the apricot finally shows up it is not overpowering but I think in just the right amount but more could have helped it a bit

Mouthfeel: Thin body and bubbly carbonation slightly dry finish

Overall: This is a very good lambic and I am glad I got the chance to finally try it since I have passed on it in the past. Highly recommended and would drink again

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 20:23:44 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Auror

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

07-02-2012 05:19:03 | More by Auror
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted at his place.

Pours a slightly murky light honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with wood and apricot aromas. Taste is the same and has a fantastic apricot flavor that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a great level of carbonation with a very crisp and somewhat dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is an exceptional beer and by far the best Cantillon I have tried so far by a longshot.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 08:19:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2012 22:02:53 | More by AdamP
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LynnHomeBrewer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

06-27-2012 14:48:35 | More by LynnHomeBrewer
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pohldogg356

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -13.6%

06-27-2012 14:17:14 | More by pohldogg356
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-26-2012 03:47:05 | More by wesley14
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

06-26-2012 02:55:44 | More by SalMineo
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-25-2012 17:03:12 | More by jbertsch
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markeyri

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

06-24-2012 13:54:27 | More by markeyri
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Cowcakes

California

5/5  rDev +8%

06-24-2012 05:44:05 | More by Cowcakes
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -24.4%

06-23-2012 19:24:01 | More by mcintire78
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the armsby abbey the night before The Festival.

A - Poured into a Cantillon stemmed tulip a hazy golden yellow hue with a very thin white blanket that faded into a slight halo.

S - Aromas of nice light funk and faint apricots. Honestly I would prefer a bit more fruit/apricot with this.

T - Ah, there's the apricot! Nice and tart and sour with good almost puckering apricot. Light light stone/pits with some skin too. Nice fresh apricots slightly tart/bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated, almost harshly but the tart not white puckeringly sour apricot plays off of it nicely.

O - Overall this beer was basically every bit as good as the legend tells. It's a freaking delicious beer, however, as far as apricot goes I found The Bruery's Filmishmish to deliver more

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 03:43:59 | More by rudzud
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -13.6%

06-23-2012 02:43:56 | More by rab53
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wceaton

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-21-2012 02:09:44 | More by wceaton
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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