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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
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world-class

207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 164
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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rand

California

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +5.5%

Sampled at Cantillon on 4/23/2013.

Ap: Hazy Orange with a nice head that dissapates slowly.

Ar: Fruity and sourness up front dominates. some earthiness.

F: I personally didn't taste the rhubarb at all until I was told that it was in there. Rhubarb is a pretty tart vegetable so I had trouble differentiating it from the tart/sourness that is in any sour beer of this sort. Lots of funk.

M: Very effervescent. Dry finishing.

O: Love it. Perhaps my favorite of the day at Cantillon, although it's a toss up between zwanze and fou fone.

04-30-2013 02:24:43 | More by backbaybrewer
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cmrillo

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-23-2014 02:27:35 | More by cmrillo
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HookemHoos

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.4%

08-13-2014 14:13:27 | More by HookemHoos
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mroberts1204

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-26-2014 15:13:09 | More by mroberts1204
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.06/5  rDev -7.1%

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.

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

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.4%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

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

Maryland

5/5  rDev +14.4%

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

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-24-2013 12:41:03 | More by Kirk
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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.