Cantillon Fou' Foune | Brasserie Cantillon

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Apricot Lambic

Added by rastaman on 08-05-2002

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Ranking:
#24
Reviews:
557
Ratings:
3,048
pDev:
7.31%
 
 
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Photo of mgroner
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PeterPGH
4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Erikshegda1994
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of macrosmatic
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**
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**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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Photo of Samdaddy
4.68/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of stt1118
4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of johnlatona
4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cajzr8
4.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
4.41/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of julielynndubee
4.87/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattJ12
4.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivan52
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Flavor combines sour and funk to come together in perfect harmony on this one.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.1/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, straw coloration with a tiny, fizzy head. Smell is dominated by sour funk, with some apricot and just a hint of citrus zest coming through as well. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by barnyard funk and hints of apricot and citrus. There's a light estery yeast note and a certain earthy and slightly spicy note to this as well. Finishes very dry and acidic, with only a little sweetness coming through, and another mouth-puckering dose of tartness. Medium body and carbonation. I really didn't feel that this has a very rich, fruity apricot note to it at all, maybe it's the vintage (2017, I believe). The apricot is there, but quite subdued and overshadowed by the strong, funky sourness and citric acidity. This is a very nice lambic without a doubt, but highly overrated in my opinion, as it is neither especially subtle nor complex.

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

Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 3,048 ratings