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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle at cantillon, an odd mix of flavors, heavy triple,malts, yeast and lambic barnyard, a very unique mix

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2449) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy and deep golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, brett, barnyard, funk and caramel notes. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and average carbb. Sour flavor that ends up dry and tart. An excellent Sour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
75cl, as Abbaye de Cureghem, no mention of ABV, new exclusive blended brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex sour brew, woody/sour/fruity and slightly malty/bitter, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
A- deep orange, with a small off white head that fades fairly quickly S- sour, lemon, light fruit, apricot T- bready, citrusy, tangerine, lemon, mild, smokey finish. M- medium bodied with ample carbonation D- excellent drink ability. Really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Keg @ Moeder and bottle @ the brewery. Since I had the beer at Zwanze last year it has really gone for a pleasant ride. Malty, earthy and abbey yeasty more than tart, sour and funky. When it opens up after some airing you are allowed into the inner circle where the sourness is allowed and you find room for development. Is aging well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (900) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Hazy gold amber body with creamy small head. Aroma has a lot of fruits, mostly berries, caramel, strawberries. Taste has light sourness, blackberries, astringent on the tongue, malty sweetness support. Body is full, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
shared bottle at the cantillon brewery. poured a poured a cloudy amber-ish colour with a white head. caramel, peach, apricots, bitter finish. some mlats,dusty hops, yeast, small sourness coming true. medium carbonated. not at my taste. had better cantillons

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1000) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
From notes. Draft during the Zwanze Day 2013 event at ChurchKey. Pours a dark reddish brown with off-white head. Aromas of tart fruit, vinegar, funk, citrus. Tasting notes of tart fruit, sour notes, vinegar, some bitterness, grapefruit citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Probably my least favorite Cantillon that I’ve had, the tripel/lambic thing didn’t really work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
Draught AND bottled try Medium, dense head, off-white over fully hazy, orange-amber beer. Strange UFO’s in the bottled version. Rather spicy, horseblanket, old lambic and old grains or ditto cookies, wet wood. Lambic, but mildly so, lemon and other citrus (orangerind?). There’s a faint bitterish-spicy thread, nowhere disturbing, just making it interesting. Brett/lambic attenuation - says it all. Feels more carbonated than it looks. Bone dry as befits any Cantillon product. Interesting... in the GOOD sense of the word. Merci pour la bouteille Jean. Le fűt se trouvait qques heures plus tard @ Moeder Lambic...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sampled at Zwanze Day 2013 celebration @ Alewife NYC. A very interesting, earthy brew with more yeastiness than sour. Slight funk on the palate. A curiosity, enjoyable to try during the festivities.

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