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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,132 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,132
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 2,398
Gots: 454 | FT: 37
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rastaman on 08-05-2002

Apricot Lambic
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Photo of mattsander
4.97/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 Vintage

A: Cloudy apricot in color (go figure). Pinpoint bubbles with lots of effervescence at first. It glows!

S: Characteristic Cantillon acidity at first, then a gentle and refined wave of floral apricot character. A sweaty brett vibe envelopes the whole thing. Amazing and quite approachable for Cantillon. My nose was in the glass for 2 hours.

T: Huge brett barnyard basement funk, rounded and firm lactic acidity with soft apricots through the middle and finish. Finishes with trademark Cantillon 'saltiness'.

M: Impeccably dry and extremely refreshing. It required a huge effort on my part to drink this as slowly as I did. I could kill a keg of this!

O: As amazing as any Lambic (or any beer), soft and approachable for Cantillon. Masterpiece.

Photo of pperez38
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.62/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Holy crap. My jaw hit the floor when I saw this one sitting on the shelf in a small corner of Oregon. I have never, ever, EVER, seen a Cantillon on the shelf.

A - Pours a very cloudy, light orange with a large fluffy white head. It slowly fades to half.

S - Funk and horse blanket tones hit you first, then the sweet apricots follow.

T - A soft gentle apricot, slight sweetness, followed by a slight funk.

D - Thinner body with good carbonation.

O - A world class treat. I am so excited to drink this one. Clean, funky, fruity and good.

Photo of jhighlandbrewing
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of warnerry
4.67/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage

Bottle poured into cantillon tulip at Moeder Lambic.
Served in a lambic basket. Classy.

A - Pours a hazy golden brown with two fingers of white head. Head has good retention but leaves no lacing.

S - Musty smell with nice apricot presence.

T - Wow, very nice tart apricot taste to start, followed by a musty earthy middle with more apricot on the finish. The tartness is very refreshing, not puckering sourness. The apricot taste here is perfect. I'm surprised there aren't more lambics made with apricot, as it is so complimentary to the earthy funk elements.

M - Medium light crisp mouthfeel with a dry clean finish.

O - Just excellent all around. Tart but not overpowering. Funky but balanced. And a great showcase for the apricots.

4, 4.5, 5, 4.5, 4.5

Photo of LSUPT
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tylermains
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of brystmar
4.37/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage.

Second time enjoying this treat, and for the second time in a row my first impression was: "this smells like cheese!". Funky fruit and yeast round things out.

Pleasant blend of apricots and funk. Mild tartness with a clean finish. One of the best shelf Cantillons.

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jrenihan
4.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled August 25, 2008

Beer is a cloudy golden/orange colour. I am inclined to say apricot coloured given the flavouring of the beer and that would actually be pretty close. Small white head fades quickly.

Smell is clearly sour, with some chalk, yeast and funk. A strong, tart apricot scent is present. Minimal sweetness in the nose. The fruit smells very real, with none of the artificial qualities that I often find in the aroma of fruit flavoured beers, even when real fruit is used.

Taste is like the nose. Very sour apricot, some funk, a bit of a crisp spiciness from the wheat. Not a sweet beer at all, actually a very dry finish along with the heavy sour flavour.

As for mouth feel, pucker up! Dries the mouth out incredibly. Moderate carbonation and medium bodied, very smooth.

Overall, very enjoyable if you like your beer sour. Really nice flavour and aroma.

Photo of FalconA
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Ultraman9000
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of axeman9182
4.52/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle of the 2011 vintage. Big ups to portia99 for hooking me up with what will be review #450 here.

Cantillon Fou' Foune pours a hazy tangerine, with about two fingers of white foam. The head retention is surprisingly good for a lambic, but there's not a speck of lacing left behind. The nose is an absolute apricot bomb, loads of fresh fruit jumping out of the glass. Lurking behind it is some wet hay brett funk and a light lactic sourness. It's a beautiful aroma, but a little bit more balance in terms of more funk and sour to compete with the fruit would really make this perfect. My thoughts on the flavor profile are fairly similar. The big blast of apricot up front is great, but the wild aspects of the beer almost seem like they're just sneaking into the picture on the back end. I really like this beer now, but I think with another 6 months on it, it would be absolutely sublime. One thing that doesn't need time to improve though is the mouthfeel. THe body i crisp and light and paired with a wonderfully bubbly, almost champagne-like carbonation. Fou' Foune is another absolutely killer beer from Cantillon, quite possibly my favorite that I've had from them. It's a shame it's relatively hard to get your hands on, because I'd love to see what a little age does to this beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of RSchaeffer
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DCon
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the iTap House in Soulard (St. Louis), MO for $8. Tapped from a beer faucet w/o a Tap Handle (due to Cantillon not having their own handles) into a 33cl. Chimay Goblet. This is 2011 Vintage.

Aroma- Dusty apricot, belgian complexed blend of sour notes, and quite an acidic background. All very subtle and appropriate for this Apricot Lambic.

Appearance- Received with a 2 finger, frothy head that has terrific head retention. Has a copper/apricot color body and is semi-hazy. Suds stay on the glass for minutes but then end up disappearing through the body and never stick.

Flavor- Apricot and musky flavors start this one out. Seem as though this has been aged for some time, maybe due to sitting in the keg. Acidic and has a semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Musky, and leaves good apricot and light acidity on the palate. Puckers the tongue just a bit, nothing like other Cantillons.

Overall Impression- While I waited for a month and stood in line for over an hour to get my glass of this, I had WAY too high of an expectation for this lambic from Cantillon. It was still very nice and enjoyable but would like to get my hands on a bottle of this since everyone agreed the bottle version was MUCH better. Still would HIGHLY recommend enjoying this one if you ever find it but didn't find it to be one of my top beers produced by Cantillon.

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4/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of abrand
4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap

This pours a hazy orange color with a huge 3 finger head from the tap. Had to let it settle before taking first drink. Aromas are pretty strong with plenty of funk and fruits. Amazing smells. Taste is lots of funk with subtle but delicious hints of apricot. Nice acidity in the after taste. Somewhat sour but fresh. Mouthfeel is thin bodied and good carbonation from the tap. Overall this is truly amazing. So glad I got to try this. Will look to drink from a bottle in the future as I've heard its better from the bottle.

Photo of hooliganlife
4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2010 on tap

Pour was a pale murky orange, hints of grapefruit juice. Inch plus of creamy white head, held its place.

Soft apricot with light sourness. Slightly funky.

Taste is similar. Apricot is soft and subtle, but there. Nicw light sourness up front. A bit funky throughout, blends well.

Light and easy, airy body with a bit of pucker.

Pretty amazing, would drink over and over.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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