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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,599 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,599
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,078
Gots: 338 | 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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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-02-2013 03:49:19 | More by mklisz
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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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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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kristougher

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

02-24-2014 13:49:45 | More by kristougher
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8%

01-23-2014 05:43:08 | More by Arsenal0328
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer came a hefe-like cloudy orange and gold with a thin creamy head. Smelled powerfully of apricots and a crazy wild yeast. The pungent smell reminded me of black earth and turned milk in the Russian River Supplication sort of sense. I’m guessing there are a lot of strange bacteria at work here forming this beer into something very unique. Tastes of powerfully sour nectarines, oranges and raspberries. The flavor is so intense, its hard to identify just what fruits were used here. It nearly tastes like vinegar its so tough. There’s also a sour milk flavor here as well. Fortunately, there’s a creamy apricot in the finish. Wow. When the waitress said “it’s very sour” she wasn’t kidding. The mouth feel is thick and the sourness really puckers the mouth quite a bit. However, if you drink this slowly, you just may enjoy it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2006 16:11:04 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle very generously shared by PWoods. Thanks mang!

Pours a very hazy, cloudy light orange in color. There's a nice half inch of white head forming on the pour.
The smell is pungent. Almost to the point of being off-putting. Stanky gym socks, old cheese, and a little bit of earthy skunkyness. The smell is so strong, you begin to question whether or not you want to take a sip of this thing.
Taste is incredible. Very sour/tart. Lip puckering sourness. Very nice apricot and light fruit flavors. Absolutely wonderful.
After time, the smell starts to come around and become much more approachable.
Very puckering tart in the mouthfeel, with the perfect amount of carbonation. This beer is absolutely amazing. I couldn't help but to think how much this compares to Isabelle Proximus with each sip I took.
I'll definitely be buying some of these bottles to throw in the basement. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2009 03:38:31 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Danny1217

Florida

4.86/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle at the brewery. Shared between four people. Drank in May and reviewed from notes.

Pours a vibrant orange with a big white head. Slightly hazy. Decent retention considering the acidity of a lambic. Some lacing.
The aroma of fresh apricots melds wonderfully with the lactic and "barnyard" funk aromas of the Cantillon lambic.
The apricots come out in the taste as well and fit in perfectly. The lactic sourness and the flavor of the apricot gives it the taste of a wonderfully sour fruit. The brett funk adds complexity in the usual fashion of the lambic. There is a nice bread like malt character in the finish. Medium carbonation and light body.

Apricot lambic is a good idea.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 20:58:58 | More by Danny1217
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Treebs

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review #300

Had on tap at Local Option during their Occupy the Local Option. Served in a mini-snifter.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with dreamsicle like hues intertwined. The head is bubbly, airy and bone white in color. It recedes to a thick collar and leaves some splotchy lace.

S: Musty, earthy and funky in nature. There is a light apricot tartness and some under ripe apple skin as well.

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: Creamy up front with a drying, tannic finish. Spritzy carbonaton and a light body makes for a nice drinking brew.

O: The flavors seemed slightly muted overall and it didn't wow me like I thought it would. It was still an above average lambic, but I expected more fruity flesh and a little more tartness.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 00:57:45 | More by Treebs
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

5/5  rDev +8%

06-02-2013 21:30:25 | More by sliverX
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Auror

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

11-26-2013 01:54:16 | More by Paccamacca
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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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dunix

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

10-03-2012 01:29:47 | More by dunix
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bmur112

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8%

10-16-2012 13:52:21 | More by bmur112
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mc4z

California

5/5  rDev +8%

05-10-2014 20:34:07 | More by mc4z
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

06-15-2013 23:09:21 | More by nrs207
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match1112

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-24-2013 17:32:00 | More by match1112
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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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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap at deep ellum during the cantillon/de la senne event on april 24, 2009, week's end of the craft brewers conference.

served in unique klokke roeland stemless snifter.

