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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,730 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,730
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2,194
Gots: 358 | FT: 24
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 heygeebee
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An atypical review.

Fou' Foune pours a delight in the glass. A hazy golden straw with a pillowy head to die for for. The apricots come and go with the temperature. They come with a warming glass, to offset the perfectly balanced sourness, and then disappear each time the glass is refilled from the bottle from the fridge. It's not too sour, but neither is it bland. It is Perfectly Balanced

Tonight I drank a bottle on my own as the sun set on my balcony, and I will never forget it.

Thank you Fou' Foune

PS the bloody cork shat itself into the beer as I opened the bottle, but that kind of doesn't go with the rest of the tale, does it?

heygeebee, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Wowcoolman
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Wowcoolman, May 15, 2014
Photo of Soneast
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Soneast, May 27, 2013
Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

jwat, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer came a hefe-like cloudy orange and gold with a thin creamy head. Smelled powerfully of apricots and a crazy wild yeast. The pungent smell reminded me of black earth and turned milk in the Russian River Supplication sort of sense. I’m guessing there are a lot of strange bacteria at work here forming this beer into something very unique. Tastes of powerfully sour nectarines, oranges and raspberries. The flavor is so intense, its hard to identify just what fruits were used here. It nearly tastes like vinegar its so tough. There’s also a sour milk flavor here as well. Fortunately, there’s a creamy apricot in the finish. Wow. When the waitress said “it’s very sour” she wasn’t kidding. The mouth feel is thick and the sourness really puckers the mouth quite a bit. However, if you drink this slowly, you just may enjoy it.

DarkerTheBetter, Jan 20, 2006
Photo of Soto
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Soto, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle very generously shared by PWoods. Thanks mang!

Pours a very hazy, cloudy light orange in color. There's a nice half inch of white head forming on the pour.
The smell is pungent. Almost to the point of being off-putting. Stanky gym socks, old cheese, and a little bit of earthy skunkyness. The smell is so strong, you begin to question whether or not you want to take a sip of this thing.
Taste is incredible. Very sour/tart. Lip puckering sourness. Very nice apricot and light fruit flavors. Absolutely wonderful.
After time, the smell starts to come around and become much more approachable.
Very puckering tart in the mouthfeel, with the perfect amount of carbonation. This beer is absolutely amazing. I couldn't help but to think how much this compares to Isabelle Proximus with each sip I took.
I'll definitely be buying some of these bottles to throw in the basement. Outstanding.

FtownThrowDown, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of Treebs
4.05/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review #300

Had on tap at Local Option during their Occupy the Local Option. Served in a mini-snifter.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with dreamsicle like hues intertwined. The head is bubbly, airy and bone white in color. It recedes to a thick collar and leaves some splotchy lace.

S: Musty, earthy and funky in nature. There is a light apricot tartness and some under ripe apple skin as well.

T: Subtle apricot flesh with a funky, barnyard like flavor. There is a mild tartness that is coupled with an oak and vanilla like sweetness on the finish.

M: Creamy up front with a drying, tannic finish. Spritzy carbonaton and a light body makes for a nice drinking brew.

O: The flavors seemed slightly muted overall and it didn't wow me like I thought it would. It was still an above average lambic, but I expected more fruity flesh and a little more tartness.

Treebs, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of MaseFace
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

MaseFace, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of sliverX
5/5  rDev +8%

sliverX, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Gotti311
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Gotti311, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of MastaShonuf
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

brother_kenneth, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of match1112
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

match1112, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of tai4ji2x
4.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap at deep ellum during the cantillon/de la senne event on april 24, 2009, week's end of the craft brewers conference.

served in unique klokke roeland stemless snifter.

just wanted to note that this time around, there is a much bigger blast of fruity ripe apricot (skins and all), especially in the aroma, while still having all the complexities as before.

served a little less cold this time, so i didn't have to wait for it to warm. thus i got a little more carbonation, and thus probably more body.

warrants some score boosting

smell 4.0 -> 4.5
mouthfeel 3.5 -> 4.0

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ORIGINAL REVIEW 2-12-2009

on-tap at deep ellum, in allston, massachusetts. poured into goblet with a slight taper and flare.

bright straw color with amber tones. hazy. nice head that barely fades. this was served to me far too cold for my tastes, so i had to warm it up in my hands for about 5-7 minutes. even after all this, the thin layer of head still remained! lacing forms after each sip, but never sticks.

cider vinegar and gentle funk in the nose, with woody oak and a hint of leather, which really peaks in the middle.

flavor is tart, like champagne and cider vinegars. more wood and leather. hints of yeast and funk mingle near the end, which remains tart and crisp.

peach or apricot fruit is actually only barely perceptible in both the nose and palate, and really only if you look for it.

feel is crisp and acidic, but just slightly thin. carbonation is quite mild. keep in mind that we had to let this sit for nearly ten minutes to warm up.

tai4ji2x, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of scott2269
5/5  rDev +8%

scott2269, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Phillyz
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Phillyz, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of doucmehu
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

doucmehu, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of jkball01
4.36/5  rDev -5.8%

jkball01, May 21, 2014
Photo of JohnQVegas
4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle into wine glass.

Pours hazy, orange-gold, thin big-bubbled head that fades quickly.

Smell is tart and bright, with tons and tons of fresh apricot. This is the most fruit I've ever gotten from a Cantillon fruit lambic, and it's delicious.

Flavor is gorgeous - huge, vivid apricot. Clean tartness up front, hints well-integrated of barnyard funk and wet leather at points, and so much gorgeous apricot it's stunning. Dry, more acidic sourness than funk. Finish is so much apricot it feels like there should be chunks still floating in the glass. Complete showcase for the apricot, sans any hint of sweetness. Masterful.

Mouthfeel is light, subtle but crisp carbonation underneath a light body that's just brimming with flavor. Some acidity in the back of the throat complements the carbonation. Beautiful.

Drinkability is astronomical. I had 16 ounces, and felt like I hadn't even gotten a good start. Could have finished an entire bottle and then started on the next.

JohnQVegas, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of jbertsch
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jbertsch, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

BarrytheBear, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
4.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cork literally pulled apart on exit...kinda strange. Initial pour appearance is excellent. Great clarity with four-finger white foamy/snappy soap voluminous head. Brew is nice peach color with tint of orange and yellow.

Aroma is funky, ripe stringy, lacy, full of peach, apricot, apple, not much tartness on the nose. Well done aroma for being to barnyard and funky.

Flavors are light vinegar, nice light smooth sweetness is well blended with strong earthy pine dry bitterness. Full of horse blanket and barnyard earth... Carbonation is much lighter than expected and much appreciated.

IMO, this is a bit of an over-hyped brew, but it's still very nice and enjoyable. It's a damn fine, highly drinkable, earthy sour, just a bit over hyped... Very solid, I just don't believe it's tops in class, but definitely a top 10-15 brew for it's class. Recommended, yes, even @ $30/750/ml

chugalug06, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of FrankHammer
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

FrankHammer, Aug 12, 2013
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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