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Cantillon Zwanze (2008)

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


Hermod's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (3954) - Vantaa, - DEC 2, 2012
Tap @ Pikkulintu. Poured ruby, amber with a thin head. Nice looking. Aroma has barnyard, light rhubarb, tart and woody notes. In the flavor you really notice the rhubarb, very tart, mouthdrying, funky and apple notes. fresh rhubarb in finish. glad I got to try this unique beer.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jorn69 (1565) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle (750 ml) @ Cantillon 150515. [ As Zwanze 2012 ]. Fruity and bretty with rhubarbs, acidic, medium body with a watery texture. The finish is dry and fruity with rhubarbs. A wonderful beer!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JStax (3535) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle pour as 2012 Zwanze at the source. The beer is a slightly hazy copper with a white head of foam. The aroma is juicy, sour, rhubarb goodness. Like a nice rhubarb pie. The taste has that rhubarb sourness through the finish. Lingering finish with the taste of rhubarb. Man, this beer is good! It makes for an awesome landmark 3500 rate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (770) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2015
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 I’ve tried so far.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3967) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2882) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle as Zwanze 2012. Golden with white head. Aroma is quite soft, funky, fruity. Similar taste, fruity and funky, grapes. Pleasant sourness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1169) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Bottle at the brewery, shared, as Zwanze 2012, 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (144) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2015
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.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
King_Alex_II (427) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SinH4 (729) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2101) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
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.


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