Cantillon Zwanze 2013 - Brasserie Cantillon
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3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Spent 4 hours round-trip on a bus and 2 and a quarter hours in line for this puppy. On tap at the Zwanze Day/DDC XV anniversary party at DDC in Montreal. From notes.
A - Pour was cloudy burnt orange in my light with mild carbonation. Loose half finger of white head fizzled fast leaving no lace and a film of retention. What you'd expect from a Cantillon beer.
S - Sweeter than expected off the bat. Tart grapes, cat piss. Not a ton of complexity.
T - Bretty and funky with a decent amount of tartness. Grape must, lemon, acidic but not overly so. Moldy grapes were the definite odd point with a sweet note leaning to more of a Belgian candi sugar influence.
M - Mild carbonation, light body, tart and dry finish. Would've expected more carbonation and a bigger body.
O/D - Overall, a decent beer. Considering the effort and hype involved, it was disappointing. I definitely didn't feel like getting it again and it seemed like a less tart and sweeter than usual beer for Cantillon. Good, but something that will lessen their reputation in my mind for sure.
Serving type: on-tap
09-18-2013 18:05:29 | More by tbeckett
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