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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
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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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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-29-2012 20:54:30 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-27-2012 13:42:49 | More by Rollzroyce21
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes, this one was on tap at the Blind Tiger and served in an 8 oz teardrop shaped glass.

Mamouche pours an opaque light orange, with minimal white foam capping the beer. The nose has a lot of funk to it, with a bit of acidity present as well. There's just a faint hint of oak, and a subtle spicy-herbal aroma that seems to build in intensity a bit as the beer warms. The flavor has much more pepper/herbs to it, with a light touch of fruitiness shining through as well. There's some wet hay, barnyard funk, but definitely not as much as in the nose. Can't really say the beer tastes tart or sour either. The carbonation is nice and bubbly, but the body is noticeably more full/chewy than you'd normally expect for the style. Mamouche is a decent wild ale, but definitely not up to the usual standards of what I expect from Cantillon.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 22:21:20 | More by axeman9182
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durwoodx

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-06-2012 22:45:33 | More by durwoodx
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-01-2012 16:29:53 | More by chrispoint
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-30-2012 02:07:30 | More by ms11781
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pohldogg356

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-27-2012 14:12:04 | More by pohldogg356
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine taster. Bottled June 2010. Nice golden color with very little haze. There is a good off-white head.

One whiff and I'm excited. There is a great blackberry aroma that has a hint of sweetness.

The taste is full of lavender and some hint of berry. The finish has a lasting flowery taste to go with the typical Cantillon tartness.

This is light bodied, with lots of sharp carbonation.

I know this is kind of a love/hate Cantillon; I really really enjoy it. This is delicious. The aroma really hooked me.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 04:37:17 | More by andrewinski1
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-20-2012 04:44:36 | More by mdillon86
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Nice of Monk's to have this one on tap at their latest Cantillon event. I actually had not had this before, so I figured I'd give it a try. Poured a hazy golden-yellow color with a small cap of delicate white bubbles that faded to a ringlet, streaking the glass with lacing until the last drop. Champagne-like bubbles blipped from the bottom of the chalice. Aroma of barnyard funk and wildflowers. Crisp taste, more of the characteristics noted in the nose: wet grass, cardboard, very floral, tart, but not overly so; mid- to end-palate displays heavy flavors of green peppers and a touch of white wine and cheap Champagne. Light body, prickly, and quite drying, as expected for the style. Decent overall, and probably one of the better selections from Cantillon.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 23:50:18 | More by Rifugium
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +19.9%

05-30-2012 23:26:45 | More by HopStoopid120
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leschkie

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-29-2012 03:13:44 | More by leschkie
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had as part of the "Evening with Cantillon" event at the Belgian Beer Cafe Eureka during Good Beer Week in Melbourne.

Pours a light hazed golden colour, with a fine but filmy classic lambic head. Some foamy lace forms, but the body is light. Overall, a classic, if generic lambic appearance.

Nose is anything but generic however. Incredible herbal elderflower gives a burst and lift above the classic funk and rubbery gueuze characters. Bright vegetative hints of capsicum and mild japapeño give a sweet, peppery capsicain bite. It's a fascinating, and perfectly blended aroma. Just gorgeous.

Clean, clear and bright on the palate. Crisp peppery spice, with a clean funk through the centre and a sharp, dry acid finish. Aftertaste gives more of those greenery characteristic, with a leafy vegetative finish. Feel is just as crisp and good as you expect. It's just lovely.

Wow. This is an exceptional beer from Cantillon as part of a strong range of exceptional beers. It's a lovely twist to a really well made lambic. Amazing stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 03:18:53 | More by lacqueredmouse
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-22-2012 11:53:10 | More by bishopdc0
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emerge077

Illinois

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

Bunzfest2012: Make it so... Quick review from written notes, served in a mini-tulip glass.

Light haze, golden orange body with copious white foam at first that fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass.

Bell peppers and fresh cut jalapeno, chlorophyll, citrus rind, sandalwood, dry oak, savory with herbal dried elderflower notes.

Tart citrus lambic notes, green bell pepper zestiness, floral with some peppercorn savory qualities. Effervescent, dry aftertaste, lingering oak and lemon pith. Very unique and potent in smaller doses, one to share, but certainly enjoyable.

Zwanze 2009:
A4.25s4.5t4.5m4.25d4.25
2 pours, 2nd time sampling. Fairly cloudy, lasting surface skim, ring of spotty lace.
Spicy aroma, sliced bell peppers, slight floral, musty wood.
Similar flavors, bell pepper, green organics, cracked pepper spiciness, lightly floral, less so in Zwanze 09 vs Mamouche 11. Medium bodied, dry with lingering spice. Unique and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 02:49:34 | More by emerge077
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with an orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with a very nice floral presence from the Elder flowers. Taste is much the same with a slightly bitter quality on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good lambic with a nice floral presence in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 22:44:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, Bottled May 16, 2011, picked up personally from the Cantillon Brewery in Belgium on a trip last fall! Poured into my Cantillon Tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear goldenrod yellow with a healthy white head that lingered for almost the entire glass. Healthy carbonation rising to the top throughout as well.

