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Cantillon Mamouche - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon MamoucheCantillon Mamouche

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BA SCORE
93
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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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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-28-2014 01:54:48 | More by ubufan2112
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-26-2014 17:19:52 | More by GABrew
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy yellow orange color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-lemon, yeasty funk, floral, slight herbal

T-grain, lemon, floral, herbal, nice funk, tart apple, little oak

F-medium body with lively carbonation, tart and crisp

O-another solid Cantillon lambic, found the floral and herbal notes of the elder flowers quite enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 18:36:58 | More by MDDMD
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jackmax

Washington

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-22-2014 07:33:13 | More by jackmax
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-16-2014 16:38:57 | More by zbodnar1
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 750ml bottle bottled on 26 June 2013.

A - Gold with a slight haze and a moderate white head. Very inviting.

S - Very floral with some funky and lemony notes. Interesting and complex.

T - A lemony tart bite but not especially intense. Very floral. It was very interesting but I'm not sure the floral aspects enhance the underlying work. It starts better then it finishes.

M - Smooth and silky with a low to moderate carbonation.

O - Glad I tried it but not one I'd pursue regularly.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 13:54:25 | More by GJ40
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-16-2014 02:47:09 | More by williamjbauer
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badboy7113

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-16-2014 01:56:59 | More by badboy7113
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-15-2014 22:29:27 | More by WVUbrew
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-15-2014 08:14:04 | More by Jordy777
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out of a 750 mL bottle, but I have no idea of the vintage, as this one was placed in front of my by the owner of my favorite local watering hole as a 'thank you' for being a regular. Well, no thanks necessary, but I'm not about to turn down a surprise glass of Cantillon. It pays to find a favorite spot to grab a brew and support it, boys and girls. But I digress--poured into a small Belgian tulip glass.

Appearance - Body is a rich, sunny yellow-orange, reminiscent of the yolk of an over-easy egg. Golden and delicious looking, as well as sufficiently murky, but with a hint of translucence at the edges. Atop the body sits a bone-white sudsy head about three-fourths to a finger thick, but it doesn't stick around for long, fading into a smattering of film across the top and some sparse bubbles lining the edge of the liquid. Not very much lacing to speak of, just some hints of silky spotting on the side of the glass.

Smell - Having sampled a few from Cantillon before, I fully expected this to be all sorts of tart acidity up in the nose, the kind that makes your tastebuds water with anticipation of that wonderful tartness. However, this was much more subtle, with a wonderfully tart element of ripe fruits, like starfruit and apricot, as well as a pleasantly delicate bit of funkiness and wood. The elderflowers definitely bring a uniquely herbal, floral element to compliment the tart fruit notes.

Taste - Much like the nose, the taste is very unique, with the floral stink (in a good way) of the elderflowers leading the way. Grassy, herbal and now that I'm drinking it, the fruitiness of the smell isn't quite as present, instead allowing the sour notes to shine, but not in an aggressively puckering way. There is certainly a little spice, more like cardamom and saffron than it is a heat spice.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation, with a finish that is predominantly dry, with just a hint of the impression of sweet imparted by the strong floral aspects.

As every other beer I've had from Cantillon, this one is just great. The fact that it's a little different than the other varieties I've had makes it that much more special, and the fact that it was completely out-of-the-blue makes it just unspeakably awesome. The only drawback is that I now have one more fantastic 'Loon beer that it will be hard to resist paying an arm and a leg for anytime I see it randomly appear on a shelf or online.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 06:16:41 | More by LambicPentameter
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dar482

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-09-2014 16:59:34 | More by dar482
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-09-2014 08:33:27 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage reviewed live.

A - Light straw with solid carbonation.

S - Funk centric, rose petals and slight tartness detected too.

T - Green pepper, Tabasco and rose petal. Green apple sourness and light oak.

M - Light, refreshing, drying finish.

O - Phenomenal, but probably my least favorite Cantillon thus far. The green pepper tonasco flavor really threw me off.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 05:00:51 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-09-2014 03:38:32 | More by Keith_R
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-09-2014 00:40:25 | More by bigclydeoliver
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tetu

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-05-2014 02:45:03 | More by tetu
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-01-2014 03:33:17 | More by mpayne5
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Spider889

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-27-2014 21:45:19 | More by Spider889
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-26-2014 19:25:22 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Doomfag

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-22-2014 23:47:38 | More by Doomfag
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Jonada

New Jersey

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

750ml bottle. 2013 vintage bottled on June 26th 2013. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a light golden yellow/orange color with 1 finger of a white head that settles to a lasting white ring. Body is hazy with some light amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Big floral character, honeysuckle, grassy, green peppers, herbal, oak with some lemony tartness as well. Less sour and funky than most other Cantillon beers I've had. The aroma is really unique, unlike any other beer I've experienced. It's strange but at the same time inviting.

Taste: Follows the aroma closely. Typical Cantillon bright lemon sourness upfront followed by the same floral, grassy and general green character as the aroma. Strong general herb character as well along with a light bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the high end of medium.

Overall: One of the most interesting beers I've ever had. The flavors imparted by the elderflowers are unique and unexpected, but they end up working well with the base lambic. A bit less drinkable then most other Cantillons but still a great beer that's worth seeking out to try at least once.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 20:29:08 | More by Jonada
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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-21-2014 20:24:42 | More by leitmotif
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-21-2014 18:55:24 | More by Ciocanelu
Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.