Cantillon Zwanze 2016

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Cantillon Zwanze 2016 is the ninth release in the Zwanze series of beers. This series has been released every year since 2008, and beginning in 2011, with a coordinated celebration around the world at various beer bars, breweries, and restaurants. The 2016 edition is a lambic with raspberries, blueberries, and vanilla added. It was served around the world for Zwanze Day on October 1, 2016.

History / Other Notes

For Zwanze 2016, the brewery decided to loosely follow a recipe that was used for Cantillon Framboise. According to Jean, "now the Zwanze 2016, I think, will be a beer we used to produce in the 80s and 90s: the old framboise Cantillon. When we used raspberries from Belgium, the taste was nice, but the color was not so beautiful. It was a bit old rose. To get a bit more color to the beer, we blended the raspberry beer with 25 percent of cherry Lambic and a bit of vanilla." [1]

For Zwanze 2016, raspberry lambic was blended with blueberry lambic with a small addition of vanilla added for flavor. The ratios are 82% rapberry lambic to 18% blueberry lambic with .05% vanilla added.


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  1. Interview with Jean Van Roy -

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