Fou' Foune
Brasserie Cantillon

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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #1
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #16
Avg:
4.69 | pDev: 7.25%
Reviews:
580
Ratings:
3,196
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Belgium
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  680
SCORE
100
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Notes: The apricots are sourced from environmentally-friendly and sustainable agriculture. The proportion is 300 g of fruit blended with one litre of lambic, and the soaking time is very short. Specifically, it will only take around five weeks for the lambic to extract the fragrances and flavours of the fruit. It is worthwhile to note that Fou’Foune kicks off the bottling season around the end of August. Given its success, Fou’Foune has taken up third place among the fruit beers in terms of volume, behind the traditional kriek and Rosé de Gambrinus.
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NJ908Jimmy from New Jersey

4.67/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I Wish I drank this beer super fresh, was more of a sour bomb by the time I drank it. Still delicious. The color was great! Mouthfeel was full bodied.

Jan 06, 2021
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josanguapo from Spain

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

De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. En cena de Nochebuena, con solomillo con pasas + gambas. De lo mejor que he probado de esta gente, de la que no soy muy fan la verdad. En esta al menos el suave toque a albaricoques logra contener la acidez y hace que resulte fácil de beber. No obstante, muy cara para lo que ofrece blancas + jamón + queso de oveja.

Dec 24, 2020
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2019 bottle consumed 11/26/20

My Thanksgiving special beer for the day. First time having this, so there’s a lot of anticipation. It’s a gorgeous looking beer and as it warmed the smell opened up to lots of fruit and funk. Tasting it, I get an amazing balance of fruit and funk. It could even be a bit funkier for my pallet, but it’s amazing. It’s tart but not too tart. My fiancé who’s not a beer lover said it was too tart for her, which usually means a beer nerd would love it. Overall it meets the hype and I need another bottle!

Nov 26, 2020
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unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.29/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A lovely beer with excellent apricot notes in the nose. The taste was a little too acidic and didn't have the depth of funk and fruit I would hope for, although it was especially nice as it warmed up

Aug 29, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L -- Deep golden orange body with moderate haze and two fingers of solid white head produced with gentle pour. Good retention and lacing
S -- This is indeed a very fragrant beer. Tons of fresh apricot, fruit leather, subtle barnyard funk, lemon acidity, hay, perfumed floral, mango, strawberry candy
T -- Great balance between the lemony tartness and oaky astringency of the base lambics alongside the subtly sweet fruitiness of the Bergeron apricots. Super complex and nuanced, this is not one of those completely out of balance sours that a lot of American brewers are producing these days
F -- Light mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Nice and lively, quite fluffy as well
O -- What an absolute surprise to see this suddenly show up for to-go growlers at Row 34 in Boston, especially in the midst of all that's going on in the world. At $40/32oz this is the second highest I've ever paid for a beer, just behind the $50 for a bottle of Drie Fonteinen Framboos

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Aug 07, 2020
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jheimbigner from Washington

4.7/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2019. Poured from fridge temp. Apricot, mild funk nose, taste follows with mild barnyard. Very well balanced between culture and fruit. Light body, excellent carb.

Jun 22, 2020
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Sigmund from Norway

4.12/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared bottle at local tasting. Cloudy golden colour, white head. Intense and lovely aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse and apricots. Sour flavour, notes of lemons, apricot and brettanomyces.

Jan 19, 2020
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FLima from Brazil

4.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank at the brewery.
Hazy amber peachy color with a thin head.
Nice peachy aroma, fresh mint and orange lemon citrusy.
Flavor with notes of peaches, lemon, spices, wood, herbal hops and lactic acid. Dry and sour aftertaste.
Light body with mild carbonation.
One of my preferred beer from them. This was perfectly balanced with peaches at the right level, still keeping Lambic in the spotlight. Excellent.

Oct 08, 2019
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Falcon91Wolvrn03 from California

4.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours a very hazy orange/peach color, with a very nice head and great lacing.

Smell - Has a subdued smell of sour apricot with a bit of funk.

Taste - Tastes of sour apricot; not the sourest I've tried, but perhaps a bit sourer than I'd prefer.

Feel - Has a light carbonation with a lingering sour taste.

Overall - This is a nice sour beer, though it's not one of my favorites.

Sep 21, 2019
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle decanted into small snifters.

Golden-orange in color with good clarity. Bracing tartness on the attack, but as the initial shock to the palate subsides, it opens into bright and beautiful flavors of fresh apricots, orange blossom and floral notes, and a very delicate and nuanced funk layer. Soft oak to round things out. It’s so fucking good. Completely captivating in its fresh and lively fruit flavor and in its balance. This is a personal favorite of mine, and one of the very few beers that I will begrudgingly admit lives up to the hype and then some. It’s a real treat to savor on the rare occasions it can be had.

Aug 15, 2019
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darktronica from Indiana

4.58/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from bottle at Brasserie Cantillon. Modestly hazy and apricot-colored, with as much head on it as you care to produce when pouring. Bursting with fruit, moderate tartness and a touch of sour funk. Easy to see why this can be rated as the best Belgian fruit lambic around.

Jul 25, 2019
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jhavs from New York

4.66/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Teku. 2017 vintage.

Clear and golden straw colored with thin off-white foamy head. Settles into floating small bubbled island and thin collar of bubbly foam.

Aroma is bright tart fruit mixed with a layer of overripe/fermented apricot. Minor but persistent funk, a hint of white wine grape and some earthy/grass/wood notes.

Moderate carbonation and lighter side of medium body.

