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Cantillon Mamouche - Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon MamoucheCantillon Mamouche

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444 Ratings
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%


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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
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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cpmichael

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Founders snifter

A: Pours a light golden orangish colour, with a thick white foam that dissipates slowly.

S: floral notes, lemon, fruity, along with the hint of Cantillon funk.

T: The usually Cantillon taste, along with lemon and grapefruit and other fruity notes. The floral aspect of this beer, the Elder flower, is very discernible. It adds a complexity to this beer that makes it interesting and delicious.

M: The typical Cantillon fashion of tart and dry. It is highly carbonated, lightly bodied.

O: I had no idea what to expect from this beer, but it exceeded those expectations. As with the Cantillon beers I have had so far, this is delicious, but the Elder flower added a very interesting element. I am kicking myself for not purchasing another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 01:59:59 | More by cpmichael
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PerHops

California

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color on this is an indescribably wonderful golden orange. The head starts off about 2 inches high in a snifter and over the next two or three minutes gradually settles into a semi-thin white layer with visible carbonation on the side of the glass. The nose starts off tart if a little musty, but finishes with some spice, plums, grapefruit and floral aroma. This one is incredibly complex upon first sip! Starts off a little spicy, as in serrano pepper, but quickly reveals many more layers. The elderflower is present, but very subtle lending some floral notes and grapefruit along with the lemony tartness that is evident without dominating. Many other flavors emerge such as ripe apples, The mouthfeel is phenomenal. There is ample carbonation, but the texture is creamy and culminates in superb balance. The low abv makes this easy to drink the whole bottle to yourself, or start your night by sharing with others. Well worth the hype, Cantillon has yet to disappoint me.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 22:32:07 | More by PerHops
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my contributions to last night's tasting extravaganza. Served in a Westvleteren chalice.

A - Pours with a finger or so of eggshell foam that dissipates to a thick collar and hazy film, leaving behind a few spots of lace. The body is a slightly hazed peach/apricot color.

S - Peppery and floral - the elder flowers are front and center, imparting salt, pepper, and dill notes. There is some light barnyard, as well as lemons, white wine vinegar, and stone fruits. Unique, and I'm finding the elder flower to have mellowed since the last time I had this back in March.

T - Taste is more sour, with significantly less floral and pepper flavors. I get the sense that the lambic is starting to "win" as Arne would put it. Again, there is lemon and citrus, with a bit of understated funk.

M - Super dry, light-bodied, refreshing. Carbonation is present, but not overly tingly. Pretty standard here.

D - This was pretty easy to drink. I could have had a significant amount of this one. I get the feeling that the elder flower flavor is pretty polarizing - if you don't like it you probably won't enjoy this very much. Thankfully I'm in the like it camp.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 01:11:48 | More by MasterSki
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Cmack15

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon one of the best breweries in the world just continues to make damn good beers and this is one of the many that they do. The beer pours a nice golden straw color and has good carbonation. The aroma is funky and floral, I have no clue what Elder Flowres smell like but I detect a different note in this beer from other Cantillon offerings. The taste starts sour and puckering and then finishes dry with the floral note. Really nice beer.
cheers

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 23:21:56 | More by Cmack15
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Unlabeled 750ml bottle served in a Lambic basket at the brewery; poured into a tasting glass.

A: Lightly hazy gold body with an impressive two inches of frothy, sticky white foam. Good retention and great lace for the style. Lovely.

S: The flowers absolutely dominate the aroma with spicy, perfumy, woody, herbal splendor. It smells like a greenhouse, with some earthy funk and tart lemon underlying the huge floral aroma. Wow.

T: The floral notes turn into profound spiciness here, with funk + ample sourness on the tail end. Intense and enjoyable, but not quite as enthralling as the gorgeous aroma. I just wish it tasted as perfumy as it smelled, although I'm not entirely convinced that that would be possible.

M: Very lively medium body. Perfectly frothy, perfectly smooth.

