Cantillon Mamouche | Brasserie Cantillon

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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
Ratings:
830
Reviews:
187
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
409
Gots:
206
For Trade:
26
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Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spham
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jaydoc
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dleiner
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peensteen
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
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 +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTJman
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of braican
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bjornberg
4.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -14.7%
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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Photo of tclipse
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamchevymxer
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M-Fox24
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pour is reminiscent of the sun: yellow, orange, & gold. The head is white, and small, with little retention and lacing

S: Notes have a floral, woody/earthy, funkiness for sure: dandelions, peach, apple, orange, citrus, pepper, honey

T: Very suggestive of the aroma, and very refreshing: herbs, acidity, brett, citrus, lemon, assortment of floral characteristics (elderflowers)…

M: Medium mouthfeel and carbonation; doesn’t necessarily go overboard on the floral/herbal notes IMO, but can see where others may have an issue…especially when considering the bottling year, condition, and presentation

O: The floral notes certainly make this out to be a distinctive lambic, or Cantillon for that matter. There is a lot going on here, and perhaps the bloomy notes are a bit overpowering at moments. Nonetheless, this is quite refreshing, and will most certainly have another

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Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aleigator
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
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 LightnerLiquorKS
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BogBoyJD
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon Mamouche from Brasserie Cantillon
4.14 out of 5 based on 830 ratings.
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