Cantillon Zwanze 2013 - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by jaasen64:
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
On-tap at Lord Hobo during Zwanze Day. About a 6oz pour.
A- Pours a slightly translucent brownish gold with about a quarter finger of frothy head that has excellent retention and lasts for awhile.
S- Typical tripel with a slight subtle funk to it. Aromas of oranges, lemon peel, a tiny bit of brown sugar, not overly aromatic.
T- Oranges, a tiny bit of yeast, some slight pepper, a hint of orange peel, finishes with some slight funk of hay and straw. Aftertaste of oranges and a little bit of lemon zest.
M- Medium bodied, decent carb, smooth.
O- A little bit of a different take on a tripel, I wouldn't say I was a huge fan but it was definitely interesting and a little bit different style then your typical Cantillon. It was cool to try on Zwanze Day but I probably wouldn't seek out a bottle especially considering they'll be next to impossible to find.
09-14-2013 19:25:05 | More by jaasen64
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev +4.1%
On tap at Redlight Redlight. Served in a taster glass.
Appearance - Hazy orange body. Pushing reddish. Thin collar. Not much of a head.
Smell - Acidic. Very musty. A little wine-like. Malty. Seems like a slight burnt caramel aroma too.
Taste - Bright sourness. Wine flavors persist here. White wine. Oak. Malty again. The burnt flavors are replaced by bitterness. Grassy bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel - The bitterness is off-putting, as it is very strong. Not crisp like most Cantillon beers.
Overall - The bar is set so high for Cantillon, so it's tough to objectively judge this. It's good but definitely not up to the standards of a Cantillon fruit lambic.
09-14-2013 21:24:35 | More by Alieniloquium
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
On tap at Monk's Café, Zwanze Day 2013. First of all, this is not a tripel. Not at all. Admittedly, I don't know jack about sours, but this seemed much more like a lambic than any of type of abbey style designation (dubbel/tripel/quad). Color was somewhere between straw yellow and lavender.
The two most immediate and pronounced flavors were vinegar and white grapes. There was also a berry-like tartness. Very little carbonation and the mouthfeel was soft and creamy, which was surprising given the beer's tartness. An earlier reviewer noted that the smell was similar to a chardonnay, which I think is spot on. Actually, this beer shares a lot of characteristics with white wine.
Overall, a pleasant, interesting brew, but not outstanding.
09-15-2013 17:45:06 | More by Mongrel
Cantillon Zwanze 2013 from Brasserie Cantillon
82 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.