O: Don't ever let anyone say that Belgian brewers are mired in tradition and unwilling to experiment. Mamouche is entirely unlike any beer I've ever tasted or even heard of, and it's spectacularly good. I split this bottle with a group of Lambic newbies, and everyone was blown away by its uniqueness (even if they couldn't quite handle its intensity). It was especially tasty as a component of impromptu blends with the Gueuze/Kriek/Framboise that other people were drinking, as the floralness works as beautifully as a secondary component of Cantillon funk as the primary one. I wish this beer were easier to come by, as I'd just love to have it again.

Cheers!

M:

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 02:03:36 | More by woosterbill
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
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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SneezyAchew

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank along with some other great beers just before BA Lalaloveyou takes off to Montreal.

a: Pours a hazy golden, somewhat gueuzey color. Lacing sticks a little. Lots of sediment/funk at the bottom of the bottle.
s: Smells like sitting by a pond on a log that was just flipped over, right after the rain stops, while eating Chipotle at the end of July.
t: As it warms up, I start to taste some real spice here. Habanero chili peppers keep popping up. Otherwise it's reminiscent of a Cantillon gueuze. A nice sour funk. Really not a lot of fruit here. More earthy and spicy characteristics.
m: Medium bodied with a nice bubbliness going on.
o: Great peppery gueuze-like lambik. Really interesting! and unlike other Cantillon's I have had.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 00:10:34 | More by SneezyAchew
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largadeer

California

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled June 15, 2010.

Pretty standard lambic appearance, straw-colored with nice lively carbonation. A gentle pour leaves me with two fingers of foam that slowly settles to a crown.

The aroma is unlike any other lambic I've tried; very floral and peppery, perfumey, somewhat herbal - the elderflowers almost overwhelm Cantillon's signature barnyard funk, but I think it will even out with age. There's a touch of lactic sourness and musty oak, but it's buried.

There's a bit more balance on the palate, elderflowers still lending an unusual peppery and floral character up front, but there's plenty of tannic oak and musty funk to support it. Sourness is fairly reserved at this point, but it's a fresh bottle. I enjoyed this quite a bit, but I think it needs a year or two to come into its own.

1/25/2011: 4 or 5 bottles later and I find myself loving this beer. Very unique and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 19:49:49 | More by largadeer
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

#800

Big thank you to Jeffo for this most awesome treat, very high up on my list of wants. Bottled June 15, 2010. Poured into a Cantillon tumbler.

Appearance. Pours a hazy, rich gold colour with a ton of bubbles rising and 2+ fingers of fluffy white head.

Smell. Bitter floral perfume and fresh savoury herbs, some berries and lemon juice as well as some old wood and that nice Cantillon funk ...which is as close to the classic "horse-blanket" description as any funk I've come across.

Taste. Amazing light floral perfume and some lightly bitter, savoury herbs along the lines of dandelion leaves. There's also some lemon juice, a bit of old wood and maybe a touch of leather, along with a nice light lingering dry funk.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body with full, lively but still somewhat soft carbonation. Pretty much perfect for the style.

Overall. The most interesting beer from this brewery that I've tried so far, wasn't expecting the herby aspect. Thanks again for this treat from across the pond, Jeff!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 23:01:10 | More by Rutager
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Gobzilla

California

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light pale golden orange in color with pale yellow highlights and a thin bubbly head that leaves nice wisps of lacing sticking to the glass. Definitely has the signature cantillon bretty barnyard funk character wtih nice citrus, good acidic in the nose, slight pineapple and mango fruit and oaky wood. The wood oakiness with barnyard bretty funk meld very well with citrusy accents, mild grapefruit twang, pineapple notes and a touch of corky flavor. The brew was light to medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a funky bretty horseblanket, citrusy oaky sour and slight dry finish. Finally got to try it and I wasn't dissapointed at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 23:54:23 | More by Gobzilla
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle, bottled 07 June 2012. Thank you Eduardo for this bottle. Poured into a Cantillon sherry glass today, 10/4/2013. Split this bottle into four pours.

