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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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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 (779) - - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (795) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
(750ml bottle @ the Cantillon brewery, July 28 2015) Pours lights hazed deep amber with a small white head lingering with lace. Aroma is stewed pears, dates, candy sugar or Demerara, tart. On the palate, an unholy collision of sweet, sour acid and serious bitterness. Notes of citrus juice, especially grapefruit, underripe apricot, lactic, some grainy and caramel malts, finish is bitter and tannic with a lot of wood, grain and a bit of pith. Light to medium bodied with a higher than average carb. Well, it’s definitely odd! It’s not bad, though it’s not what you expect from Cantillon going in. If you suspend that it is a fairly interesting if not excellent beer on its own merits. Glad I tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1965) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Pours a hazy golden amber color with white head. Funk, tartness, spice and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes spicy, tart, and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1749) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle (750 ml) @ Cantillon 150515. Fruity, bretty and malty with dried fruits and blue cheese, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (544) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle - pours Amber. Tart and sweet nose. Taste is malty, acidic, grassy, earthy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2967) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon. Opaque amber pour with a white head. Malty aromas. Malty with muted sour notes. Hop characteristics with mild sour lemon and citrus backbeats. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle to glass at the brewery. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Very different than the other beers I tried at the brewery. Has a trappist character to it, candy sugar, minimal tartness. Smooth and a bit boozy. Nothing compared to the other offerings at Cantillon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of raisins, grapes, oxidised notes, resin, musty. Taste is oxidised, resinous, caramel. Quite sour. Tastes a bit like a very old ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mad_Ferret (761) - 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 (1131) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - 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 (2507) - 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.

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