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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 - Brasserie Cantillon

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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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5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-24-2013 21:54:14 | More by gamanley
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-14-2013 15:39:01 | More by bauermj
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CaptainNomihodai

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-08-2013 04:24:36 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-03-2013 21:15:41 | More by bird22
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Dreizhen

France

3.84/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

75 cl bottle at Cantillon Brewery. Poured into a Cantillon chalice.

A: Poured a cloudy, golden yellow. Little, if any carbonation visible. Small foamy head that quickly dissipates.

S: Sour, signature Cantillon funk, and a little citrus. Reminded me of the Vigneronne.

T: The comparison to Vigneronne is close, but not exact. Less sour, particularly at the beginning but still with quite a pucker at the end. A friend I shared it with said "sour skittles." Not typical BA language, but it's kinda there. It's a very straight forward sourness with citrus. Doesn't seem to be a ton going on here, but what there is is certainly good.

M: Light, tart, and crisp. Reminiscent of most Cantillons.

O: I was a little disappointed with this beer. It's still very good, but the restrictions on taking it away and the price tag (the highest at the brewery per bottle, though still not bad) made me expect a bit more. I like where they're going with the beer, but I think it just turned out better with Saint Lumvinus.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 08:55:59 | More by Dreizhen
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-27-2013 13:49:00 | More by mklisz
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-25-2013 03:51:13 | More by tom10101
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-25-2013 02:07:30 | More by jtdolla911
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-24-2013 18:51:40 | More by uturn
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-23-2013 17:07:05 | More by wildcats10
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -14%

06-23-2013 13:08:47 | More by Psychmusic
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-23-2013 07:26:11 | More by chippo33
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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TobiasG

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-22-2013 19:25:09 | More by TobiasG
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-13-2013 06:29:27 | More by HopsMatt
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got to try a sample of this at Moeder Lambic at the pre-TdG Dark Lord tasting extravaganza! Thanks for shairng gents. This was a really fun day!

From a 750ml into a snifter
Vintage: 2012

APPEARANCE: Pours a small white head with good retention. Gamboge in color, hazy, with no carbonation evident. A splotchy wisp and ring remain but leave no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Rhubarb I presume, lemon citrus notes a la Cantillon, as well as some funky aromas in there too. Very bold and funky, with the rhubarb making it all the more interesting. Well balanced and enticing.

TASTE: Rhubarb again, with lots of funky and mouldy flavors up front. Some lemon and citrus sourness through the middle with more lemon and some foral bitterness at the swallow. A persistent finish is bold and quite well balanced, with the funk and sourness being nicely balanced by the rhubarb. Nice stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry. Sour and puckering finish. Good stuff.

OVERALL: This one was really nice. Nothing traffic-stopping per se, but definitely something I'd be happy to drink on a regular basis. I completely missed Zwanze Day this year, so I was really happy to give this one a shot at Moeder Lambic. Thanks again for hosting a really fun day guys!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 20:29:51 | More by Jeffo
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drlovemd87

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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backbaybrewer

Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:24:43 | More by backbaybrewer
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 vintage - 750ml corked and caged bottle served by Julie Van Roy at Cantillon! Pours a beautiful honey/amber hue with a bright white head that dissipates into a latte-like froth embedded with tiny pinpricks. Nose is both herbal and medicinal. Taste is tart and vinegary with perhaps a suggestion of something vegetal, but just a hint. Mouthfeel is light in body with just a kiss of effervescence and an acidity that is slightly puckering and stimulates the salivary glands along the sides of the cheek as well as the tastebuds. Overall, a very good sour but quite acidic, making it difficult to tease out all the nuances.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 00:01:47 | More by Jwale73
Cantillon Zwanze 2008 from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.