Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.33/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
12-02-2012 05:10:18 | More by Etan
4.2/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
06-15-2011 19:04:37 | More by mikereaser
4.38/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
02-06-2007 01:04:56 | More by Westsidethreat
3.68/5 rDev -20.5%
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. Im 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. Theres also a sour milk flavor here as well. Fortunately, theres a creamy apricot in the finish. Wow. When the waitress said its very sour she wasnt 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.
01-20-2006 16:11:04 | More by DarkerTheBetter
District of Columbia
4.53/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
12-18-2011 00:18:05 | More by starrdogg
4.6/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
11-27-2009 03:38:31 | More by FtownThrowDown
4.05/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
02-20-2012 00:57:45 | More by Treebs
4.85/5 rDev +4.8%
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?
01-11-2014 09:20:32 | More by heygeebee
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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