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Cantillon Zwanze (2008)

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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


KimJohansen's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, - DEC 2, 2012
Cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma had horse blanket, leather, oak and hints of rhubarb. Flavor was quite sour and dry with notes of barnyard, leather, wood, horse blanket, rhubarb. Even though I’d like to see new styles of lambic on the market, I don’t think rhubarb lambic is a winner. It wasn’t in 2008 and it still isn’t. I’d rather drink the Rosé de Gambrinus which I had minutes before, also on draft.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2009 Total Score: 3.8
Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma had lemons, barnyard and rhubarb. Sour flavour with barnyard, wood, leather and rhubarb. Finished sour. Much like a Gueuze really.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1587) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2016
From tap at Oedipus as ’Cantillon Zwanze 2012’. Hazy, golden amber with a white head. Funky, sourish-fruity aroma of lemon, rhubarb, barnyard and oak. Very sour, fruity and quite funky taste of lemon, rhubarb, a touch of gooseberry, barnyard and oak, followed by a medium long, rather tart and dry finish. Medium body, spritzy and very astringent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nische (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2016
Draught at Akkurat as Cantillon Rhubarb. Slightly hazy, pale pinkish with very small white head. Tart aroma with grapefruit, earth, rhubarb, citrus and floral notes. Similar tart rhubarb/citrus flavor with floral notes, grapes and a little barnyard. Quite sour and not so heavy rhubarb but well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2016
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy pale golden/yellow beer with a decent offwhite head. Rubber and grapefruit aroma, hay, citrus notes, rhubarb, floral notes. Sour tart floral flavor, rhubarb, hay, grapes, lemon zest, rubber notes, hay, some dandelions. Great complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (700) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2016
Draft at akkurat Yellow hazy, Nice aroma of peach, citrus rubarb. Taste peach, citrus. Fresh, Would like more organic feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Light yellow color with nice head. Grassy with oak on the nose. This is a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3255) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
75cl bottle as "Zwanze 2012", rebrewed, shared at source 2016-IV with Oedipus Sander et al. - - Bref: rhubarb juice sluiced through a bicycle inner tube of phenols and tannins. - Soggy green yellow pour. Smells rubbery and faintly vegetal, before the funky lemons come through - has the rhubarb been peeled at all? A basso continuo of citric fruits closer to pure lemon juice buries hints of rhubarb, peel bitterness - delivered with the citric attack of unripe green rhubarb. Fleshy textures in the wheat lacto. Odd blend, feels young.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
minutemat (3878) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
75cl bottle @ Cantillon as Zwanze 2012. Pours pale gold. Aroma is light lambic funk. No rhubarb whatsoever in aroma or taste. Pleasant, light lambic but little complexity. Disappointing in that regard.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Helallison (14) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottle at Cantillon brewery. A stunning beer, very smooth. Subtle rhubarb taste, slight vanilla undertones and lacking the acicity you’d expect.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rask0lnikov (577) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2016
Pale yellow colour. Nice white head. Acidic, flowery, grassy, complex aroma. Intensive barnyard, horseblanket at the beginning. Oakiness, white wine in the middle. Woody and sour finish. Probably one of the best geuzes I have tasted. Competes definitely with 3 Fonteinen Golden Blend. Has some complexity which comes only with age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2016 Zwanze 2012 at the brewery. I dont even know what rhubarb is, so it was confusing to me. But its Cantillon and really great brew.


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