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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Reviews by jaasen64:
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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Lord Hobo during Zwanze Day. About a 6oz pour.

A- Pours a slightly translucent brownish gold with about a quarter finger of frothy head that has excellent retention and lasts for awhile.

S- Typical tripel with a slight subtle funk to it. Aromas of oranges, lemon peel, a tiny bit of brown sugar, not overly aromatic.

T- Oranges, a tiny bit of yeast, some slight pepper, a hint of orange peel, finishes with some slight funk of hay and straw. Aftertaste of oranges and a little bit of lemon zest.

M- Medium bodied, decent carb, smooth.

O- A little bit of a different take on a tripel, I wouldn't say I was a huge fan but it was definitely interesting and a little bit different style then your typical Cantillon. It was cool to try on Zwanze Day but I probably wouldn't seek out a bottle especially considering they'll be next to impossible to find.

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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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