Cantillon Zwanze 2013 - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"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!"
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Photo of jaasen64
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of drabmuh
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer served on draught in Churchkey DC. Beer is amber and hazy with a lazy head of small bubble. Low carbonation. No lacing.

Aroma is sour and sweet in tha order. Mostly lactic and succinic acid in the nose

Beer is medium in body and sweet with a sourness on the finish. Medium in body and dry on the finish. A decent beer but the blended lambic is winning here.

I have regrets about contributing to the culture that forced Cantillon to stop bottling beers like this. I don't know if after a year this beer would be amazing or not. Zwanze 2010 was better after a few years. Better than initially. This beer will likely continue to improve bit I likely won't have a chance to say so.

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Cantillon Zwanze 2013 from Brasserie Cantillon
83 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.