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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,923 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,243
Gots: 409 | FT: 29
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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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Paccamacca, Nov 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8%

kvgomps, Nov 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

random846, Mar 10, 2014
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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.

spointon, Nov 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8%

cadaugherty, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8%

jklecko2, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ricecracker420, Oct 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

apasternak, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

funkel81, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of brystmar
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.

brystmar, Apr 02, 2012
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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.

jmarsh123, Oct 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8%

LambicKing, Nov 16, 2013
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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.

kbutler1, Oct 18, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

szmnnl99, May 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Nov 15, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BB 12-20-20. Not much head due to hardly any carbonation. Beer is deep golden and very hazy. Nose is heavy messed in with dusty barn, horsesweat, oaknotes, cheese and IMO overdone and litle sewer like. Not bad but for me just too much. As is taste that is oversoured edgy and unbalanced. Some oaknotes in the back and dry but this sourness is just too much and think this one needs many years to get for me to an acceptable and balanced taste. Who knows but another one I have is put all the way back into my cellar. Drinkable but very rough IMO.

paterlodie, Jan 04, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

DeutschesBier, Feb 18, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and capped bottle poured into an acbf tasting glass. We had a mini vertical with 2001, 2006, and 2009 bottles thanks to stowehop at our recent BA meet up, it was great to try these now that they won't be made again.

Pours a very cloudy and hazy light amber color, head is very small and pale white, not much for lacing as with most Cantillons. Visually all the vintages were about the same. The nost was very fruity and funky, the the '01 being distinctly more tart.

Wow taste on this is very tart and sour, it's crazy. Even though the sour is so mouth puckering its really tasty and quite drinkable, each sip just makes you want more and more of it. Super dry finish. The '09 had the most fruit flavor as you'd expect, and the '01 was the most sour beer I've ever had, it was crazy. No way you could drink a whole bottle yourself but amazing for a tasting.

kingcrowing, Jun 27, 2010
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5/5  rDev +8%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well review #500 derserves an epic beer. I would have to say this one fits the bill. Huge thanks to Adam for busting this one out for us.

Poured into my glass the beer is cloudy orange yellow gold. It looks like a cross between orange juice and apple cider. Minimal head with a small soapy lace ring.

The aroma is a fantastic mix of sour funky goodness and sweet peaches. Lots of barn yard aromas like hay, horse blanket, manure and old wet wood. The sweet side is filled with peach and lemon candy.

The flavor is a full on nuclear 50 megaton blast of mouth and asshole puckering sour. It reminds me of cry babies. Those were some sour mo fo's. Just like the candy the sour fades into a sweet finish making this a perfect balance and oh so drinkable.

Medium body with plenty of carbonation. Teeth crunching bone dry finish.

Overall I want to find cases of this stuff so I can drink it constantly. Thanks Adam for giving me the chance to finally try this one. Now I want more.

beerwolf77, Aug 19, 2010
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5/5  rDev +8%

codynevels, Jun 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

kristougher, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

masterofsparks, Mar 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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