Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Cantillon Fou' Foune
One of the best beers I tried the night that my friend Deuane pulled out of his cellar to share with friends was the Cantillon Fou’ Foune, a 2009 vintage. The beer pours a cloudy straw-yellow color with a bubbly white head. The aroma consists of vinegar, lemon, apricot, oak, and yeast. The taste is very sour with lots of bitterness and funk that was reminiscent of sour patch kids. There is a yeast base that sweetens the beer a bit, but the focus here is on the plenty apricot and vinegar that make the mouth pucker and are in the spotlight. Some lemon also comes out in the finish. The alcohol content is 5.0% ABV. This sour was a wonderful blend of apricot, lemon, and vinegar, obviously making the mouth puck a bit, but the amount of fruit flavor, especially after two years, was quite enjoyable.