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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,924 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,924
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,244
Gots: 408 | FT: 29
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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Photo of KYGunner
4.01/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden color with a cloudy yet radiant hue. The head was an immensely thick foam with surprising retention.

The aroma was a tinge sour with a fragrant apricot, lemon, Chardonnay and soda water and straw.

The flavors were nicely smooth and well balanced but not overly pronounced. The apricot was lightly sweet with a lemon, honeysuckle, raw honey and a white wine or Chardonnay like quality.

The feel is light and bubbly, almost spritzer like, but smooth and easily drinkable.

This is a very good lambic and it feels almost sour like but Top 12 in the World, absolutely not!

KYGunner, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of barczar
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden with a lingering frothy white head.

Aroma is lightly funky, slightly sour, vinous, lemony, and doughy. There's an earthy character countering, as well. Floral notes renege.

Flavor is quintessentially sour initially, lactic, with fruity notes of tart lemon, apricot, and strawberries adding complexity. Earthy, slightly barnyard notes form the base and carry into the lightly dry finish. Notes of sweet tart candies surface late, complementing a very light confectioners sugar sweetness.

Body is a touch light, with high carbonation. Very refreshing, with light alcohol warmth.

I hyped this beer up pretty highly, perhaps too much so. While it's a very clean, perfectly sour beer, I expected a little more fruit presence. The fruit comes out a bit more as it warms.

barczar, Jun 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

bigsquirrel, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

MastaShonuf, Jun 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

jackmax, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

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

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

NRo, May 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

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

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

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

pk18, May 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

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

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

RAKeeler, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

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

SadMachine, May 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

fromthewood, May 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

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

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

BuckTuckian, May 23, 2014
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,924 ratings.