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Cantillon Zwanze 2010 - Brasserie Cantillon

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very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 94
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Pennywise on 06-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is a spontaneously fermented "witbier" recipe. Not a lambic nor a gueuze, but a wild ale.
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Ratings: 154 | Reviews: 85
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750 ml bottle at Moeder Fontainas, bottled in 2010, poured into a Cantillon goblet/tulip kinda glass.

A- Pours a cloudy yellow/gold color, nice layer of creamy white head with great retention and lacing.

S- Surprisingly fruity, lots of lemon, apple and pear. Also some dry, musty funk. A bit of wheat sweetness.

T- A bit of wheat sweetness at first, again lots of lemon/apple/pear, finishes with a mild tartness and dry Cantillon must/funk. This is actually a lot more tasty and complex than I expected.

M- Light-bodied, soft, smooth, creamy feel.

O- Fine it's not lambic, but this is a killer beer, it's very, very tasty and complex, probably the best 4% wheat beer I've had.

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Shared by Moeder Lambic at the pre-TdG Dark Lord tasting 2013. Legendary is an understatement.

From a 750ml into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a big, fluffy, white head with good retention. Gamboge orange in color, hazy, with medium levels of carbonation. Lots of wisp remains until the end of the glass and leaves lots of nice lacing. Pretty nice.

SMELL: Lemon sourness on the nose, with tart citrus aromas and a slightly acidic quality. A touch of wheat malt in there with some funky notes as well.

TASTE: Milder flavors compared to the nose, with lemon citrus sourness, some funky, musty flavors, floral hop bitterness and a touch of acidity at the swallow. Bold flavors and a persistent aftertaste that's funky, lightly sour, with some floral bitterness and wheat notes lingering on the palate. A light spicy yeast flavor rounds it out nicely.

PALATE: Lighter body and airy on the palate. Creamy enough going down and finishes dry on the palate.

OVERALL: This was pretty nice. A wild witbier is an interesting concept and I think it worked out quite well here. The wheat was there and it worked well with the citrus tartness and lightly funky qualities we'd expect from Cantillon. This was a pleasant surprise and it makes me interested in what Cantillon can do with a wild stout. Let's go Zwanze 2013!

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Cantillon Zwanze 2010 from Brasserie Cantillon
89 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.