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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,706 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,706
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,186
Gots: 356 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +8%

DoctorB2B, Dec 03, 2011
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4.97/5  rDev +7.3%

A- pours a rich golden orange with a finger of white head that quickly recedes into a thin halo of bubbles.

S- perfect balance between funk and fruit. Starts out with beautiful horseblanket/goat, musty wet hay and earth. Soft yet assertive apricots and sticky fruit juice. Finish is some white tea and a hint of mint.

T- great perfect acidity and soft oak flavor up front. The gorgeous funk blends in with notes of horseblanket, goat and earthy musty wet hay. A zesty lemon and mint sits inbetween the funk and fruit. On the finish you get dried apricots, juicy apricot fruit and a lingering earthy brett.

MF- Lucious smooth mouthfeel with a tartness intertwined.

D- incredible drinkability.

Overall a worldclass beer. One of my favorites!

Viciousknishs, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8%

SpillyBeers, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8%

jwelsh, Dec 02, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev -2.2%

This bottle is dated "Bottled: August 18, 2011". It's the youngest I've ever seen a bottle. This beer pours a slightly cloudy dingy tangerine orange in color with a slight white head that turns into a lacing around the edges of the glass. The aromas are of fresh, lightly sweet, and tart, juicy, mouthwatering candied apricots witha slight acidic sour. It has to be one of the most impressive noses of any lambic. The flavor features tart and juicy fresh apricot, plenty of sharp citric acidity, light oaking, must, and light funk. It has great flavor and finishes light and dry, which makes it even more drinkable. Overall this is one of the finest lambics I've had to date. This is my third time trying it and I appreciated it most this time, at just over three months old. It was a treat!

aasher, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8%

InspectorBob, Dec 01, 2011
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VAbdoyan, Dec 01, 2011
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wtfuggles, Nov 30, 2011
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imperialking, Nov 30, 2011
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avenuepub, Nov 28, 2011
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nas5755, Nov 28, 2011
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pwoody11, Nov 27, 2011
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Rempo, Nov 26, 2011
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callmescraps, Nov 26, 2011
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thepeter, Nov 26, 2011
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Kshock, Nov 26, 2011
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Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -13%

750ml green corked and capped bottle - Bottled August 18th, 2011 - Poured into my Cantillon stemware (and even placed on a Fou' Foune coaster, loser) Really excited to try this longtime top want...

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with some dark yellow around the edges. A thin cap of white head forms and quickly recedes leaving some haze behind...

Smells like a typical Cantillon fruit lambic...nose is full of semi-tart citrus fruits with a bit of sweetness coming from the apricots. However, like most Cantillons, funk dominates the nose, maybe even more so than their other fresh fruit lambics, with musty damp basement coming through strongly...

Taste starts with a quick apricot sweetness, that quickly turns tart and just as quickly finishes sweet with the apricots really shining through in the end. Kind of bizarre actually, how quickly the flavor changes and comes back. A strong, and I mean strong brett spice powers to the forefront in the middle of the drink and leaves a lingering funky spice throughout the finish. Of all the Cantillons I have ever had the pleasure to drink, this one has, by far, the most brett character yet, it actually starts to overpower any fruit flavors as I drink. Very light on the tart/sour flavors as well.

Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, feel is highly typical of all fresh Cantillon fruit lambics.

Overall this was a good beer but not any better than any other Cantillon fruit lambic, in fact, I prefer St. Lamvinus and Vigneronne to this beer. Good lambic and glad I go to try it, but not at all worth the effort/$$$ to pursue again...

hawks10, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8%

Sixofsigmas, Nov 25, 2011
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trodersark, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8%

Joecaddie, Nov 24, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +4.3%

A huge thank you to ipa247 for letting me try another one of his bottles of this beer. Finally time to review it.

A: Pours a cloudy hazy golden apricot color with a thin and bubbly off-white head that had great retention and lasted the whole beer through.
S: Super apricot in the nose. This beer is full of sweet and savory fruit. Smells very dry.
T: Very tart, very dry candy like apricot sour patch kids all the way. This beer is sweet, fruity, dry and fresh at the same time. The finish is funky and musty, and the aftertaste is very dry. The sourness isn’t overwhelming. This is very drinkable.
M: Drying mouthfeel, sweet clean medium-light body, with soft carbonation and a refreshing tartness. There is a bit of acidity to the beer, but I thought it was well integrated.
O: One of the best out there. One of the best Cantillon’s, one of the best lambics. Everyone needs a bottle of this.

scottfrie, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

GRG1313, Nov 23, 2011
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4.8/5  rDev +3.7%

Bottled on 8-18-2011, 750 mL

A - pours a faint orange / apricot color (who would have guessed that) with a good looking head on it

S - nose is of lambic scents (citrus, some funk) and apricots. Again, no surprises in the nose, but it smells damn good.

T - Starts off with fresh, juicy apricots that dominate the front and middle of the palate. These fade to some funky citrus flavors. It is almost like taking a bit out of an apricot and washing it down with lambic. The fruit really balances out the sourness from the lambic and creates an awesome tasting sour.

M - bubbly carbonation with a medium body works perfectly for this one

D - What can I say? Awesome beer here. I haven't have a fruit lambic before that was so well balanced. The apricot gave it a nice, smooth sweetness and held the citric/acidic lambic part of the beer in check. Best Cantillon I have tried, and easily the best fruit lambic as well.

Cellar update: the 1 and a half year mark on this brings on a really nice balance between the acidity and the fruit flavors. That seems to be the sweet spot on this beer.

birchstick, Nov 23, 2011
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,706 ratings.