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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,826 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,826
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 2,215
Gots: 378 | FT: 25
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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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 bottle, shared with my beautiful and wonderful girlfriend. I have had older bottles of this, but never one nearly so fresh as this. The brew pours a turbid orange hue and is capped with a nice, albeit short-lived, white cap of froth. Wow. It smells so strongly tart, fruity and funky. It tastes like a tart Gueuze macerated in copious amounts of the juicy and tart flesh of apricot and peach - first and foremost - but it also suggests hefty doses of nectarine, Alphonso mango, Mandarin orange supremes, papaya, and loquat. Very very tart. One of the most puckering beers I've had, sip after sip. Many standard nuances of a Cantillon brew (ex.: grassy, woody-tannic and/or bright lemon-y) are obfuscated by the brutal funkiness of this heavily fruit-laden Lambic. Strong acidity here, from the sharply tart malic-tartaric-citric acid notes (akin to sour candy), to the heavy malt vinegar nuance, and finally rounded out by the pungent overipe-rotten orchard fruit notes and a musky hay-straw-barn funk. Overall, this beer is a stunner. Relatively fresh, like this bottle is, the brew is as intensely fruity as any you're likely to encounter. Give it 5 years or so, such as the bottle urwithdave shared with me recently, and the brew is equally stunning, but radically different. The fruit is a ghostly nuance after 5 years, and all of the elements are expressed in a divinely sublime manner, as opposed to the shocking intensity of the fresh brew.

ktrillionaire, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of Agold
4.93/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was fortunate enough to have the 2007 and 2008 poured side by side at monk's Cantillon event today. For me, the 08 was the highlight of the day, the 07 was extraordinary as well, but not as mind blowing as the 08.

The beer was foaming up a bit, but this sour initially had a surprisingly creamy tight head. The 08 was a bit cloudy, while the 07 was very clear. Both approximately apricot (duh) colored. The aroma was amazing for the 08, and very good for the 07 as well. The 08 was more aromatic and fruity. You can reallly tell this is a big apricot beer. The 07 was more sour and less fruity. The highlight of the aroma was the funk rather than the fruit.

The 08 tasted like a tart refreshing amazing apricot funky glass of heaven. The sourness was a bit more pronounced than the aroma suggested. 07 was big sour funk and the fruit was a bit more subdued. Both had a mild tannic oaky thing happening which was really nice.

It was a nice light and tangy beer, maybe a bit under carbonated, but that very well could have been because some of the taps were pouring foamy and to best serve everyone, they poured it into a pitcher and then poured the glasses.

Overall this was an outstanding beer that I was fortunate enough to be able to try. While I have been venturing into sour beer, the 08 version of this beer is the best I have ever had and confirmed my love for wild yeast. Outstanding.

Agold, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a caged and corked 750 mL bottle into a tasting glass. Special thanks to whoever brought this 2006 bottle to Alewatcher's birthday. From notes.

Appearance: This has a very elegant hazy golden yellow appearance in the glass. With its translucence it appears almost angelic, although I might just be thinking that because I am so excited to try it. A ring of white head rests in the edge of the glass, remaining mellow and not bothering to leave much lace.

Smell: This aroma is fantastic, just the perfect balance for a summer beer. A little bit sour, with just a hint of funk, there is a ton of apricot that screams refreshment.

Taste: The flavor is really a progression of apricot. Up front it starts sweet, like biting into a ripe apricot. It shifts to become more sour, gaining momentum from an acidity that starts in the periphery and eventually makes me pucker. On subsequent sips this sensation subsides and I distinguish some lactic sourness and a light mustiness at the end.

Mouthfeel: The body to Fou' Foune is light to medium, with a good amount of carbonation that is mostly creamy but provides a bit of crispy pep as well. Overall in line with what I want from a beer of this nature. Very dry at this point.

Overall: It is a cruel joke that this beer is so hard to come by in the United States. I am beginning to wonder if I should move to Belgium just to be able to drink Cantillon all the time. Seriously.

KickInTheChalice, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of orangesol
4.67/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Deuane for busting this one out. I have been looking to try another one of these for a little while now. 2009 bottle.

A - Pours murky light orange with a big two finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of lots of sourness, sharp apricot and even some peach, light funk, and some dry oak tannins. I would have preferred just a bit more fruit but it isn't a huge deal really.

