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Cantillon Zwanze (2008)

 (RETIRED)
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style
Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Every year, Cantillon has open brewing days, with animation, known as "Zwanze" in Brussels’ dialect. Fortwith, a special beer will be released every year, with every year a new ingredient: rhubarb for 2008.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle ’08 vintage shared by Bucketboy in Philly. Cloudy golden pour with a fluffy white head. Floral yeasty esters and wet blanket aromas. Very earthy, and somewhat dry. Yeast, light spices, and what I suppose is rhubarb. Complex. Not overly tart but with plenty of funkiness. Good body and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1393) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle drank at the source as Zwanze 2012 on 9/6/14. Cantillon in Brussels. Pours clear golden colored with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet sugars, tart rhubarb, dusty oak. Flavor has lots of funk, sweet and sour with light fruitiness, tart rhubarb with some twigs and dirt to go along, lemon tart finish. Very light bodied but with plenty of flavor and lots if carbonation. This was really nice, with the rhubarb influence subtle but noticeable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1013) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
As 2012, 750ml, at the Cantillon brewery with Kimberly and Taylod. Aroma is big funky fruity, more fruity than classic cantillon funk, not musky or earthy whatsoever, def strawberry notes, hint of wheat still coming through. Taste is funky, refreshing, pretty low acidity, sour, strawberry. A very nice Lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (197) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Zwanze 2012 Sample@Quintessence 2014. Lambic à la rhubarb, super bon à boire qui offre un nez très fruité, suret, léger caramel, levure argileuse. Le corps malté est assez doux, rond sur une longueur moyenne développe un leger sirupeux: c’est du jus de rhubarbe suret réhaussé de saveurs maltées, légerment salées et peu amères. Super bien équilibré entre le fruit, le maltage et l’acidité assez fine en l’occurence. Assez moelleux et gouleyant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2633) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep golden body with a small white head. Aroma of rhubarb, brett, barnyard, funk and caramel notes. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. Sour flavor that ends up dry and tart. An excellent Lambik.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
Initially big offwhite head, but shrinks quickly to medium. Hazy deep yellow body. Metallic waxy aroma. Dry, adicic and faintly sweet, faintly fruity and waxy taste. Mid-to-light body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry-acidic waxy metallic wooden afertaste with unidentifiable fruit notes. Nice, drinkable, subtle. (0.75l bottle at Cantillon.)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Nick’s tasting thanks to JBeatty. 2012 Zwanze. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of rhubarb, spicy herb, funk, sour fruits, sour grapefruit and light acid funk. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (250) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
On tap at Quintessence. Pours clear golden coloured with a creamy egg white head. Aromas of sulphur, earth, white bread and citrus. Tart and dry flavour with notes citrus fruit, wood, and vinegar.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
2012. Keg @ Akkurat and bottle @ The Brewery. First time I had it at Zwanze Day it delivered lots of rhubarb although not as well incorporated with the base beer. Now the fruit has grown into the beer and the sourness and rhubarb goes great together. I enjoy the acidity and tartness towards the end

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6110) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
Shared 2012 bottle at the brewery. Hazy gold, thin head. Vinegar nose, rather discreet. Fresh, balanced. Fruit, but hard to identify. Some sweetness. Light flavour, no real wow factor here.


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