just wanted to note that this time around, there is a much bigger blast of fruity ripe apricot (skins and all), especially in the aroma, while still having all the complexities as before.

served a little less cold this time, so i didn't have to wait for it to warm. thus i got a little more carbonation, and thus probably more body.

warrants some score boosting

smell 4.0 -> 4.5
mouthfeel 3.5 -> 4.0

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ORIGINAL REVIEW 2-12-2009

on-tap at deep ellum, in allston, massachusetts. poured into goblet with a slight taper and flare.

bright straw color with amber tones. hazy. nice head that barely fades. this was served to me far too cold for my tastes, so i had to warm it up in my hands for about 5-7 minutes. even after all this, the thin layer of head still remained! lacing forms after each sip, but never sticks.

cider vinegar and gentle funk in the nose, with woody oak and a hint of leather, which really peaks in the middle.

flavor is tart, like champagne and cider vinegars. more wood and leather. hints of yeast and funk mingle near the end, which remains tart and crisp.

peach or apricot fruit is actually only barely perceptible in both the nose and palate, and really only if you look for it.

feel is crisp and acidic, but just slightly thin. carbonation is quite mild. keep in mind that we had to let this sit for nearly ten minutes to warm up.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2009 14:13:56 | More by tai4ji2x
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jeff1973

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-27-2013 02:48:38 | More by jeff1973
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle into wine glass.

Pours hazy, orange-gold, thin big-bubbled head that fades quickly.

Smell is tart and bright, with tons and tons of fresh apricot. This is the most fruit I've ever gotten from a Cantillon fruit lambic, and it's delicious.

Flavor is gorgeous - huge, vivid apricot. Clean tartness up front, hints well-integrated of barnyard funk and wet leather at points, and so much gorgeous apricot it's stunning. Dry, more acidic sourness than funk. Finish is so much apricot it feels like there should be chunks still floating in the glass. Complete showcase for the apricot, sans any hint of sweetness. Masterful.

Mouthfeel is light, subtle but crisp carbonation underneath a light body that's just brimming with flavor. Some acidity in the back of the throat complements the carbonation. Beautiful.

Drinkability is astronomical. I had 16 ounces, and felt like I hadn't even gotten a good start. Could have finished an entire bottle and then started on the next.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2009 00:10:54 | More by JohnQVegas
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage brought back from my trip to Belgium.

A: Beer pours a hazy orange with a white head. Kinda looks like a DIPA.

S: Woo boy, this smells incredible! Fresh apricots mixed with lambic funk makes for an amazing aroma. Neither smell really overwhelms the other and they coexist perfectly.

T: Taste follows the smell almost exactly, it's a wonderful mix of fruit, funk and sour in the finish. It's not overwhelmingly anything, and the flavor as a whole doesn't overpower. It's actually a bit subtle, but delicious.

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, though something about it makes my tongue tingle.

O: I've had Fou' Foune a few different times (2010 bottle, on cask), but I think the 2011 is the best experience I've had with it yet. This is what a fruit lambic should be, where the fruit and lambic flavors really coexist almost perfectly and complement one another.

2012 vintage addendum: The 2012 isn't as fruit-forward as the 2011 was, but is a lot more sour. It still maintains the apricot flavor, but it's more mixed in with the other flavors than out front as it was with the 2011.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 00:18:05 | More by starrdogg
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heygeebee

Australia

4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An atypical review.

Fou' Foune pours a delight in the glass. A hazy golden straw with a pillowy head to die for for. The apricots come and go with the temperature. They come with a warming glass, to offset the perfectly balanced sourness, and then disappear each time the glass is refilled from the bottle from the fridge. It's not too sour, but neither is it bland. It is Perfectly Balanced

Tonight I drank a bottle on my own as the sun set on my balcony, and I will never forget it.

Thank you Fou' Foune

PS the bloody cork shat itself into the beer as I opened the bottle, but that kind of doesn't go with the rest of the tale, does it?

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 09:20:32 | More by heygeebee
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-03-2014 22:13:34 | More by Phillyz
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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