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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: 210   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.


KimJohansen's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - 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 (182) - 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 (2593) - 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 (6185) - 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 (8263) - , 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 (207) - 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 (44) - 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 (6071) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (947) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Shared 2012 bottle at the cantillon brewery. Poured a hazy amber colour with a white head. Green Apples, grapes, acid, earth, "rabarber" tart, malty, medium carbonated. Nice touch of the rabarber. Real complex beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (991) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Golden colour with white head. Fruity, brett aroma. Fruity, sour taste. Light to medium body.


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