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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: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pinot díAunis with a Bramling Cross dry hopping.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sampled upon release in 2011 as zwanze, at the Spuyten Dyuvil Lamic Fest 2010 as Pinot dí Aunis, as well as several other times since then, most recently at Denver Ghost Tasting in October 2013. Continues to be of my top Cantillon experiences. The acidity from the grapes is hardly affected by the addition of hops in the Zwanze 2011 version, and Pinot díAunis on its own is perhaps in my top 3 favorite grape cantillon. Both are a gerat testament to the experimentation Jean has worked on with unique grape varietals. Menu Pineau, also to be noted in this rating, is another ívariantí that has transcended space and time for me. Incredible balance of sourness and tannins in every of the above example of a Cantillon using this pinot supplier. A pleasure to have in any setting or context.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is somewhat funky, grapes, some sweet sugar/malts, floral and acidic. Taste is moderate sour and moderate sweet. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (183) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Notes from backlog. A great lambic, with a well-balanced tartness, but not as much grape as I had hoped. Still awesome

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
PBW Lambic Summit 2010. A bit on the sweet side for a grape lambic, but nice peppery notes and a good tart grape quality that doesnít get overwhelmed by the more traditional yogurty tartness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ludvig (114) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle at ma Che siete veniuta a fa! Delicious, the liquid looks like grapefruit juice. aroma is grapes and some plums. taste is a very sour and not as much grapes hat i suspected. And a huge thanks to manuele!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Reviewed as Pinot díAunis on 12-27-10 thanks to Jeppe.

Pours a reddish/brown, some chunks of stuff here and there, a very small head that reduces down to a few bubbles. No retention or lacing, looks like a glass of Pinot (!). Oak, grapes, lots of herbs/spices. Lots of pepper/spice notes, which Iím not sure I really like, but itís not bad by any means. Decent sour/tart, some funk, lots of oak and spices. Itís not mind-blowing, but very unique and different. Light, low carbonation, dry/oaky finish. The carbonation really hurts the feel.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (650) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
Pinot di Aunis, bottle poured into a cantillon taster. Big thanks to Manuele from Ma Che Siete for hooking me up with this world class beer and big thanks to Jbeatty for trading me another A- dark orange with creamsicle looking head N- Huge depth of white and red grapes. red wine, vineous with an earthy/grassy and almost pepper yeast funk. T- wow,..... wow.... by far top 3 of the day for our 4/20/13 tasting which consisted of veritas vertical, loerik, YB, eszett. Uli blends, beekeeper, le woody so on and so forth. I freakin love this fine liquid. earthy funk, pepper spice,vineous red wine, cobb webb. such a combination of deep characteristics. simply amazing. M- Light, airy, smooth, gods nectar poured into a cantillon tasting glass O- One of my favorite Cantillons. Cant wait to see how my other bottle ages. I think ill open it in 2031.... in the meantime ill be ISO a few more bottles so that I can see what 5 yr intervals does to this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Sampled at Zwanze Day 2011 @ Holy Grale. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium sized pinkish head. The aroma is tart, vinous, moderate funk, peppery, with some grass and horse blanket. The flavor is tart, funky, musty grapes, berries, grassy and very easy to drink. This with all the other nice beers made the trip worth it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChinoSkillzian (158) - The Hills, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
From 750ml bottle. Pours a ruby red, Pinot Noir-like color with a medium head. Nose is light grape, cherry, spice and tobacco. Palate is lush, juicy, with flavors of wine grapes, raspberry jam, and tart cherries interlaced with some citric acidity. Finishes dry and very clean.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2421) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On draft at Churchkey for Zwanze Day. A huge thank you to drabmuh and Thorpe429 for making sure I got to sample this. The beer is a beautiful shade of pinkish purple, with virtually no head or lacing. The aroma is funky, with a lot of musty grapes. Iím also getting some berries, particularly blackberries. The flavor is good, but not great, at least as far as Cantillon goes. Quite musty, with a slight tannic note. The body is pretty thin, with low carbonation. Overall, I am thrilled to try this. Another great beer from my favorite brewery. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-18-2011


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