RateBeer
Home >


Cantillon Zwanze (2011)

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
98
style
Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pinot d’Aunis with a Bramling Cross dry hopping.


Dunt's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (299) - 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neongolden (774) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
(750ml bottle as Pineau d’Aunis @ Cantillon brewery, July 28 2015) Pours nearly clear deep pink with a whitish head. Aroma of red wine fruitiness, grape, plum and some berry blend. A real peppery, spicy herbal hop character, musty funk, some wood. Flavour has a nice acidic red grape tone, berry seeds, lots of peppery and spicy notes, dried herbs, some tannic barrel notes on the finish. Medium bodied with soft carb, this is complex and a gorgeous druiven lambic. My description doesn’t do it justice, but there’s a wonderful counterpoint between the fruit and the other components that elevates it above the other Cantillon wine grape versions I’ve had. Stunning.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2778) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at MoederLambic brussels . Red tart earthy finish . Grapefruit rind. Vinuous . (Incomprehensible notes). Earthy . (Incomprehensible ).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5318) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
Bottled as Pineau D’Aunis: Taster: Aroma has more cellar and earthy tones with of course the typical Cantillon funk and some nice fruits with a light floral flower tone. Flavour is more vinousy, bitter, fruity, funk, dried fruits, cellar, light herbal/floral tones, some wild yeast and light herbal earthy tone. Aftertaste is bitter funky, some vinous wild yeast/vinous wort, dried fruity tones... Low carbo, creamy light sparkling light dry funky mouthfeel, more than just medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle as Cantillon as Pineau D’Aunis. Pours Red with a pink head. Not dissimilar to the Caignan in its winey character. Delicious woodiness and a very enjoyable acidity. Grapes and fresh berries. Funky and tartly acidic. Very fresh and vital. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2828) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon. Almost clear deep ruby liquid with small to medium light pink head. Aroma of lemon, earthy funk, wood, mineral, apple skin and light grapes. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of lemon, grapes and wood. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Really nice, a bit less sour and more funky and woody than Carignan.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4658) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 Bottle at Cantillon, as Pineau D’Aunis. Pours hazy candy apple red, large creamy white pink head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is sweat socks, cheese, horse blanket. Flavor is dry, quite funky, musty, cheese, feet, grape skins. Medium light body, soft carbonation. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1926) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle of Pineau D’Aunis at Cantillon. Pours a hazy reddish color with off-white head. Spicy Cabernet like grape aromas, with funk and tartness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a lot of spice, dry, and tart.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2705) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Very fruity and sweet aroma with strawberry and raspberry and loads of red grape juice. Slightly hazy dark red under a lasting white collar. Slightly sweet grape juice quickly drying out and sour, but not crazy sour. Excellent balance. Light body, medium carbonation, bright and not mouth puckering.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (1538) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon as Pinaut d’Aunis. Clear light red with small pink head that leaves a nice ring of cute tiny bubbles. Red grapes, old strawberries, raspberry juice. Lots of wood, straw, funk, pee, chicory, bitter grape skins. Taste is medium sour with medium bitter finish. Light to medium bodied with soft sparkly carbonation. Nice stuff, pretty outspoken and not super fruity but it’s well balanced with the lambic. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1717) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle (750 ml) @ Cantillon 150515. [ As Pinot D’Aunis ]. Fruity, bretty and vinous with red grapes and cherries, sour, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 20


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50