Tap, next to a bottled FouFoune: Very good and lots of apricot jelly, but also butter and milky yeastiness. On a fresh palate, it’s great, but next to the bottles, the intensity of flavours was quite weak. Copy the rest of the general characteristics from my FouFoune rating.
On tap at BLX Beer Fest. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Tons of apricot in the aroma, both tart and fresh, with additional barnyard funk, grains, hay. Really fruity, much more so than bottled Fou Foune, with lower carbonation, lighter acidity and fuller body.
9 3 9 4 18 Draft at BXL Beer Fest, Brussels ’17. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of massive fresh and tart apricot with lovely woody notes adding to the fruit. A nice light funk backs it up. Flavour is above light sweet and light moderate sour. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.
Tap at BXL festival. Lots of apricot, some funk, hay grains, soft minerals. Way more apricot than in bottle Fou. Under medium sour, sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Bxlbeerfest. Pours hazy orange. Aroma is massive apricots, fruity, funky. Flavor is sour, bitter, funk, fruits, massive apricots and peaches. Finish is more peaches and apricots. Overall: great.
Sample @ Lambic and Sour Ale Sunday, Vichte. Hazy colour, almost no foam. Soft carbonation. Overwhelming aroma of fruit! Lots of apricots. Very well blended with the lambic. Sour and tart, sweet fruitiness. Wonderfull beer!
At Moeder Lambic Fontainas, thanks to 77ships for sharing. Apparently an unblended, still version of Fou’ Foune with the apricots added from before fermentation, allowing them to seep into the lambic more profoundly. Very thin and unstable, snow white, quickly vanishing ’lambic head’ and cloudy peach blonde colour with ochre hue. Aroma, as compared with regular Fou’ Foune, indeed breathes a ton of fresh, sweet, ripe apricots, surrounded by lambic funkiness of white wine, old sherry, sour cream, wet hay, Bretty ’leather’ effect and overripe berries. Fresh, very fruity taste with again a truckload of fresh sweet apricot, very soft and smooth mouthfeel with practically no carbonation as is custom in unblended lambic, some puckering lemony acidity but more powerful in the more gentle and sedated lactic tartness, bready in the middle with drying sourness and some late, grape peel-like wryness in the end. Delicious fruit lambic, fresher and definitely sweeter (in a completely natural way) than the regular Fou’ Foune.