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Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem

Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Brussels, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mad_Ferret (706) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Old notes. Draught @ Akkurat. Zwanze Day 2013, 14th Sept.
App: Amber, slight haze, short dirt white head.
Aroma: Some toffee/caramel, oranges, red/yellow apples, earthy, bitter weeds, sap, some cranberrie juice, paprika, some stale dirty water.
Taste: Grapefruit, lemon, apples, young nectarines, some straw, dry bitter finish with sap and raw vegetables.
Palate: Medium body, soft tickling bubbles, woody harsh texture.
Overall: What a crash! Afterwards it actually feels like I’ve been drinking some kind of geueze, but during it felt more like a bad home brew IPA that went down the drain. Feels like there should be some sweetness there, but it’s dry and harsh like a desert with only Aspirin to eat. Raw sharp bitterness that clashes with a dry acidity. Stale earthy notes. Phew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (554) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Darker than usual orange color. Funky and aroma hops. Caramel. Toast. Bitter. Sourness fits in well. A crazy beer, so complex. Doesn?t really give a bigger picture. I appreciate it, but it?s just too much...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 9/14/13 on draft at Holy Grale’s Zwanze Day 2013. Pours hazy dark orange with an average white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is bretty brown sugar malt with a light touch of baking spices, and the slightest hint of some lemon juice sourness. The flavor is very dry and a little more tart lemon pith with plenty of funky brett and brown sugar malt. The body is medium with gripping tannin, lively carbonation, and a long bitter toasted and lightly tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon. Golden brown colour. Aroma is very interesting, fruity, bit smelly. Taste is light. Very little sourness, almost some boozy sweetness. Finish is fruity, citrus, and bit of tropical fruit. Grapes too maybe. Further down sourness comes hard. Flat creaminess. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
On tap for Zwanze Day 2013 at Volo. Amber orange in colour with a thin white head. The aroma is lightly tart, some citrus, wood, fruity. The flavour is lightly sweet, some wood, lemons, malty, slight sourness. Finishes long, light hops, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1940) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2014
Thanks John! Pours hazy amber color with a tight tan head. The smell is musty, soap, fruit, floral notes. The taste caramel, tart sourness supporting it, ending very dry and slightly bitter. The body is light with soft carbonation. Interesting bit by far my last favorite Cantillon on this visit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AngelVanDick (21) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
Hazy broworange with small white head. Aroma grassy some yeast and malt. Taste is bitter, malt and herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
[5790-20130914] Tap. Mild barnyard aroma. Murky, brown orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter fruit skins flavour. Medium-full body is quite bitter. Good but my expectations were high. (7/3/7/3/16) 3.6
(Zwanze Day 2013 @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle at Cantillon, june 18th. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, barnyard, earth and brett. Taste is medium sweet caramel, tart and funky fruity notes, dry tart finish with notes of grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6812) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle @ Cantillon Brewery. Pours a hazyy golden with a white head. Aroma is sourness, malty, yeast, barn, dusty, wood, some citrusly like hops. Flavor is malty, suorness, caramel, wood, dust, barn, citrus, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting light sour finish. 290714

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