Cantillon Mamouche | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon MamoucheCantillon Mamouche
BA SCORE
91.5%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 840 ratings
Cantillon MamoucheCantillon Mamouche
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cantillon Zwanze 2009 = Elder flowers. In 2010, Cantillon re-released this beer as Mamouche (same beer), which will be brewed on a regular basis.

Added by rvdoorn on 11-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,100
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
840
Liked:
769
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
9.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
409
Gots:
204
Trade:
26
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 840 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of durlta
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating from notes taken Zwanze Day 2014:

High B / GOOD

***
2016 vintage on-draught on Zwanze day 2016 @ Fool's Gold in NYC.

Murky copper body. No head. Not a great looking beer, if we're nitpicking.

Aroma showcases lambicus yeast beautifully. Clean funkiness, mild sourness (maybe a 3-4 out of ten in terms of sourness), gym sock like funkiness, a blip of acetobacter, twang. I don't pick up on any oak. Suggests an acidic brew. I wouldn't pick up on elder flower if not prompted first; I don't pretend to know what elder flowers smell or look like.

Acidic, smacky, and dry, evoking lambicus yeast beautifully with prominent notes of clean funkiness and moderate sourness (maybe a 4/10 in terms of intensity). Elder flower? Sorry, I don't know what that tastes like. Balanced and straightforward, which might be a kind of way of saying it isn't a highly complex Lambic.

Smooth, refreshing albeit acidic, light-bodied, and approachable.

Highly drinkable fare though admittedly not Cantillon's best, Mamouche is a classic Lambic. Obscure elder flower never works its way into my sensory impression, but whatever intangibles it adds are working for me.

High B / GOOD

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtomlins
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of spinrsx
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage. Thanks to Matt for sharing. Very funky and complex, one of the better and more interesting Cantillon beers I've had. Wish it was easier to get.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 version. A 500ml pour on tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels into a Cantillon gueuze glass.

Appearance: It was a clear-ish golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and nice lacing.

Aroma: Nose is mainly sour, flowery and grape. (I have no idea what elderflower smells like, so I’ve described it as a generic ‘flowery’).

Taste: Grape, white wine notes, flowers, grape gummy candy, sour and funky.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was nice and I would drink more, but it’s not my favourite lambic.

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Photo of IpeeA
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewski
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefduff2
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stefko
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fill_It_or_Spill_It
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wonothesane42
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of joe1510
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml

A big thanks goes out to Chris for the present! Thanks, Buddy! Mamouche is golden with a glowing apricot hue. Clarity is a little clouded, dispersing the light and adding to the overall glow. The foam is easy to rise, crowning at a couple fingers in height before slowly fading to a cap and ring with impressive staying power for the style. Patchy lacing is left behind on the glass and tiny carbonation bubbles rush to the surface from everywhere.

The nose is snappy like your usual Cantillon but it lacks, comparatively, the bracing sour notes of some of the others. The minerality of wet stone leaps from the glass, and from the bottle as a matter of fact. The elder flowers take on an unusual and welcomed soft honeydew note. Wet oak is noticeable and aged hops take on tea leaf like qualities. There's even a whispers of old spearmint which ends up being surprisingly soothing. There's a touch of champagne vinegar and wildflowers. I like this.

The elder flowers lead the way on the palate. Again, they bring about that wildflower, tea leaf, spearmint, and honeydew quality. It's all delicious and unique. A couple splashes of champagne vinegar add some tartness and awaken the salivary glands. There's a touch of oakiness on the periphery bringing with it depth. This is a good beer. A different direction than most of Cantillon's offerings but certainly good.

The body is light, soft, and effervescent. The active carbonation brings with it an airy feel that it seems only the Belgians have perfected. A little tannic dryness and even a touch of bitterness linger on the tongue after each drink. A highly refreshing, immensely approachable libation is Mamouche.

This is a damn fine beer. While I prefer some of Cantillon's other offerings this one stands alone in its uniqueness. The elder flowers add all kinds of character and it has that typical Cantillon depth and mineral profile. Thanks again, Chris!

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Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 91.5% out of 100 with 840 ratings
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