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Cantillon Zwanze 2010 - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Zwanze 2010Cantillon Zwanze 2010

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very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 94
Gots: 21 | 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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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bunzfest2012: Make it so... quick review from written notes, served in a mini-tulip glass.

Bright gold body, frothy white foam settles on the surface, leaving an irregular halo of spotty lace all around. Maintains some foam for the duration of the glass.

Lightly floral aroma, some citrus and coriander blend into a dusty wheat sweetness.

Rustic, light mellow tartness, clean and dry with a hint of oak in the aftertaste. Wit traces, with signature Cantillon barrel and citrus. Very quenching and dry, would be easy to finish off an entire bottle no problem.

2013: Much more sour, layer of added complexity, seemingly.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 04/14/12 notes. Had at our DC Sour Tasting.

a - Pours a murky yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, fruit, earthy notes, floral notes, pepper,

t - Tastes of spices, herbal notes, light fruit, earthy notes, oak, pepper, floral notes, citrus.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a good beer and better then 2009, though not as nice as 2008. Had more spice and pepper to it compared to 2008, and not as sour or funky in the nose. A good beer but I'd seek out Zwanze 2008 first.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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1/5  rDev -75%

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3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a golden amber color with a creamy white head that lingers for quite some time. The nose is huge of cob web, cellar musk, and an earthy dust. There is a citrus hop behind that does a pretty solid job balancing the funk. The taste is all over the place. Dusty cellar and cob webs, plant root, earthy dirty and some citrus hops all play around seperately and it lacks integration. Medium body, lower carb and creamy feel. A bit flabby, the earthy root flavors and citrus don't fit together. Carb is too low and there is some malt sweetness that seems to creep up.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ditmier opened this one a while back... reviewed from paper notes... Thanks buddy!

Pours a hazed yellow with an okay white head... no lacing...

Aromas are all over the place.... phenolic with light clove and pretty pronounced Bazooka Joe bubblegum... mild Cantillon funk... pretty nice lemon... earthy.. sorta mushroom notes with warmth.

Flavor begins like a traditional Cantillon, but trails off really quickly.. tart lemon and some barnyard funk... but odd phenols come out swinging.... clove and again the pink bubblegum.. pale malts and dusty earthiness...

Body is heavier than a normal Cantillon.... carbonation is also a bit lighter... odd...

Not too sure what to make of this one other than, it is not what I was expecting.... decent for sure.... probably pretty good, but if I had bottles, I would not open them for probably 5+ years and hopefully my disappointment in the fresh bottle would be made up for with the cellar time.


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3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer an lord hobos on zwanze day 2011. Poured from a 750ml into an Allagash glass.

The beer yours a hazy straw yellow color with about 1/4-1/2 a finder of white foam. The smell was tart citrus wheat and some funk. The flavor was lightly tart wheat beer with a good barnyard characteristic to it. The mouthfeel was light well carbed and overall the beer was not bad but it was not nearly as good as zwanze 2011 and by far my least favorite cantillon to date. Again let memsay the beer was enjoyable but not stellar.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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2.74/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Bottle into tulip-- thanks to lurchingbeast for sharing!

Slightly hazy, straw colored, golden body. Small shiny offwhite head. Very little lacing, and the bubbles settled into a thin collar pretty quickly.

Smells of sweet cracked wheat with a bit of citrusy lemon bite.
Taste is about what expected. There is hardly any sourness or funk here. Really pretty disappointed.

The feel is thin, watery, and undercarbed.

Overall-- quite a let-down. Probably the worst Cantillon I've had to date. This reminds me more of a decent home-brewed sour than a commercial brewery release.... At least it beats Depomation, the lousy Depuration clone.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Cantillon Zwanze 2010 from Brasserie Cantillon
89 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.