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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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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From: Etre Gourmet, Beauvechain, BE
Date: 2013 vintage
Glass: Cantillon stem glass

A delicious lambic, and perhaps one of Cantillon's more underrated beers. Mamouche is an aromatically floral beer with strong sour undertones, with a flavor that reverses this. Not as cripplingly sour as some others from Cantillon and other breweries, but this lets the flavors of the elderberry flowers express themselves a bit, as well as the remnants of the malt and oak. A bit sad that it's one I may only be able to enjoy once in my life given the difficulty in obtaining this.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of white foam, composed of small-sized bubbles and yielding a frothy appearance. Retention is about average, the foam lasting slightly over one minute in a decline to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and a large, thin island of lace atop the body of the beer for the duration of the drink. Lacing is minimal, a few small dots cling to the walls of the glass. Body is a dark, cloudy, golden yellow color, with light bringing out pale yellow hues. Carbonation visible through the nearly opaque body (80-90% opacity), moderate in number, but high in activity.

Aroma is much brighter than normal Cantillon lambic, with strong floral characters added to a potent lemon-apple-cider vinegar tartness, some serious wet hay "funk" and basement mustiness, and a bit of light/bright oak smoothing things out.

Front of palate tastes expressive and bright floral characters, pleasantly mild to moderate lemon-apple tartness, hints of pale malt sweetness, and light oak. Mid-palate experiences pepperiness, oak, bright flowers, moderate intensity tartness with lemon-apple-cider vinegar overtones, faint pale malt sweetness and slight acetone. Back of palate is of intense lemon-apple-cider vinegar tartness with undertones of oak, wet hay and basement mustiness. Aftertaste is of lingering lemon-apple tartness, floral characters, basement mustiness, wet hay "funk," and nuances of pale malt sweetness.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium-light intensity, resulting in a beer that is foamy (2/5) and otherwise smooth (3/5), a very satisfying, full and gently rolling mouthfeel that's perfect for this or any sour beer. Closes surprisingly semi-dry, with light to moderate stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 04:33:12 | More by falloutsnow
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Quackus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-17-2014 12:32:16 | More by Quackus
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heygeebee

Australia

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many many thanks to MrKennedy for gifting this bottle.

Pours straw truly delightful pillowy head. Fads to film spotty lace

Tart, vinegar, hint floral.

Cantillon true to form sourness, lemons, green apples, vinous, with a whack of floral petals but an overall lightweight taste.

Zesty, refreshing, palate cleansing with a slight 'stick' in throat from floral-ness

A good Cantillon but not a great beer, the floral notes overpower a little.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 03:39:00 | More by heygeebee
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Flashyspoons

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-11-2014 20:27:30 | More by Flashyspoons
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-10-2014 15:25:16 | More by nesarebad
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joel66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-10-2014 05:24:58 | More by joel66
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-07-2014 22:43:38 | More by zekeman17
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-06-2014 05:37:47 | More by Jas45678
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-05-2014 05:17:37 | More by WDJersey
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-03-2014 16:14:23 | More by mklisz
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-02-2014 09:40:25 | More by blabaer
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-01-2014 22:30:14 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

12-30-2013 15:48:03 | More by Gonzoillini
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-27-2013 12:42:08 | More by GuttaMane138
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-27-2013 02:07:34 | More by asparkoflife
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-10-2013 23:03:19 | More by threedaggers
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-07-2013 19:05:56 | More by Lare453
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-07-2013 04:55:10 | More by Mike
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scotv

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-04-2013 14:41:31 | More by scotv
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-04-2013 02:42:41 | More by IndyDad
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-25-2013 22:15:23 | More by anhigdon
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Tittles

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-25-2013 21:04:01 | More by Tittles
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-25-2013 01:54:10 | More by Boozecamel
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-24-2013 01:36:13 | More by jtladner
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cantillon Mamouche

Appearance: orange, some good lacing, and a small head.

Smell: sweet floral notes along with a light hop and fresh grapefruit.

Taste: sour grapefruit, light floralness, and a bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

Overall:
This is a very nice sour. Perfect for warm days. Don't pass it up if you like sours.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2013 07:37:00 | More by megahurts4
Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.