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

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Ratings:
2,900
Reviews:
541
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
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4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of doremite
4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Danny1217
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle at the brewery. Shared between four people. Drank in May and reviewed from notes.

Pours a vibrant orange with a big white head. Slightly hazy. Decent retention considering the acidity of a lambic. Some lacing.
The aroma of fresh apricots melds wonderfully with the lactic and "barnyard" funk aromas of the Cantillon lambic.
The apricots come out in the taste as well and fit in perfectly. The lactic sourness and the flavor of the apricot gives it the taste of a wonderfully sour fruit. The brett funk adds complexity in the usual fashion of the lambic. There is a nice bread like malt character in the finish. Medium carbonation and light body.

Apricot lambic is a good idea.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Apricot, sweet wheat, oak, vanilla, barnyard funky yeasts, tart green fruits, sourness, stone fruits, tart green fruits.

T - Sweet and tart apricots and other stone fruits, funky barnyard yeasts, tart green fruits, oak, vanilla, lemon zest, some light sourness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sour, funky finish.

D - Fantastic complexity and balance. The apricots are fantastic.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Adam

Vintage 2011.

Look: Pours a cloudy orangish yellow color with a small bubbly head no real retention and leaves a film on top of the beer.

Smell: Barnyard funk and apricots. Didn't really pick up much else and found the nose to be a touch weak

Taste: Again I can't say I was let down here but I thought there would be more Apricot. The first sip of the beer brings so subtle sourness with a nice barnyard funk which is nicely balanced and on my second sip the apricot finally shows up it is not overpowering but I think in just the right amount but more could have helped it a bit

Mouthfeel: Thin body and bubbly carbonation slightly dry finish

Overall: This is a very good lambic and I am glad I got the chance to finally try it since I have passed on it in the past. Highly recommended and would drink again

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.11/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with two fingers of white head. Head has good retention but leaves no lacing.

S - Soft apricot with light sourness. Slightly funky.

T - Subtle apricot flesh with a funky, barnyard like flavor. There is a mild tartness that is coupled with an oak and vanilla like sweetness on the finish.

M - Medium-bodied, extremely dry, and supple. Carbonation is much more active than I expected it to be.

O - Definitely a great beer but it was a little bit of a let down for me. I thought the apricot was going to stand out a lot more then it did. Still another nice offering from Cantillon and glad I finally got to try it.

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4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

This is a typical Cantillon brew. It comes a little yellow and a little murky due to the apricots. It is nicely carbonated. The aroma and taste have all the Cantillon goodness, though as usual this holds not true for every palate. The aroma is sublime like smelling a crate of ripe apricots. Later also the typical Cantillon lambic aromas kick in. Taste is a little more tart and less fruity than the aroma but still very much apricot. This is a great Cantillon with sublime fruitiness, if you can get this fresh.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
4.54 out of 5 based on 2,900 ratings.
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