Cantillon Fou' Foune | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Fou' FouneCantillon Fou' Foune
BA SCORE
4.65/5
2,937 Ratings
Cantillon Fou' FouneCantillon Fou' Foune
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:
#18
Reviews:
544
Ratings:
2,937
pDev:
7.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,772
Gots:
630
Trade:
52
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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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

Photo of elNopalero
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was… dare I say, a milestone in my beer education—and I owe thanks to the good people at Jester King for making it possible.

I’m not even sure ‘hype’ is the right word to use when talking about cantillons, because they’re not lumped in with what I think of as other rarities, or those special bottle releases that people (myself included) are willing to line up for. Perhaps reverence? Respect? Certainly curiosity. I was aware that cantillons aren’t commonplace—I had never seen one before, let alone tried one—but when I got in line I had no idea that this was going to be the mystery keg they were tapping. Chalk that one up to being lucky, I guess, because once word spread the line grew exponentially. And I can totally understand why.

This poured a slightly cloudy orange yellow in color, with a great apricot aroma and noticeable tartness, even from the aroma. Simply amazing. There’s a big effervescence to this that lets the flavors dance across the tongue. The apricot floral-fruitiness is subdued, but its present and tasty. It’s tart, with a lingering, dry finish and a touch of sweetness like a firework going off. Half a pour wasn’t enough but its more than many had. Can’t wait to have another!

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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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4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6/11/08. On tap at Spuyten Duyvil Brett Fest. Pours a light orange with a small white head. Aroma of sour apricot. Flavor is of sweet apricot, maybe some cream cheese (?). Light, hardly sour, very fruity, and quite excellent. I had this in bottle awhile ago and was unimpressed, but this draught version really wowed me. Awesome and refreshing.
8/4/9/5/16 (4.2/5)

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADZA
4.33/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Maybe i cracked this a little early but today was such a nice day i couldnt resist and plus i spose on the back of the bottle it states it is recommended to drink within one year of buying and it was bottled on the 18th August 2011 so here goes.

A-Pours a hazy Apricot hue which leaves a creamy two finger head that stays for a while and leaves some nice lacing.

S-Fresh Apricots straight away covered with horse rugs,barnyard funk and sweaty socks.

T-Wow what a balance of Apricots,barnyard funk,sour lollies,sherbet and of course finished with a bitter sweet dry dose of Apricots,very nice.

M-Light but fullfilling all in one and finishes bone dry.

O-I know i stated earlier maybe i might of cracked it too early but after this i think i did the right thing as the flavours just hit you and suprisingly i really dont like apricots off the tree but this drop even though the Apricots are there they just become a nice mix of the Lambic itself without being the forefront and now i understand the hype this brew deserves cheers drink if you can find.

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4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Glad I was able to cross this off my list. Thank's Cory!

Pours a slightly hazy, almost milky, orange hue. It's really resembles peaches. There is an of white head that sits around a half finger size for the entire drink. Tart, acidic, funky, unripe fruits on the nose. You can tell it's going to be delicious. It tastes similar to the nose with a slightly sharper carbonation than I'm used to with other Cantillon beers. You could close your eyes and take a sip and feel like someone liquified the skin of a peach. The mouthfeel is nearly perfect. I would like it just a tad more creamy, and a tad less sharp. This is one of those beers that deserve the hype. It's worth it.

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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

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4/5  rDev -14%

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4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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

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4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015-05-11
750ml bottle in a basket split amongst a bunch of wine glasses at the Cantillon brewery.

Pours very hazy -- yellow, with a fair head. Very nice looking. Smell is velvety apricot, and tart.

Taste is lambic with slight apricot, which builds as you sip. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is soft and fuzzy. Overall, great beer.

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4.3/5  rDev -7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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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

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 2,937 ratings
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