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Cantillon Mamouche - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon MamoucheCantillon Mamouche

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

513 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 342
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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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml split after breakfast on a nice and relaxing Sunday morning in Waterbury, VT. Bottle date I believe was June 26, 2013.

Appearance - Hazy peach-orange color with a small white head that retains well as a ring leaving spots of lace, looks great.

Smell - Really nice and unique, lots of floral, herbal, plant/veggie, farmy tones, vinegar, sour fruits. Sourness/funk is pretty low-key for Cantillon, nice strength and presentation here though.

Taste - Doesn't stick out as much as the scent did but still quite nice. Elderflower giving off a nice mix of floral, herbal, pepper, and tea-like flavors. There is a light earthy funkiness that is more akin to a farmhouse ale rather than a lambic, more sour and fruity than the smell (apple and lemon) but still somewhat restrained. Some bread and buttery tones in there as well.

Mouthfeel - Smooth with ample carbonation, good body to it for 5%. Really quite drinkable compared to most Cantillons. Not much complaints here.

Overall - As usual for this brewery, it was solid all around and could be considered a staple example of a lambic, but the elderflowers really do make this one special. It will be interesting to see how this will age, but I am more tempted to drink this fresh while I can.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 12:16:24 | More by Chico1985
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Virginia

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Arizona

4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Cantillon mini flute. 2013 vintage.

Pours a dark straw yellow color with fizzy white head that settles to a whitewall atop the surface. Surprisingly clear for being brewed with flowers.

Aroma is upfront with the elderflowers, no messing around. A potpourri of old perfumey field flowers hits the nostrils right away followed by the signature Cantillon Gueuze smell giving off soft funk, sweet citrus fruit, pineapple, grass, and oak.

Then the taste, kind of like chewing on elderflowers while sipping classic gueuze. Adds a bitterness to the flavor profile as well, almost like that of a bitter/fruity tea. The funk gets lost in the flowers a bit while the lemon rind and pineapple flavors pop out. I have to say, it's like lambic and tea. I'm digging this! Earth notes come out more as it warms. Tastes like something you would drink in the olden days on a sunny spring day out by the barn on the most festive of days. Rustic but refined. Easy drinking yet celebratory.

Mouthfeel is light. Crisp carbonation with a bitter dry finish. Goes well with the beer. A fuller body would probably do no harm.

I have to say, this beer is unique. I think I'm enjoying this more than most other people. It seems to be less appreciated among the Cantillon lineup. I personally can find little faults in it. If you've never chewed on a piece of prairie grass or flower while out on a hike or other outdoor activity and enjoyed it, then you might not be a fan of this beer. Sometimes you want to feel closer to Mother Earth, and if you want to do that while enjoying a beer in your living room, seek this beer out to do it!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 02:28:12 | More by MarcWP
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Virginia

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Michigan

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Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.