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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 - Brasserie Cantillon

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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 165
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

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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5/5  rDev +14.4%

beast464, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

KristofH, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Kirk, Dec 24, 2013
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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.

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 +3%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Geuzedad, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Brewer1980, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

DaveJanssen, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Nuggetz, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Jaru1026, Oct 02, 2013
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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.

EdKing, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

mcc1654, Sep 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

BucketBoy, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Jeeb, Sep 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

LotsofLupulin, Sep 15, 2013
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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.

AleWatcher, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Adamostella, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Pecan, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

pisano, Sep 09, 2013
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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.

dirtylou, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

ncaudle, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

OddNotion, Aug 27, 2013
Cantillon Zwanze 2008 from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.