Overall a beautiful representation of apricot. Perfect levels of fruit/funk/tartness

Jul 24, 2019
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Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Right up front I will say that I am not a huge fan of sour beers. I find them a bit bracing and not the kind of beer I enjoy drinking. Having said that, I do find them an interesting category and this one, while a bit puckering, was not as sour as some of the sour beers I've tried.

It has almost a champagne shandy type of mouthfeel/taste. It's light and crisp the way a champagne is and has a similar carbonated consistency. The color is nice with a dark yellow color and little bubbles which fizz within it.

The taste is a very fermented peach flavor. Tart and acidic but not so much so that you lose the nuances of the apricot/peach. I did something I never do with a sour and had a glass and a half of this in one sitting. Probably more to do with the price and scarcity than the taste. As rare as this is, I probably won't get another chance to try it ... and I am actually quite okay with that.

This is a conversation beer ... someone who enjoys sour beers might argue differently ... but as a sour skeptic, I can appreciate the time (up to two years) aging this and know that the French do not mess around when it comes to great beer and wine production. This is no doubt of the highest quality you can buy. The only issue I had is that, for the price and rarity, the bottle looks very cheap. It reminds me of a bottle of sparkling apple cider you'd buy at the store for $3.

Jul 15, 2019
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Sandis from Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018 bottle sampled from a plastic cup at midnight in the parking lot of Forager Brewing awaiting Nillerzzzzz/Crema release the next morning. I can understand why someone might like this style of beer but the sour notes of the Belgian Fruit Lambics just are not my thing.

Jul 02, 2019
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soulgrowl from England

4.72/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Clear and gold. Small but satisfactory white head. Smells of all the apricots: fresh, dried, jam, pickled. Gorgeous. Got that medicinal barnyard funk but not too much. Exceptional apricot flavour, but with a certain dank turn towards sea buckthorn and pickle brine. Bone dry and perfectly sour: tart, not heartburny. A fantastic lambic and I can’t wait to drink it again.

Apr 06, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 8/26/15; drank 8/13/16 @ Golgi Apparatus.

Opaque orange appearance.

Small bright white head; minimal lace.

Apricot, mango & pineapple notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Apricot & mango flavors up front; tangy peach notes on the finish.

Mildly tart; a delicious, boldly fruity treat. Excellent!

Mar 25, 2019
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

4.66/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a world-class beer all the way around. The apricots and earthiness mingle well together and the slight hint of tartness are amazing...This is a 2011 edition and it is drinking incredibly right now. I have to admit that I never thought I would ever lay eyes on this but I'm glad I finally got a chance to try this. It is simply amazing. I love the way that the sweetness of the fruits and the tartness of the beer play against one another here. I am very fortunate to be able to have had a chance to give this one a go. If you ever run across this I would highly highly highly recommend it. It is simply incredible...

Mar 08, 2019
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argock from Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage.
Aroma is herbal and stone fruit with the flavor surprisingly crackery-baguette malty with apricot-peach coming through mostly in the late palate and finish. Dry and light with incredible drinkability.

Feb 24, 2019
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.66/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

People differ in opinion, but I loved the fruity, tart, bitter and slightly funky flavor.

Look: Hazy golden with a thin white head

Aroma: tart green apples and apricot

Flavor: The flavor is tart apple, pear, apricot, maybe orange, some yeasty funk, maybe white wine, a dry oakie bitterness at the end. It is delicious.

Feel: it's light and refreshing

Jan 03, 2019
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle drank at the Brewery in Brussels. poured into Cantillon 25cl stemmed glass

pours a bright clear orange / peach color, thin white head that fades. nice pleasant aroma of appricots, mild tartness. similar taste, not overly sour and refreshing to drink. thin bodied, lively carbonation works for it.

Dec 15, 2018
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DJ-Hophead from England

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap @ Moor, Bristol, Zwanze Day 2018 - Pours hazy orange with a small white foamy head. Aroma - Sour, unripe fruits - apricot, peach notes, woody feel. Taste - Tart, fruits - apricot, grassy notes, dry sour finish. Drinks really well with a nice sour fruit balance.

Oct 03, 2018
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Rristow from Ohio

4.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy orange with nice head. Fruity aroma with citrus notes. Flavors of apricot, orange and some sour funk. Crisp and easily crushable. Not overly sour. Incredible.

Oct 02, 2018
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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

04/2014 - The nose is notably tart, a touch yeasty, yet notable peach and apricots; funky, lactic, pucker all over the palate, with juicy fruit lasting and lasting; there's a unique bitterness in back, but the aforementioned characteristics, namely the the peach and lactic linger.

Sep 25, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Finally got to try this lambic, was skeptical of the praise, but wow this was amazing! The apricot just explodes onto the palate on the finish with supporting flowers, hay, candi sugar, peach jam, pear, and funky yeast. So much fullness of flavor while maintaining a light, delicate and exception mouthfeel. Smell is not as vibrant, yet does put the spotlight on the apricot and peach yogurt (yeast) aromas. Pours bright gold with plenty of white foam, amazing lambic! Despite my doubts, the hype is real!

Sep 09, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.65/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours and orangish-straw with a light haze and fog. Head foams up to two fingers in height straight from the bottle and retains fairly well. Aroma is peach with a light acidic straw backbone. Flavor profile is a jam-like peach notes, spread over notes of wheat and bread. Splendid smoothness. Mouth feel is smooth with a medium thickness. Overall, simply amazing. It's a kin to spreading a peach jam on bread.

Reviewed from notes. Served into a stemmed glass from a 750mL bottle.

Sep 09, 2018
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 3196 ratings