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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,618 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,618
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,094
Gots: 341 | FT: 20
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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brendan13

Australia

4/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a snifter glass a hazy orange hued golden with a centimetre of white head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - Brett/barnyard funk with a vauge, but noticeable apricot underlaying.
T - Apricot with a lot of brett & barnyard character.
M - Light bodied, medium to high carbonation. Quite a mouth puckering, sour tartness.
D - Not something I'd drink heaps of but something I'd want to have on hand every now and then.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 11:51:07 | More by brendan13
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

08 on draft at Capones.

A: Pale, hazy amber-orange body. Tight, compact head with decent retention before crashing into a spotty skim. Sporadic lacing left behind on the sides of the glasses.

S: Light, bright fruits. Apricots and peaches. Nice earthy tartness.

T: Reved up version of the nose. Potent tart apricots up front, sweet ripening peaches in the back end. Earthy, with a nice lactic punch.

M: Good weight to balance the semi-sweet/tart flavorings. A bit more slick than I'd like. Puckering feel lingers for a bit after each sip.

D: Pretty impressive offering from Cantillon. The flavor really carries the day despite some flaws in the mouthfeel department.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2009 17:53:10 | More by callmemickey
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claytong

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

05-27-2012 00:22:37 | More by claytong
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ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +8%

01-06-2014 15:14:31 | More by ThatsThatDude
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2012 19:31:48 | More by polishkaz
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.66/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle with cap and cork served in a Thumbler glass.

Bottle from 20th of August, 2012.

A: Pours a light orange color forming a small white fizzy and very bubbled head. Small retention and no lacings formed or left

S: Very fruity. Strong notes of apricots and peaches. Lambic yeasts. Metallic. Vinegar. Light notes of malts

T: Very fruity. Again, mainly apricots and peaches. Lambic yeasts. Slightly sweet upfront. In overall, a dry and tart taste, however, much lighter acidity if compared with the Lou Pepes, for example. A little bit metallic with light notes of malts. A very light bitterness can be felt in the very end. Quite smooth and pleasant taste

M: Light body, good carbonation. Smooth fruity aftertaste. Quite good taste of peach left in the mouth

O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent fruit beer. Mandatory to Cantillon fans, independently of the hype around it

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 22:30:09 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle at Ebenezer's, not sure of the vintage.

Hazy peach-skin orange with a 1-finger or so white head that retains well. Amazing smell, pure fresh apricot pulp with some funk there as well. Taste has nice apricot/peach, not over the top but definitely not subdued at all. Funk and oak are there but kinda take a backseat, some lemon, bread/yeast and white wine notes there too. Smooth mouthfeel, not crazy sour, one of the more drinkable and fruit-forward Cantillon's I've had so far.

I got a pretty small pour of this and it was gone pretty quickly. Glad to have tried this, I'd like to be able to sit down with a bottle sometime.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 22:07:08 | More by Chico1985
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a stemmed glass. This is a 2012 version, so has a little over a year of age on it.

Appearance: Pours a translucent gold-orange color and leaves a big two finger head which fades in a flash to nothing. Sporadic carbonation can be seen, but not too much.

Smell: Nice apricot, mild grassy funk, lemon-lime, mild juniper berries, apple skins, slight sour. The apricot really takes the lead in a nice way and is definitely not overwhelming, but just right.

Taste: Perfumey apricot, slight funk, lemon, grapes medium sour, oak. Very nice, and borderline puckeringly sour. Definitely has a white wine flavor quality to it. Very nice.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a medium, sour, dry body. Finishes quite dry and sour.

Overall: Really well balanced and nice. Just the right amount of sour for an apricot lambic, and the apricot really comes through deliciously. The aroma is wondrous. Opened this for a special occasion, and it's a great beer for that. So tasty and just a great drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 02:03:39 | More by Resuin
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peabody

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-25-2014 04:32:05 | More by peabody
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jklecko2

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8%

03-21-2014 23:07:42 | More by jklecko2
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funkel81

California

5/5  rDev +8%

11-03-2012 16:48:34 | More by funkel81
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes, reviewed on 12/31/09

A - pours a cloudy peach orange with an inch of foam that took its time bubbling away

S - dried apricots dominate but nothing too sweet, there is some oak and a bit of funky sourness

T - apricot sourness hits you hard, very nice flavor, alot of oak as well. I really like the taste of this

M - good carbonation, zippy mouthfeel

D - great taste, it is a sipper at becomes alot to drink the whole bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 19:04:37 | More by mikereaser
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at WLV, Zwanze 2012. Got one of the last pours from the 30L keg.

A: Beige-orange body with a clean white head.

S: The nose holds lots of oak and apricot. Pretty tart with some wet hay funk and clean grain.

T: Really fresh apricot flavor, earthy and tart, lactic and clean in the finish.

M: Light bodied, light carbonation.

O: The apricot flavor here is fresh and assertive, and works well with the base lambic.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 05:10:18 | More by Etan
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-27-2013 21:48:20 | More by Dactrius
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dunix

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

10-03-2012 01:29:47 | More by dunix
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spointon

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 21:55:21 | More by spointon
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-02-2012 17:58:08 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-24-2014 13:49:45 | More by kristougher
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev -19%

06-23-2014 21:41:49 | More by CwrwAmByth
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

06-15-2013 23:09:21 | More by nrs207
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mc4z

California

5/5  rDev +8%

05-10-2014 20:34:07 | More by mc4z
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Westsidethreat

California

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

On tap at the Stuffed Sandwich

A: Hazy, dull lemon colored brew with a spritzy carbonation. No head but a lot of bubble activity.

S: Vitamin C, dried hay, bitter funk and apricot.

T: Begins tart and sour, no surprise there. Lemon coats the sides while apricot hits the tip of the tongue as liquid moves across the palate. Sour apple thoughts hit the back of the tongue, near the throat. Then the flavors flash back to the sides with a more butterly lemon aspect. Finish is pure apricot with ascorbic acid mixed in.

M: Medium body, slightly prickly mouthfeel.

D: Complex with great balance. Apricot really comes through as it warms, teases the palate leaving you wanting more.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2007 01:04:56 | More by Westsidethreat
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sirsteve42

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-08-2013 22:43:30 | More by sirsteve42
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-05-2012 04:48:27 | More by monitorpop
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8%

02-09-2014 16:31:44 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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