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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: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many, many thanks to Colin for this doozy. Pours hazy yellow-gold with a foamy white head. Decent snout, some tangy hay, spritely lemon. Light sweet with dried sweat, lemon rind, a bit of bitter hay. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish, definitely some age, slight sugary wheat, old lemon, citrus rind. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours hazy blond, three finger white head. Very good lacing. Smell bretty wheat and diaper. Taste very brett forward, light citrus tartness, bit of wet ha Light body Not as sour as expected. Solid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2071) - DENMARK - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle @ Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles pre Tour the gauze... @ the cellar during a vertical DL and BA DL tasting with the American team and thanks to Jean Moeder for the gems…..It pours fuzzy white yellow with a small white head…The aroma was wheat, citrus and dusty… The flavor was wheat, citrus, tropical fruits, tart and sour.… very nice… shared with awesome people! thanks again! loved this! ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (3337) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.04.2013, 0,75l bottle shared with ClubGonzo, ej & OleR @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas:
Frisk lett tørr og fruktig mild lukt med preg av lys malt, sitrusskal, sitron, høy, syregras, tørka frukt. Frisk mild smak med preg av lys malt, sitrus, sitrusskal, tørka frukt, høy, syregras. Middels bitterhet og lengde. God.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6616) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle at Avenue Pub. Pours a clear yellow with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is rubber, funk, and dill. Thin mouthfeel with strong funk and dill pickle flavor with nice lingering tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
free bottle share @ antwaerps bierhuiske pours fuzzy yellow, small white head. smell is lambic, together with this full, grainy(?? ) ness. low carbo, sour background, but very ’sweet’ up front / tastes more like a comploex lambic, than a geuze . dont get much of the ’white’ character though ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
750 mL bottle shared by Travlr at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin fizzy off-white head. Fair head retention. Herbal, spicy, dusty, thyme, dry citrus, tropical fruits, mild dry funk. That’s the aroma, yo. The taste is wheat, tart dry citrus and tropical fruits, peppery notes, herbal notes, my olive in the very back end. Medium bodied, well balanced, lingering tartness. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (5251) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Golden pour with white pour . Light spice, and nice funkyness aromas. Flavors are nice and sour, closer to a cantillon sour than lost zwanze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1053) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a pale straw in color. Notes of tobacco and wheat. Somewhat floral. Moderate tartness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Zwanze Day 2013. Pours light orange. Aroma is pear citrus raunchy. Taste is a symphony, pear hay dirt tart sour. Finish is quick and okay. Mouthfeel is very light and viscous.

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