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:
2,885
Reviews:
537
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Poured from the bottle into a large tumbler at Churchkey during Zwanze day 2012. From notes.

A real nice orange amber pale lemon color, opaque and orb glowing. Head is presented with a thin creamy top of light off tan color, almost looks like a dolop of cream spooned on to it. A real nice looking lambic, it glows in the sunlight.

Nose hints with classic sour funky aromas, and apricot juice. Rind like zest peel, and dried apricot fruit, even goes into cherry like aromas, fascinating. Mouthwatering smell with a real balanced acid compliment.

Palate comes with a large fruit component in the first taste. Whaffs of apricot fruit and large juicy feel with a malt depth taken over by a good sourness. Biting rind of zest comes through with chewy apricot and sour. Not particularly tart, but sourness takes over the malt action keeping the fruit just slightly downplayed. The head comes with the palate and makes a wonderful creamy feel along with the thick fruit juice quality on this. Finish gives wonderful big pepper, a quick black pepper a little. It all feels real nice together this controlled apricot and cream and pepper and classic funk.

Overall I think this just might be my favorite Cantillon to date. This also drinks so incredibly easily, it was hard to nurse this I wanted to finish this in nothing flat it's so delicious and have more.

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Photo of Billolick
4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A treat to experience on tap @ Spuyten D. in Bklyn. as part of their Yeast fest of a week ago. Pours soft, cloudy tangerine, with a minimal off white head, with minor lacing. Funky, fruity nose. Moderatly sour brew with a slight nod in the flavor profile to the adertised apricots. Long lasting sour/bret notes linger and linger in the mouth. Pleasantly sour and soft. Very tasty stuff, delicate and complex on tap. World class lambic, go get some.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of dvmin98
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells like cat piss, but tastes like heaven

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

Photo of BeerOps
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Duff27
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thin white head disappeared rather quickly and leaves a small collar. Some lacing. PeAr colored body.

Wheewww! Smells like a horse's jock strap!

I'd give it a 9.5 on the sour scale. Apricot is nice.

Above average carbonation. Good mouthfeel.

Could drink a lot of this...yeah right. Loved it. Huge thanks to egrace84 for the share!

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BEER88
4.42/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 6 September 2016 poured and split into four different snifters. Looks like a golden hazy IPA but with a 1/2 inch fluffy white head. The smell is metalicy, rubber and vinegary. I also pick up some oak and barnyard funk! The taste is tart, acidic, light fruit, slight pepper and herbal notes. The feel is very mild and crisp, very inviting. Overall I wanted much more fruit but it was still tasty treat!

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Photo of IPAchris
4.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GClarkage
3.78/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12/4/08- Purcahsed at Plumpjack's in San Francisco, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle, vintage 2003 says the cork. Poured into my Cantillion small tulip/wine glass.

Appearance- Seems to be a brown liquid under the cap surrounding the cork. Pours with a grapefruit colored cloudy white-yellow. Slightlest of spritzy head upon pour which fades upon impact. Leaves super light spotty quick disolving lace.

Smell- Smells very vinegary...the cork pops and still smells a bit vinegar-like, but also more lambic like with some definite barnyard qualities of wet hay and earthyness. Sour fruits, but I can't make them out. Possibly lemon, but apricot does not stand out.

Taste- Pucker city. Possibly the most sour beer I have ever encountered. Tart and mouth puckering. Lemon, grapefruit and other citrus fruits are pretty mucn undefinable due to the extreme tartness.

Mouthfeel- Very dry with an ultra long lasting sour feeling on the back of the tongue. Medium carbonation level.

Drinkability- This about pushed my limits of sourness. It tore up my stomach as well. Only for the people who can tolerate extreme amounts of citric acid. Tasted just fine, but hard to complete an entire bottle for me at least.

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared last night at Umberto's tasting. '14 vintage.

This one pours light orange, with a 1.5 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like the freshest, ripest apricots, with some funk, oak, and a slight hint of vinegar.

This tastes like biting into a tart apricot cloud. It's so light, and heavy at the same time- huge tart apricot flavor up front, with a highly carbonated but creamy finish, big white wine barrel character, and a nice funky and earthy character, along with some mild oaky vanilla. This is fantastic.

This has an amazing light airy mouthfeel, almost like drinking a cloud, as I said above. The carbonation is high. The beer is incredibly drinkable, but you've gotta savor every sip of it.

This is the best sour I've ever had. It's a fantastic achievement.

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4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bottle is dated "Bottled: August 18, 2011". It's the youngest I've ever seen a bottle. This beer pours a slightly cloudy dingy tangerine orange in color with a slight white head that turns into a lacing around the edges of the glass. The aromas are of fresh, lightly sweet, and tart, juicy, mouthwatering candied apricots witha slight acidic sour. It has to be one of the most impressive noses of any lambic. The flavor features tart and juicy fresh apricot, plenty of sharp citric acidity, light oaking, must, and light funk. It has great flavor and finishes light and dry, which makes it even more drinkable. Overall this is one of the finest lambics I've had to date. This is my third time trying it and I appreciated it most this time, at just over three months old. It was a treat!

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cantillon Fou' Foune from Brasserie Cantillon
4.53 out of 5 based on 2,885 ratings.
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