T - Starts off with a big dose of tart sourness slowly giving way to a mix of ripe apricot, damp must, and some dry oak tannins. The sourness is strong but once it dies down a bit you can detect the great fruit core of this beer. The finish is a mix of sourness and light dryness, lingering for some time.

M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. It is very tart and dry in the feel lingering long after the finish. While the sourness is strong it straddles the line of being overpowering very well.

O - Easily one of the best sours out there. The sourness is strong but if you can get by it you are in for a treat. The fruit is a perfect complement to all that funky goodness. I can't wait to have this on-tap in a few days.

orangesol, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of Deuane
4.72/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A 2009 vintage bottle shared with friends.

A-Hazy, turbid, orange highlighted milky copper with a medium bright white head that slowly faded to a wisp of retention.

S-Mildly sharp apricot aroma with accents of oak and a light touch of mustiness. Certainly a pleasant aroma but nothing crazy.

T-Well, where the aroma is a bit reserved the apricot sourness hits you hard on the palate! Massive, sharp fruit punch in the face. But, much like the way wasabi heat it powerful but quick and fleeting, the tartness here is similar with a huge way that disperses quickly, not that this is a bad thing. Accenting notes of oak dryness, damp basement mustiness and a touch of lemon zest zing.

M-Medium-light bodied with an impressively zippy mouthfeel. Tartness is present initially with long lingering, astringent apricot skin fruit notes.

D-Without question one of the finest fruit sours I have had the opportunity to enjoy. I honestly can find nothing "wrong" with this beer. If this could be my summertime lawn mower beer it would! A refreshingly tasty, tart, flavourful and satisfying brew!

Deuane, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of xpimptastikx
4.7/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750mL 2010 split two ways.

A - clear golden with a finger of white head, a few spots on the glass.

S - fresh apricots, lemon, a touch of oak with even less funk apparent in the nose.

T - Delicious ripe apricots, peaches, tart green apples, lemon rind, and a lingering funk. Very bright but well balanced.

M - light body and carbonation glides over the tongue and finishes crisp and dry.

The first time I had this beer it was 6 years old and it was a sour bomb. The fruit was barely kicking, but it was still enjoyable. I would have to say I prefer the fresh bottles for the great balance of sweet and sour. My favorite fruit lambic to date.

xpimptastikx, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of wagenvolks
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle of 2010 into a New Belgium goblet. Thanks to xpimptasticx for the share!

Pours a very bright, golden blonde body with a tiny-bubbled tuft of white head. Good carbonation. Absolutely fantastic aroma: delicate apricot floods the nose, as if I were biting into the fruit itself. Hints of peach rind, wheat, and lemongrass in the background. Incredibly fragrant.

Flavor is delicious--tart and fruity with hints of peach sourness hitting the sides of the tongue. Very bright and fresh, and the tartness doesn't overpower the palate. The apricot gets a bit lost after a few sips, but that's to be expected. Excellently carbonated, the light body glazes the palate with ease. Just a well-crafted beer...Fou Foune is a Cantillon sour at it's finest.

wagenvolks, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of glazeman
4.63/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into a wine glass a real treat on a hot afternoon in NYC

A: clear gold in color with a one finger white head that has nice retention and great lacing.

S: Nice notes of apricot do come through quite strongly. There’s also some light oak mixed in with a yeasty funk.

T: Wonderful balance in this beer. There’s a slight bit of sour apricot skins, some general funk, and bit of champagne.

M: Perfect level of carbonation and clean crisp finish. This has a great light body for a sunny afternoon.

O: I was really glad to have stumbled upon this beer and was happy to give it a try. Would definitely have again.

glazeman, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of AlexFields
4.96/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle of 2010 vintage, poured in July of 2011.

Hazy light yellowish wheat appearance, like a wheat beer or light gueuze maybe. Or maybe the color of apricots but a little lighter. The lighting was poor when I poured this one so don't trust my comments here too much.

Smells wonderful. A blast of super sweet apricots. Sourness is barely detectable beneath the overpowering apricot aroma.

Taste does not follow from the nose exactly as this one is definitely very sour. The amazing apricot flavor is there as well. Very acidic but also sweet and extremely fruity. Maybe not quite as sour as its reputation would have you believe (the Lou Pepe Framboise we opened the same night was at least as sour if not more so, and the regular Cantillon Kriek is more sour than either to my taste) but still very sour and very, very delicious.

