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Cantillon Zwanze (2008)

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


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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1147) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
Rated as Zwanze 2012. Pours a hazy yellowish with a lasting, White head. Aroma has a lot of tart, unripe rhubarb, floral, hard candy, rabarbergrød, straw, Cheese. Taste is sour and fruity up front, slight vanilla, and then it gets really grainy with straws and a grainy dryness. Dusty. Not a huge fan of the amounts of grain in this one. High carbonation, dry acidic body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (978) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon as Zwanze 2012. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is damn funky, citrus, green apples, cheesy, floral. Taste is cheesy, hay, mold, grainy, citrus, orange, rhubarb tartness, oak. Pretty weird.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
Big funk, barnyard, hay, woody, with a big refreshing rhubarb spark to it, a bit citrus reminiscent with heavy damp flavors, very interesting aroma. Taste is one of the more sour cantillons, with a nice evened out rhubarb flavor that is spot on, and ends with a drying funk note. This is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rekvium (160) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours Hazy golden/amber with a white head. Aroma of sesame seeds, cheese, loooooots of brett and funk. Taste is light tart, fruity, a bit cheesy, wood, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2469) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle (Zwanze 2012) @ Cantillon. Unclear yellow body with a medium white head. Tart, rhubarb, funk, light vinegar, popcorn finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (1170) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle at cantillon. Pours clear copper/orange with a small head. Aroma of Tart, funk, light popcorn, light cheese, dusty. Quite complex, but not as sour as i had hoped. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (1815) - PORTUGAL - OCT 15, 2015
On tap @ Zwanze Day. Hazy orange colour with a nice white head. Earthy, fruity, floral and funk aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is sour with rhubarb and herbal notes. A bit astringent but quite dry. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NBird (579) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
2012 Btl at Cantillon july 2015. Looks..Orange Amber, little - no head. Smells .. Good dose of the stanky barnyard,the rhubarb and fruity notes are there too. Tastes..loads of that cantillon sour, lemons green apples, but the rhubarb in this one has its presence. It is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle at the brewery (2012 version). Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is very herbal and floral. With some rhubarb, lemon peel, hay, straw and some grains as well. The taste is also pretty herbal and floral with some grainy notes. Also some rhubarb and of course some tartness and funk. It was pretty good but not what I expected at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
From a bottle at the brewery. Shady golden, medium white head. Slightly doughy aroma, grapefruit and rhubarbs. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium to high acidity, some unpleasant astringency.

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