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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 164
Gots: 15 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

sclitch, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Dirty25, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Leftofthedial, Jun 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

outoffocus, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

freemanj, Apr 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

MCain04, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

hooliganlife, Apr 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

HeadyTheElder, Feb 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

GJ40, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of deebo
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

deebo, Jan 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

beast464, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

KristofH, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Kirk, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of megahurts4
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

megahurts4, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Geuzedad, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Brewer1980, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

DaveJanssen, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Nuggetz, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Jaru1026, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of EdKing
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

EdKing, Sep 30, 2013
Cantillon Zwanze 2008 from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.