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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,054 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,054
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 2,342
Gots: 442 | FT: 34
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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Photo of kingcrowing
4.32/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and capped bottle poured into an acbf tasting glass. We had a mini vertical with 2001, 2006, and 2009 bottles thanks to stowehop at our recent BA meet up, it was great to try these now that they won't be made again.

Pours a very cloudy and hazy light amber color, head is very small and pale white, not much for lacing as with most Cantillons. Visually all the vintages were about the same. The nost was very fruity and funky, the the '01 being distinctly more tart.

Wow taste on this is very tart and sour, it's crazy. Even though the sour is so mouth puckering its really tasty and quite drinkable, each sip just makes you want more and more of it. Super dry finish. The '09 had the most fruit flavor as you'd expect, and the '01 was the most sour beer I've ever had, it was crazy. No way you could drink a whole bottle yourself but amazing for a tasting.

Photo of chrispoint
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of savagepm
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Chico1985
4.32/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle at Ebenezer's, not sure of the vintage.

Hazy peach-skin orange with a 1-finger or so white head that retains well. Amazing smell, pure fresh apricot pulp with some funk there as well. Taste has nice apricot/peach, not over the top but definitely not subdued at all. Funk and oak are there but kinda take a backseat, some lemon, bread/yeast and white wine notes there too. Smooth mouthfeel, not crazy sour, one of the more drinkable and fruit-forward Cantillon's I've had so far.

I got a pretty small pour of this and it was gone pretty quickly. Glad to have tried this, I'd like to be able to sit down with a bottle sometime.

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of safaricook
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

This is a typical Cantillon brew. It comes a little yellow and a little murky due to the apricots. It is nicely carbonated. The aroma and taste have all the Cantillon goodness, though as usual this holds not true for every palate. The aroma is sublime like smelling a crate of ripe apricots. Later also the typical Cantillon lambic aromas kick in. Taste is a little more tart and less fruity than the aroma but still very much apricot. This is a great Cantillon with sublime fruitiness, if you can get this fresh.

Photo of djtomain
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of facesnorth
4.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of pisano
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Norseman
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of nrs207
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of mctizzz
4.96/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo NY.

Pours a yellow pilsner-like color with a bit of haze, even lighter than the gueuze. The head almost immediately becomes a thin film, leaving sparse lace trails behind. The aroma is tart with wet hay and lemon and a woody hint. The taste is immediately very sour with an acidic wave subduing my whole mouth. Sharp lactic notes are abundant throughout.

Very unripe apricots show in the middle, as well as the nutty slightly astringent taste of their pits. Fruit flavor is very meek compared to the sourness, but luckily the brett, pedioccocus etc fair better. there are lots of farmy, earthy, musty notes all over the place. Cereal and tangy wheat flavors lie in the background. The finish is full of lemon rind sourness. The mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation.

Another fantastic Cantillon beer. It needs more funk and depth to be among the best. Still is ethereal stuff.

Photo of klipper
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of bmur112
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Urbancaver
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DCon
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the iTap House in Soulard (St. Louis), MO for $8. Tapped from a beer faucet w/o a Tap Handle (due to Cantillon not having their own handles) into a 33cl. Chimay Goblet. This is 2011 Vintage.

Aroma- Dusty apricot, belgian complexed blend of sour notes, and quite an acidic background. All very subtle and appropriate for this Apricot Lambic.

Appearance- Received with a 2 finger, frothy head that has terrific head retention. Has a copper/apricot color body and is semi-hazy. Suds stay on the glass for minutes but then end up disappearing through the body and never stick.

Flavor- Apricot and musky flavors start this one out. Seem as though this has been aged for some time, maybe due to sitting in the keg. Acidic and has a semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Musky, and leaves good apricot and light acidity on the palate. Puckers the tongue just a bit, nothing like other Cantillons.

Overall Impression- While I waited for a month and stood in line for over an hour to get my glass of this, I had WAY too high of an expectation for this lambic from Cantillon. It was still very nice and enjoyable but would like to get my hands on a bottle of this since everyone agreed the bottle version was MUCH better. Still would HIGHLY recommend enjoying this one if you ever find it but didn't find it to be one of my top beers produced by Cantillon.

Photo of Damian
4.12/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pt 9.4 fl oz corked and capped bottle purchased at Berman's Wine and Spirits, Lexington, MA
Bottled: 18 August 2011
Served in a wine glass

Slightly hazed, glowing golden yellow in appearance. A one-finger, bubbly, bright white crop of froth topped the liquid. Within seconds, the head faded to a clingy ring.

The nose was complex and quite interesting. Musty notes came through strong. Funky but not super tart with hints of lemon peel. Oaky and dry. Some Chardonnay wine-like notes appeared as well. A slight, malty sweetness balanced things out. As the beer warmed, the tartness intensified.

The taste was similar to the nose initially. Lots of basement mustiness and barnyard funk. Crisp and dry. Fruity and moderately tart with notes of lemon. Some wheaty tartness was apparent as well. The beer became much more sour as it opened up. Strong tart fruit notes came through on the back end. The finish was dry, oaky and surprisingly hoppy. Remarkably bitter for the style (I am certain that this was due to the freshness of the bottle). The hops came out even more as beer warmed.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied with a zippy, spritzy, lively effervescenece. Crisp, clean and quite refreshing.

Fou' Foune is a notable fruit lambic but it is far from being one of my favorite Cantillon offerings. Without the knowledge that this beer was brewed with apricots, I never would have guessed that it was. Furthermore, the beer seemed to lack some overall complexity. Based on the scores that this receives, and on its price point, I was expecting more.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Poured from a 750 ml cap n corked bottle into a Bell's tulip.

A- pours a golden orange with a huge 3" white head. Head resides quickly with some large clumps of bubbles remaining on the glass.

S- vinegar, lots of peach meat and melon, earthiness, funk

T- tart citrus, vinegar, peaches, more lingering vinegar with some light spice at the finish.

M- light body and high carbonation. Very acidic and effervescent.

O- 8/10 sourness. Very good sour. Night peach and citrus with lots of tart, funk and sour going on. Would like to try one with 5 or so years on it to see if the carbonation and acidity mellows.

Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.