This beer is just insanely good, the fruit and sour flavors are both world class and coexist perfectly, you couldn't ask for more from a lambic.

10/10

AlexFields, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of Reaper16
4.47/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle -- dated August 11, 2010 -- served into a tumbler @ The Foundry, Kansas City, MO

Pours a bright yellow color that isn't unlike that of many wheat beers. There's plenty of yeasty haze to the beer, and the last 1/4 of the bottle is milky with yeast. Still, there's plenty of rocky, white head to go around.

I expected this beer to be extremely complex, and it did not disappoint me. This is a young bottle of Fou' Foune, so the apricots are still quite strong in the aroma. Fleshy stonefruit and peach skin aromas are most noticeable, but the soft funk is right behind it. Some rotting hay and mildew signify the Brett component, and it plays well with the fruity apricot nature. As the beer warms, more interesting aromatics surface, rose petal and strawberry chief among them.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of apricot/peach flavor, with some accompanying plasticky flavor that reminds me of the skin. Plenty of sharp acididty to this beer, though it is the least funky/Brett tasting beer from Cantillon that I've ever had. That neosporin-meets-wet ground flavor from the Brettanomyces presents itself as soft and well-rounded. I love how much unadulterated red fruits I'm picking up on in this beer. Strawberries for sure, and also some wild cherries.

There's a nearly perfect amount of effervescence to this beer. The active carbonation really assists with the acidity. Overall, this is one of the best lambics I've ever had. I still can't believe that a KC beer bar got in at least a half-case of Fou' Foune. I consider myself very very lucky to have been able to try this beer. It's one of the rare instances in the beer world that lives up to every bit of its hype. This is a world-class beer.

Reaper16, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of ajcobb24
4.4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2010 Fou' Foune

A - this lambic was poured into a snifter glass that I drink pretty much every one of my classy beers from. The appearance of this beer was exquisite. It looked exactly like the inside of an apricot (maybe a tinge lighter than the real fruit). Not much head to speak of on this beer (1/8 of a finger of head). Some carbonation beads trailing up the sides of the beer.

S - you can smell that cellar funk that is common with many Cantillon brews. Really the smell of this lambic was the only thing that didn't impress me. There was a faint apricot smell to the beer and some sweet notes as well.

T - a very impressive taste to this beer. You can really taste the apricot in the beer. There is some sweetness in the beer, but nothing that is overpowering. Upfront, there is that cellar funk that comes from the wild yeast., but that quickly disappears. What you are left with is a strong apricot essence with an accompanying pleasing sweetness.

M - there is some carbonation in this beer, but nothing that is overpowering. As you swish it around your mouth, it feels very smooth and not at all watery. You can really tell that they have packed a lot into this beer.

O - what can I say? My introduction to Cantillon brews was a success. I use to think (in my younger days) that Lindemans was the essence of what a lambic should be. I realized later that beers should pull their greatness from natural ingredients and not added sugar. Cantillon really shows that natural ingredients can come together to make a beer that really puts the fruit it was aged with in the forefront.

ajcobb24, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of Bendurgin
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This one has slipped through my fingers on multiple occasions so a huge thanks goes to Bradford for sharing his bottle with me. Poured into a tulip. This one pours a slightly hazy straw color with a thin layer of white foam that settles down pretty quickly.

Smell is right up front sharp and sour. A really nice sour flavor with a subtle apricot flavor. It starts nice and tart with a little bit of sweetness to round it out. A little bit of acidic lemon. This is the most sour beer I've ever tasted. It comes right out of the gates with a nice tart apricot flavor that finishes a little bit sweet. A nice funky barnyard flavor with a bit of oak and some lemon zest.

The feel is good. Nice crisp and light body with soft carbonation. Overall this one is the real deal. It's easily quickly becoming one of my favorite sours.