Review #275.

Pours a beautiful, hazy light golden colour with a nice, effervescent and fluffy white head with very good retention (for Cantillon). Small bits of lacing persist as I swirl the beer in the glass. Very nice, refreshing appearance.

Smells so unique. Its incredibly floral. I can't get over how floral the nose is; there is also a very nice earthy presence with some citric acidity remniscent of lemon. A bit of oak. It all comes together really well into this beer that made me think I was smelling a bouquet of freshly picked flowers. I have never smelled anything like this before and I really, really enjoy it.

Drinking this makes me wonder if I'm drinking liquid flowers. It is so floral, no bitterness at all with a nice complementary lemony-acidic bite. There is a lot of that Cantillon bug in this beer as well, just in case you weren't sure you were drinking a Cantillon. Still can't get over how floral this beer is; even floral-hop heavy IPAs like Two Hearted don't come anywhere near close. Of course, these beers don't use elderflowers, but thats not the point. Totally unique flavour profile, very well executed.

Mouthfeel is a nice medium bodied, well-carbonated and creamy. So incredibly refreshing and drinkable. Nice acidity that isn't overwhelming but is very complementary to the floral aspects.

I love this beer. I can see why some people hate it, but I absolutely love it. It is very unique and masterfully executed. It made the Cantillon Iris next to it seem like such an uninteresting, bitter lambic. Eduardo, can you please send me another bottle?

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 06:08:19 | More by Stevedore
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to huhzubendah for sharing.... Thanks Matt!

Pours a golden color with a thin off white head. Very cloudy looking. Nose is jalapeño, pickle, funk, and floral notes. Amazing nose. Taste profile follows suit. Unique, but very tasty beer. The pickle and jalapeño really come out in the taste. Feel is medium with excellent carbonation. Great beer overall! Really lucky I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 03:07:42 | More by jayhawk73
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice tangerine color, minimal bubble and head maintenance. Laces decent for what you have elsewhere.

Crisp, lemon zest, more tart then expected, citrus and light earthen background. Not terribly complex.

The flavors open instantly tart, bitter citric acid. It's the perfect acidity, I want this level for every gueuze when opening it fresh. Finishes muddled vegetation, dry herbal character. Brambles and twigs. Awesome..hidden in the center is a lemon zest flavor.

Crisp, medium bodied, earthen, bitter, lactic and citric, bubbly center and near creamy finish. Dry and tart.

Very awesome.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 22:33:33 | More by Khazadum
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biga7346

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
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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danieelol

Australia

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Lukie @ IBS via Owen

Pours a golden mango lemon colour with a nice white head which recedes rather rapidly.

Smell is massive capsicum and green chilli. Fascinating deep Thai green curry spicy notes. Jalapeno flavoured jelly beans. There's a corny lambic note behind it. Even some malt sweetness. Really good. Also, a big dose of marijuana. Mango, peaches; it's also fruity.

Taste is more of the same capsicum/green chilli and herb notes plus some dust and cobwebs. Also has a marked sourness to it, which is solid and delicious already.

Mouthfeel is medium and sour. Good.

Unlike Fou Foune, this is ready to go out of the gate with some nice funk and mouthfeel happening. Perhaps I just prefer this style of "fruit lambic" in the first place. Very, very good, and can be compared to some far "rarer" gueuzes/lambics I've had in the past.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 03:50:53 | More by danieelol
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antoines15

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: typical Cantillon gueuze look. light with a smallish white fluff.

S: The smell is unbelievable. It was like walking through a garden. I imagine this is what elder flowers smell like, but there was also a pepper like smell and some light citrus notes. Just awesome.

T: Flowery, biscuity, citrusy, peppery. Ha. The taste just follows right along with the nose.

M: on point again with a crisp, clean drying mouthfeel that keeps you coming back for more.

