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Cantillon Mamouche - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

622 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 357
Gots: 180 | FT: 19
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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Photo of wordemupg
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into balloon snifter 14/6/14 cheers Kmat10 for opening the bottle

A a bit of a yeasty pour, cloudy orange liquid, a few bubbles but not a whole lot for head or lace

S floral, cheesy funk, kinda smells like taking out ragweed with a whipper snipper, caramel, lemon, apple pie filling crust included, mild spice, vinegar, and wet wood

T plenty going on much like the nose, less floral notes, some cereal comes out, sour but not overly so, not exactly what I was expecting

M almost foamy, slick on the palate, some pucker to it but mellow, strange weedy finish

O something different and interesting, I can't think of anything else I've had that's similar, not my favorite offering from Cantillon but worth a try

I'm happy to try it but not the same world class experience I've gotten from Cantillon in the past, maybe I'll like it more in a decade or two.

wordemupg, Jul 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

whitenads, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

MastaShonuf, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

mamouche has been a whale for me, so getting a full pour on tap at hops and pie yesterday was a delightful treat, unexpected, and fully wonderful and up to the hype. elderflower can be so soft or so intense, and using it right in anything from lotion to tea can be a balancing act, which is why i am so impressed with the beer here. at its base is a lambic i know and love from cantillon, perfectly mixed between musty woody funk and lactic sourness, with a fuller bodied wheat base and only as much carbonation as is absolutely necessary to keep it moving. the difference here is this delicate blooming elderflower presence that transports me to distant fields in nicer weather with warm breezes blowing endlessly. its beautiful. not the least bit perfumy, but absolutely brightly floral in the smell, while it takes on a bit more bitterness in the flavor, but not a hop bitterness that comes at the end. its all up front here, and the softness of the floral smell is never lost among the intensity of the base beer, which is a wonderful testament to the artisan skills of the brewer, as if we needed another from cantillon right? this is as well refined as anything they make, more interesting than many, and frankly just absolutely delicious sour beer. the elderflower is used to perfection here, and while i also enjoyed the mikkeller spontan version, i think the cantillon adds more than just lactic acidity, but also a beautiful oak and funk profile that makes this a much more layered and complex drink. elite stuff worthy of trying at nearly any cost.

StonedTrippin, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

outoffocus, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

cmgray03, May 31, 2014
Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.