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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

221 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

mcc1654, Sep 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

BucketBoy, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Jeeb, Sep 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

LotsofLupulin, Sep 15, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

AleWatcher, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Adamostella, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Pecan, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

pisano, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 -3%

ncaudle, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

OddNotion, Aug 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Paccamacca, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

LockeSD, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

jadoinvaoidfnva, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

brikelly, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Quackus, Aug 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Spider889, Jul 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Insubordinator, Jul 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

gamanley, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

bauermj, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

CaptainNomihodai, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

bobv, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

bird22, Jul 03, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Dreizhen, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

mklisz, Jun 27, 2013
Cantillon Zwanze 2008 from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.