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Cantillon Zwanze (2010) Blanche de Quenast BHV

Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Brussels, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
How will a high fermentation beer ferment in the environment of a Lambic brewery where wild yeasts pervail? This old style white beer give you the answer. Ingredients: malt(60%), wheat(35%), oats(5%), hop (exact wording on bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2016
750 mL bottle. Light haze, but mostly clear orange. Nose is sweet doughy breadiness. Oxidized. Some cardboard. A little citrus. Taste is brighter. Lemon and orange. Wheat breadiness again. Still oxidized. Medium light body. Soft carbonation. Never had it fresh, but I assume age has degraded this. Oxidized and kinda boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3976) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2016
sample from bottle at moeder. poured hazy golden with a white head. nose of tart lemons, old malts, cellar, soft wheat, wet basement, light herbal, light dry and soft sour. not a big fan

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9661) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2016 - very cool to try this! Hazy yellow-gold pour, lemon, funk - really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3422) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle generously shared by Seth. Yellow pour with a white head. Lemon and cat pee bouquet. Very mild lemon notes mix with the bitterness from the hops. Interesting with muted barrel characteristics. Flutters of funk and horse blanket. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5854) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2016
750mL bottle drunk 8/13/16.
Light haze to this very pale, straw-golden body. White head atop is medium-sized and shows moderate retention.
Oh wow, what is that nose??! Intense pepper/spice shows a very robust fermentation, yet there’s nothing unwanted associated with it; no fusels, no peach/banana/cotton candy or what have you. Almost a tea-like character with light, delicate honey notes, as well. Perhaps some hops are at play here? Whatever the case, it’s very aromatic and complex and at the same time, quite delicate. No alcohol or flaw.
Very herbal, with a zesty, tight carbonation propelling pepper, grass, tea, honey and honeysuckle all about the palate, in a very drinkable and balanced way. Delicate honeysuckle character on the finish is quite distinct and highly enjoyable, and yet malt, wheat and hop also produce a very natural, easygoing, everyday drinker (I wish). Awesome stuff and seems like a witbier of old (the only thing I really have to go on is Des Rocs version which is also a traditional witbier, so I’m to understand).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4656) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2016
Cantillon Zwanze 2010 It's a really lovely cloudy gold with an awesome aroma of wheat cream and fruits. Really interesting flavor, oaky, tart, wheat, pineapple, acidic - totally elicious stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Light yellow body, small white head with long retention. Smells of grains and peppercorn and oak. Taste is wheat, leather and funk with acidity some floral notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (8174) - Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2015
750 ml bottle to teku (generously shared by Dogbones). Looks good; a somewhat hazy vibrant orange with foamy white head. Smells great! Awesome funk alongside some tartness and mild yeast. Some orange and a touch of apricot as well. Tastes like it smells, but less robust and more damp, with a mouthwatering medium light-bodied mouthfeel that finishes semi-dry. Great stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiammanghilla (959) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 24, 2015
Bottiglia 75cl @ thedome. Chiara con bella schiuma. Incredibile abbia 5 anni di bottiglia con solo 4 gradi. fresca come appena fatta, bel coriandolo e aciditŕ da bretta. Divina

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2901) - Odense SV, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Anker, thanks buddy. Hazy golden with a small white head. Yeast, wet basement, sugar, light fruity, tartness, earthy, light bitter hops. Easy drinkable. I miss the sourness from other Cantillons.

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