Cantillon Fou' Foune | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Fou' FouneCantillon Fou' Foune
BA SCORE
98.6%
Liked This Beer
4.65 w/ 2,922 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:
2,922
Liked:
2,882
Avg:
4.65/5
pDev:
7.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,770
Gots:
626
Trade:
51
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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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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.57/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.3/5  rDev -7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of vonnegut21
5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of halo3one
4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of MacQ32
4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2009 vintage. Poured from a 750ml capped and corked bottle into a Cantillon Iris glass.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger frothy white head that never really dissipates and gives me a creamy mustache every time I take a sip. Beer is a clear goldenrod with a slight shade of faded orange. Lacing is near non-existant with patches that cling here and there.

S: Nose is mindblowingly funky. Hints of barnyard, straw, tart apricot, cobwebs, must. Tickles the nose throughout.

T: Opens very tart, puckering lemon and citrus with overtones of Brett funk. Apricot sourness sneaks in at the middle and takes this one to another level. Funkiness intensifies tremendously at the back end and towards the finish as it dries the mouth. Moth balls, cobwebs, and bandaid right at the end just before a clean finish and a brief, fruity, apricot finish.

M: Light to medium bodied and highly carbonated. Lively and prickly in the mouth at the start, dry towards the middle, and oily and slick at the end. Finish is clean with a non-lingering aftertaste.

D: I've experienced one or two offerings in my time so far that have redefined what I thought beer could be and how incredible it could taste. There's no doubt in my mind that this is one of those offerings. It's a beer that I'm almost scared to finish for fear of not know when it'll grace my lips again. Worth all the accolades it receives. A once in a lifetime drink.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Deuane
4.67/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A 2009 vintage bottle shared with friends.

A-Hazy, turbid, orange highlighted milky copper with a medium bright white head that slowly faded to a wisp of retention.

S-Mildly sharp apricot aroma with accents of oak and a light touch of mustiness. Certainly a pleasant aroma but nothing crazy.

T-Well, where the aroma is a bit reserved the apricot sourness hits you hard on the palate! Massive, sharp fruit punch in the face. But, much like the way wasabi heat it powerful but quick and fleeting, the tartness here is similar with a huge way that disperses quickly, not that this is a bad thing. Accenting notes of oak dryness, damp basement mustiness and a touch of lemon zest zing.

M-Medium-light bodied with an impressively zippy mouthfeel. Tartness is present initially with long lingering, astringent apricot skin fruit notes.

D-Without question one of the finest fruit sours I have had the opportunity to enjoy. I honestly can find nothing "wrong" with this beer. If this could be my summertime lawn mower beer it would! A refreshingly tasty, tart, flavourful and satisfying brew!

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4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage 750ml bottle into Stone Levitation tulip.

A - Pours a light golden color with a white head. Half a fingers worth of head leaves some lacing along with a nice cap on top of the beer.

S - Super tart/sour, funk, barynard notes, apricots, sweet fruit such as mangos and pears. A nice meld of funk and sweetness. Lots of the funk up front and a nice subtle sweetness on the finish.

T - Much like the nose, only more sweet fruit notes by comparison. Sour/tart, funky barnyard, horse blanket, apricots, pears.

M - Light and fizzy. Champagne-esk carbonation. Refreshing and gentle on the palate.

D - Not my favorite from Cantillon, but I do like this to change it up every now and then. Looking forward to trying the 2009 release here soon.

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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

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4.27/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 25cl pour into a La Chouffe tulip glass, consumed at Belmont Station's unofficial PuckerFest in July 2007 (from notes which I just rediscovered).

A: Hazy, golden honey/orange, with a healthy amount of small carbonation crawling up the curving glass. Initially almost 1-finger of fizzy snow-white head, fading quickly to a thin ring and scattering of swirling film.

S: Quite tart aroma, musty and full of pithy citrus. The sweet/sour apricot smell builds and rises with each swirl of the glass. Smells a little dirty and earthy, very fitting for a tart lambic from the masters at Cantillon. One either loves or hates this fragrance; personally I couldn't get enough of this funky, yet mouth-watering, nose-tickler.

T: Bracingly tart/sour at first, filled with lemon and apricot and a undertone of musty natural yeastiness. A pleasantly light sugar sweetness trails down the back, lending a nice balance to the otherwise harsh tartness. Hints of woodiness in the lengthy finish.

M: Surprisingly low carbonation in the mouth, this is smooth and even somewhat viscous. Leaves a coating and acidic tanginess, which keeps the tongue curling and the saliva flowing.

D: A wonderful sipping lambic, with a bold tartness in aroma and flavor and long-lasting memorable mouthfeel. A little like a quenching, pucker-inducing lemonade, ideal for a summery day. Low ABV at 5%, but this isn't really a style you'd want to drink much of. Expensive ($6 for this pour) but worth it, and one I'd love to have again. Recommended!

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of homebrew311
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is cloudy orange with no head and no lacing. Smell is heavy with fresh peach which integrate nicely with the funky base. Notes of wheat, lemon zest, and tons of acidity. Taste is just like the nose. Heavy fruit, nice fleshy peach character, followed by heavy acidic sourness. Delicious. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Overall, delicious brew, one of my favorite cantillons.

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Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 98.6% out of 100 with 2,922 ratings
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