AlchemikalGab (41) - Borgomanero (Novara), - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Sherwood Pub, Nicorvo, Italy. It’s amazing how this drink dug in some taste memories of mine. Poured an absolutely gorgeous golden-orange with a fluffly off-white foam. I could feel the same smell you can find in many basements were they keep wine here where I live, some leather and, last but very present, the rhubarb note, very balsamic, with hints of honey and lemon. Really impressive. At the first taste I could feel the back of my jaw almost aching for the carbonation and the acidity, just like with fizzy candies, then it got really pleasant, the rhubarb/balsamic note mellowing the classic lemony lambic acidity. Very light in body, leaves your mouth dry and craving for more. I really hope it becomes a regular, I’m not a big fan of sour beers, but everyone liked it.
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zwanze 2012 - On tap at La Capsule - Lille, FR - color: orange amber beer with no foam and no carbonization. Smell: acid and fruits. Taste: acid and some sugar. Aftertaste: rhubarbs.
abemorsten (2412) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 0,75 l 2012-bottle at the brewery. Misty golden body with a light brown film. Sour gooseberries, smokey notes and red currant in the mouth. Funky notes and light sulphur on the nose. Meeium body. Crisp drink.
BoBoChamp (4994) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, as Zwanze 2012, no mention of ABV, exclusive brew, with rhubarb, thx alot to kraddel for bringing this over!, complex sour brew, sour/woody and slightly malty/fruity, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, ’Overhyped for sure!’
Inbreak (1377) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.04.2013, 0,75l bottle (2012) shared with ClubGonzo & ej @ the brewery:
Frisk lett fruktig lukt med preg av lys malt, frukt, sitrusskal, syregras, svovel, gras. Frisk lett syrlig smak med preg av lys malt, sitron, bruspulver, sitrusskal, syregras, gras. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.
arminjewell (5584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour into glass on Zwanze Day 2012 at Crooked Stave, hazy yellow-golden pour with thin white head, aroma brought big notes of funk, tart rhubarb in there with a celery note, hints of tart berries, lots of cheese, funky barnyard, straw and cracker, some citrusy lemon and yogurt come through. Taste is amazing as well, huge barnyard, cheesy funk, sweaty socks, goes into horsey notes into berry, rhubarb, celery, some citrus, lemon, slight lactic notes, finishing with more funk, nice and tart, more sweet berry notes.
bmerz (654) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at alewife NYC. Aroma is light wild tart funk and quite grainy. Pours a hazy grain color almost still. Flavor is very dry wood kinda dead yeast and cheese rind. Barn funk. Feel is woody watery and dry. Not nearly so into it as I thought I would be
djd07 (2744) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Avenue Pub for Zwanze Day 2012. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that leaves nice sticky lacing. The aroma is a strong rhubarb and funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice rhubarb flavor and light tartness. Really enjoyed this one.
BelgianBeerGal (2962) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bottle in the wicker basket only marked "Z". Slightly hazy amber pour with a bubbly white head. Big sour aroma with a hint of funky wet wool. Very tart flavor but with some fruitiness like it has grapes in it. Short finish. Bold but not overpowering. Fantastic.
StoutNinja (6) - - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted @ Zwanze day 2012 (tap) and @ Zwanze day 2013 (bottle) - Appearance: Amber, light copper tint. No head - Aroma: Acidic and hay - Flavour: Sour, light and simple fruity flavour - Overall: High tart, light body. No carbonation.
KyotoLefty (5787) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 version, bottled at the brewery on Zwanze Day 2013, shared with 77ships. Pretty gold color with orange, nice head at first. Funky nose with rhubarb, dust, leather, nice balance. spicy rhubarb flavor, with lemon, dust, quite sour, but not all the way. Very nice, practically balanced. Lots of citrus.