S: Wow, this has an extremely potent wildflower aroma. Straw and lambic aromas all mix together perfectly. Perhaps from being outside all afternoon doing work with trees and woodchips this is even better in aroma.

T: Simply put, delicious. There is a white pepper taste along with the elderflowers which actually taste Green still. I was thinking the elderflower taste may have calmed down a little but it is still potent after a year in the bottle and creates a green apple pucker. Herbal brett, lacto other lambic style sour notes come together well and play perfectly with the flowers. I was not expecting to like this as much as I am right now, but very glad to have had the chance to bring this back from Belgium last fall.

M: Crisp and refreshing with a champagne dry finish and sparkling clarity. If champagne tasted like this, I would drink it much more often.

O: Glad to have finally tried this. I have been waiting about 8 months since Oktoberfest to open one of these in the spring and today was the perfect occasion. Highly recommend doing this after finishing a long afternoon of yardwork.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 00:09:44 | More by alpinebryant
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, bottled on May 16, 2011, drank on its first birthday, poured into a little Cantillon sort-of-tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, topped with two fingers of bubbly white head, recedes to a thin layer, leaves little lacing.

S- Hugely complex aroma. Elderflowers are very dominant here; a sort of green pepper smell and dried spices mixed with a flower petal aroma, like putting your nose into a glass of flowers. Beneath this is an earthy funk, apples, and the usual Cantillon notes of tartness and acidity.

T- Similar to the nose, has a peppery, spicy herbal flavor, mild floral bitterness, beneath is earthy, woody funk, apples, wet wood and hay funkiness, a lightly lactic tartness and dry tannins. The tartness here is firm but not quite as sharp as on some Cantillon brews. Finishes with peppery herbs and earthy funk.

M- Light-bodied, smooth and crisp feel, very dry finish.

O- A really nice beer, the elder flower flavor is really interesting and makes for a complex, fascinating beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 05:35:15 | More by WillCarrera
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kif

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 Zwanze

A: Golden with a nice white head. Looks like almost every Cantillon.

S: Very floral. The elderflower shows through immediately. Also a bit of funk.

T: Again the flowers are present. A nice sourness follows.

M: Crisp and refreshing.

O: One of my favorite lambics. I really liked the elderflower smell and how much the flavor followed. I mostly find fruit lambics have the sourness overwhelm the extra flavor and that didnt happen here. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 23:57:33 | More by kif
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-01-2012 23:21:55 | More by jegross2
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-01-2012 02:27:28 | More by jsilva
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Treebs

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of khumbard, thanks Kevin! 750 ml capped and corked bottle served in a Deschutes tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color with a frothy, pure white head forming on the pour. Some soapy splotches of lace are left down the glass.

S: Some light funk and fresh cut grass are present. Some sweet flowery notes as well, but overall the profile seems somewhat restrained.

T: Dewy grass and sweet flowery notes. Lemon grass, green apple and some light tartness. Restrained funk and tartness on the finish.

M: Light and crisp. Refreshing with spritzy carbonation.

O: The flavors were light and slightly restrained. It was still a nice beer, but wasn't all that tart or sour.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 15:40:06 | More by Treebs
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biga7346

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011

A - Golden, straw colored, a little haze but firm.

N - Super fresh picked berries, vinous, grape tree limbs, very oakey, charcoal; wet hay, mustiness, cellar floor. I just can't get over that such a distinct smell of fresh picked fruit, so fucking nice.

T/M - More of the berry-like suggestions, wood, tart grapes, peach, wild berries. It comes in thin and leaves a nice strawberry and oak in the finish; champagne-like in texture, rolls on the tongue.

D - Definitely my favorite Cantillon so far, would like to put this up against fresh Gambrinus side-to-side, I definitely wouldn't want to age this much, that fresh berry is just so damn good.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 01:47:56 | More by biga7346
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on May 16, 2011.
750ml bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip glass.

A - Pours a clear, golden orange with a two finger cream-colored head that fades quickly.

S - Funk, herbs, spices, wild flowers.

T - Tart funk, oak, floral - Spring Time in a glass.

D - Great carbonation and a lively body.

O - Ahhh... I love Cantillon! A Spring Time wonder.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 05:09:33 | More by HuskyinPDX
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-12-2012 02:03:27 | More by eawolff99
Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.