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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,598 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 1,598
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,072
Gots: 338 | FT: 20
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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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler at Church Key during their Sour Session Vol. 9. $14 for 10oz.

Rare but not rare tasting. 4

A – Pours a cloudy pale orange juice, with a thin off-white head. 4.5

S – Vinegar, lactic, minor sweetness. 3.75

T – Not too sour or lactic. Some sweetness. Slight fruitiness in the finish, but no clear apricot flavor. A tinch of spice. 3.75

MF – A medium light body with a dry finish. 4.25

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2014 11:25:29 | More by Sludgeman
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jono311

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy dark straw yellow brown slight orange hues. Some head, fairly thin but nice lacing throughout the glass.

Smell: horse blanket, funk, mild apricot and other stone fruit.

Taste: a very sharp bite at first which dissipates into mild fruit flavor and then a fairly dry finish. leaves you at the same time quenched and wanting another puckering sip.

Mouthfeel: acidity is bracing balanced with enough sweet tones to land nicely on the palate. pleasantly full carbonation.

Overall: Better than I remembered from my last tasting. Not my favorite Cantillon but certainly a well done and very traditional fruit lambic.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 22:14:37 | More by jono311
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap at Capones in Norristown into a sample glass.

A: A hazy yellow goldish with a one finger white head and full big glass lacing.

S: Tart fruits dominate with some yeasty funk and a bit of sweetness.

T: Tart tangy fruits dominate with apricot, peach, apple and pear. Very crisp with some faint hops bitterness. Yeasty earthy flavors fill in but never take over the fruit flavors. Nice beer.

M: Tart, tangy, full and no alcohol.

D: This is where the beer suffered for me. I just could only drink a small quantity of it before I was tired of it.

Overall a very good beer, but it just was a bit too much on the fruit for me. Still very glad I tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2010 20:57:14 | More by Kadonny
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mbrandon2w

Maine

3.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle brought back from honeymoon in Belgium.
Pours a peachy orange/yellow color. I've never seen a beer this color before; kind of pretty, actually.
Smell is of tangy, sour wheat with a hints of apricot and orange.
Apricot flavor is there, but not overpowering or even entirely noticeable. I wouldn't even be able to pick it out if I didn't know what it was, I bet. Overall it's a soft wheat flavor, with a lightly sweet, moderately sour, very refreshing tartness.
Amazingly drinkable, would love to have this consistently, especially in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 22:39:51 | More by mbrandon2w
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/2011
Pours a deep clear golden color with a huge white head that slowly dissipates but remains a cap on the top. The aroma is quite tart with lemons and sour apricots dominating the nose. A solid hit of funk and light plastic phenol round out the nose. The flavor is fruity with apricots with a lemony tartness and hints of sour cherries and plums. A solid hit of horsey funk round out the flavor nicely. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart puckering mouthfeel. I think I'm going to go against the grain on this one a little bit here. This is a fine beer and I enjoyed it, but I can't see what all the hype is behind this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 22:07:10 | More by johnnnniee
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antoines15

California

3.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Local Option, not sure which year, assuming 2011.

A: Light colored, very fluffy white head (to make the glass seem more full. At $9 a pour there was no consistency to the glasses or the amount in them. I'm not bitter though.)

S: Reminded me a lot of Cantillon classic gueuze, didn't pick up much apricot at all.

T: Again, I would have guessed Classic gueuze if I didn't know better. Funky with a tiny bit of apricot at the very end. Was hoping for much more fruit flavor, maybe it was an older version of Fou' Foune.

M: Crisp, refreshing, tart, very drying and kept me wanting more.

O: It wasn't as good as what I was hoping for when I first heard apricot lambic, but still a pretty solid brew. Maybe its different out of the bottle. If i could find a bottle, I wouldn't pass it up. Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 12:21:50 | More by antoines15
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GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a taller pint-like glass which has a Cantillon logo on it at Spuyten in Brooklyn. No head. A slight hint of a lace. A very nice apricot color.

Taste is of apricots. Sour, tart. Typical Cantillon, which is always a good change of pace. Not acidic. In regards to mouthfeel, this could use more carbonation. But hey, you get what you get with spontaneity, if you know what I mean.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2005 14:53:33 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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shbobdb

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I like this one, I like it a lot.

It pours slightly more orange than the gueuze, and pours with the nice effervescent carbonation that lambics are known for.

It both smells and tastes, at least initially, like the gueuze. Lots of sour, coupled with a lot of barnyard. A quenching acidity then takes over, absolutely cleansing the palate and a nice sweet apricot flavor comes through with a nice light twang.

Wow, the acidity on this one is a little harsh, I should have had it after dinner because it would digest anything. Mmmmm.

I generally like my lambics straight-up, no fruits or sugars. But I'll make an exception for this one, this is great.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2007 22:23:04 | More by shbobdb
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UDbeernut

New York

3.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle courtesy of Em's work(ass kissing) friend. POP! goes to cork. Pours a hazy golden hue capped by a light color head. Bubbling carbonation. Light and efervesant(sp?) nose. Puckering sour on first sip. Gobs of funk and brett. Mellows out as your palate adjust. light appricot skin flavor. Very light bodied.

I think this is a good beer, but no beer should cost $30+

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 19:41:08 | More by UDbeernut
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml from Wilburs, $26, bottled in 2009.

A: pale golden yellow in color, stark white head, quite turbid. Small head to begin with and a fair amount of retention, nice 1/2in cap sticking around. Nice.

