Cantillon Mamouche - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by tewaris:
3.5/5 rDev -16.1%
I have no idea whatsoever how elder flowers smell like or even look like but I am assuming that everything different in this beer is because of them.
Very floral and herbal aroma with those elements dominating the taste as well. The sourness in this beer is either harsh or appears so, I cannot tell. Mouthfeel is excellent but this beer is not doing it for me even though I find myself going back for another whiff and another sip. I am glad to have had it but it either is not as good as other Cantillons, or challenges my palate so much that I am baffled. Regardless it is fairly above average compared to some other swill (Mariage Parfait, I am looking at you!).
10-17-2012 08:51:41 | More by tewaris
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3.78/5 rDev -9.4%
750ml corked & capped bottle poured into a tulip.
Pours an amber golden color. Small ring of whitw foam, no lacingat all. Nose is floral and a bit like green peppers, very nice.
Taste is earthy and floral with some light green pepper. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, not too sour but lightly tart and very rich. Overall quite tasty and refreshing.
12-31-2011 19:07:25 | More by kingcrowing
3.58/5 rDev -14.1%
Pours out a very light yellow with unexpected amount of haze, like a lighter hefeweizen almost. The small ring of white head is virgin white as they say. Aroma is sour, lemon, flowers, pepper.
Wow, the pepper. This was the spiciest pepper meets rye like quality I've ever had in a beer. And there's no rye in here, but it was mentioned to give an approximation of the taste and mouthfeel, it is like someone just dumped a bunch of pepper and rye into a lambic, which I assume is the taste I get from these elderflowers. Carbonation was ample, maybe amplifying the pepper like fatigue this induced on my palate during our first sour beer we had on Sunday morning at Triple Rock. Really, if I tried this blind, I would have guessed someone did a hot pepper wild ale.
Yeah, the beer was sour, floral and all that, but I thought the pepper was a distraction. Ultimately, this one kind of fits the bill that the more rare Cantillons aren't worth pursuing. I have a bottle, so I'll get to try it again, but for now, this is one of the more disappointing Cantillons I've had, even if it is a decent beer, it doesn't compare to their more accessible beers like the kriek or classic gueuze. A pretty dry beer all around as well.
02-19-2012 16:01:17 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
A - Dark hazy golden color with small white head that quickly dissipated
S - Tart lemon, white vinegar, slight lactic acid with elder flower presence. Slight blue cheese funk.
T - Tart lemon and lactic acid with light elderflower presence in the back with slight blue cheese funk on the backend.
M - Light carbonation with a dry and slightly funk that lingers in the finish
O - Nice muted version of gueuze with light floral and funk presence. Really liked this and could sit and drink for awhile. Reminded me of classic but a bit softer with the elderflower presence
05-19-2013 00:35:31 | More by jeonseh
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
750ml, 2013 edition, in a capped and corked Burgundian bottle, as ever was for the Cantillon offerings available here in Alberta. This one appears to have the most limited distribution of any of its ilk to date, glad I got a chance to grab one of 'em! Not sure what the name translates to - 'ma mouche' means 'my fly' (as in the insect), but I dunno.
This beer pours a hazy, medium golden straw hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves little beyond a few wayward specks of soap sud lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells, well, it smells pretty much like nothing I have yet encountered - musty, piquant, peppery, and vegetal florals, moderately sour generic orchard fruit, gritty pale malt, further spicy wheat malt, tart Polskie Ogórki juice, and some mildly funky, heady farm-bred yeast - shah. The taste is more disembodied fruity sourness and tartness right up front, but that perfumed, musty, and still peppery flower character comes racing over like a helicopter parent when they sense gluten, with some decent dry bready pale and wheat graininess holding down the fort, a slight lactic acridity adding its two cents worth to the fray, and some rather understated funky, earthy, and dusty yeast muddling about.
The carbonation is pleasant in its reserved frothy quality, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and more or less smooth, once one becomes acclimatized to the tartness, and cognitive dissonance kicks in - and, then, there's even a twinge of airy creaminess. It finishes dry, fruity, floral, and still peppery, in a vegetal sense.
Well, I gotta give this one credit for providing flavours that were, on the whole, new to me, and agreeable enough, at that - the peppery florals go a long way in ameliorating the harsh acidity still present (it is Cantillon, after all), and the funk keeps mostly to itself. Good, and interesting overall, but I can't quite say that the stiff shelf tag (even for these guys) would be really worth having another go, even if presented the opportunity.
05-28-2014 05:47:44 | More by biboergosum
3.78/5 rDev -9.4%
Bomber at Beerbistro shared with Ken. Cloudy yellow with orange tinge, and alcey. Funky aroma, but pleasant not barnyard, with some herbs. Lambic, some sourness that is hidden behind herbal and definate elderberries. The palate feels a delayed harshness. A break of water helped to get through it, and I imagine food would certainly.
08-29-2010 20:22:09 | More by Sammy
3.58/5 rDev -14.1%
Shared at a tasting. 3oz. pour into a snifter. Reviewed from notes. Bottle is Zwanze 2009.
A: Pours a .5 finger white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a cloudy yellow. Lacing is spotty but with decent stick.
S: Nose is very weird here. Notes of a bunch of different spices, chili peppers, and black pepper. Normal brett and funk is conspicuosly missing. Not bad by any means but really not the norm.
T: Opens tart. Lemon, brett, and mustiness. Middle just becomes stranger and stranger. A slight bit of heat comes along with chili peppers and black pepper in the background. Thankfully, sourness intensifies a bit to cover the otherwise awkward flavors. Finishes rather clean with a subtle peppery aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with light carbonation. Smooth in the mouth but the flavors this one carries makes it a little abrasive in parts. Finish is clean with an aftertaste that lingers just a bit.
D: Not one of my favorite offerings from Cantillon but they can't all be winners. Flavor is a bit weird and the spiciness just doesn't work with the sour flavor this beer has. Not bad by any means and I'd love to try it again in the future... I'm just not as eager to revisit it as I would some other lambics.
10-25-2010 21:28:33 | More by SpeedwayJim
Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.