Bendurgin, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
4.53/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one during the 'We Want The Funk!' tasting that was graciously hosted by beermeX2! Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one with the group! 2010 Vintage! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a half finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, peaches, apricot, and sour. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, peaches, apricot, and a slight tart note. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this brew is nothing short of excellent. Everyone at the tasting (including myself) agreed that this was one of the Top 5 beers (out of 45) that we tasted during the night. The aroma was quite inviting and pleasant on the nose. The flavor was very complex and smooth at the same time making this one really easy to drink. This one even looked quite nice as well for a lambic. Really glad I have a bottle of this sitting in my cellar to see how it develops over time. Definitely get this on your palate if you have not before. It is definitely worth trading for without a doubt.

thagr81us, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of mikereaser
4.2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mikereaser, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, split and served on our last night on Sussex

2010 vintage - brought back from Brussels

appearance: very cool label - corked and capped, cork is removed to explosion of life...served in a delirium chalice - bright golden-orange body, active white foam

smell: wickedly tart - apricot, peach, sour grape, hay and straw, acidic

taste: very very tart - prototypical cantillon wild yeasts - the apricot adds a lovely complexity ripe with sweet fresh fruit. this twists the tongue like a gueuze and the tartness cuts the sweetness in a way that really confuses the taste buds (in a great way). As anticipated, very high quality stuff.

mouthfeel: sour, tongue buckling, light

overall: great

dirtylou, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of tmoneyba
4.05/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured clear orange golden color with minimal fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Good tart apricot & yeasty aroma. Medium to full body with tingly sticky texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy funky fruit flavor with a solid tart fruit and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout lambic.

tmoneyba, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at farmers cabinet in philly

Pours a hazed golden yellow color with a haze of white head. Retains well while drinking, leaves wispy film and patches of lacing.

Extremely fragrant nose, big time funk and tart but with a pleasant balance. Some wheat and biscuit malt, spritzy and fruity with apricot and pear.

Decent sour blast right up front with some acid and fruit. Decent funk and yeast, balanced by some fruit sweetness and a noticeable amount of apricot. Lighter malt base with biscuit and tartness. Continuing sour notes with fruit, extremely balanced and pleasant while drinking. Finishes dry, tart, and lingers on the palate forever.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, dry and lingering after swallowing. Another absolutely wonderful beer from Cantillon - excellent flavor and great use of apricot.

xnicknj, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of rfgetz
4.7/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed gold color, orange highlights. Minimal ring of bubbles, leaves some lacing. First scent brings a definite tart and sour profile, fruit punches through quite aggressively with appricot being backed by peach, a fresh malted grain profile peeks through along with some musty earthyness. Taste is quite impressive - sour and tart without becoming overly puckering, strong fruit notes without being too sweet. Apricot supported by notes of peach and even a touch of berry. grains are musty and lightly damp but freshly dried. Medium bodied, great carbonation level. Great great beer from Cantillon. Bold fruit notes and n control tartness.

rfgetz, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of ShanePB
4.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Farmers Cabinet for their Philly Beer Week event Belgian Beer Geek Brunch. 7 ounce pour served into a stemmed miniature wine looking glass.

A: Hazy orange / golden body with a thin pure white foam ring around the glass. No lace is present but some carbonation bubbles can be seen clinging to the glass for a second or two, then releasing.

S: Apricots, tart strawberry candy notes, pucker mix, peach.

T: Immediate wash of tart, ripe fruits notably apricot and peach coat the palate. A slight grain note is in the back-end of the palate, finishing with more ripened fruits - pear - with almost a caramel twist. Very interesting and quite complex, absolutely delicious.

M: Light bodied, effervescent and crisp. Perfect for the style. I did have to knock some points off because this left an extremely dry and almost uncomfortable feel in my mouth.

It's was a true pleasure to finally sample the iconic Fou' Foune from Cantillon and it was worth the hefty price tag that came per ounce. One to sip and savor, in my opinion.

ShanePB, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of Luk13
4.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried on bottle and tap. I prefered the tap version as the apricots were so intense in the aroma as the bottle had more funk and barnyard. Apricot, lemon and peach flavors. Moderate acidity for a Cantillon. The palate could be drier and the carbonation more lively but this a stellar offering by Cantillon once again.

Luk13, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of mmercede
4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On handpump at Teresa's Next Door during their 2011 sour event. I believe this is the most recent batch available. Drank from a wine glass.

A: Bright clear golden color pouring a frothy white head which clears into a small ring around the glass. Some nice lacing as well. Beautiful.

S: Aroma starts with some interesting fruit aromas including: chardonnay grapes, apricot, bitter orange, and other various citrus fruits. There is also a nice leathery, earthy character produced form the Brett. This is not an aroma I would describe as 'Barnyard'. Relatively clean and more focused the fruity earthy characteristics. Not too much acid on the nose either. Extremely complex and outstanding!

