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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

872 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 872
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 513
Gots: 189 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-23-2002)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i had the esteemed pleasure of having this on tap and in a bottle just one day apart, which is not only a rare treat, but something to almost feel guilty about, beer this sought after and all, but i am thankful and will remain that way. this beer, for carrying so much hype, isnt as distinct as i expected it to be, and in fact is an awful lot like the classic gueuze itself. i think the grapes are a little more vibrant in the on tap version, but the properties of both are quite similar honestly. the bottle pours hazy golden, still looking, but with a short white head. as per cantillon usual, there is as much funk as there is sour here, tons of musty oak in the nose, and i get the lambic part of it long before i get any fruit. the fruit is a little more dramatic in the flavor than the nose, and has a sweetness to it. more of a riesling thing to me than a muscat one, although i dont drink a ton of white wine, i get that vibe from it. the oak is nice on it, really robust and mellowing, and the sourness too is tempered by it. tart for sure, especially in the finish, mouth watering like crazy, but the fruit doesnt add as much to it as either of the berry beers they do, and certainly not as interesting as the elderflower mamouche i had earlier in the week. its hard when comparing so many world class sour beers, but for me, the fruit is lost a little in this one, not as radiant and memorable as others they make. i love the complexity and the ancient feel to this, how truly high quality it is is certainly obvious, but im not sure the grapes make it any more special than the lambic is in isolation. nice dry but mouth watering finish, good acidity, and maybe a touch undercarbed. overall outstanding beer, but not my favorite cantillon brew by any measure.

StonedTrippin, Jun 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Really liked this beer.

Pours a nice gold beer. Nice head. Smells like funky yeast, apricots. Taste is really nice. This is the best apricot/peach beer I've had. It not only tastes like apricot, but it also tastes like apricot pits. The flavor is very intense. Body is on the thick side due to apricot puree (my guess).

JulioH, Sep 12, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%

750ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass
Bottled in Oct 2013

Appearance: Vigneronne pours a lightly clouded bright golden-yellow with streaks of orange. A rough pour yields a small white head that fizzes away pretty quickly and doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. 4

Smell: Mmmm, this smells fantastic. The nose is chock full of fantastic Cantillon funk, with a touch of fruity grape that grows as the beer warms. Notes include: Musty basements, dry grass, old hay, some wood, lemon, tannic grape skins and tart white grape. 4.75

Taste: The flavour isn't quite as tart as I expected, but is nonetheless delicious. There is a moderate tart white grape character , combining with grape skins, a floral/medowy character, mustiness, green apple, lemon, some vinegar, dry grass and a little white wine. 4.25

Mouthfeel: The body is fuller than light and fairly typical for a fruited lambic, while the carbonation is of a lower level. 4.5

Overall: Another great fruit lambic from Cantillon and one I will buy whenever I get the chance. 4.5

Thehuntmaster, Sep 05, 2014
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Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.