Hermod (3032) - Vantaa, - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Habanero (2479) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.)
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
markextrae (887) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
BRW (964) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
At quintessence. Golden colour with white head. Fruity, brett aroma. Fruity, sour taste. Light to medium body.
aleigator (181) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden-amber color, fizzy small head. Very tart aromas, yeast, wet leather and of course rhubarb. Taste offers a lot more rhubarb, than the aromas displayed, along with vegetables, very fruity and refreshing. Of course going along with a tingy acidity, straw and hints of wood - but all of these ingredients only support the amazing, mellow rhubarb, and let it stand out. Great balance, not as tart as the usual Cantillon, focuses more on the fruits, which works very well. Aftertaste adds a subtle hint of lime, dry, and ends with a long refreshing sourness.
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The addition of rhubarb seems such a match made in heaven for a lambic, and the intense tastes notwithstanding, proves for a truly unique beverage. Such a treat to smell the rhubarb lambic marriage, reminiscent of the pies my grandmother used to make mixed with some more recent olfactory memories. I really enjoy the dry, earthiness that comes through in the form of fresh rhubarb, as well as the beet colored hue in my glass. Quite a frothy, messy foam with sparse particulate matter, certainly not ashamed of its farmhouse roots. A splendid example of what the Zwanze series is all about.