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Cantillon Mamouche | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.21/5
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847 Ratings
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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:
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:
#1,132
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
847
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
406
Gots:
202
Trade:
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Ratings: 847 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of jeffwright
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barleywin
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldsailor
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

I typically don't struggle to find the words to adequately describe beers, but this one is almost above me. The nose is at once tart, funky...a bit of musty oak...but also soft and sweet on the floral side. Exquisite on the tongue, with tart fruits being toned by a slight pepper-like spice. Incredibly unique and delicious. What a treat to sample a beer I'll most likely never see again.

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Photo of Oliversarmy1085
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vicirus
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of peensteen
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Cork

Pours golden orange with a ring of white head, some lace as well. Smell is quite floral right away, funk and elderflower, lavender, acidic, cheesy and lactic , with an oak closer. Taste is sour and floral, spicy earthy flavours with elderflower and more of the lactic-cheesy flavour form the nose, pot-pouri/acidic/oak finish, quite dry with a lightly fruity aftertaste. Medium carbonation, dry-medium body. While this ranks among my least favourite offerings from Cantillon it is still fairly good, at first I found the spicy/floral points distracting but on the second and third pour I found it was integrated much better, would gladly revisit this.

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Photo of edhizdeid
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold with a large fading head.
Nose shows funky notes, pronounced elderflower, peppery characters, perfume-like.
Flavours include more pepper, some elderflower-derived capsicum notes, more floral perfume, followed by a refreshing tartness.

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Photo of Mikaveli
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTJman
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Bjornberg
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by a friendly random guy at The Beer Belly in Albany, NY.

This one pours a bright golden yellow, with a half inch head, and just a little bit of lacing.

This one smells like honey, flowers, a little bit of vinegary brine, and perfume.

This is one of the more peculiar sours I've ever had. The elderflowers really impart a unique and slightly weird flavor, there's some floral and perfume character, some honey, hay and light funk. The sourness is pretty low, compared to other loons I've had. There's a slight bit of citrus and lemon and whatnot as well. There's also a mild pickle flavor that's odd.

This is light bodied, with a slightly "sweaty" mouthfeel, if that makes sense. There's a pretty soft level of carbonation.

This was unique, while the strong perfume and pickle flavors may not be amazing, this was still a delicious beer.

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Photo of Bugs318
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Worst loon for me. Still good, but floral and honeysuckle notes are a bit I'll fitting, but a discernible insect repellent finish (once noticed) is a huge turn off.

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Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 847 ratings
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