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Cantillon Zwanze (2010) Blanche de Quenast BHV

Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Brussels, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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How will a high fermentation beer ferment in the environment of a Lambic brewery where wild yeasts pervail? This old style white beer give you the answer. Ingredients: malt(60%), wheat(35%), oats(5%), hop (exact wording on bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy pale golden-orange color with a surprising amount of white head. S: The nose is sort of odd, but I expected that from this beer. A blend of musty funk, green melon, and witbier spiciness. A surprising amount of malt character, though it’s of the soft and pale variety. T: Everything about the flavor of this beer is mild; not at all that I expect from Cantillon. A subtle mix of spice, sweet malt, and very light lactic tartness. The funk is there, but it’s just sort of wet with a bit of a dusty cobweb feeling to it, though I don’t know how I would have ever tasted on before. M: The body is light with a very soft and subtle carbonation. D: I was sort of caught off-guard by this beer. While I’m aware of how this beer was brewed, I was expecting much more of the usual Cantillon lambic character to come through...perhaps with age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kromamc (192) - ITALY - SEP 9, 2010
spillata al machesiete... forse una delle birre piů beverine che abbia mai bevuto... l’aspetto richiama molto una blanche ma al naso ha un profumo floreale citrico molto sour e leggermente speziato... equilibrio incredibile! č estremamente fresca e dissetante con un aciditŕ perfetta che la rende ancora piů gradevole...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38288) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010

Bottle 75cl. @ ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010.

[ Raise The Roof Tasting ]. Unclear medium grey yellow color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheaty, moderate yeasty, leather, barnyard, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, apricot notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100731]

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear light to medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, wheat, moderate hoppy, citrus, moderate to light heavy yeasty, barnyard, leather. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, flowers, leather, citrus, floral. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100904]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle thanks to someone at the tasting. Pours with a hazed golden body over a white head. Aroma of honey, perfume, windex and lavender. Taste is slightly tart, orange peel, perfume, lavender and citrus. Lively bubbles, dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11329) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle courtesy Fonefan. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Straw yellow colour. Moderate malty barnyrad/honey aroma.Moderate bitter and very sour flavor. Long nice well balanced finish. Creamy palate. Really nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (5356) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2010
nice fruite honey aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (7351) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
Yellow and unclear. Has a white head, moderate lasting. Aroma is complex, sweetness, honey, acid. Flavor is acidic, sweetness, fruit, citrus, passion-fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14459) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are tart, moldy malt, brett, lactose acid and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6961) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2010
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of grains and tart wood. The flavor is interesting; dry mellow grains. especially wheat along with lots of lactic tart woody flavors. Both battle it out. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010
Hazy orange with a medium white heaf. Aroma was slightly sourish with wheat and barnyard. Sourish flavor with wheat, fruit, barnyard and wood.

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