Cantillon Zwanze 2017 | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.3/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mothman on 08-02-2017

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Ranking:
#3,261
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
44
pDev:
7.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 10
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YalovaIA
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange / golden with small white head.
Aroma has tea, apricot, lemon tart, hay, barnyard
Taste is lots of cold tea, tart, moderate sour, little funk, little sweetness

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3.67/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Green Bench. Hazy deep orange. Smells of mostly lambic influences. Citrus, oak, dried grass. Faint earthy tea aroma that I probably wouldn't pick out without knowing it was there. Tastes much more influenced by the tea. Citrus up front. Dries out as the tea flavor builds. Earthy, herbal, and astringent. I enjoy it, even though the tea does taste overbrewed. Is that the word I'm looking for?

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zwanze 2017 at the Kernel. Pours just slightly darker than the regular gueuze with a thin head that leaves some lace. Nose is quite subdued for a Cantillon beer. Some acidity and citrus, but only hints at the characteristic farmhouse smells you expect. Taste is subdued as well. Acidity is moderate, which is good IMHO. Hay, citrus, and the typical Cantillon gueuze profile is there, but slightly softer, and the tea brings a light astringency and oolong flavor well into the background. To my taste, the light touch is appreciated here, but it won't blow your mind and is just "good" as this brewery goes.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Thin Man Brewery in Buffalo, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This has a wonderful floral fruitiness on the nose, almost hibiscus and sour blueberry, with a grassy funk and oak.

This is really quite good. The tea that was used is clearly perfect for the beer, as it adds such a nice floral fruitiness to this- sweet, herbal, and floral, and maybe a little spicy, with a sparkling lemony funk, and some oak.

This is light bodied, and super soft and delicate, with a great level of drinkability.

This is really quite good, and probably the best Zwanze beer of the 3 I've had. That's saying something, as last year's was truly amazing.

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4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Crooked Stave for Zwanze day. I went into this thinking I would not like a tea leaf lambic but this really works well. It has a crazy tear aroma, like sweet iced tea and lambic in the background. The flavor is fruity, tea-like, but again it actually works really well. Cantillon really knows how to make unique and great lambic.

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Cantillon Zwanze 2017 from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 44 ratings