Cantillon Zwanze 2013 | Brasserie Cantillon

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243 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"This Zwanze is not a Lambic. As you know, everyone can produce an abbey beer in Belgium, and my goal was to brew a top fermentation 'abbey style' mixed with a double spontaneous inoculation (natural one coming from the wild yeast present in the brewery and from the 10% Lambic we added after the first fermentation."

"In Brussels dialect, 'zwanzer' is joking—and if we called this beer Abbaye de Cureghem, it's to laugh about the fake legend built around some belgian abbey beers. Cantillon is located in the Cureghem area but the Cureghem Abbey never existed!"

Added by MasterSki on 07-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
243
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
14.1%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
For Trade:
1
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On tap at Redlight Redlight. Served in a taster glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Pushing reddish. Thin collar. Not much of a head.

Smell - Acidic. Very musty. A little wine-like. Malty. Seems like a slight burnt caramel aroma too.

Taste - Bright sourness. Wine flavors persist here. White wine. Oak. Malty again. The burnt flavors are replaced by bitterness. Grassy bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - The bitterness is off-putting, as it is very strong. Not crisp like most Cantillon beers.

Overall - The bar is set so high for Cantillon, so it's tough to objectively judge this. It's good but definitely not up to the standards of a Cantillon fruit lambic.

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Cantillon Zwanze 2013 from Brasserie Cantillon
3.76 out of 5 based on 243 ratings.
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