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Cantillon Mamouche - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon MamoucheCantillon Mamouche

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

504 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 344
Gots: 165 | 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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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-19-2013 16:52:30 | More by tom10101
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:35:31 | More by jeonseh
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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CADMixes

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

04-29-2013 22:59:56 | More by CADMixes
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od_sf

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-29-2013 19:27:45 | More by od_sf
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to AnotherJoe for bringing this to a tasking... 2011 vintage...

A: Pours a hazy light wheat yellow with about a half finger of pure white head. The foam settles quickly, leaving a good bit of lacing on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is earth. I get dirt, fresh cut grass, a bit of lemon, and a small floral component. It's crazy how much this beer smells like a garden. It's funky, with a lot of barnyard and some some nice sourness in there.

T: Holy cow. This bee is fantastic! It's sour, tart, refreshing, floral, grassy, and even a bit dirty. I know that doesn't sound like a recipe for success, but damn. It's like your backyard in a glass. Sweet, sour, and crisp. Love it.

M: Light bodied beer. It's sweet right off the bat with a big blast of tart and flowers. It hits the palate hard, but softens up as it drinks. Lingering mild sour in the back end.

O: My goodness. I enjoyed this beer immensely. I don't even know what to say, other than this might be my favorite of all the Cantillons I have tried before. So delicious. I need to seek out more of this for future consumption.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 16:54:49 | More by trxxpaxxs
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-28-2013 19:19:32 | More by sliverX
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MoistPope

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

04-28-2013 05:11:55 | More by MoistPope
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dogfishandi

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

04-28-2013 01:05:20 | More by dogfishandi
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-17-2013 20:40:31 | More by BAsbill
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-13-2013 03:05:10 | More by hoppymcgee
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

Pours a slightly cloudy rosé color with golden orange edges and a pillowy two finger head that has great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Funky barnyard aroma with a strong floral presence along with some lactic funk, dry oak and earthy bugs.  Subtle barrel/oak presence but the flower petals and lactic funk/cheesiness really stand out.  Very faint acetic character but not solvent like or vinegary smelling.

Medium bodied with a dry, musty barnyard funk presence that lingers over light fruit notes, pale malts,  musty brett and toasted oak into a slightly acetic, dry finish.  The sourness is kind of tame but there is a lot of farmhouse/barnyard character and lactic funk, especially creamy cheesiness in the back end.  Flower petals are also really prominent adding an odd, lingering bitterness.  Not overly complex or as sour as I like from cantillon but packs plenty of funky bitterness and unique flavor.  

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 00:42:48 | More by corby112
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-24-2013 13:52:45 | More by CypherEnigma
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huskermike12

Iowa

3/5  rDev -28.1%

03-18-2013 13:53:02 | More by huskermike12
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edonovan0

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-16-2013 12:22:16 | More by edonovan0
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-14-2013 18:06:47 | More by ADTaber
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle served in a flute glass.

Bottled in March, 2012.

A: Pours a yellow to orange cloudy color forming a big bubbled and aired white to yellow head. Good retention and many lacings left around. Interesting enough is the fact that you can see some pollen floating around inside the bottle

S: A mix of flowers and Lambic. Sour and, at the same time, delicate. The perfume of elderberry flower is really fantastic. Unique and perfect

T: Again, a flower bomb. Strong notes of elderberry flowers followed by malts and Lambic yeasts. Slightly sweet and sour upfront followed by a mild bitterness in the end which I suppose comes from the flowers too. In overall, a dry taste. Perfect in the mouth too

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Flowery aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. A unique experience. One of the best Cantillon I've ever had

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 22:08:05 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of our Kebab and Cantillon dinner party the other weekend. Cheers guys!

From a 750 into a tumbler
Bottled 7 June 2012

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking white head with decent retention. Hazy amber orange in color with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick ring but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Some citrus fruits in there, like lemon and orange peel perhaps, with an underlying layer of funk that resembles sea weed as well. A strong floral element from the flowers obviously that somewhat dominates the lambic. A little overwhelming perhaps.

TASTE: Lots of flowers up front, with some lemon and tart srouness through the middle into the finish. Sour lemon, bitter notes and some funky, dank mouldy flavors compete with the flowers, unltimately losing in the end. The floral flavors very much run the show here.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes rather dry. Puckering and somewhat acidic after the swallow.

OVERALL: This is definitely a flower dominant lambic. The floral aroma and flavor really do take the lead here, which, unfortunately, quickly became quite challenging. I understand that many people quite enjoy this one, but for me, at this point at least, I found this difficult and didn't go back for a second pour. Not something I'd want to drink again for the next little while at least. At least not this fresh. Perhaps a couple years in the bottle would make a big difference.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 19:50:44 | More by Jeffo
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-04-2013 05:30:50 | More by bennetj17
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dumbocastillo

Guatemala

5/5  rDev +19.9%

03-03-2013 21:24:08 | More by dumbocastillo
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mattafett

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-03-2013 15:16:57 | More by mattafett
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CaptainCrunk

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-25-2013 00:10:22 | More by CaptainCrunk
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-23-2013 19:04:12 | More by Hanzo
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bmur112

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-23-2013 02:01:36 | More by bmur112
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tdjb

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-18-2013 04:00:38 | More by tdjb
Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.