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Cantillon Zwanze (2011)

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

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pinot d’Aunis with a Bramling Cross dry hopping.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Enjoyed as the Pinot d’Aunis 75CL at Cantillon in March of 2015. Split 2 ways in tasters.

A - Purple pour, dark pink in the glass with a 2 finger pink head.

S - Nose is great. Very vinous with grape skin, merlot, some cherry and lemon tart.

T - Taste is nice. More wine forward than any other Cantillon I’ve had. Like sniffing a red wine that’s been diluted with lemonade.

M - Thin, not a lot of mouthfeel, very one-dimensional. Tastes single barrel and not a blend

O - Despite the lack of body, the taste of this was really wonderful!


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (305) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Dark oily ruby red with a thin layer of pink foam. The smell is grapey sour. No carbonation. The taste goes into the direction of red wine/grapes, while being sour with a spicey, kind of peppery, note. The aftertaste contains a little sour kick when you swallow it. Surprising and pleasant.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (564) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
At the brewery. Dark purple-reddish color with small pinkish head. Funk and grapes, acidity. Taste is vineous, grapey and sour, nice amount of hay. Very dry finish. Fizzy carbonation. Very distinct, but hard to describe. Fantastic!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleigator (340) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
Has a sherry, dark red, very saturated color, with a small, fizzy head. Smells of oaky barnyard, wet hay, ripe, spicy grapes, wrapped up by a pleasant sourness, inheriting apple skin and citrus peel. Tastes of red, matured grapes which got an earthy pepperiness to them, as well as balancing, mellow, wooden malts. The pepper is recognizable in the most pleasant way, accentuating the rich grape foundation of the beer, brought down to a round figure by a tart, fruity acidity. Due to the spicy pepper infusion this becomes much more complex than any druiven lambic I have tasted so far, complimenting the stone qualities of the grapes, as well as adding a maturing, oaky aspect to them. Finishes very tart, sour, with a convincing dry note to it, revealing characteristics of a young, slightly fermented wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
#1800
January 23, 2015. Bottle at Cantillon, as Pinot D’Aunis. Shared with Douberd.

Ruby red with a medium size pink head. Aroma is fruity and funky with grapes and some cherry notes, leather, barnyard in the background. Taste is light to medium sweet fruity up front with an increasing dry tartness. Finish is dry tart and fruity with grapes, plum and citrus on top of an earthy barnyard base.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3441) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
Purple red, crimson colour, pink head. Very fruity, grapes, lactic acid, nice funky notes. Light sour flavour, fruity grapes, red fruits, not so much wine but more fresh grape character. Feels quite fresh overall anyway. Fruity finish, light citrus, lingering lactic acid. Nice! (from 75cL bottle @ the brewery. As Pinot d’Aunis)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2910) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
(Cantillon Zwanze (2011)) Bottle 750 ml at the brewery as Cantillon Pinot D’Aunis, shared with hackobock. Beautiful red bright colour on a hazy body, small pinkish head with good retention. Fruity arom with cherries and light sugar. Great taste, not very sour, fruity, cherries, light candy sugar, grapes, wine, more sour on the aftertaste. Quite tart on the palate, soft carbonation and medium body. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
13/XII/14 - 75cl bottle as "Pineau d’Aunis" @ Dijleschuimers Bierproeffestival (Kessel-Lo) - BB: n/a (2014-1488) Thanks to the Antwerp Zythos crew and others for sharing beers at the table!

Hazy deep red beer, small pink head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: some tannins, fruity, sourish, very complex. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit vinous, sourish, nice stuff, apple skin, sourish, bit lemony, some bitter tannins. Aftertaste: dry, apple skin, some soft bitterness, very complex and nice beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrew_drinks (223) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon, as Pineau d’Aunis. Deep and clear ruby, thin head. Rich cherry and plum aroma, some funky Brett but mostly rich stone fruit. Light and spritzy body - very drinkable. Medium acidity, nowhere near as harsh as expected, much more balance than St Lamvinus. Some residual grape juice sweetness. Sourness intensifies on the finish, lightly minerally. Very easy to drink.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Bottle shared at Cantillon. Pours slightly hazy red with a big pink head. Aroma is very vinous, barnyard, light Brett, grape musk, real grape juice fruity. Flavor is over moderate acidic. Medium bodied with light moderate carbonation. Beautifully soft and rounded with a little spice in the finish. Wonderful stuff!


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