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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 205
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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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-09-2013 18:27:46 | More by Luk13
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BucketBoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-21-2013 18:48:39 | More by BucketBoy
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womencantsail

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I must start off by expressing my extreme gratitude to Greg for trading this bottle to me. This has been my biggest want for as long as I've been interested in lambics. At long last, I can tick it off my list and a very worthy beer for review 1300.

A: The pour is the very typical cloudy golden-orange color with a fizzy white head that settles to a thin layer of bubbles.

S: Plenty of lactic tartness in the nose along with a very diverse wild character. Lots of wet straw/hay and oak, grass, must, and a lot of dry, leathery character too. No inherent rhubarb, aroma, unfortunately, but still quite enjoyable.

T: A very green and wild funk to this beer lead by grass and hay. A very citrusy sort of lactic sourness that is not quite as lemon-forward as I usually expect. There are some surprisingly floral notes as well. I do pick up some mild rhubarb flavor, but maybe that is just me wanting it to be there.

M: The body is quite usual for a lambic. Light on the tongue with a soft but lively carbonation.

D: What can I say, the chase is done. I am quite pleased to have tried this, though I wish I could have done so when it was fresher. Still, a good lambic if nothing else. Thanks again, Greg!

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 08:16:30 | More by womencantsail
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New York

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New Hampshire

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Alberta (Canada)

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Michigan

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HopHead84

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8/12/2011

Huge thanks to Mike for opening this rarity.

A: Yellow gold with a big white head. Nice retention and scattered lacing.

S: Oak and lemon with horse blanket and a brackish presence. Wet leather with musty and lactic notes. Faint floral profile.

T: Salty cheese with musty barnyard notes. Lemon blends with oak and a moderate citric acidity. Finish has a lot of citrus and oak. I think I can taste some rhubarb, but I can't be sure. The finish is dry and lightly tannic.

M: Light in body with high carbonation. Mouthfeel is dry.

Overall: Really good. Definitely the best Zwanze I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 16:44:43 | More by HopHead84
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Missouri

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Germany

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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed at the Armsby Abbey on Zwanze day 2012.

A - Poured into a stemmed mini chalice an almost crystal clear rosey straw with a half a finger white head that left a thick and creamy halo with a nice creamy cloud.

S - Aromas are very tart yet earthy. Nice acidity from almost veg rhubarb with an almost creamy acidity in it. Not really vinegar or super bright very earthy almost mushrooms and funk. Nice.

T - Taste is very dart ans sour. Puckeringly rhubarb notes here so tart and crisp with gentle funk. Its lightly puckering with good tartness and light sweetness. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel was a bit lower carbed with super drinkability for the style. Incredibly enjoyable beer.

O - Overall this was a delicious beer. Not maybe mt favourite Cantillon but it is worth the hype and super enjoyable. Well worth swinging down.

Serving type: on-tap

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Cantillon Zwanze 2008 from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.