Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,978 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,978
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 2,279
Gots: 430 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2012 Vintage Poured into Cantillon Stemware at 45 degrees.

A- Very hazy orange (apricot skin) with a white head about an eighth of an inch thick that doesn't seem to want to go away. Vigorous carbonation is evident, the bubbles seem to be rising to the surface at a champagne-like rate. No lacing is evident.

S- Classic cantillon barnyard with a citrus acidity similar to orange zest. Apricots are very evident as well, providing a sweet, tropical note to the funky lactic overtones.

T- I don't even know where to begin. Extremely complex. While the apricot is very mellow on the nose, it comes through with a huge tart stone fruit mixed with lemon zest and orange peel. Pretty much, I'm trying to say it tastes like apricots without saying the word apricot. After the apricot flavor dies off, there is an earthy flavor that makes way for a huge blast of lemon zest and lactic acidity that leaves you looking like a sour patch kid. A good two minutes after a sip, I can still feel the tingly sensation you get in your face after downing a whole bag of sour skittles and then eating the dust in the bottom of the bag. For someone who used to eat lemons as a young child, this beer is a dream come true.

M- Prickly carbonation with an extremely dry finish in addition to the extremely sour notes from the taste. I am literally sitting here sweating because of the level of puckering.

O- The aroma and flavor are absolutely the best part of this beer, which is nice since those are usually the two biggest factors in a beer for me. This one definitely looks great as well, but with the huge apricot aromas and the complex stone fruit flavors bouncing around with the brett funk and huge acid, the flavor and aroma are what make this a world-class beer. I'm glad I got to down a whole bottle of this by myself instead of the half ounce pour I was lucky enough to have at a tasting earlier this year.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Apricot, sweet wheat, oak, vanilla, barnyard funky yeasts, tart green fruits, sourness, stone fruits, tart green fruits.

T - Sweet and tart apricots and other stone fruits, funky barnyard yeasts, tart green fruits, oak, vanilla, lemon zest, some light sourness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sour, funky finish.

D - Fantastic complexity and balance. The apricots are fantastic.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml, bottled august 2012

A- Ligh orange colour with a bit of haziness. Decent white head, soon recedes but still leaves a ring and some lacing on the sides of the glass

S- Tart acidity upfront. On the background a lively, fresh fruity feel, citric, some other fruity notes that may feel like apricots though i don't know if i would have catched it if i didn't know before. Not super complex as expected but still pleasantly strong and fresh

T- Pretty much what the smell suggested. I expected maybe something more complex but this is still great. Straightforward acidity upfront, tart with a slight spicy/prickly feel. Strong fruity notes, apricots now more easily detectable (it has that tart/sweet combination that is typical of apricots), lemon, maybe peach. Again, actually quite simple but amazingly pleasant, vivid and refreshing

M- Light body, with quite a good dose of carbonation to make it more lively. Prickly on the palate and on the sides of the mouth, more on the juicy side on the tongue, with fruit flavours more vivid there. Finish is pleasantly dry and refreshing, leaves you longing for another sip despite strong tartness

O- As already mentioned, a straightforward fruit lambic, fresh, lively, amazingly drinkable for the style, though maybe not as complex as i expected

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Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,978 ratings.