In the early 50’s, Paul Cantillon tried blending Lambic and oranges. The result wasn’t exactly spectacular.
The refermentation in the bottles was so strong, that the brewery workers at the time were forced to sprint past the bottles through the cellar in order to avoid being hit by popping corks and drenched in beer.
So 70 years later, they made a special blend of Lambic and citrus, a blend featuring mostly oranges.
The acidity of the beer and the fruit and the freshness of the citrus in contrast to the bitterness of their zests makes for a particularly thirst-quenching Zwanze. The name Parasol will remind Belgians of a certain age of the orange-flavored soft-drink of the same name back in the day
Cantillon Parasol Zwanze 2021