arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Crooked Stave for Zwanze Day 2012. I was going to skip this even figuring it would be too crazy but it was handled very well, glad I went. The pour was an orange color, a little hazy, not much head. Aroma was just strange, sort of herbal, lambic, slight funk. The flavor was also weird, herbal, vegetal, sour, whoah. I canít remember what rhubarb tastes like since I have not had it in over twenty years but this was very interesting. I would not try to tick this again even if I could, one was enough. I also predicted that the Fou Foune on tap would blow this away and it did, that has to be Cantillonís best lambic.
Serving type: on-tap
Dr_Fellini (744) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the brewery, marked as Zwanze 12. Pours a clear deep golden color with an off white head. Very unique aroma, with a mix of herbs and spices, with a good sour lambic backbone. Very sour flavor that lingers long into the finish, but offset by the rhubarb character. In my top 3 of the Cantillon beers Iíve tried so far.
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during Brussels vacation, as Zwanze 2012. Golden with white head. Aroma tart, sour, vinegar, berries and rhubarb. Taste is fairly sour, complex, bretty, vinegar and tart fruits. Really nice
BenH (2854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as Zwanze 2012. Golden with white head. Aroma is quite soft, funky, fruity. Similar taste, fruity and funky, grapes. Pleasant sourness
CraftBeerNick (1148) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the brewery, shared, 14th April 2015. Pours a hay coloured slightly hazy beer, aroma is funk, hay, farmyard, hops and fruit. Taste is complex, tart fruit, hay, rhubarb. Lovely
Hoprider (142) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: almost clear golden with hint of reddish hue. Nose: farmy, slight rhubarb. Some dairy qualities as well. Mouthfeel is lively and taste is tart with hint of first of summer rhubarb. Aftertaste is long with sweeter red fruit.. Sweeter being relative. Really sour most of all but that is perfectly fine.
King_Alex_II (393) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy orangy color under a little foam hat. The smell is sour and dry. The beer reminds me strongly of the cantillon iris. Maybe a not more on the aggressive sour side than on the hoppy one. The aftertaste is typically sour and long lasting. This beer meets my taste buds almost perfectly.
SinH4 (686) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden color with big white head. Fresh, funky and bitter. Rhubarb is always interesting. It has that magical funk feeling. Very refreshing, but still challenging. Fizzy carbonation. Amazing! A masterpiece.
hackobock (2037) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 23, 2015. Bottle at Cantillon, as Zwanze 2012. Shared with Douberd.
Golden with a white head. Aroma is earthy, funky, citrus with the typical rhubarb acidity. Taste is tart fruity with rhubarb, lemon and apple skins along with earthy barnyard notes, dry and lasting acidic finish. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden with frothy head, medium retention. Aromatic elements that come up are pepper sniff, hop acids, earth, sour, tartness, co2. Taste is predominantly rubarb peel, lactic acid, barnyard, hops, grapefruit, citrus. Strong acidic aftertaste, lingers on forever! We have the bitterness of the rubarb and hops combined, to thank for that.
Douberd (3014) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Cantillon Zwanze (2008)) 750 ml bottle shared with hackobock, as Zwanze 2012.
Slightly hazy body, bright golden yellow in colour, big white head, thick enough to have a good retention.
Aroma of grapes, cork, wood, vegetables-like aroma but the ones that grow on a field, difficult to describe.
Taste is quite sour with again the aforementioned vegetables, I guess is the rhubarb, wild plantation, light white sour grapes.
Quite tart on the palate, medium thin body, average carbonation.
Good, surely interesting.