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
Ratings:
2,887
Reviews:
537
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
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Photo of edthehead
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MatthewHopHead
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love me some Fou.

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Photo of superspak
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/5/2016. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, apricot, peach, mango, pineapple, melon, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, grass, pepper, wet musty funk, wheat, cracker, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, apricot, peach, mango, pineapple, melon, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, grass, pepper, wet musty funk, wheat, cracker, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, apricot, peach, mango, pineapple, melon, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, grass, pepper, wet musty funk, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an amazing malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from tart/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, creamy/grainy, and fairly acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an insane fruit lambic! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mellow acidity/tartness. Plenty of funky yeast complexity; with perfectly balanced fruit, oak, and malt notes. A highly amazing offering.

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Philcassella
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GDawgs34
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dleiner
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bauers
4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of dmk82
4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 123moops
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unreal

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Photo of Rich_K
4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DankScuba
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonk
4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brunsojw
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drone
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Benish
4.21/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a bright hazy orange. At the nose was a light lambic funkiness and the apricots were very subtle. Smells slightly tart with a with something mildly unsanitary - supposedly a dirty sock. The flavors were similer, it was not strong and upfront but very mild and very balance. The apricots are hard to notice. It's mildly sour and sweet with a characteristic funk. Very easily drinkable that doesn't leave your teeth eroded. Definitely a beer a single person can handle. The mouthfeel is light bodied with mild acidity. Overall I expected flavors to be heavy and apricots upfront. It was not the case, instead it was very balance and easily drinkable.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 2015 version, poured from a tap into a pint glass. Moderately hazy, yellow-amber color with a frothy white head. Aromas, of ripe apricot, white bread, hay, and barnyard funk. The taste followed closely - the fruit was there but restrained. The funk was also restrained and melded well with the sweet flavors. Not much tartness. A dry but layered feel. So happy to enjoy this.

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Photo of Jcvalocchi
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Juggerr
3.37/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Egotist
4.06/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Chased this beer for a long time and finally caught it thanks to a good friend sharing his 2015 vintage with me. It was everything I hoped it would be. Tart and fruity without being obnoxiously acidic with full flavor. Very balanced beer and was definitely worth the chase. Now to acquire my own to let it sit for many years and see how it does.

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