Cantillon Zwanze 2017 | Brasserie Cantillon

BA SCORE
94.1%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 17 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mothman on 08-02-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
Liked:
16
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
8.79%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On draft from Armsby Abbey at their spectacular Zwanze event--which would require a review of its own. I've enjoyed several of Cantillon's wonderful beers, but I thought this was really unusual. The tea flavor is really present, but also sort of...moves and changes, if that makes sense. There were moments when it was like an incandescent iced tea bell-shaped flavor all the way forward, then it would recede and become the almost smokier smell-of-tea tea flavor. Gorgeous color and not a whole lot of head. One of the most interesting beers I've ever had. And one of the best.

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Photo of mig100
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dleiner
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bouncepass
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Warren2621
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrenihan
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not a tea drinker, so I guess I started in the wrong place, but this is a disappointment for me. Tart, tea, some cherry and a bitter, astringent finish which doesn't work. Not bad, but not Cantillon quality. You can't win every year!

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

another killer year celebrating zwanze at fools gold in nyc. NOBODY does it better than patrick. murky orange pour little head.

nose is fruity. taste is SUPER fruity. the flower and tea really create a super unique flavor...comes across so fruity. it's so fruity for having no fruit in it. really dig this yrs. tea and flowers...who knew?

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Photo of mothman
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White head. Sunburnt orange color.

Nose has a lot of tea. Some stone fruit. Orange and melon. Light funk. Taste is more tea but fairly light in flavor. Lemon acidity. Brett funk. Dry on the finish.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heygeebee
3.29/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cant believe I am the first to rate a Cantillon!
Short lived head , dull gold / amber
Classic and generic Cantillon nose.
THEN
Hugely astringent sour puckering initial taste - not the aftertaste. Very tannic.
The astringency dies as it warms and this review reflects the warming.
Lovely and classic in mouth.
Have to say I am not a big tea fan and that is reflected in the score, but it was not very drinkable.

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Cantillon Zwanze 2017 from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 94.1% out of 100 with 17 ratings
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