Cantillon Zwanze 2010 | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Zwanze 2010Cantillon Zwanze 2010
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Cantillon Zwanze 2010Cantillon Zwanze 2010

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a spontaneously fermented "witbier" recipe. Not a lambic nor a gueuze, but a wild ale.

Added by Pennywise on 06-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 87
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Photo of WillCarrera
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle at Moeder Fontainas, bottled in 2010, poured into a Cantillon goblet/tulip kinda glass.

A- Pours a cloudy yellow/gold color, nice layer of creamy white head with great retention and lacing.

S- Surprisingly fruity, lots of lemon, apple and pear. Also some dry, musty funk. A bit of wheat sweetness.

T- A bit of wheat sweetness at first, again lots of lemon/apple/pear, finishes with a mild tartness and dry Cantillon must/funk. This is actually a lot more tasty and complex than I expected.

M- Light-bodied, soft, smooth, creamy feel.

O- Fine it's not lambic, but this is a killer beer, it's very, very tasty and complex, probably the best 4% wheat beer I've had.

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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Shared by Moeder Lambic at the pre-TdG Dark Lord tasting 2013. Legendary is an understatement.

From a 750ml into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a big, fluffy, white head with good retention. Gamboge orange in color, hazy, with medium levels of carbonation. Lots of wisp remains until the end of the glass and leaves lots of nice lacing. Pretty nice.

SMELL: Lemon sourness on the nose, with tart citrus aromas and a slightly acidic quality. A touch of wheat malt in there with some funky notes as well.

TASTE: Milder flavors compared to the nose, with lemon citrus sourness, some funky, musty flavors, floral hop bitterness and a touch of acidity at the swallow. Bold flavors and a persistent aftertaste that's funky, lightly sour, with some floral bitterness and wheat notes lingering on the palate. A light spicy yeast flavor rounds it out nicely.

PALATE: Lighter body and airy on the palate. Creamy enough going down and finishes dry on the palate.

OVERALL: This was pretty nice. A wild witbier is an interesting concept and I think it worked out quite well here. The wheat was there and it worked well with the citrus tartness and lightly funky qualities we'd expect from Cantillon. This was a pleasant surprise and it makes me interested in what Cantillon can do with a wild stout. Let's go Zwanze 2013!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had reviewed this in the past but the review disappeared along with a few others from Cantillon Zwanze Day 2011??? Enjoyed while attending Cantillon Zwanze Day 2012 at Avenue Pub! Served from bottle into a wine glass. Poured a hazy golden pale yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spice, earth, floral, tart, sour, pepper, and grass. The flavor was of sweet malt, spice, earth, bell pepper, sour, funk, and floral. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. There was a nice earthiness to this brew that definitely kept me coming back for more. Just about everything on this brew was spot-on for what you would expect from Cantillon by now. It has the type funk that they are known for, as well as their nice subtle tartness that gives you just the right amount of pucker. A really well done brew with a great touch of complexity along for the ride. A very well done brew that I hope to get more of in the near future.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale golden-orange color with a surprising amount of white bubbly head that dissipates rather rapidly leaving no lacing

Aromas begin with that typical Cantillon yeast blend of musty funk, green melon and slight earthy wet hay. Light pilsnery and wheaty maltiness but really not much, mainly the funky yeast.

The tastes initially throw me off guard. While it smells like it would be funky and sour, the flavors are more inline with a wit beer with no spiciness. There is a subtle mix of spice, sweet malt and very light lactic tartness. The funk is there, but it's just sort of wet with a bit of a dusty earthy, rustic quality.

The mouthfeel is light bodied with very soft and subtle carbonation. Finish is lightly funky but not overly so, no spicy wit characters as I was expecting.

Overall, I was sort of caught off-guard by this beer. While I'm aware of how this beer was brewed, I was expecting much more of the usual Cantillon lambic character to come through. The aromas suggests nice big funky sourness but the flavor was a little hollow, maybe it is past it's prime or just in a downturn right now. Not bad, just not stellar in any facet. Heard the 2011 was better, maybe I'll eventually get a chance to find out.

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Cantillon Zwanze 2010 from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 82.4% out of 100 with 165 ratings
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