1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

Not Rated.
Cantillon Fou' FouneCantillon Fou' Foune

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,918 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,918
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,240
Gots: 405 | FT: 28
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cantillon Fou' Foune Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,918 | Reviews: 431 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev -13.6%

Zonian1, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of TheRealPour
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

TheRealPour, May 31, 2014
Photo of NRo
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

NRo, May 29, 2014
Photo of warmbier804
5/5  rDev +8%

warmbier804, May 28, 2014
Photo of ShaneTheWalrus
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

ShaneTheWalrus, May 27, 2014
Photo of rouhlas3
4/5  rDev -13.6%

rouhlas3, May 27, 2014
Photo of pk18
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

pk18, May 27, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
5/5  rDev +8%

outoffocus, May 26, 2014
Photo of Perderick
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Perderick, May 26, 2014
Photo of MarcWP
4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 vintage into Iris balloon.

Pours as I remember, pale gold with burnt yellow highlights, hazy, with a nice creamy white head that lingers nicely and shows off the beers effervescence.

The nose is filled with that soft, young house Cantillon character with the addition of juicy apricot flesh, aromatic peach fuzz, crushed strawberry at a distance, and a guava like perfume that intoxicates the senses. One of those classic, time transcending aromas that you will always remember when good lambic comes to mind.

Flavor is more in line with the rustic nature of lambics. Still plentiful fruit notes but geared towards raw, fleshy and softly acidic apricot and nectarine, hints of apple, white grape flesh, and kiwi twang. Subtle brett funk in the form of dough, over ripe pineapple, fresh pasture, and wet earth are here, but just barely perceptible. It's mostly fruit slapping those taste buds around.

Mouthfeel is typically perfect as usual with Cantillon beers. I think the outstanding mouthfeel of Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen is the main thing that makes them stand out from other lambic blenders. Armand and Jean Van Roy just seem to have perfected this part in Gueuze and lambic production. Light, prickly but not ultra bubbly. Dry with the perfect amount of lactic acid pucker. But then you get that malic acid fruit tanginess as well. Heavenly mouthfeel.

Overall, once again I'm knocked back to reality. Reality being that Belgian lambics are still king of the sour beer world. You get caught up with the American sour beer scene that you almost forget the superiority of Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen when it comes to "sours", "wilds", or whatever you want to call it. On top of those two you also have Rodenbach, De Cam, and Boon also putting out some top notch stuff. Give me an Apricot Mariage Parfait and I just may come in my pants. But babble aside, Fou Foune continues to be that gracious creation it's always been, and a beer by which all other sours should be measured against.

MarcWP, May 26, 2014
Photo of mrkdwrds
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

mrkdwrds, May 26, 2014
Photo of RAKeeler
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

RAKeeler, May 24, 2014
Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

1Sundown2C, May 24, 2014
Photo of IndyDad
5/5  rDev +8%

IndyDad, May 24, 2014
Photo of SadMachine
4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

SadMachine, May 24, 2014
Photo of fromthewood
5/5  rDev +8%

fromthewood, May 24, 2014
Photo of draimegould
5/5  rDev +8%

draimegould, May 23, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

BuckTuckian, May 23, 2014
Photo of Thishops4u
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Thishops4u, May 22, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -35.2%

Nichols33, May 22, 2014
Photo of Stum-pub
5/5  rDev +8%

Stum-pub, May 22, 2014
Photo of nickfl
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

nickfl, May 22, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Lovely85, May 22, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

kylehay2004, May 22, 2014
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,918 ratings.