T: The fruity notes on the nose translate into the flavor as well. Although this is an apricot lambic, chardonnay is the strongest characteristic I get. The acid is much more pronounced in the flavor of the beer including strong tangerine notes. The finish is puckering and dry with light earth, leather, and oak flavors. Like no other lambic I have ever tried. More comparable to Russian River Temptation.

M: Nice medium body with strong champagne carbonation with a nice prickly, puckering effect. Desirable tannic, drying qualities in the finish. The carbonation is surprising for a cask conditioned beer. That goes to showcase the super attentuative cantillon strains.

O: Simply put, this is the best blended lambic I have ever had. This will be a tuff one to beat as well. This is also the most refreshing sour beer I have ever tasted. Bravo!

mmercede, May 31, 2011
Photo of Azurescens
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Brouwer's on 5/26/11 poured into champagne glass.

A: Pours a cloudy light orange color with thin white head, no lacing left around glass.

S: Really bright with ripe, tart apricots in the forefront, some funk, earthy and citrus notes are detectable beneath the powerful apricot aroma.

T: This is fantastic, really tart with lots of fruit from the apricots, sour with not much sweetness. Like the aroma there are some funky and earthy flavors that go along perfectly with the tart fruit. My favorite lambic I have had to date.

M: Very tart with moderate carbonation, finishes pretty dry.

O: I really love this, the apricot goes along perfectly with all the funky, earthy flavors and sourness of the lambic. Absolutely delicious and highly drinkable, another incredible creation from Cantillon.

Azurescens, May 29, 2011
Photo of dragonWhale
4.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange pour with much carbonation. The aroma is out of control. Floral, sour and funky. I'm getting peaches more than apricots, but the idea is there and well expressed. Stone fruits, shall we say? Unbelievable. I want this inside me. And so I do. The sour and funk are so complimentary to the fruit that it's hard to discern the flavors from one another. It marries so well as to make them indistinguishable nearly as separate flavors. Damn! This is a beautiful beer, an inspiration for these clearly darkening times..

dragonWhale, May 22, 2011
Photo of corby112
4.45/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cask at Teresa's Next Door.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with subtle tints of pale orange and a frothy two finger soapy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing.

Funky earthy aroma with a decent amount of horsey barnyard character, bret and other bugs, oak, hay and cobweb. Slight lactic presence with hints of light fruit, mostly apple, pear and of course apricot. Subtle acetic vinegar.

Medium bodied with an excellent tart, puckering flavor that isn't harsh, abrasive or acidic. Pretty funky while still remaining soft and delicate. Prominent light fruit with hints of apricot, apple and citrus. Lots of earthy oak complimenting the musty funkiness with a dry acetic finish that leaves me salivating for more.

Overall, this beer was very good but the hand pump/cask serving seems t have curtailed the sour acetic character a bit. The result s a well balanced softer beer but I prefer the more tart funky bottle and regular tap version.

corby112, May 22, 2011
Photo of oglmcdgl
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On the hand pump at teresas next door during their sour fest. Wow! had it on draft and rated a bottle a 5 so I'm in a pickle this is better.

A- comes to me with a small cap of bright white head that settles very quickly to leave just a thin ring and a few wisps on top. A hazy heavenly gates golden yellow in color and glowing wonderfully in front of the windows.

S- hugely fruity and bracingly sour. Lots of funk but not an over powering oak. Lemon zest and juice. Bits of the barnyard but this nose is about the fruit.

T- the one two punch of juicy apricots and bold sour funk is amazing. The fruits are fresh and lush with the apricots in the lead but there's so much more to it. I'm getting loads of tropical fruits as well, mangos and pineapple come to mind. Very tart and more oak then the nose leads on to, its wet and funky just the way I like it. Malts are light and biscuity and provide an excellent back bone and a touch of sweetness to round things out.

M- less then medium in body and lightly carbed, ill say a bit more brightness to the carb then I was expecting and its wonderful. Huge pucker and this one get your juices moving in the right direction.

O- I've been blown away by this beer every time I have it. Hands down the best brew I've ever had from cantillon and one of my favorite beers ever. I can't say enough about how amazing this brew is. Get some in your body any way possible.

oglmcdgl, May 21, 2011
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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