Cantillon Zwanze (2017) Cuvée Bijette

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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
My youngest son, Sylvain, will be 18come October. As we did for his older brother, Florian, I wanted to celebrate this milestone by dedicating a beer to him. And what better beer than the Zwanze. I wanted to involve Sylvain in choosing the beer, and when I asked him what blend we could make. He told me : “ I love iced tea, could we try a blend with tea?”. After a superb tasting of several different types of tea at “Nong Cha” tea shop in the center of Brussels, we chose three teas for trial blends with Lambics. After a few days of maturation with 2 years old Lambic, we decided on a “Oolong” (Wulong), a semi-fermented blue-green tea. The Lambic-tea blend gave a great result. The beer was delicate and round, with notes of fruit and slight bitterness. Sylvain is a huge fan of “Game of the Thrones” wich inspired the graphics for the 2017 edition of our Zwanze. But in our version, no one dies and everyone has a good beer !

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3.9
kermis (14699) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2017
8 3 8 4 16
Sample from bottle. Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of barnyards funk, oak, fruity notes, citrus and a definite noticeable tea presence. Flavour is light moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
fonefan (51516) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2017

From Tap.

[ As Cantillon Zwanze (2017) ].
Clear medium yellow orange colour with virtually no head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, pale malt, moderate horse blanket, barnyard, citrus, tea - earthy tea, sweet tea, apple - green appl, vanilla, light grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, citric, tea, tea leaves, apple - green apple, funky, farmyard, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20171001]

8-3-8-4-16


4
Dogbrick (13961) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Sample at Novare Res during the Zwanze Day event on 09/23/2017. The beer is a hazy bright orange color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Funky yeast, berries, herbs and malt in the nose. Light to medium body with flavors of tart berry, funky yeast, herbal tea and malt. The finish is funky and woody with a tea and yeast aftertaste. Good beer all around.

4.2
Maracuja05 (1865) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2017
23-09-17 // bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2017 @ Mon Petit Café Stuttgart. Thanks for sharing! Murky orange. Yeasty lambic character, with barnyard, funk, dry and tart. Mild bitter tea notes, some Lemon and apricot. Interesting!

3.9
mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2017
[9628-20170923] Bottle. Light dusty smoked fruit and old yeast barrel aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Yeasty wooden barrel flavour has an old fruit note. Medium body is smooth and yeasty. Really interesting. (8/3+/8/4/16) 3.9

(Zwanze Day 2017 @ Birreria Volo, Toronto, ON)

4.1
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2017
Keg @ Ölrepubliken. Hazy orange pour with a frothy white head. Lemon, peach, apples, hay, minerals & light funk in the nose. Sour, fruity & funky taste. Balanced tea presence. Soft, dry, tart & slightly astringent mouth. Great stuff really! Masterfully balanced tea presence.

4
BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
On tap. orange colour with white head. Funk, fruit and herbal aroma. Sour, fruit, peach, herbal taste. MEdium body.

4
witt (96) - Elsinore, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2017
Pours orange / golden with small white head.
Aroma has tea, apricot, lemon tart, hay, barnyard
Taste is lots of cold tea, tart, moderate sour, little funk, little sweetness

3.7
Gerbeer (4047) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2017
On tap. Pours a cloudy orange/yellow with little head. Aromas of cheesy stoned fruit, creamy tea, a bit of funk and a bit of soft wheat. But also a bit of low tide... Flavors follow same, with the exception of the low tide; creamy fruit with tartness cut by the tea. Actual tea flavor is very subtle. Nice,and interesting.

3.9
mcberko (19172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2017
On tap at Bells and Whistles, pours a cloud bright orange with a medium white head. Nose reveals that wonderful signature barnyard funk, with just a hint of tea. Flavour hits you with the funk upfront, and then transitions to a fairly prominent but unabrasive tea character. I wouldn’t think the combination would be overly pleasant, but this works very well.


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