Cantillon Zwanze 2010 | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Zwanze 2010Cantillon Zwanze 2010
165 Ratings
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
Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle purchased at Lord Hobo during Zwanze Day '13.

A- Pours a slightly cloudy but translucent golden straw color, thin layer of white bubbly head forms that recedes fairly slowly to a flat top with just a ring along the edges, minimal carbonation, slight lacing that slides down the glass.

S- Pepper, wheat, vanilla, slight oak, some other spices. Very interesting, complex aroma that is fairly hard to describe.

T- Slight pepper presence, wheat balances with vanilla that might be attributed from e barrel, slight hay presence, and just a slight hint of acidity. Not bad but definitely not my favorite Cantillon.

M- Medium bodied, maybe slightly on the light side, low carbonation, fairly drinkable.

O- Definitely not my favorite Zwanze but very interesting wild that was fun to try. I definitely liked some of the Zwanze's better but this was still a quality offering from Cantillon. I'd definitely recommend trying this beer for any Cantillon fan, I probably wouldn't pay the price to try it again though.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Mbrown44
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The aroma is of spicy yeast, sour grapes and a barnyard funk that increases as it warms.

T: Sourness/tartness is balanced by a barnyard/ blue cheese funk, finishing prickly and crisp. The tartness resembles the aroma, tasting of white grapes.

M: This is highly drinkable.

O: This is a great example of what a Belgium Lambic brewery can do with an American Wild Ale. Glad I had the chance to try this, thank Monk's



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Photo of spdyfire83
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

261st Review
75cl poured into a Cantillon gueuze glass
Vintage: This is self explanatory ;-)

Enjoyed at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas in early June 2012.

A: Sunshine yellow. 1.5+ (bright white) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Smells of earthy hops, soft hay, and touch of must. Hint of very mild citrus as well. Not terribly inviting or "classic" Loon-esque, but good all the same.

T: Follows smell with mostly earthy overtones. Nice soft must along with mild hop bitterness, citrus, and muted spice. Hint of dried flowers as well. Interesting, but not overly enjoyable.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Light and refreshing. Not what I was expecting from this beer, but a decent change of pace for Loon fans.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[edit] Had this again recently and I would say it has improved a decent amount since the last time I had it (about seven months ago).[/edit]

Yet another great beer to thank Frank (lurchingbeast) for! Cheers! Had at a big birthday tasting.

Appearance – Pours a hazy straw color (wow, I’m using the same descriptor as everyone else but I’ll be damned if it didn’t look this way). Slight off white head is achieved with a moderate pour.

Smell – Hints of apple, lots of musty earth and barnyard funk, lemon zest, odd pepper, and cardboard.

Taste – Similar to the aroma. Quite earthy and funky, but honestly not in the good way. Slight citrus (lemon and orange), hints of floral and grass, and just a bit of citrus (granny smith apples).

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – While I want to pump this up seeing as I have a bottle in the cellar...this was a bit lackluster. Who a few years this may be fantastic (ehhhh). But as of with the 2011 version this is not the best Cantillon by a long shot.

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Photo of Tnudish
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled provided by thetomG.

A-Light orange in color, light cloudy with about a half fingers worth of champagne-like white head.

S-Nose is sweet, earthy, and liightly funky.

T-Flavor is less wit forward than I remember, it’s actually pretty balanced now.

M-Light mouthfeel, some acidity, decent carbonation.

O-Had gotten better with some age, still not close to my favorite Cantillon.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle at Monk's, Philly, PA
Thanks to whoever it was that let me get a share of this.

Poured a kind of murky golden-yellow color with an active, foamy white head that receded quite a bit and left a little bit of lacing on the glass. Pale malts on the nose, grassy funk, light fruit esters and a bit of sulfur. This beer uses a wit as the base, so I didn't really have high hopes of liking it too much. It was a bit smoother than expected when it hit the palate, flavors of pale malts, bready, lightly woody, yeasty spice, sulfur and musty grass, light pepper, citrus zest, with a mild ubiquitous tartness, and a dry bitter finish. Definitely complex, but lacking a full flavor, and pretty thin in the body; moderately carbonated, slight metallic twinge in the aftertaste. Decent brew, but I'd take a Temptation over this any day.

Simply not worth the inflated price (as with most Cantillons). Fortunately I didn't pay for it.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bunzfest2012: Make it so... quick review from written notes, served in a mini-tulip glass.

Bright gold body, frothy white foam settles on the surface, leaving an irregular halo of spotty lace all around. Maintains some foam for the duration of the glass.

Lightly floral aroma, some citrus and coriander blend into a dusty wheat sweetness.

Rustic, light mellow tartness, clean and dry with a hint of oak in the aftertaste. Wit traces, with signature Cantillon barrel and citrus. Very quenching and dry, would be easy to finish off an entire bottle no problem.

2013: Much more sour, layer of added complexity, seemingly.

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Photo of surlytheduff
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 04/14/12 notes. Had at our DC Sour Tasting.

a - Pours a murky yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, fruit, earthy notes, floral notes, pepper,

t - Tastes of spices, herbal notes, light fruit, earthy notes, oak, pepper, floral notes, citrus.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a good beer and better then 2009, though not as nice as 2008. Had more spice and pepper to it compared to 2008, and not as sour or funky in the nose. A good beer but I'd seek out Zwanze 2008 first.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a golden amber color with a creamy white head that lingers for quite some time. The nose is huge of cob web, cellar musk, and an earthy dust. There is a citrus hop behind that does a pretty solid job balancing the funk. The taste is all over the place. Dusty cellar and cob webs, plant root, earthy dirty and some citrus hops all play around seperately and it lacks integration. Medium body, lower carb and creamy feel. A bit flabby, the earthy root flavors and citrus don't fit together. Carb is too low and there is some malt sweetness that seems to creep up.

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Photo of grownfool
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ditmier opened this one a while back... reviewed from paper notes... Thanks buddy!

Pours a hazed yellow with an okay white head... no lacing...

Aromas are all over the place.... phenolic with light clove and pretty pronounced Bazooka Joe bubblegum... mild Cantillon funk... pretty nice lemon... earthy.. sorta mushroom notes with warmth.

Flavor begins like a traditional Cantillon, but trails off really quickly.. tart lemon and some barnyard funk... but odd phenols come out swinging.... clove and again the pink bubblegum.. pale malts and dusty earthiness...

Body is heavier than a normal Cantillon.... carbonation is also a bit lighter... odd...

Not too sure what to make of this one other than, it is not what I was expecting.... decent for sure.... probably pretty good, but if I had bottles, I would not open them for probably 5+ years and hopefully my disappointment in the fresh bottle would be made up for with the cellar time.


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Photo of rowingbrewer
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer an lord hobos on zwanze day 2011. Poured from a 750ml into an Allagash glass.

The beer yours a hazy straw yellow color with about 1/4-1/2 a finder of white foam. The smell was tart citrus wheat and some funk. The flavor was lightly tart wheat beer with a good barnyard characteristic to it. The mouthfeel was light well carbed and overall the beer was not bad but it was not nearly as good as zwanze 2011 and by far my least favorite cantillon to date. Again let memsay the beer was enjoyable but not stellar.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Cantillon Zwanze 2010 from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 165 ratings
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