O: Very nice brew, near the top for me as far as Cantillon goes in my limited experience. Very glad I got the chance to try this. Charley!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 12:29:51 | More by antoines15
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | 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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henway

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got to try this thanks to ShadesOfGray.
Pours a Bright amber color and leave nice lacing.
Smells of flowers, grapefruit, orange and slight funk.
Nicely carbonated. Flavors are very floral, very earthy, slightly woody, citrus notes, and a extremely well balanced tartness. Very refreshing, something I could drink everyday and never get sick of.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 15:08:23 | More by henway
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

reviewed from notes when it was zwanze 2009

Light golden amber in color with with a big foamy head of white on top. Really cloudy and hazy and this gave it a much fuller look. Definitley going to be a winner here. Ohh, the rich funky nose on this one, I am melting into the chair. very earthy balance too it and soo floral like a meadow, really very nice.wow. Not too heavy, and the tartness and sour is perfectly placed. As I sip I close my eyes and the tartest granny smith apple I have ever had combines with a pear and flower notes. not Lip puckering, perfectly balanced. I am floored. Letting itlsit perhaps a touch of cherries works its way in, still light hops drying the palate and sourness that is not overwhelming but just will not quit. Perfect carbonation and medium body with no hint of alcohol at all.

Overall a great beer and another winner from a brewery that can do no wrong it seems!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 19:55:26 | More by mikesgroove
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harrymel

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Morgan and Cena from Sweden for sharing the last bottle at the Cantillon Brewery this year.

Vintage 2010

A: Golden on straw ale with excellent clarity. Two fingers of bone white foam falls to a quilt of the same, which stays for the life of the beer. Central column of continuous bubbles. Spotty lacing.

S: Whoa, I could smell this as soon at it was corked! The Elderberry Blossoms are potent! I have never had this flower in my face, so I can't compare, my table mates said it was totally obvious (Cena didn't know it was brewed with the flower and called it out immediately). To me: peppercorns, soil, black tea, cilantro and a hint of mint. Can't get my nose out of the glass, it's embarrassing given my new company wants to chat.

T: Initially soil forward, peppery, herbal. I honestly am having a difficult time describing this beer. It's something I would pair with oysters on the half-shell alongside some enanthaler and chilled white grapes. There, that clears it up right?

M: Thin bodied with prickly carbonation. Good dry finish. Truly this is like a sparkling wine.

O: This beer is excellent, complex, fun and intriguing. I wish there was some to buy from the brewery because it's amazing!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 15:42:28 | More by harrymel
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maximep

New York

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served from a bottle poured into Cantillon tumbler.

A- extremely vigorous bubbles, medium clarity, moderately pale and tan. pours a lovely typically belgium head that quickly dissipates to a white outer ring

S- white peppercorns, rotten eggs, sulfuric, lemongrass, smells like a freshly cut sweet pepper. got me excited!

T- opens fruity, tart, moves to sour lactic sweetness ends on piny grassy botanical

M- full at start, moves to a bit of a dryness and ends on a round and chewy note

O- excellent marriage of fruity sweetness, botanical pepperyness and lactic acidity.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 20:38:20 | More by maximep
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A treat that Chris brought over from his trip to Belgium. At the Lion's Pride when he just got back from his flight, rolled in and pulled out some surprises, this just happened to be one of them.

Pours a golden color, good amount of haze in it, not much in the way of head or lacing.

Smell is quite unique, made with something called elder flowers, I guess this is their first time making anything with it, certainly has a unique funk/flower aroma bouncing around in my nose, bit of sour and spice, Cantillon might need to do some more with these elder flowers.

Taste is quite sour/tart, caught me off-guard after drinking an '84 gueuze that was more sweet than sour, wonderful sourness in this beer and definitely picking up some of the spice that the flowers contribute, definitely finished dry but left you wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 03:54:56 | More by deltatauhobbit
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy beige color with a crisp white head that fades leaving small patches of lacing.

Smell is clove, citrus, and a floral scent, and slightly musty.

Taste starts out sour up front, you can feel it on the back of your jaw, lemon, spice, clove, elder flower, finish is dry and very tart.

Lots of carbonation, and very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

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