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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,746 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,746
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 2,208
Gots: 359 | FT: 25
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 +7.8%

rpaul2012, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

gcare02, Dec 21, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

jsilva, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

brez8791, Dec 19, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

69th Review
Bottle to Westvletren 12 (small) chalice
Bottled: 25 August 2011

Thanks to digita7693 for this one at our recent Utrecht tasting! I’ve had this a couple of times previously, but finally decided to review this heavenly creation.

A: Hazy, golden apricot with tint of orange. 1.5 (white) fingernail head on medium pour. Looks pleasant!

S: Like barn…hay, funk, must, and just nice. Hints of apricot and more funk. Very inviting, so let's give it a GO!

T: Like it smells; just wonderful! Apricot, funk, sour, tart, sweet, and just beautiful. The acidicty balance here is perfect. Again, wonderful! I cannot say this enough.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: I absolutely love this beer! Having it on-tap at Brouwer’s during Seattle Beer Week in May was awesome, but in the bottle it holds up just the same. Lambic is growing on me, but this is done so perfectly it is hard to find anything bad about it. Crisp. Clean. Beautiful. Delicious. The list could go on...

spdyfire83, Dec 19, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: August 18, 2011. Poured into a tulip glass.

A - This body has a cloudy, almost syrupy appearance to it. The color is somewhere between gold and pale orange. There was a short lived white head that led to some tight edging. Swirling yields some lively carbonation and some lacing. Looks fantastic!

S - As soon as I popped the cork I could smell the apricots. Super intense apricot aroma. It smells more like the dried variety than fresh apricots, as it almost has some candy notes to it. The finish is fairly acidic with a touch of brett funk. You can tell this is going to be a sour beer.

T - More of that dried apricot sweetness. Just a massive fruit presence. The finish is sour and acidic. Not a lot of funk or brett flavors to speak of. A bit better than the aroma.

M - Very lively and spritzy. The carbonation is perfect, and the body has some weight to it which is great for these flavors.

O - This is the best fruit lambic I have ever had. It really captures the apricots, and I can't imagine aging this any longer as the fruit sweetness is perfect. However, its not as mind shattering as I thought it would be. Is it worth $28 and the hunt of landing a bottle? Probably not...but it is delicious and really well made.

davey101, Dec 18, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

starrdogg, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

tprokop7, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

yeahnatenelson, Dec 17, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Maybe i cracked this a little early but today was such a nice day i couldnt resist and plus i spose on the back of the bottle it states it is recommended to drink within one year of buying and it was bottled on the 18th August 2011 so here goes.

A-Pours a hazy Apricot hue which leaves a creamy two finger head that stays for a while and leaves some nice lacing.

S-Fresh Apricots straight away covered with horse rugs,barnyard funk and sweaty socks.

T-Wow what a balance of Apricots,barnyard funk,sour lollies,sherbet and of course finished with a bitter sweet dry dose of Apricots,very nice.

M-Light but fullfilling all in one and finishes bone dry.

O-I know i stated earlier maybe i might of cracked it too early but after this i think i did the right thing as the flavours just hit you and suprisingly i really dont like apricots off the tree but this drop even though the Apricots are there they just become a nice mix of the Lambic itself without being the forefront and now i understand the hype this brew deserves cheers drink if you can find.

ADZA, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

metalgdog, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Lynux, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

jobcrackerbah, Dec 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

hannydawg, Dec 16, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap into an 25 cL glass at Novare Res on 12/15/11.

a: golden with a white head.

s: complex, sour, lemon zest, dried hay, I can see why some people say "horse blanket" but not sure I can call that as I don't think I've ever tried smelling one of those, but it has a wild animal funk (not in a bad way).

t: sour, citrusy, some champagne-like flavors, fermented white grapes, yeasty.

m: crisp, refreshing, good carbonation, no complaints here at all.

o: I'm pretty new to sours and this is honestly an awesome experience. I would highly recommend this beer. My wife even liked it a lot as it seemed more champagne-like than what one thinks of as a typical beer. Very complex overall.

beerbiatchMD, Dec 16, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage poured on tap at hamiltons tavern. Pours a nice, golden staw color, hazy, no head. Only a few specks of foam hang around. Nose has soft apricots, belgian yeast esters, hay, and a pinch of sweet fruity candy. On the tongue it follows suit, sour apricots, dry, yeasty, in the middle thru the end Im reminded of an easy saison. Finishes with a dry champange feel. Although not very heady, lots of carb bubbles come thru in the mouth. No bite. Not overly sour, only slightly puckering. I am very excited to have tried this. It has been a huge want for me and it makes me even more anxious to land a bottle of it. Thanks santa.

SDDanC, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

bootlegger1929, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

morimoto76, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

photomike, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

farundrpar, Dec 13, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Awesome man. Just opened a bottle of this during a tasting at my house.

I don't like sours. Hence the avatar.

This one looked pretty good. Yellow, hazy with a nice two finger head.

smells pretty much like a saison. Bready, yeasty. Horse blanket?

Taste was fairly pleasant. Not too sour. Mind you I just done a blind quad tasting and a Darkness vertical. I could actually taste fruit like apricot and the bready yeasty flavors I love in saison...

Feels like a mouthfull. Not like a big B elgian pale ale but still pretty full. medium body with medium carbonation.

Still not converted but I would drink this again when offered.

doopiedoopiedoo, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

sincereNc, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage.

Poured a corked and capped 750ml into a Cantillon tumbler. This beer pours a ultra hazy Orange with a 2 inch cap that quickly disappears into just a thin line around the inside of the glass. Just a hint of soapy lacing lazily slides down the inside of the glass. The aroma is funk and apricot. Wet grass and damp earth. Grapefruit pith layer with apricots. Fantastic stuff. The flavor is spot on apricots. Underneath is lambic funk. Old closets with damp earth. Citrus pith with crab oranges. All wrapped up with fresh apricot. The mouthfeel is spot on. Fresh and crisp and finishes bone dry. Cantillon really knows how to make faNtastic beer. I truly wish I could buy this year round.

hwwty4, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

thewimperoo, Dec 10, 2011
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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