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Cantillon Zwanze 2013 - Brasserie Cantillon

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
"This Zwanze is not a Lambic. As you know, everyone can produce an abbey beer in Belgium, and my goal was to brew a top fermentation 'abbey style' mixed with a double spontaneous inoculation (natural one coming from the wild yeast present in the brewery and from the 10% Lambic we added after the first fermentation."

"In Brussels dialect, 'zwanzer' is joking—and if we called this beer Abbaye de Cureghem, it's to laugh about the fake legend built around some belgian abbey beers. Cantillon is located in the Cureghem area but the Cureghem Abbey never existed!"

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-31-2013)
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pour is dark orangish amber with a ruby note. Nose has a light berry fruit to it, some mushroom notes and a bit muddled. Light wood and a touch of vinegar ever so light. Taste is sweet up front, like a cherry but dirty. Mushroom faintly adding funk with an off flavor in the finish. Something chemically and slightly burnt and bitter. Body thins out in the finish slightly, extremely soft and delicate feel with gentle carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2014 00:46:24 | More by cpetrone84
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Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-09-2014 08:32:26 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-04-2014 02:00:38 | More by brother_kenneth
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-04-2014 00:18:01 | More by cfrances33
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-30-2014 18:42:37 | More by Seanniek91
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-29-2014 18:58:13 | More by kscaldef
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Italy

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-26-2014 01:06:57 | More by danielfda
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-13-2014 02:11:37 | More by bauermj
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California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-02-2014 09:41:01 | More by blabaer
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kk73

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-25-2013 01:43:04 | More by kk73
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-24-2013 12:40:52 | More by Kirk
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2013 02:53:54 | More by tbeq00
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

12-06-2013 19:09:29 | More by sleuthdog
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-05-2013 18:01:25 | More by Eighty
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SourinQns

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-26-2013 03:18:33 | More by SourinQns
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in the accompanying Cantillon tulip.

A - Off-white foam settles to a solid cap, thick collar, and minimal lacing. Lightly hazed amber-orange body. Looks like a Belgian tripel alright.

S - Funky, musty, and earthy, with notes of mineral and green apple, layered over top of a candi sugar and stone fruit malt backdrop. Smells like a sweet, malty gueuze; a touch like Staffe Winter actually but not as complex or acidic.

T - The taste is quite similar, with a hefty dose of malt sweetness and some milled grains. Secondary notes of dry, earthy brett and a mildy medicinal finish. Not particularly acidic; more of a funky Abbey ale than a lambic. Alcohol is quite well-hidden.

M - Creamy, smooth, soft texture, with sufficient heft to support the higher ABV. Carbonation is pretty low, and the finish is fairly dry considering the pronounced malt character. Again, there's no alcohol heat.

D - An OK beer, but not one of Cantillon's strongest experiments; I preferred the Iris Grand Cru that was poured later in the day to be honest. That being said, I'm curious how this will develop as I was similarly indifferent to Zwanze 2010 and it is now quite excellent.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2013 02:20:20 | More by MasterSki
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-13-2013 16:28:22 | More by artoolemomo
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Jordy777

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-12-2013 03:07:43 | More by Jordy777
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

11-11-2013 03:23:56 | More by Spider889
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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Cantillon Zwanze 2013 from Brasserie Cantillon
82 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.