Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,980 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,980
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 2,278
Gots: 430 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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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.

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a wineglass at the Cantillon Brewery in Brussels.

A= This beer poured a hazed deep gold color and put up a 1" snow white head with every pour. The head dropped relatively quickly but left a nice ring behind.

S= The aroma was about 2/3 sweet apricot over 1/3 lambic character. Very beautiful in the nose.

T= Started off with a burst of sweet apricot flavor before the tart, funky lambic flavors kicked in. Nice dry oak character was present but not overpowering. The balance between sweet fruit and the sour character was just perfect. Finished bone dry and puckery, which inspired the next sip every time.

MF= Light body with a nice dry feel. Prickly carbonation was just right.

D= Off the charts delicious and drinkable. Rivaled the best sours I have ever tasted and one that I will be seeking out again and again.

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.47/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lighter gold with lots of bubbles and a small wispy head.

Smells like ripe peaches with some barnyard funk going on as well.

Very light and crisp taste. Lots of smooth peach flavors balanced nicely by the yeast. Finishes with a slight tartness. Fantastic.

Light bodied with higher carbonation levels.

Been wanting to get one of these for a while and was not disappointed. One of the better ones I've had.

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4/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.38/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage.

Second time enjoying this treat, and for the second time in a row my first impression was: "this smells like cheese!". Funky fruit and yeast round things out.

Pleasant blend of apricots and funk. Mild tartness with a clean finish. One of the best shelf Cantillons.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. 2008 vintage. Pours a slightly hazed orange amber color with a slight white head that collars around the glass. The aroma is awesome with definite ntoes of apricot along with some acidity and funkiness. Light mouthfeel with some good carbonation. The taste is really nice with a balance of fruit notes (apricot, grapefruit) and sour acidity. This one does leaves you puckering a bit but not overly so. Overall, a really good beer and one I am glad I got to try.

Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,980 ratings.