traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 31, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2011 75cl Bottle at home. Zwanze 2009.
HUGE thanks to Anker for this!!! I had very big expectations for this one and I was not disappointed. The aroma is pure elderflower with not much funk and the appearance is light like a gueuze. This cantillon has lots of carbonation! The taste is very full on with the elderflower and there is only a small amount of funk in there. I have tried a few of these now and the longer they have aged the better they have become. I would imagine this will be truly wonderful in 5-10 years.
The perfect 5 is for the Zwanze 2009. The mamouche would score about 4.4 for me. I have tried them side by side and the older 2009 had a much fuller elderflower profile dispite being the older beer. I think that a bit more elderflower was used to make the Zwanze which for me made the superior beer and the perfect 5 77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 (23/07/2011) 2010 Vintage bottle: hazy orange with a white head, smell is a lot of elderflowers & actually reminds me of a Swedish wild berries jam, I once used to eat, minor grapefruit, other flowers, yeast, taste is loads of elderflowers, somewhat sweet, incredibly funky, minor barnyard funk, wild yeast, some wheat, hint of salt in the finish, tart citrus, slightly herbal, overall sweet & tart, loads of elderflowers, surprising amount of carbonation, there is nothing like this, tried 3 different bottles of the same vintage that were present/// 25 cl. draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic: wow, even better than the vintage version, very tart but not quite sour with lots more flowers but most important of all, lots of white pepper in the finish which adds the perfect balance for this beer, lifting it up to solitary heights //// been having this years Mamouche 2012 some bottles sampled plus draft - smell like green peppers and coleslaw but very heavy, pure vegetables - taste is that with some of flowers in the back - crazy interesting - draft is same but more tuned down 2013 // still young, once again lots of green bellpepper, kimchi, saurkraut, barn, bit more restraint this time around, still very extremely lovely, more balance actually with a lot of lemon to balance the whole, the huge lemon note dominates the whole, different but extremely nice still, mmm I adore this beer //////////////////////// Another bottle drank, 2013 Vintage, sooo good, this is easily one of my favourite beers, might be a future 5 /////////////// This is a 5 now ////////////////////////// /////////////// 2014 bottle sampled. Fresh newly released. Still couple of months old, no sour cabbage in this one. More balanced, elderflowers, more lemon now, very good but not as good as the 2013 was, this one is close to 5/5 but not 5/5, still keeping the score for now. cortomaltese (13) - , ITALY - NOV 9, 2011
One of my favourite beers!!!!Sambuco is well present with intense aroma and taste.Definitely a very good beer.
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Alla spina. Intenso color giallo scuro lievemente torbido con fragile schiuma bianca saponosa. Fantastico aroma floreale, lievemente fruttato e acidulo con forti sentori di sambuco e zucchero a velo; gusto bilanciatissimo, acetico ma non prorompente con un finale asciutto e delicatamente luppolato. Frizzante e di struttura vivace, morbida e scorrevole al palato. Un lambic eccezionale. Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Oh how wonderfull this was. Poured light orange with minimal head. Aroma of lemon tartness and such a great herbal character which made this unique and fantastic. Such a wondeful flavor of funk yeast butter and tart dry finish. A++++
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива! CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Had bottle and at brewery. Pours brute orange hazy yellow. Not much head but some lacing. Aroma of oak and spring flowers with a green apple undertone. Flavor is tart musty and oak. Very light oak and tart. Finishes dry lemon peel and mouth puckering. Excellent. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Aged in cellar for about 2 years. Pours clear yellow with a very sticky white head leaving great lacing and amazing retention. Nose shows heavy lemon and light floral notes with shortbread, spice and heavy funk. Smells like its going to be pretty funky and sour. Didn’t disappoint. Great sourness to this one. Very complex. Floral notes, apricot, lemon, bread, lemon cake, tropical juice, earthy. Wow. Could drink the whole bottle myself if I wanted too. Perfect beer Duntoyou (107) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
Been somewhat of a whale to me. Been wanting this for a hell of a long time. Usually you get disapointed when having big expectations like that. This one did not disapoint. A beer that has everything. The tarty barnyard stableboy combined with the complex yet balanced taste of the elderflower. Try masterpiece from cantillon Bierridder_S (929) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2016
26/07/2016 - draught @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels.
Clear at the bottom, hazy above orange with nice white head. Nose is flowers, sour, fruity, citrus. Tase is grains, flowers, gently sour, faint burn, yoghurt. This is absolulately stunning. Could one rate this below 4? I’ll go for a 4.9 because I hope there’s still a better Cantillon out there but it’s definetly worth a 5.