1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cantillon Zwanze 2008 - Brasserie Cantillon

Not Rated.
Cantillon Zwanze 2008Cantillon Zwanze 2008

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

207 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 207 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of megahurts4
megahurts4

Louisiana

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-31-2013 18:56:44 | More by ajcormier
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

4.08/5  rDev -6.6%

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one.

2012 vintage that is apparently a rebrew of the 2008 vintage.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and tart fruit and rhubarb flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with an interesting rhubarb presence that comes through slightly better in the flavor.

10-28-2013 16:47:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-27-2013 01:15:26 | More by zestar
Photo of Geuzedad
Geuzedad

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-26-2013 22:22:06 | More by Geuzedad
Photo of Brewer1980
Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-26-2013 18:51:34 | More by Brewer1980
Photo of DaveJanssen
DaveJanssen

Germany

4/5  rDev -8.5%

10-13-2013 15:48:11 | More by DaveJanssen
Photo of Nuggetz
Nuggetz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3%

10-08-2013 19:24:19 | More by Nuggetz
Photo of Jaru1026
Jaru1026

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-02-2013 02:55:04 | More by Jaru1026
Photo of EdKing
EdKing

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Keg in Earl of Essex, Sept 2012. Colour is clear amber, no head, some oiliness on the surface. Nose is burnt lambic yeasty, rhubarb, sour yeast. Taste is sour green apples, fresh rhubarb, cheesy burnt lambic, sour green fruit. Finish is tongue curling sour and some nice rhubarb fruit.

09-30-2013 21:48:31 | More by EdKing
Photo of mcc1654
mcc1654

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-23-2013 15:01:58 | More by mcc1654
Photo of BucketBoy
BucketBoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

09-21-2013 18:48:39 | More by BucketBoy
Photo of Jeeb
Jeeb

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%

09-16-2013 17:57:51 | More by Jeeb
Photo of LotsofLupulin
LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3%

09-15-2013 16:29:24 | More by LotsofLupulin
Photo of AleWatcher
AleWatcher

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +7.6%

This was delicious. The rhubarb flavor was spot on-- I need to hit the minimum character requirement so I can Mark this beer as "had."
It seems like a glitch in the programing because I can't jist mark this as "had," so I I'll tell whoever reads this that this beer was pretty fucming spectacular.
Sadly it is not available. Tough shit. You missed out.
Seriously.

09-14-2013 23:50:43 | More by AleWatcher
Photo of Adamostella
Adamostella

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

09-14-2013 19:10:06 | More by Adamostella
Photo of Pecan
Pecan

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-14-2013 11:54:26 | More by Pecan
Photo of pisano
pisano

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

09-09-2013 16:30:43 | More by pisano
Photo of dirtylou
dirtylou

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -6.6%

750ml bottle - Cantillon

2012 vintage

Served in Cantillon wine-style glass. Bright orange body with a white foam ring. It's definitely a tart one - there are fruity notes coming from the Rhubarb, but in a beer of this nature, you'd have to have an expert palate to be able to identify that without knowing it was included. Some strange vegetable notes in the finish. Some good things here, some not so great. Glad to tick it, but least impressive of all of the bottles we had.

08-31-2013 21:01:42 | More by dirtylou
Photo of ncaudle
ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-31-2013 00:10:15 | More by ncaudle
Photo of OddNotion
OddNotion

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-27-2013 21:17:17 | More by OddNotion
Photo of Paccamacca
Paccamacca

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-21-2013 21:29:30 | More by Paccamacca
Photo of LockeSD
LockeSD

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-16-2013 09:38:17 | More by LockeSD
Photo of jadoinvaoidfnva
jadoinvaoidfnva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-15-2013 20:13:44 | More by jadoinvaoidfnva
Cantillon Zwanze 2008 from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.