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Cantillon Mamouche - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

544 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 345
Gots: 168 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cantillon Zwanze 2009 = Elder flowers. In 2010, Cantillon re-released this beer as Mamouche (same beer), which will be brewed on a regular basis.

(Beer added by: rvdoorn on 11-07-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-12-2014 15:05:15 | More by kingjohnh
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-12-2014 11:50:09 | More by madtowndmb1
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-12-2014 03:37:23 | More by BarrytheBear
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Washington

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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California

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%

mamouche has been a whale for me, so getting a full pour on tap at hops and pie yesterday was a delightful treat, unexpected, and fully wonderful and up to the hype. elderflower can be so soft or so intense, and using it right in anything from lotion to tea can be a balancing act, which is why i am so impressed with the beer here. at its base is a lambic i know and love from cantillon, perfectly mixed between musty woody funk and lactic sourness, with a fuller bodied wheat base and only as much carbonation as is absolutely necessary to keep it moving. the difference here is this delicate blooming elderflower presence that transports me to distant fields in nicer weather with warm breezes blowing endlessly. its beautiful. not the least bit perfumy, but absolutely brightly floral in the smell, while it takes on a bit more bitterness in the flavor, but not a hop bitterness that comes at the end. its all up front here, and the softness of the floral smell is never lost among the intensity of the base beer, which is a wonderful testament to the artisan skills of the brewer, as if we needed another from cantillon right? this is as well refined as anything they make, more interesting than many, and frankly just absolutely delicious sour beer. the elderflower is used to perfection here, and while i also enjoyed the mikkeller spontan version, i think the cantillon adds more than just lactic acidity, but also a beautiful oak and funk profile that makes this a much more layered and complex drink. elite stuff worthy of trying at nearly any cost.

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.