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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,971 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,971
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 2,275
Gots: 427 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
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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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon 2011 Fou' Foune

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a delicious slight peach colored yellow with some nice haze. Slight straw gold liquid. There is a nice 0.25 inch white head that is quite lively and fizzy. It recedes fairly quickly. (4.5)

S - Aroma is delicious. Pure apricot juice comes up quick to the nose with some delicious juicy sweetness and some nice yeast funky. A bit of spice is present as well as a clean woody back. Slight tart notes. (4.5)

T & M - Very refreshing and delicious lambic. Starts off with some nice apricot sweetness, slightly sugary then followed with some nice tartness that comes up quick and balances the sweetness. There is some slight salty notes as well. Slight vinegar but just slight. There is some nice slight yeast funk mixed in with the woody notes that lay in the background behind the delicious balance of apricot and sour notes. Motufheel is light and crisp. Refreshing and delicious. (4.0)(4.5)

O - Awesome lambic. The apricot is delicious and blends well with the sour notes and also with the yeasty funk. Very nice (4.5)

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4.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The typical green 750ml bottle corked and capped. This was bottled on August 25, 2011. This will be the freshest Cantillon I have ever drank.

The hazy orange brew poured into a tulip glass. A huge frothy white head forms but recedes right away and leaves a small ring of bubbles.

Nose is of fresh apricot fruit, a slight funkiness and apricot candy.

Taste is very delicate, the fresh apricot is upfront, a nice blast of funk from the wild yeast and a light sourness. The finish is fairly dry.

This one was very different from the other Cantillon I have drank. This is very fruit forward and the fresh apricot is very apparent in the taste. Right now the funk and sour taste is there but not nearly what it's like in other Cantillon. I look forward to drinking and aging a number of these.

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and capped bottle poured into tulip 6/11/11
A top 100 for #1000 holy shit eh!!

A hazy golden orange with a nice two finger head that falls quickly after touching my hairy greasy lip, no lace looks like a lambic

S fresh apricot with a little vinous white grape and some mild earthy, woody funk. I can't get over how fresh and strong the fruit smells I could smell this all day, not overly complex but just plain brilliant

T fruits much more mellow compared to the nose and the funk comes out a little more. more earthy notes then I could smell with some grains

M little bubbles are abundant and give it life as soon as it enters your mouth, a little pucker too it and it leaves a little behind to savor

O smell alone could carry this one pretty far, loved the smell but only really liked all other aspects

I just can't get over how good this beer smells, I'm only merely impressed by the other aspects, solid stuff for sure and I'm not mad I have a few more to drink but I'm scared the fruit will fade if I age it. I may have spent my kids Collage fund on this stuff but this works well for me because as far as I know I don't have any kids. Yeah Me!! 1000 beers in and still no children Woooo Hooo!!!

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Sarro at our recent Holiday tasting.

A: Light orange yellow. White foamy head.

S: Citrus funkiness.

T: Much like the smell. Lots of citrus funkiness that gives way to some wonderful dried apricot notes. Great balance between sour and sweet.

M: Well carbonated. Light boided. Refreshing. Good break from BA stouts.

O: Great sour. This one deserves the hype that is has. I hope to cross paths with this one again.

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and capped bottle, dated Aug 25, 2011. The label imagery is another Cantillon marketing win - a simple still art scene, twisted just enough to go well with the titter-worthy name. Maybe I need to encourage the random gods of my current mp3 list to play a certain recent Rammstein single, to tie this all together...

This beer pours a hazy, frosted glass medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of thin foamy white head, which expires expeditiously, rendering a few random specks and minor streaks of lace around the glass.

The aroma is duly pleasant - soft, sweet apricot/peach fruitiness, solid, even wheat grain, and a mild, weirdly enticing lactic funk. One is inclined to expect very much the same in the flavour, and that is indeed the case, save the tart, somewhat acidic opening ante offered as I glugged that first gulp. Once quickly acclimatized to this initial zing, notes of light wheatiness, subtle dry apricot, green apple, and an undulating current of earthy, almost woody, funk come through.

The bubbles are present, and just finely prickly, the body a weak medium weight, a bit pithy from the fruit, and smooth enough, once the froth of the carbonation settles down a bit. It finishes with a fuzzy, slight focus on the funk - it really doesn't stand out too far from the lingering wheat and fruit backbone.

A lovely, enjoyable fruit lambic - all the expected talking points are there, and in admirable balance - no palate wreckage today, mon ami. Fruit, malt, funk, and brio, all in well-blended moderation. This bottle is certainly going down faster than any of its colleagues who have gone before.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,971 ratings.