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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,178 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,178
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 2,435
Gots: 462 | FT: 36
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 08-05-2002

Apricot Lambic
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Ratings: 2,178 | Reviews: 461
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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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 bottle opened for my birthday. Poured at ~5C, then warmed into a Duvel snifter. Shared with friends who had never had a sour before, and it took them aback :)

Apricots and funk on the nose. Hints of acetic acid perhaps behind it all but minimally if at all. The fruitiness builds with time and the temperature of the beer increasing. Stellar funky nose that develops over time. I need to spend more time to think about this, in order to really do this justice, but I don't want to think too much The body has a strong effervescence that bites the tongue giving the beer a body that I think it would otherwise have lacked. More apricots in the body, with nice barnyard notes that pair well. A great beer I am glad to have 5 more of to consume over time and consider its growth...

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Rutager
4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A HUGE thank you to wordemupg for this long time want. August 25, 2011 bottling date.

Appearance. Pours a quite hazy straw-peach with a finger of frothy white head that fades to a skim pretty quickly, but leaves some lace behind.

Smell. Ripe apricots, juicy tangy peaches, sweet grapes and some nice and soft, sweet and fruity hayloft funk. I could smell this the second I pulled the cork from the bottle and also now from my glass several feet away.

Taste. Sour, slightly under-ripe apricots and peaches in a much more delicate way than the smell suggests. There's some good dry funk and a little bit of old wet wood. Very sour and tangy, and very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with fairly strong, fine carbonation.

Overall. Another fine beer from Cantillon. I can't say it's the best in their regular
lineup for me, but I am loving every drop of this and will look forward to having it again someday.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.48/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to egrace84 for sharing this brew! Thanks elliot!

reviewed from notes taken 6/1/12.

vintage 2011.

Appearance: murky/hazy medium yellow bodied beer with a thin short lived white head.

Smell: Huge barnyard and funk. Little fruity peaches, apricots, pears.

Taste: This one is really sour. Lots of hay and funk; followed with peaches and hint of apricots. Nice complexity.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with carbonation placed at the high end of low almost at a medium carbonation level. Sharp, acidic, and clean. Finishes dry.

Overall: Awesome beer. Glad that I was give an oppurtunity to try such a hard to get beer. I probably wont see another bottle of this beer in my life time. This is my second Cantillion I have tried and its very nice.

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.39/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thin white head disappeared rather quickly and leaves a small collar. Some lacing. PeAr colored body.

Wheewww! Smells like a horse's jock strap!

I'd give it a 9.5 on the sour scale. Apricot is nice.

Above average carbonation. Good mouthfeel.

Could drink a lot of this...yeah right. Loved it. Huge thanks to egrace84 for the share!

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Had as part of the "Evening with Cantillon" event during Good Beer Week in Melbourne.

Classic lambic look: hazed golden hue with a fine, tight white head that dissipates and leaves some soapy lace. Not much of a shift in colour from the fruit addition—it just looks like any other straight lambic or gueuze in Cantillon's range.

Nose is awesome, with crushed dried apricots coming through strongly above a vanilla sweetness like shortcrust pastry. There's a little greenness to it, but surprisingly, the lambic funk and acidity really doesn't come through. Overall, it's smooth, fragrant and rich. Lovely aroma.

Taste is also soft, and while the acidity is present here, it's much more restrained than in some of Cantillon's other brews. Ripe apricot, some fruit skin finishing with a clean crispness and a mild, soft tartness. Finish is long with a lingering funk and a bit of dust. Very nice.

Amazingly drinkable brew, perhaps one of the most drinkable Cantillons I've had the pleasure to sample. The soft sweetness of the apricots cushions the palate beautifully. Lovely beer.

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.47/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delightfully juicy and richly of the hearty fruit in apricots, this snappy dry sour ale captures all the fruit flavor in its unadulterated forms while delivering it from its sweetness in favor of a highly acidic and sublimely drinkable ale.

Pouring a burnish orange, honey hue with a certain denseness that points toward a yeasty haze; the beer builds a short-statured head of creamy white foam that reduces to a film before holding true for the last quarter of the session.

A sharp pang of sour notes create immediate impact on the nose in the form of tart peaches, apricots, and mangoes that may have been marinated in white wine, dry cider, and light vinegar. There's just the sense of pickled fruit that plays out in a rather musty and leathery scent that creates such intrigue and apprehension going into the first sip.

But that sip is just as sultry, savory, and sharply decided as I had feared- or shyly coveted. Just after the clean acidity hits the mouth with the taste of cider, white wine, and pickled fruit, the immediate aftertaste of peach or apricot arise even before the finish is delivered. The dryness and effervescence of the beer ushers in a quick visit to the gullet before the beer is appropriately evaluated. But as each sip whaffs over the tongue, other elements of dried fruit, including pineapple, green apple, peach, mango, and even papaya; all make marketed impressions on the palate en route to the whimsical lemony and leathery aftertaste.

This beer is alive with a clean and zesty texture that introduces its finish as soon as it does its initial taste. Drinkable, palatable, digestible... sure, but it takes a lot of concentration to understand the quick procession that this beer does, dancing across the tongue. It's incredible that a fruited sour ale delivers this intense of a dry beer without exposing any flaws in taste, astringency in texture, or wavering of body. Flawless? ...almost.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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