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Cantillon Zwanze 2018 | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Belgian Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
At the end of 2014, determined to increase our production, we acquired a new building. In the course of the 14/15 and 15/16 brewing seasons, we had to obtain lots of new barrels to bring our dear lambic to maturity. Hundreds of barrels, coming from various origins in France and Italy, most having contained red wine beforehand, thus came to furnish our new location. Among them, three origins stood out : those that had held Sangiovese, Amarone and Chianti.

After two years of aging, each type of barrel produced a different Lambic. Different than a classic Lambic, but also different from one another. The Amarone barrels had birthed a delicate Lambic, the Sangiovese had a superb fruitiness, and the Chianti had developed a dry, tangy vinous quality. We did the blend at the end of January 2018.

The elaboration of this beer was also for me an occasion to pay homage to our great many Italian friends who were among the first in Europe to promote and protect traditional Lambic. This year’s Zwanze is thus dedicated to them, and is a chance for me to thank them for their passion, their loyalty and their friendship!

The Zwanze 2018 is a fruity beer with notes of mango and citrus and a fine, lingering mouthfeel. Its wine-like character is not only evident, but accentuated by a slight woodiness. The Zwanze 2018 should be tasted at cellar temperature.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
6
Ratings:
30
pDev:
5.02%
 
 
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On tap at Saint Somewhere. Clear golden. Smells of strong wine, fruity, a little citrus acidity. Tastes of equally strong red and white wine. Grainy with a little dried grass. Long fruity and winey finish. Medium body. Excellent. Dominated by the wine barrels, but the strong flavors take nothing away from it.

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On tap. Clear golden color with a bit of white foam. Aroma has yeast funk, wood barrel, a bit vinous with earthy notes. Taste is balanced with nice sourness but also woody bitterness and almond notes. Light to medium body with medium minus carbonation. Medium acidity, quite easy drinking with medium complexity.

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Tap @ Moor Brewery - Pours cloudy gold with a small white foamy head. Aroma - Tart, funky, lemon, oaky, vinous notes. Taste - Light sour, sweet, vinous, citrus lemony notes, oaky notes. Nice well balanced vinous lambic.

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750 mL bottle shared with drabmuh upstairs at Cantillon on 17 November 2018.

Golden orange body with virtually no head. Classic Cantillon funk and earthy minerality with tart, white grape notes. A truly wonderful lambic. Complex and delicious.

Matt and I both missed Zwanze Day in 2018. How serendipitous it was to relax and share a bottle in this surreal environment.

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Cantillon Zwanze 2018 from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 30 ratings