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Cantillon Zwanze (2008)

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


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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Every year, Cantillon has open brewing days, with animation, known as "Zwanze" in Brusselsí dialect. Fortwith, a special beer will be released every year, with every year a new ingredient: rhubarb for 2008.

KimJohansen's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10406) - 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 Iíd like to see new styles of lambic on the market, I donít think rhubarb lambic is a winner. It wasnít in 2008 and it still isnít. Iíd rather drink the Rosť 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nerdboy19 (129) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle - Zwanze 2012. Initially pours a clear golden yellow with a thin mostly lasting foamy white head. Aroma of hay, white grapes, citrus, apricots. Taste is of white grapes, lemon, tart, loads of rhubarb on the finish. Medium to hard carbonation, light oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gaultier (1191) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon 15/5-15. Fruity with rhubarbs and brett, also acidic. Dry finish. A wonderful beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrumpyOldTroll (54) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2015
This is that beer. The one youíve had before and every time you have it you have no idea what to expect. It can be anything in between mind blowing and "good." lots of bottle variation here, but Iíve found that the labeled bottles taste better than the unlabeled ones. Not sure why that is, but the horse blanket is strong with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
At Cantillon. Bottle labeled "Z12". Hazy golden with white head. Apricot, sea buckthorn, rhubarb, hay, wood. Sour and salty/mineral. Very subtle fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (2343) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle shared at Cantillon as Zwanze 2012. Slight hazy golden with short lasting white head that leaves some super small cute bubbles. Light funk and hay, cheese, light almonds, a bit mineral. Rhubarb, fresh apricots and sour berries but not too overpowering. Medium sour with light bitterness and a touch of salt. Medium bodied with sparkly carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
Rated as Zwanze 2012. Pours a hazy yellowish with a lasting, White head. Aroma has a lot of tart, unripe rhubarb, floral, hard candy, rabarbergrød, straw, Cheese. Taste is sour and fruity up front, slight vanilla, and then it gets really grainy with straws and a grainy dryness. Dusty. Not a huge fan of the amounts of grain in this one. High carbonation, dry acidic body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1086) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon as Zwanze 2012. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is damn funky, citrus, green apples, cheesy, floral. Taste is cheesy, hay, mold, grainy, citrus, orange, rhubarb tartness, oak. Pretty weird.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (517) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
Big funk, barnyard, hay, woody, with a big refreshing rhubarb spark to it, a bit citrus reminiscent with heavy damp flavors, very interesting aroma. Taste is one of the more sour cantillons, with a nice evened out rhubarb flavor that is spot on, and ends with a drying funk note. This is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rekvium (326) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours Hazy golden/amber with a white head. Aroma of sesame seeds, cheese, loooooots of brett and funk. Taste is light tart, fruity, a bit cheesy, wood, dry.

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