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Cantillon Zwanze (2008)

 (RETIRED)
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100
96
style
Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Every year, Cantillon has open brewing days, with animation, known as "Zwanze" in Brussels’ dialect. Fortwith, a special beer will be released every year, with every year a new ingredient: rhubarb for 2008.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle of the 2012 re-release at the brewery. No label other than a pen Z and yr on the bottle. Thanks to random Aussie stranger for sharing a glass! This rating is from memory so may not be the most accurate. Tt was a light yet complex gueze. Dry, tart, slightly acidic but not as much as some of the other Cantillon brews. Rhubarb was not at all strong. Well balanced beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
På bryggeriet med Hasse och j Wallén. Subtil rabarber i doft. Tung syra och sedvanliga cantillontoner. Mindre rabarber i smak än i doft.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (472) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2014
Zwanze 2012 - On tap at La Capsule - Lille, FR - color: orange amber beer with no foam and no carbonization. Smell: acid and fruits. Taste: acid and some sugar. Aftertaste: rhubarbs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
Shared 0,75 l 2012-bottle at the brewery. Misty golden body with a light brown film. Sour gooseberries, smokey notes and red currant in the mouth. Funky notes and light sulphur on the nose. Meeium body. Crisp drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5112) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
75cl, as Zwanze 2012, no mention of ABV, exclusive brew, with rhubarb, thx alot to kraddel for bringing this over!, complex sour brew, sour/woody and slightly malty/fruity, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, ’Overhyped for sure!’

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.04.2013, 0,75l bottle (2012) shared with ClubGonzo & ej @ the brewery: Frisk lett fruktig lukt med preg av lys malt, frukt, sitrusskal, syregras, svovel, gras. Frisk lett syrlig smak med preg av lys malt, sitron, bruspulver, sitrusskal, syregras, gras. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour into glass on Zwanze Day 2012 at Crooked Stave, hazy yellow-golden pour with thin white head, aroma brought big notes of funk, tart rhubarb in there with a celery note, hints of tart berries, lots of cheese, funky barnyard, straw and cracker, some citrusy lemon and yogurt come through. Taste is amazing as well, huge barnyard, cheesy funk, sweaty socks, goes into horsey notes into berry, rhubarb, celery, some citrus, lemon, slight lactic notes, finishing with more funk, nice and tart, more sweet berry notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Draught at alewife NYC. Aroma is light wild tart funk and quite grainy. Pours a hazy grain color almost still. Flavor is very dry wood kinda dead yeast and cheese rind. Barn funk. Feel is woody watery and dry. Not nearly so into it as I thought I would be

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at Avenue Pub for Zwanze Day 2012. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that leaves nice sticky lacing. The aroma is a strong rhubarb and funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice rhubarb flavor and light tartness. Really enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgianBeerGal (3015) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2012 Bottle in the wicker basket only marked "Z". Slightly hazy amber pour with a bubbly white head. Big sour aroma with a hint of funky wet wool. Very tart flavor but with some fruitiness like it has grapes in it. Short finish. Bold but not overpowering. Fantastic.


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