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Cantillon Zwanze (2011)

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


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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pinot d’Aunis with a Bramling Cross dry hopping.

wutangfinancial's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wutangfinancial (197) - CA to VA, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle -2014 Pineau d’aunis. Grana Padano share - pours rose red pink head - nose/taste of pinot grape frunk, oak, vinous notes, hay - medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (2384) - PORTUGAL - OCT 3, 2016
On tap @ Zwanze 2016 [as Pineau d’Aunis]. Hazy dark orange with a small off-white head. Funk, tart, apricot, citrus and vinous aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is tart with fruity and bitter notes. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Pours a murky dark grapefruit with a white lacing. The aroma is grapefruit,vinegar and citrus. Flavor is moderately tart and palate is dry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (1540) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon 15/5-15. [ As Pinot D’Aunis ]. Fruity with red grapes/cherries and brett. Dry, fruity and acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1956) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 20, 2015
On tap @Birre sotto l’albero, Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Pours a cloudy reddish color with a decent white head. Aroma is vinous, grapes, strawberry, hay, vinegar. Flavour is medium sour with a light vinegar note, fruity, quite dry. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Very good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1770) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 20, 2015
On tap at Birre Sotto l'Albero Macche pub in Rome-Italy. Pours cloudy ruby color, a bit dark. Punk irregular foamy head. Nose: strawberries, a bit acetic, vinegar hint, vinous a bit. Mouth: medium-low carbo, a bit of vinegar, peppery-mineral dry finish. Some mild feel of wild yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle 750ml. [As Lambic Pinaut d’Aunis, Thx Tommy] Pours reddish/pink with low pink head. Some lacing. Aroma is of cheese, meat, fruits, tannins, grapes. Taste is of sourness, fruits, acidity, grapes. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Very nice balance. Overall: Very nice, crafty grapes. Outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2015
This one is hard to review because the three versions are so completely different from one another. Almost like they’re not the same beer. In any event, the old one is musty and hose blankety. Z11 has this complexity and grapiness that’s just brilliant. And the new one is some WOW JUICE.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5387) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle (750 ml). As "Lambic Pinaut d’Aunis". Bottle from the Missus, aren’t I lucky!?! Also a huge thanks to Cynthia for making this possible! Beautiful clear bright red with a small to medium persistent pinkish head. Aroma is cherry forward with a really nice and well integrated peppery presence that makes it quite different from St-Lamvinus. Nice cheesy notes as well with not much of the usual Cantillon lemony funk. Taste is very winey and quite dusty with loads of cherries, light funk and peppery notes. Sourness level is moderate. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Really tannic. Soft, well balanced and delightful. The peppery presence really add a nice dimension to this beer. Loved it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks for the rare opportunity Tommy! Pours a bright red with a small white head that leaves low lacing. Nose is of cheese, light rubber, fruits and light vinegar. Taste is moderately acidic with winey flavors. A little less flavourful that I thought it would be but you still get the grapes, oak and lambic so all is well. Citric. Body is light and the vinous feel is very real. Refreshing. Overall a nice and classy fruited lambic, glad I was able to partake!

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