Mamouche
Brasserie Cantillon

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Style:
Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #22
ABV:
5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,282
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 9.91%
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
871
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Notes: Cantillon Zwanze 2009 = Elder flowers. In 2010, Cantillon re-released this beer as Mamouche (same beer), which will be brewed on a regular basis.
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Reviews: 193 | Ratings: 871
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Photo of JamFuel
4.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shared 750 ml bottle at Himmeriget in Copenhagen.

Great looking beer, straw colored, clear, with lots of bubbles.

The nose is perfection, and as much elderflower smell as I have ever smelled. Another Cantillon I could just smell for hours...

The taste is a bit more diverse than the smell. Still a ton of elderflower, but with a bit of apricot and raspberry as well. The finish is amazing, as a slight hop bitterness settles on the tongue, and just caps the flavor beautifully. Acidity is spot on.

Great feel, bubbly and dry, and goes down incredibly easy, like most Cantillons.

This might be my favorite Cantillon, along with Rosé de Gambrinus. Perfect nose and taste, balance and finish is second to none.

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Photo of aleigator
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mamouche '14 vintage

Pours a clear, sun yellow color, with a small white head, producing a ring of lacing.

The aromas reveal flowery green pepper, wild honey and dandelions among a well pronounced barnyard funkiness. The beers sourness is easily recognizable on its own, while it blends really well into the dough flowers, without overpowering their nuances, highlighting the beers subtle qualities. Produces a certain wine gum aroma, without turning sweet at all, exhibiting old hops and dusty malts.

Has a lower carbonation, with a slick finish among a pleasantly light bodied beer, with a nice tart refreshing mouthfeel to it.

The taste offers dusty malts among leather and a lemony tang, among matured grassy hops and a brett infused tartness. This foundation gets lended more depth by the addition of young green pepper, wet flowers and a whiff of wild honey. Pushes the flavors into a slick dryness, while featuring a unique blend of flowers and herbs, with green pepper tying the taste together. Finishes with a lemon peel infused sourness, creating a dry crispness, together with earthy malts, showcasing slightly toasted green pepper in the very back end of the palate.

This is a very unique beer, as it creates an unforeseen melange of great flavors, ranging between flowers, honey and fresh green pepper, blending together to a fantastic lambic. It tastes very refreshing, while it reveals a lovely depth of flavors, which makes this a gulper and a sipper at the same time.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2010, shared with the guys last night.

Pouring a light yellow with a dense, frothy head with excellent retention and lacing, this is a gorgeous beer. The nose is unlike anything I've previously experienced. Incredibly spicy with a blend of white pepper and jalapenos (!!!), there's a moderately floral character to it Behind it, the lambic is noticeable. Lemony and moderately oaky with a lactic bite, there's some funk noticeable, but it's really covered up by the strong elderflower aroma.

The palate opens spicy, again with a blend of crushed white pepper and a jalapeno-like vegetal spiciness. Moderately pefumey, the mid-palate brings out the base lambic. Wonderfully lemony and lactic, this has a solid lip-smacking tartness. A little oaky with some vanilla and tannins, this beer dries out on the finish with a blend of lemon and pepper. Light in body with absolutely wonderful carbonation, this is airy, creamy and the combination of sourness and spiciness on the finish is unique. Excellent stuff, though I feel like the elderflower character is just a little overdone.

**Edit 07 Nov 2015**
My only other bottle of the first batch. It was a good night at Nathan's when I last had this beer. Still spicy as hell qith jalapenos, some pickle and elderflowers. There's also a touch of honey that's come with age which complements the spicy notes. The base lambic, lactic and mildly lemony is delicious. Spicy oak to go with spicy elderflowers. Delicious.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anteater
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of KensWorld
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

many pours from tap at Zwanze Day 2016, Green Bench Brewery, St Petersburg, Fla.
The flower works so well with this Lambic, I'm superised its not offered by other Lambic brewers.

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Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light pale golden orange in color with pale yellow highlights and a thin bubbly head that leaves nice wisps of lacing sticking to the glass. Definitely has the signature cantillon bretty barnyard funk character wtih nice citrus, good acidic in the nose, slight pineapple and mango fruit and oaky wood. The wood oakiness with barnyard bretty funk meld very well with citrusy accents, mild grapefruit twang, pineapple notes and a touch of corky flavor. The brew was light to medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a funky bretty horseblanket, citrusy oaky sour and slight dry finish. Finally got to try it and I wasn't dissapointed at all.

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Photo of Deltoro
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Woodshop 7 at Beachwood BBQ in Long Beach. Light peachy color with a small white head. Strange floral scent, obviously the elderberry flowers. Plenty of acidity but rather subdued flavor, mainly your typical funky lemony citrus pith notes with a touch of bitterness.

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Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of datpingao
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stefko
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wsnich
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Beerbom
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The aroma hits of soap like floral qualities and a traditional Cantillon funk with horse blanket and hay.

The beer in general is a huge burst of potpourri, a light funk, some lemony tart and a dry finish.

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Photo of rudzud
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with JLindros. 6/26/13 bottle date.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a clear golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo. 4.25 (x .05 = .213)

S - Aromas of floral elderflowers, great tartness, musty basement, great earthy lambic notes, light citrus. Quite pleasant. 4.25 (x .2 = .85)

T - Taste is very tart, loads of floral elderflowers. There is a medicinal herbal note that doesn't work for me. Rather sharp and harsh. Very nice lambic notes but the floral I'm not digging. Too herbal and medicinal. 3.75 (x .45 = 1.688)

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, bright. The finish is rather medicinal. 4 (x .1 = .4)

O - Overall this beer was a big let down. The elderflower was rather harsh and brought some off flavours. Shockingly underwhelming, never thought I would find a Cantillon I didn't like but yeah, this is it. 4 (x .2 = .8)

Total Rating Score: 3.95
Serving Type: Bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one while pre-gaming going out jazz club hopping in New Orleans at Avenue Pub! Served from tap into a wine glass. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, bell pepper, sour, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, bell pepper, floral, sour, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. When I had this out of the bottle back at Zwanze Day 2011 I experienced a bell pepper flavor and I thought that it might have been a figment of my imagination. Now that I’ve got to have it on tap as well and still pick up on the bell pepper it appears to be pretty solid evidence. There is nothing wrong with this fact at all though as it actually seemed to fit in quite nicely with the brew and add a nice earthiness to it. A well done brew that I can’t wait to see how it ages in the bottles I have laid down in the cellar.

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