Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by SamuraiJack:
3.8/5 rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
This is an astonishing beer. It is truly like nothing I've ever tasted before. I'm very glad I've had it, but to be honest I doubt I'll ever drink it again. It's a very good beer, but it's kind of like seeing the movie American History X... it's a huge accomplishment, it's brilliantly done but you're rather not have to go through that experience again.
The aromas assault you as soon as you open the beer. Horseblanket? Try outhouse or feedlot on a sunny day. Wow!! There is some serious yeasty funk going on here!!
First pour shows a pretty gorgeous coppery orange. There are noticable variations in the colour from the out of control carbonation and the clouds of tiny floaters. Head is rather thin, but forms an excellent sticky lace.
Once poured, the aromas are still dominated by barnyard odors, but now there are some nice toasty oat notes as well as a noticably grapey touch.
The first sip of this beer is a shock. Your teeth stick to your lips and it is as if there is suddenly no spit left in your body. Tart is a true understatement here. Tart and intensly tanic as well. The tartness then begins to fade a bit, and other flavours reveal themselves. Some yeast and funk peek their heads out to say "yes, this really is a lambic after all." There is a nice soft body, a bit heavier than some lambics despite the carbonation. The finish is thinner and is still dominated by the tartness, but now there are strong grape notes and even some tropical fruit.
Incredible flavours, Incredible experience. I honestly didn't think I was going to be able to drink this at first - but it just became more and more interesting to me. This is a seriously challenging beer. But it's worth the effort to experience something as totally different as this is.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2003 22:52:00 | More by SamuraiJack
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4.49/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours crystal clear pale yellow orange. Frothy bright white bubbled head. Fades quick. Nicely carbonated.
S: Loon funk. Dry barnyard. Dusty. Dry oak. White wine grapes.
T: Prickly carbonation. Sourness on the tip of tongue.
M: Light bodied.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:36:43 | More by inlimbo77
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.