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Cantillon Zwanze (2011)

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


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pinot d’Aunis with a Bramling Cross dry hopping.

Dunt's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Review taken from notes I wrote on a scrap of paper. Served on tap at Zwanze Day ’11 at West Lakeview Liquors. Sampled in my newly acquired Cantillon tasting flute. Zwanze pours a light pinkish red with about a half fingers worth of thin white head. Not much to add in terms of lacing as the head dissipates rather quickly. Nose is predominately pepper, grape, light cherry, lemon rind, grass, must, and horse blanket. The taste follows suit with more grape and lemon rind, cob web, and pepper on the finish. I was told at Zwanze Day that the pepper character actually came from the grapes that were used in Zwanze ’11....pretty interesting. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with pleasant acidity, light carbonation, and a nice finish. Though I still need to try Zwanze ’08 (which I thankfully have in my cellar), this has been my favorite of the series by far. I hope Zwanze Day happens for years to come, couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2727) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5303) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrew_drinks (169) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (5871) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (5151) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle at the brewery. Pineou D’Aunis. Poured a clear reddish pink with a round frothy pink head. The aroma is yeast, light fruit. The flavour is light sour with a crisp refreshing, tart cherry palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. Less sour than many other Lambics and lots of fruit. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3732) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle ar cantillon. Pours beautifuy clear red, good white head fades rather fast. Smell is earthy lambic. Taste is very dry, grapes, spicy a bit. Very dry. Aromatic fruityness. Bit fruitfleshy aftertaste. Very beautifull, round, perfect carbo and intensity, sourness is there, intense, but balanced. Yeah, i shall add this to my personal top favourite list of cantillon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at Vini Birri, shared with Mathieu87 and 77ships. APPEARANCE: clear red beer, very small head. NOSE: grapes, very sour, some oak, very fruity. TASTE: very fruity, quite sour, bit dry even, oak. Intense grape aftertaste

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (546) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle Pineau D’Aunis at the brewery. Pours clear red no head. Aroma of wine, red grapes, cherries. Taste is grapes, wine and quite a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1299) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle labeled with sharpie "Pineau d'Aunis" at Cantillon. 2014 cork date.

Deep red hue; fluffy pink-white head. Fresh and delicious; light enough to session with plenty of fruity depth. Damn, that's tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1676) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Sample as Pinot d’Aunis from bottle @ Dijleschuimers Bierproeffestival. Red/pink colour, light pink foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of red fruit, cherries, red grapes, barnyard. Very fruity and funky. Vinous character. Good!

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