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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


on tap


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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SperkeleForce's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (791) - - SEP 15, 2013
Draught at Pikkulintu. Pours murky brown dark orange amber with minimum head. Notes of vinegar, sour, apples, very bitter at the beginning, floral. Taste is funky, bitter, sour. Kind of weird. Does not seem like an trippel.

-- bb/wp

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3020) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
@ Cantillon 15-10-30: Stor doft av trä. Smaken är inte alls syrlig, men med lite källartonar och torkat frukt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon. Hazy orange/amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of funk, oak, grapes, some caramel, berries and some hay. A bit bitter and with a rather sweet finish. A solid one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (969) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, tart notes, yeast, cheese, funk. Taste is cheesy, bitter, malty, caramel, tart citrus, orange, yeast, grapefruit peel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (484) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
Aroma of hay, caramel, a bit of banana-bubblegum, with a nice lambic undertone, the tripel part of it seems to overtake it a bit, and feels slightly oxidized. Very different and nice beer, but the refreshing notes seem to have disappeared, and leaves more of a heavier, but not so full on tasting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3699) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
(Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem) Tap 250 ml at Moeder Lambic during Zwanze Day. Deep orange to amber, with a small frothy head on top. Average retention. Nice aroma, grape-y,some candy sugar, wood, vinous notes. Taste is mildly sweet and sour, light grapes, lemon, vinous notes. Medium thin body, a bit high on carbonation. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1756) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle at the brewery. Pours orange amber with a beige head. Aroma has some caramel, vanilla, oak, leather and funk. The taste has some caramel, leather, balsamic, grapefruit feel and is pretty bitter, sweet and funky at the same time. Strange and unexpected indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1702) - GREECE - SEP 25, 2015
From tap at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Hazy dark amber color with off white head. Sweet malty aroma, fruity, light yeasty. Sweet and light acidic taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (902) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 24, 2015
Bottiglia 75 @ thedome. Chiara con schiuma non troppo persistente. Meno acida delle cantillon classiche, un pelo di frutta, molto beverina

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Craftmember (35) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2015
Drank this complicated beauty at this years Zwanze day at Mother Lambic Fontainas. I got a lovely glass of light brown orange-amber beer with a thin, white, open moussy head in front of me... Right... where for Lambicssake do you start discribing this sort of beer?! I’ll just jot down what I found, but don’t think that’s all to it, there’s a world more in there, but I don’t have all day, so you better start exploring that in your own time... The aroma I found was of sour grapes, wet leather, (unripe and green) fruit, beautiful lactic acidic notes, hint of orange like fruit, grape peel, and unfortunately (although apparently in Lambiek and Geuze completely accepted and normal) slight urinal whiff underlaying it all. This beer has an almost yoghurt-like soft sourness to its taste, with grape peel, sour plum, peach, grapefruit, notes of old sherry, earthy hints of hops that come from the background, nutty notes too. It’s got a bitter and sour aftertaste well balanced, and a silky, oily mouthfeel which is not too dry, infact I would tag this beer as rather fruity! And that rimes (how naff...) with what it is; a beauty! Actually, dissecting this kind of beer is fine and all that, but I think only poetry is best adapted and suited to describe this kind of craftmanship. Who knows, maybe I’ll give that a go one day, when imbibed with enough inspiration...!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2015
Draught shared at Moeder Lambic Fontainas on Zwanze 2015, merci oldmanriver. One of the odder specimens of the odd crossover style "Tripel Geuze" of which Vicaris is a more precise and shining example. Smells like soggy, musty-sweet earth after rainfall, peachy tripel esters turned into an antedeluvial decomposing orchard. Same boggy mustiness in taste, where quality honey malts and forward bitter hops linger as a shadow of themselves, dried out by Cantillon funk imprecisions. Unsure of what the taste wants to be, could just as well be a cellared and oxidised Belgian Abbey Tripel...

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