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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 - Brasserie Cantillon

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Rhubarb in 2008, remade in 2012.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-16-2009)
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Reviews by Fux:
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Fux

France

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 version on tap @ La Fine Mousse on a wonderful Zwanze Day.

A: Pours clear orange / copper. Small white head that fades quickly to nothingness.
S: Smell is very sour, bright, fruity with lots of citruses (orange), ripe fruits. Rhubarb is quite faint.
T: Very sharp, sour attack on the palate, very fruity (orange, white grape). Rhubarb is more present on the palate than on the nose, enhancing the natural sourness from the beer. (orange, A bit sweet with a mild acidity. Woody tartness. Quite deep and complex. Still very fruity on the finish with a light bitterness and more pronounced rhubarb along with some yellow fruits like apricots or peaches.
M: Puckering carbonation. Very refreshing, very easy to drink.
O: Very enjoyable, more complex than the usual Cantillon stuff, still very easy to drink, with the usual acidity and carbonation. Hopefully, this will be made again!

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 01:23:15 | More by Fux
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A-this is a lively lambic. Looks like their guezue. A lingering film of white head atop a clear golden brew.
S-Typical Cantillon. Funky. Notes of leather, must, and stable. Sour, not picking up rhubarb but then again rhubarb doesn't have much of an aroma.
T-like the aroma. The sourness is quite high. The rhubarb seems to give this beer some astringency. Lots of that Cantillon funk.
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A. Orange apricot in color, no head, effervescent.

S. Rhubarb, unripe fruit, light vinegar, orange zest.

T. Nice tart front, unripe citrus, rhubarb. Lemon zest, white pepper, straw funk.

M. Light and bubbly, clean, no residue

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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.