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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,747 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,747
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,207
Gots: 358 | FT: 25
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%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

MikeCactusGordon, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of tmoneyba
4.05/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured clear orange golden color with minimal fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Good tart apricot & yeasty aroma. Medium to full body with tingly sticky texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy funky fruit flavor with a solid tart fruit and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout lambic.

tmoneyba, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of ckeegan04
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

ckeegan04, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of apasternak
5/5  rDev +8%

apasternak, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of random846
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

random846, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Auror
5/5  rDev +8%

Auror, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Damian
4.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pt 9.4 fl oz corked and capped bottle purchased at Berman's Wine and Spirits, Lexington, MA
Bottled: 18 August 2011
Served in a wine glass

Slightly hazed, glowing golden yellow in appearance. A one-finger, bubbly, bright white crop of froth topped the liquid. Within seconds, the head faded to a clingy ring.

The nose was complex and quite interesting. Musty notes came through strong. Funky but not super tart with hints of lemon peel. Oaky and dry. Some Chardonnay wine-like notes appeared as well. A slight, malty sweetness balanced things out. As the beer warmed, the tartness intensified.

The taste was similar to the nose initially. Lots of basement mustiness and barnyard funk. Crisp and dry. Fruity and moderately tart with notes of lemon. Some wheaty tartness was apparent as well. The beer became much more sour as it opened up. Strong tart fruit notes came through on the back end. The finish was dry, oaky and surprisingly hoppy. Remarkably bitter for the style (I am certain that this was due to the freshness of the bottle). The hops came out even more as beer warmed.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied with a zippy, spritzy, lively effervescenece. Crisp, clean and quite refreshing.

Fou' Foune is a notable fruit lambic but it is far from being one of my favorite Cantillon offerings. Without the knowledge that this beer was brewed with apricots, I never would have guessed that it was. Furthermore, the beer seemed to lack some overall complexity. Based on the scores that this receives, and on its price point, I was expecting more.

Damian, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8%

bauermj, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of eduardolinhalis
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

eduardolinhalis, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
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.

Chico1985, Aug 21, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

polishkaz, Dec 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8%

bmur112, Oct 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

facesnorth, May 03, 2014
Photo of Wildman
4.03/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very cloudy/hazy/milky peach gold color and formed a small bubbly snow white head that disappeared quickly and left no lace. A small amount of carbonation is present in the murkiness. The aroma is definate lambic with barnyard elements and grass masking a suttle peach aspect. The flavor was the powerful presence of lambic sweet/sour brought crashing in by the definate astrigent nature of the body and finish. All and all a refreshing lambic for a relaxing afternoon.

Wildman, May 01, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

dwagner003, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of DovaliHops
4.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow...I'm so happy I finally get to review this beer. Bought it off a Belgian website. Bottled August 25th, 2011---fresh baby! I heard fresh is the best way to go with this beer. Pours a very hazy, straw yellow-orange color with a large white head. Very fizzy. Scent is just as funky as I was hoping it would be...quite funky. Sweet apricots in the aroma with some grass and funky cheese. Definitely some sharp cheese aromas. Lots of barnyard funk with a bit of stinky gym socks. Considering this is a fresh bottle, the aroma was much more funky than I was expecting...which is great! Taste is tart at first...not sour. Switches to sweet apricots, funky/strong cheese flavors with a ton of barnyard flavor. Then the apricots come back in, but more sour this time. Finishes even more sour than it started. Great finish to this beer...scratch that, THE BEST FINISH. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some puckering notes and very highly carbonated...could use a little less carbonation. Drinkability is high as it could get. Overall, another AMAZING beer from Cantillon. Now that I've tried this gem, I will be seeking out more.

DovaliHops, Mar 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

dunix, Oct 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8%

mportnoy, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of brendan13
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.

brendan13, May 27, 2009
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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.

callmemickey, Dec 20, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

sirsteve42, Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

claytong, May 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

peabody, Feb 25, 2014
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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