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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

204 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 165
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
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 Overlord:
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Overlord

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Jerz for hosting an awesome tasting, and for so many generous beer connoisseurs who made the event possible.

Pours a hazy golden yellow. Some light bubbling. White foam.

Smells lightly of lemons and strongly of a yeasty, slightly funky zest. Smells pleasant!

Taste is surprisingly puckeringly sour. Lemon and earthy funk, with some abrasive wood/oak/tree branch harshness. I LOVE IT!

Pity they retired this recipe. Despite its strong, sour-y oak-y flavors, not palate wearying. Very nice mouthfeel. Seems like it is at its peak now.

**also, I learned that rhubarb is NOT a berry. Knowing is half the battle.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 05:20:33 | More by Overlord
More User Reviews:
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle @ Cantillon

Hazy gold with a white head. Quite a bit of carbonation present that holds a head.

Almost straight lambic but there is a nice little amount of rhubarb hanging in there to give it some dynamic. Wood, leaf, cheese, musty.

Lots of carbonation and sourness to it which is a bit of a shock at first sip. Dry of course.

Really nicely done. I bet this was exciting fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 17:19:25 | More by MattSweatshirt
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atrocity

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-21-2014 15:24:55 | More by atrocity
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-14-2014 10:06:44 | More by dwagner003
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-09-2014 11:06:43 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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erbu

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-08-2014 13:03:41 | More by erbu
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Ant4711

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-03-2014 12:43:43 | More by Ant4711
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-27-2014 14:35:33 | More by sclitch
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Dirty25

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2014 19:26:59 | More by Dirty25
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Leftofthedial

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-05-2014 04:49:04 | More by Leftofthedial
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-26-2014 21:48:49 | More by outoffocus
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freemanj

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-15-2014 15:13:51 | More by freemanj
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MCain04

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-07-2014 15:49:20 | More by MCain04
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-02-2014 20:53:04 | More by hooliganlife
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-21-2014 02:39:44 | More by afsdan
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-09-2014 08:34:15 | More by HeadyTheElder
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-28-2014 14:17:35 | More by GJ40
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deebo

Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Alberto.
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.
M-very light bodied and dry.
O-distinctly Cantillon. No problem to drink a bottle of this at the brewery. Refreshing brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 15:52:26 | More by deebo
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beast464

Maryland

5/5  rDev +14.7%

01-25-2014 03:20:09 | More by beast464
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rand

California

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Zwanse 2012

On tap at Toronado SD for Zwanse Day, reviewed from notes.

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

Lives up to hype, refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2013 08:07:46 | More by rand
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KristofH

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-24-2013 14:39:35 | More by KristofH
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

12-24-2013 12:41:03 | More by Kirk
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cantillon Zwanze

Appearance: grapefruit colored, small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: nice sour fruit.

Taste: nice lambic sourness with a light fruit finish. 4

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy sourness.

Overall:
This is a good sour. The potent nature of it makes it hard to admire all of the complexity inside it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2013 07:35:28 | More by megahurts4
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-06-2013 03:51:02 | More by chickenm
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-31-2013 18:56:44 | More by ajcormier
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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.