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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,707 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,707
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,188
Gots: 356 | FT: 22
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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4/5  rDev -13.6%

pohldogg356, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

Rainblows, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

lpayette, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

Rconn006, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

MaximeLanglois, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

Rate from 2009.

2009 bottle served in a white wine glass at room temp. Pours a nice, slight thick orange-gold with a thin ring of white bubbles persisting. Beautiful nose full of peaches, apricots, slight funky brett. Really round in the nose. Like most Cantillon, it's fairly bracing and hard in the mouth. Really big peach, apricot presence. Full and round, vinous and white wine like. The fruit is great at this age, but a hard, slightly metallic age tells me this one would likely get better with some years on it. Very enjoyable, kinda like a slightly more acidic Duck Duck Gooze.

JAXSON, Dec 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

Weebay, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

gorby10826, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

Gretlawn, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

pest, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

Boilerfood, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

Jordy777, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

A - Poured into a snifter glass a hazy orange hued golden with a centimetre of white head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - Brett/barnyard funk with a vauge, but noticeable apricot underlaying.
T - Apricot with a lot of brett & barnyard character.
M - Light bodied, medium to high carbonation. Quite a mouth puckering, sour tartness.
D - Not something I'd drink heaps of but something I'd want to have on hand every now and then.

brendan13, May 27, 2009
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

rab53, Jun 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

drlovemd87, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

A - Almost no head and whatever was there was gone immediately. Body is very orange and slightly cloudy. No lacing.

S - A lot of funk. Very delicate all around with only slight apricot and the sourness of lemon.

T - A well balanced sour funk with strong lemon. Only the slightest apricot sweetness.

M - Lots of carbonation with medium body. Very drying.

O - A good sour but nothing spectacular. The flavors and aromas are just so light and delicate to almost non-existent. This bottle was maybe 4 months old, so maybe something a little fresher would help?

RuckusDu, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

nicole309, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

pzymali, Nov 15, 2011
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4.01/5  rDev -13.4%

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 02, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -13%

Batch 2007. Windir and Fou' Foune in the Holiday Inn Express. Epic, to say the least.

Poured into my Deschutes snifter, the beer is a bright and hazy straw golden with a huge frothy white head. A beautiful beer. The color is reminiscent of peaches, perhaps freshly picked by a young and homely Belgian maiden.

The aroma has a very strong Brett profile. Notes of Siberian tiger urine and horse blanket attack my nostrils, as well as goaty musty barnyard. Apricots are in the distant background and I might not have noticed them if I hadn't read the label. Sadly, I was hoping for more apricot character in this beer. It smells sweet and slightly tart.

The flavor is also dominated by Brett, mostly musty barnyard. The beer is tart for a short amount of time, but then abruptly cuts off and leaves my palate hanging. Fruity notes hint at apricots, struggling to rise above the Brett. The finish is musty, goaty Brettanomyces with vague fruit notes. Alas, I was hoping for more fruit in the flavor as well.

Light bodied with a medium level of carbonation and a dry, slightly puckering mouthfeel.

HopHead84, May 15, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev -13%

This beer poured a very cloudy/hazy/milky peach gold color and formed a small bubbly snow white head that disappeared quickly and left no lace. A small amount of carbonation is present in the murkiness. The aroma is definate lambic with barnyard elements and grass masking a suttle peach aspect. The flavor was the powerful presence of lambic sweet/sour brought crashing in by the definate astrigent nature of the body and finish. All and all a refreshing lambic for a relaxing afternoon.

Wildman, May 01, 2005
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4.03/5  rDev -13%

2008 vintage 750ml bottle into Stone Levitation tulip.

A - Pours a light golden color with a white head. Half a fingers worth of head leaves some lacing along with a nice cap on top of the beer.

S - Super tart/sour, funk, barynard notes, apricots, sweet fruit such as mangos and pears. A nice meld of funk and sweetness. Lots of the funk up front and a nice subtle sweetness on the finish.

T - Much like the nose, only more sweet fruit notes by comparison. Sour/tart, funky barnyard, horse blanket, apricots, pears.

M - Light and fizzy. Champagne-esk carbonation. Refreshing and gentle on the palate.

D - Not my favorite from Cantillon, but I do like this to change it up every now and then. Looking forward to trying the 2009 release here soon.

Sean9689, Nov 11, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev -13%

750ml green corked and capped bottle - Bottled August 18th, 2011 - Poured into my Cantillon stemware (and even placed on a Fou' Foune coaster, loser) Really excited to try this longtime top want...

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with some dark yellow around the edges. A thin cap of white head forms and quickly recedes leaving some haze behind...

Smells like a typical Cantillon fruit lambic...nose is full of semi-tart citrus fruits with a bit of sweetness coming from the apricots. However, like most Cantillons, funk dominates the nose, maybe even more so than their other fresh fruit lambics, with musty damp basement coming through strongly...

Taste starts with a quick apricot sweetness, that quickly turns tart and just as quickly finishes sweet with the apricots really shining through in the end. Kind of bizarre actually, how quickly the flavor changes and comes back. A strong, and I mean strong brett spice powers to the forefront in the middle of the drink and leaves a lingering funky spice throughout the finish. Of all the Cantillons I have ever had the pleasure to drink, this one has, by far, the most brett character yet, it actually starts to overpower any fruit flavors as I drink. Very light on the tart/sour flavors as well.

Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, feel is highly typical of all fresh Cantillon fruit lambics.

Overall this was a good beer but not any better than any other Cantillon fruit lambic, in fact, I prefer St. Lamvinus and Vigneronne to this beer. Good lambic and glad I go to try it, but not at all worth the effort/$$$ to pursue again...

hawks10, Nov 25, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -12.5%

Sour! Apricot. Looks, smells, and tastes like an apricot. Kinda peachy too. Nice head, ample carbonation, sourness mellows as it warms and the palate becomes used to it. Spicy aromatically. Soupy and peppery. Clean. Nostrils even feel the funk. Palte burns somewhat. Lingeringly sour but it also hits the front lip. This is a serious beer. Wonderful. Served on tap during Pucker Fest at Belmont Station in Portland, OR.

DaPeculierDane, Jul 25, 2007
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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