Mamouche

Two-year-old Lambic in which elderberry flowers have been soaked.

The character of the elderberry flowers lends this beer a very pronounced, floral taste that is nevertheless very refreshing.

Couleur :

light yellow

Alc :

5.5%

T° dégustation :

12-15 °C/54-59 °F

Conditionnement

  • 75 cl (actuellement disponible à la brasserie)
Limited to 2 bottles per person.

Le mot du Brasseur

The bushes start to flower at the end of May or in early June, and picking is done by the brewery’s staff. The fragrances and flavours of the elderberry flowers are very strong, so much so that we have to select lambics with enough character to enable us to strike the right balance between the beer and the flower. Soaking takes place very quickly, and two to three days are enough to obtain the floral and very fresh accents characteristic of Mamouche.

Histoire

Since 2008, once a year Cantillon Brewery has produced Zwanze, a special-edition beer that is completely different each time around, with Mamouche originally appearing as Zwanze 2009. This beer is completely different from anything else produced by Cantillon, and we decided to continue producing it on a regular basis. Mamouche is what the seven grandsons of the Van Roy-Cantillon family call their grandmother, Claude Cantillon. As such it is the counterpart of the Lou Pepe beers.