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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: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Poured a clear golden color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy soft malt and wild yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour & sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11430) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle split by myself at Jack Back March ’14 tasting, 06/03/14 from an IP trade cheers to Kevin in Ghent. Hazed orange amber with a moderate white spotting and edgework. Nose is tangy dark fruit, bitter orange, menthol notes, dank woody tones, damp straw, light spice. Taste comprises lemon rind, light spice, straw, orange pithy notes, light musty wood. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy citric sherbet notes in the close. Decent enough but no ’wow’ factor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11338) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. [thanks for bringing it home Søren and Feldthaus]
Hazy pale golden with a small, creamy, white head. Aroma is tart, lemony, green apple, lemon peel and good funkiness. Medium carbonation, light and slightly dry mouthfeel. Tart flavour, light citrus, funky, bretty, wheat, mild sweetness and a slight hint of metal. Lingering funky tartness. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11165) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10830) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2010
Corked bottle from kappldav123, thanks! Blonde, cloudy. Lemon, hints of brett and honey in the aroma. Lemon, leather, honey and some nutty bitter notes in the flavor. Hint of coreander (!). A moderate sourness. Yoghurt in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2010
750 ml corked and capped bottle courtesy of doodler poured a cloudy yellow with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, sour citrus and light spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, citrus and white pepper with a smooth dry lightly tart lingering peppery finishj.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10595) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
Draught @ Moeder Lambic. Yellow coloured. Hazy. Huge White head. Aroma of sweetness, grape, light Spice, light stable, flAvour of det grape, sourness, light tart. Medium to full bodied. grapy sour end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle, Zwanze Day at Churchkey. Pours hazy gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is funky, sour grapes and apples, loads of phenols mixing it up, and light hay malt. The aroma is really complex. Flavor is sour grapes, light apple and pear notes, phenols and funky yeast dancing around, and straw and hay malt with a dry finish. Acidity is rather balanced in this beer. Light body, low warmth and carbonation.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2013
bottled; T.F. - light hazy blond-orange beer with no foam left; aroma of pineapple and hay, old apples and cellar; medium-bodied, fairly sour and very dry, long citric aftertaste with notes of apples and hay, barnyard

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