S: wheat malts, fairly funky, but more on the sweaty gym socks end of the spectrum, apricot jam. Not the most impressive smelling Cantillon.

T: the apricots are definitely there, and as others have noted more tart than it is overly sour. Great aftertaste of apricot jam. Lemon like tartness. Fairly light. A little bit of honey in there as well. Really lacks that strong funky intense profile that I would hope forInteresting.

M: light, dry, crisp, and lactic. Spot on here.

D: fairly easy to drink, this is definitely more of a summer beer. Not the most impressive beer from Cantillon but still very tasty. A little more expensive than I'd like but a nice beer. Glad to try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 06:01:10 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Overlord

California

3.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange gold. Small white foam crusting. Nice bubbling.

Smells like unripe apricot, vinegar, and a hint of funk. Muted funk, though.

Taste is insanely dry. There's a soury apricot, apple, and lemon vinegar notes. The sourness would be more palatable if there was any balancing agent, but this is so extraordinarly arid, it becomes a chore after a while.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated.

For a beer with such a strong fruit component, it's just too dry. I am not sure why, but it's a bit offputting.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2009 09:57:24 | More by Overlord
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy dingy orange color with a spotty head. No lacing develops.

Smell: sour fruits and a bit of funk is surprisingly very pleasant on the nose.

Taste: apricots and funk is up front along with a lip puckering sourness. There is some soft bitterness and some mildler yeast tones arriving late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout. Aftertaste is long as the sourness glues itself to the tongue.

Drinkability: after having a few ounces of this the sourness became less shocking and more pleasant. But after completing the glass over a long period I had enough for the session.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2009 17:01:10 | More by Gavage
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DoubleJ

California

3.98/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml split by sfoley333, thanks Sean. From a 2004 vintage, on to the beer:

This is an orange colored beer with a short lived, head, but like most sours, I wasn't expecting a whole lot of head. The nose is big and sour, really sour. There's a small trace of the apricot to liven things up. Like a lot of Cantillon's, this could become interesting.

VERY puckering in the mouth. I get small hints of apricot and tons of acidity, enough to rip away the enamel on your teeth. As the beer dries, a cheese aftertaste is left with the puckering sourness. I was puckering a lot as I drank more and more of Fou' Foune, but I still liked it overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 15:50:17 | More by DoubleJ
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gford217

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 bottle poured into a snifter.

It pours a bright, hazy yellow gold with a moderate size fluffy white head that lingers as a ring and swirl for a while. The lacing is minimal.

The aroma is quite sour, with lemons, apricots and a bit of funk - barnyard, hay, etc. Quite a bit like lemon juice combined with some vinegar.

The taste is even more sour than the aroma with a massive acidic lemon kick up front before a little bit of fruity sweetness in the middle, but then back to the massive sour presence that attacks the taste buds and makes the lips pucker in the finish.

The palate is light and dry with a tingly carbonation presence.

Wow, this is a seriously funky and acidic lambic that is pretty harsh on the taste buds. Very tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 02:40:54 | More by gford217
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Gtreid

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes 9/11/10. Bottle poured into a snifter. We sampled both the 05 and the 09 this night, however I will be reveiwing the 09.

A: Cloudy orange color. The pour dropped a big off white head the hung around and left tons of sticky lace.

A: Big apricot and sour notes. Lots of citrus, lemon, orange, and apricot. I get some floral, spicey notes as well.

T: Sour apricots all the way. This one is a puckerer. Not nearly as sour as the 05, but for my tastes, just right.

M: Light body, high carbonation. A little sharp, but on par for the style.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is pretty average. The sourness destroys the palate, so it makes having more than one a bit of a chore. Overall, a very good brew, not in my top 10 sours, but very solid. Skal.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 18:20:59 | More by Gtreid
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deebo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent to see a 75 cl bottle of this bad boy on a Bruges beer menu for just a hair over 10 euro on a November visit. Convinced the wife she needed to try this vs. always getting the raspberry she loves so much.

A-Bottled 28 Aug 12, this beer pours dirty golden with a ringing of white foam with a lot of lively carbonation.
S-That typical Cantillon smell-funky. Aromas of barnyard, horseblanket, just a very subtle hint of apricot. Not as much fruit aroma as you get in the kriek or rose.
T-Very tart-the sourness definitely hits you up front. The apricots are there in the finish but as in the aroma they are quite weak, in a fresh bottle I expected more.
M-Typical Cantillon
O-Yes definitely a Cantillon beer and no doubt fans of the brewery will like this brew but for my money I think either the standard gueuze or a rose de gambrinus is just as enjoyable if you are looking for eithe a straight gueuze or a fruit lambic and don't see the hype associated with this beer...other than it is hard to get.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 00:06:15 | More by deebo
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CaptinRedBeard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.6%

11-16-2011 03:37:42 | More by CaptinRedBeard
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -13.6%

04-07-2014 14:37:40 | More by chinchill
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -13.6%

06-01-2014 02:29:30 | More by Zonian1
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BeerBuffalo

Colorado

4/5  rDev -13.6%

04-07-2014 21:31:52 | More by BeerBuffalo
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-29-2012 13:06:48 | More by mhenson42
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-21-2013 17:14:45 | More by Ciocanelu
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rouhlas3

Greece

4/5  rDev -13.6%

05-27-2014 06:52:16 | More by rouhlas3
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -13.6%

01-27-2012 15:51:20 | More by Beertracker
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -13.6%

11-23-2011 21:13:46 | More by GRG1313
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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