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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,132 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,132
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 2,400
Gots: 456 | FT: 37
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

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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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottled August 30th, 2013. Served in a Cantillon lambic glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color with 1+ finger of a white soapy head that settles to a thick collar. Body is hazy but still translucent with some moderate visible carbonation. 4.5

Smell: Apricot, citrus, oak, barnyard funk, some acidity, apple skins with a slight herbal/earthy quality. 4.25

Taste: Lots of juicy apricot, mild funk, oak and some faint hints of lemon and green apple. Finishes dry with a lingering apricot finish and a mild lingering bitterness. Sourness is medium and a bit more restrained than some other Cantillon offerings. 4.25

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium spritzy carbonation and a nice soft mouthfeel. Incredibly high drinkability. 4.75

Overall: Another really good offering from Cantillon. I can see why this is so sought after. I didn't find it to be the mind blowing experience I've seen it described as, but that's not to say it isn't excellent or worth seeking out. 4.25


***Updated notes from 2014 vintage (Scores are based on this)***

Bottled August 21, 2014. Poured into a Cantillon Iris balloon glass in November 2014.

Appearance is basically the same. Aroma is much fruitier and a bit more funky/musty and just overall more intense than the 2013. Ditto for the aroma, with the slight herbal quality from the 2013, not being present in this one. Mouthfeel and drinkability are just as incredible as last year. Overall enjoyed the 2014 quite a bit more, though to be fair this I had this about 5 months fresher than the 2013.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My first Cantillon! Finally. Large format bottle from Tipples, capped and corked, with an Aug 30, 2013 bottling date. Cracked Feb 9, 2014. Pours into my tulip hazy apricot yellow with a very large fluffy and fizzy white head that dissipates relatively quickly. Aroma of apricots, lacto, yeast funk, dusty dryness. This smells both mouthpuckeringly dry and sour. Flavor is apricots up front and tart lemons, with another punch of sour in the middle. Finishes dry but soft with oak and apricots lingering with an extra lacto sour punch. Light bodied with medium to high carbonation. A yummy sour beer with lots to like. The fruit really comes out as this warms a bit so make sure not to drink it too cold. Keeps improving as I go here. very nice. Looking forward to trying my Kriek now.

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.44/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a 2013 Vintage with Keith_R poured into a Cantillon taster.

A - Light peach, immediately dissipating "head" and no lacing (to be expected). Cloudy, near opaque body.

S - Sweetart/shock tart candy, some horse blanket/farmhouse funk and assorted melon fruit notes. Some of the tart funk combined to form the slightest resemblance to earwax.

T - Peaches(apricot?) and Creme Hard Candy, light lemony tartness. Very faint touches of oak.

M - Very mimosa-esque, light dissipating mouthfeel and smooth creamy finish.

O - Amazing. Wouldn't have expected anything less.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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