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Cantillon Mamouche - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

514 Ratings
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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 343
Gots: 168 | FT: 17
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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billyshears

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-22-2014 15:29:05 | More by billyshears
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
2013 Vintage

Appearance: Mamouche pours an almost clear golden colour with touches of orange. A rough pour yields a large white head that lasts really well for a sour, but doesn’t leave much in the way of lacing.

Smell: According to Jean’s Facebook status the 2013 Elderflowers didn’t have as much flavour as usual, but I can’t see that it has affected the beer too much as elderflowers (think wild flowers, a lightly herbal, crushed leaves, slightly resinous and a tad peppery) are noted almost as soon as the cork is out. That said, the base lambic is far from overwhelmed with a nice sourness, some tart citrus, white wine, some musty notes, old dry grass and a touch of cheese all well noted.

Taste: As the nose suggested, Mamouche certainly ranks among the most interesting lambics I have come across. I can’t believe how well elderflowers combine with lambic. Notes include: A big floral character, herbal leafiness, almost peppery, white wine vinegar, a tart lemony character, some mustiness and old hay. The flavour isn’t hugely tart, but there is a pleasant acidity throughout.

Mouthfeel: The body is light or just over and there is a medium level of carbonation. The carbonation is slightly finer than most loons and combined with the moderate tartness makes this ridiculously drinkable.

Overall: I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy an elderflower sour as much as I do the more traditional fruited lambics, however after a just a few sips I am convinced! Mamouche easily ranks as one of my favourite Cantillons and I will certainly be purchasing it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 14:38:23 | More by Thehuntmaster
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-21-2014 23:47:07 | More by jryanj927
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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-18-2014 20:43:21 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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tanzbodeli

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-13-2014 17:22:38 | More by dspinler
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Lighter straw gold.

S - Sweet elderflower cordial with a bittered, fatty blue-cheese hint.

T - Elderflower predominates. Mildly sour with a little floral sweetness. Acrid finish is biting. Medicinal plant fibre.

M - Lightly carbonated with surprisingly thick body.

O - Interesting but not particularly tasty due to some of the weirder elements. Smells amazing though!

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2014 04:12:15 | More by abeeronthebeach
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-13-2014 00:52:19 | More by IPAIsaac
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep golden, medium hazy, thing ring of dense foam. Medium carbonation.

S: Very unique, peculiar... peppery flowers, earthy, lactic sourness, perfumey. A little vegetal.. I have to admit this is not particularly appetizing for me. It is nice to smell (like perfume) but nothing compels me to drink it.

T: The base beer is tasty but I can't get past the floral flavor, it just isn't my thing. Cantillon is my favorite brewery but this is just not for me.

M: Very dry but only lightly carbonated for Cantillon.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 22:42:46 | More by mattsander
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-11-2014 01:22:16 | More by Kmat10
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

June 26, 2013 corked and capped 750 ml bottle from Tipples. Pours hazy golden almost tangerine color with a half finger of white fizzy head that quickly recedes. Aroma...well this is interesting. Peaches, vinegar, floral notes, light dry oak and sourness, and yes, dill pickles. Somehow not off-putting though and the sweet peachy smell is nice. Flavor is pickle juice, sour vinegar funk, dry oak, light peaches or apricots. Weird. Light bodied but sweet with prickly high carbonation. Finishes dry. This is unique to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 22:31:14 | More by BMMillsy
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.