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Cantillon Lambic Rhubarbe | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.37/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously released as Zwanze 2008 and Zwanze 2012.

Added by MasterSki on 06-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#569
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
271
pDev:
7.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
172
Gots:
17
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 80
Reviews by callmemickey:
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Photo of rand
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Zwanse 2012

On tap at Toronado SD for Zwanse Day, reviewed from notes.

A. Orange apricot in color, no head, effervescent.

S. Rhubarb, unripe fruit, light vinegar, orange zest.

T. Nice tart front, unripe citrus, rhubarb. Lemon zest, white pepper, straw funk.

M. Light and bubbly, clean, no residue

Lives up to hype, refreshing.

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Photo of backbaybrewer
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at Cantillon on 4/23/2013.

Ap: Hazy Orange with a nice head that dissapates slowly.

Ar: Fruity and sourness up front dominates. some earthiness.

F: I personally didn't taste the rhubarb at all until I was told that it was in there. Rhubarb is a pretty tart vegetable so I had trouble differentiating it from the tart/sourness that is in any sour beer of this sort. Lots of funk.

M: Very effervescent. Dry finishing.

O: Love it. Perhaps my favorite of the day at Cantillon, although it's a toss up between zwanze and fou fone.

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Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of innominat
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deebo
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Alberto.
A-this is a lively lambic. Looks like their guezue. A lingering film of white head atop a clear golden brew.
S-Typical Cantillon. Funky. Notes of leather, must, and stable. Sour, not picking up rhubarb but then again rhubarb doesn't have much of an aroma.
T-like the aroma. The sourness is quite high. The rhubarb seems to give this beer some astringency. Lots of that Cantillon funk.
M-very light bodied and dry.
O-distinctly Cantillon. No problem to drink a bottle of this at the brewery. Refreshing brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonSiedman
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of weonfire
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of biboergosum
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, shared by a random at rogerdandy's latest typically epic bottle share. And yeah, dude, sorry I pronounced this one's name wrong, jeez. Apparently made with rhubarb.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber colour, with one finger of loosely foamy and wispy off-white head, which leaves very little lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of musty yeast, tart applesauce, gritty and grainy pale malt, a bit of red balsamic vinegar, and ephemeral earthy, leafy, and floral hops. The taste is rather tart white wine and cider notes, light cooking vinegar, a bit of banal barnyard (the best kind), gritty and grainy pale malt, and more very tame leafy and floral noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is very mild in its barely-there frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and actually quite smooth for style. It finishes tart, musty, and grainy.

Overall, as usual, this is great stuff, balanced and surprisingly easy to drink, even if the rhubarb character has essentially disappeared, or perhaps just morphed into a generic sour fruitiness. Whatever, I am thankful that I got a chance to drink this fairly rare offering.

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3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A real find for Beer bistro to bring in this rare one. Pours lightly yellow/transparent with some foaming head. Takes tartness to the edge, and a little beyond, offset by some sugar. Masterful, rhubard like you never tasted it, I do like red cabbage salad with balsmatic vinegar, and it was a cousin to that taste. Supported by fruitiness, a tad strawberry and apricot. Good till the last drop.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml corked and caged bottle. Shared by Ineedabeerhere. 40z. pour into a Founders snifter. Reviewed from notes at a tasting on 10/16/10.

A: Pours near no head. Just a thin white wisp atop a golde, slightly cloudy, yellow beer. No lacing. Very lightly carbonated but appropriate for its style.

S: Nose is slightly tart, Brett, horse blanket, and very cheesy. Intensely pungent funk character almost like sour feet dipped in spoiled cottage cheese... mmm... tasty right?

T: Brett character upfront is very noticeable. A pleasant, muted tartness on the back end. Flowery, cheesy and funky towards the middle to end. Cobweb and band-aid finish with a dry, floral, esthery aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, lightly carbonated but surprisingly abrasive. Tickles the tongue and lively on the palate. Finsh is dry and aftertaste is filmy and lingers.

D: I can't really recall the last time 375ml of ANY Cantillon offering was enough and this is no exception. Great feel and complexity with a very appropriate, funky, cheesy nose. Hard to find but definitely worth a try!

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4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - Cantillon

2012 vintage

Served in Cantillon wine-style glass. Bright orange body with a white foam ring. It's definitely a tart one - there are fruity notes coming from the Rhubarb, but in a beer of this nature, you'd have to have an expert palate to be able to identify that without knowing it was included. Some strange vegetable notes in the finish. Some good things here, some not so great. Glad to tick it, but least impressive of all of the bottles we had.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy peach color with pearl white head. Aroma is really fruity and sour with lots of farmhouse funk. Taste is sour but not puckering, really fruity and fresh, not too acidic. Really interesting fruit profile, another great lambic from Cantillon.

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Photo of emilylee
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Zwanze Day 2012 on tap at Redlight Redlight.

Appearance - Not overly cloudy, but a hazy orange/peach body. No head, save some bubbles.

Smell - All the aromas of a Cantillon lambic. Lemon zest acidity and a muted funk. Fruity, but I wouldn't claim it to be rhubarb.

Taste - Again, it's fruity, without being a distinctive rhubarb flavor. It seems as if the rhubarb gave the acidity of the beer fruity character without being a definitive fruited sour, if that makes sense. Finishes like other Cantillon fruited lambics. Musty without being overly funky. Clean and pretty sour.

Mouthfeel - Crisp, spritzy. Nicely acidic without being overbearing. Well carbonated. No surprise here.

Overall - I had this along side Zwanze 08 and Fou Foune 12. Fou Foune 12 was a significantly better beer. The fruit character is spectacular by comparison. The 4 year old Zwanze, however, had a much better lambic profile. It had funked up nicely and hadn't turned too sour. No fruit character left, though.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OddNotion
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Highbury09
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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