Cantillon Fou' Foune | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Apricot Lambic

Added by rastaman on 08-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19
Reviews:
553
Ratings:
3,035
pDev:
7.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage (1 year old) purchased at Monk's Cafe. Poured at room temperature, essentially.

The look is semi-hazy light orange with a ring of white head.

The nose is apricot, pear, peach, and funk.

The taste is a balanced blend of similar flavors. Apricot, green apple, blue cheese, semi-dry finish. Near-perfect mouthfeel.

Overall, was this worth $60? Probably. Very good, though not necessarily mind-blowing. Just a balanced, refined, tasty beer. An experience, for sure.

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4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Teames95
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First fresh foune (2017). Beautiful fruit lambic with standard cantillon mineral undertones, soft acidity and tartness, thick ripe appricot. Definitely get the “yoghurtiness” others have described. Would still be interested to stick a few years on it to see how the fruit charecter develops

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For a special occasion, this is Cantillon's greatest offering. Justifies making the pilgrimage if a sour fan and even those who are more wine enthusiast will love Fou' Foune. Is a gold yellow with slight haze. Tastes of peaches, nuanced funk, balanced sourness, and a champagne effervescence. Enjoyed at the brewery in Brussels with family and new friends and really would not have it any other way.

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4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
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4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.33/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

**REVIEW NUMBER 1,300**
:and:
**BEER ADVOCATE BEER NUMBER 1,956**

Reviewed from notes. 2014 cork dating. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a J. Wakefield OG teku glass.

A: Hazy gold with a big three-finger white head, though this fades fairly quickly. Low visible carbonation after the intial blush diminishes.

S: Dried apricots, tart Lactobacillus funk, oak tannins. Mild vinous character, another punch of funk and light cracker malts.

T: Really follows the nose – lactic acid, tart apricots, and dry oak tannins. Funk is in moderation – feet and barnyard, but not straying into horse blanket or particularly cheesy. Finishes with tartness and dry acidity with lingering apricot to an underripe peachy fruitiness.

M: Light crackly body with sour tingling – almost frothy feeling. Good carbonation sensation. Low alcohol flavors.

O: Good, maybe really good. But honestly I was a little disappointed. For all the hype, I expected something to blow me away and this fell just a little short of that. Perhaps a victim of my own expectations. Very tasty, but you could get almost this experience for a fraction of the cost of entry (Almanac Valley Of The Heart's Delight comes to mind).

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4.68/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.93/5  rDev +6%
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4.84/5  rDev +4.1%
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Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 3,035 ratings