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Cantillon Fou' Foune - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,831 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,831
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 2,218
Gots: 378 | FT: 25
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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4.5/5  rDev -3%

Gotti311, Dec 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

JKV96, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

peabody, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

CwrwAmByth, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of brendan13
4/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of callmemickey
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

08 on draft at Capones.

A: Pale, hazy amber-orange body. Tight, compact head with decent retention before crashing into a spotty skim. Sporadic lacing left behind on the sides of the glasses.

S: Light, bright fruits. Apricots and peaches. Nice earthy tartness.

T: Reved up version of the nose. Potent tart apricots up front, sweet ripening peaches in the back end. Earthy, with a nice lactic punch.

M: Good weight to balance the semi-sweet/tart flavorings. A bit more slick than I'd like. Puckering feel lingers for a bit after each sip.

D: Pretty impressive offering from Cantillon. The flavor really carries the day despite some flaws in the mouthfeel department.

callmemickey, Dec 20, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

claytong, May 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

thereal_adam, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Etan
4.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at WLV, Zwanze 2012. Got one of the last pours from the 30L keg.

A: Beige-orange body with a clean white head.

S: The nose holds lots of oak and apricot. Pretty tart with some wet hay funk and clean grain.

T: Really fresh apricot flavor, earthy and tart, lactic and clean in the finish.

M: Light bodied, light carbonation.

O: The apricot flavor here is fresh and assertive, and works well with the base lambic.

Etan, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

monitorpop, Jan 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

mc4z, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

jwat, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

MaseFace, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of heygeebee
4.85/5  rDev +4.5%
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
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Soneast, May 27, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes, reviewed on 12/31/09

A - pours a cloudy peach orange with an inch of foam that took its time bubbling away

S - dried apricots dominate but nothing too sweet, there is some oak and a bit of funky sourness

T - apricot sourness hits you hard, very nice flavor, alot of oak as well. I really like the taste of this

M - good carbonation, zippy mouthfeel

D - great taste, it is a sipper at becomes alot to drink the whole bottle.

mikereaser, Jun 15, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage brought back from my trip to Belgium.

A: Beer pours a hazy orange with a white head. Kinda looks like a DIPA.

S: Woo boy, this smells incredible! Fresh apricots mixed with lambic funk makes for an amazing aroma. Neither smell really overwhelms the other and they coexist perfectly.

T: Taste follows the smell almost exactly, it's a wonderful mix of fruit, funk and sour in the finish. It's not overwhelmingly anything, and the flavor as a whole doesn't overpower. It's actually a bit subtle, but delicious.

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, though something about it makes my tongue tingle.

O: I've had Fou' Foune a few different times (2010 bottle, on cask), but I think the 2011 is the best experience I've had with it yet. This is what a fruit lambic should be, where the fruit and lambic flavors really coexist almost perfectly and complement one another.

2012 vintage addendum: The 2012 isn't as fruit-forward as the 2011 was, but is a lot more sour. It still maintains the apricot flavor, but it's more mixed in with the other flavors than out front as it was with the 2011.

starrdogg, Dec 18, 2011
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4.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Murky and hazy peach-tinged apricot. Head is white and fluffy. Starts with a massive pillowy head that drops to a few wisps of a cap with a small collar.

Smell: Super oaky. Loaded with deep fruity character. Apricot and pear add a mealy fruit to the operation. Tart with a deep citric bite and a ton of lactic sourness as well. A touch floral with a ton of fresh peach. Juicy. Oak and more oak. Earthy with a solid musty element. Layered with some barnyard and straw and grass. Pale bready malt with a touch of a cracker snap. A touch of sweetness thrown in the back. Powdery yeast. Some tart apple and white wine.

Taste: A ton of apricot. Mealy in good measure. Loaded with a ton of citric acid - lemon and even more lime zest. A touch of pear. Tons of juicy white peach. Some white wine as well. Malts are slightly bready with a touch of cracker and some read crust. Deeply oaked with a slight tannic quality. So much oak. Green tree branches. Some solid earthy elements coupled with the typical straw and grass. Solidly funky with a ton of barnyard. Musty and damp. Deep cellar and freshly turned earth. Warming pushes the apricot up and it works well with the deep lactic and citric push.

Mouthfeel: Bracingly dry on the finish. Sips a bit cleaner but has a solid astringency. Body pushes medium, but comes on the light side of it. Moderate carbonation as well. Oak smooths everything out.

Overall: Practice monomania.

Matches the hype. A ton of oak with enough fruit and tart edges to balance it all out. Complex and tasty to the point of absurdity.

Goblinmunkey7, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.8%

Lucnifter, Oct 08, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Stuffed Sandwich

A: Hazy, dull lemon colored brew with a spritzy carbonation. No head but a lot of bubble activity.

S: Vitamin C, dried hay, bitter funk and apricot.

T: Begins tart and sour, no surprise there. Lemon coats the sides while apricot hits the tip of the tongue as liquid moves across the palate. Sour apple thoughts hit the back of the tongue, near the throat. Then the flavors flash back to the sides with a more butterly lemon aspect. Finish is pure apricot with ascorbic acid mixed in.

M: Medium body, slightly prickly mouthfeel.

D: Complex with great balance. Apricot really comes through as it warms, teases the palate leaving you wanting more.

Westsidethreat, Feb 06, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

MastaShonuf, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.68/5  rDev -20.7%
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
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4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 9/28/14

Big thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for slaying and sharing this whale

A: Pours a cloudy apricot color with some nice honey - starts off with a giant, off-white head, fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves a little lacing

S: Overwhelming majesty - do I even need to say more? - potent sourness with tart and juicy, ripe apricot - beautiful acidity with some hints of lactic sour - excellent level of tart - simply perfect level of apricot - juicy and fresh, without going over the top - oak - some other light fruits, with hints of apple and peach

T: So good, I don't know where to start - fantastic levels of sour, a nice blend of sharp acidity and some lightly musty lactic flavors - nice levels of tart - excellent levels of apricot, somehow tastes fresh (maybe even a little under-ripe) despite being aged - sour base blends very well with the apricot and the oak - some hints of white wine - light apples and peaches, with a hint of citrus and lemon

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated, not as puckering or dry as some other offers from Cantillon, but still great

O: Hype. Please stop living up to it.

Well, this is excellent. Cantillon does not make beer. They make magic. Consistently. Find and drink.

angrybabboon, Sep 28, 2014
Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
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