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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 969
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 537
Gots: 200 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-23-2002)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev 0%
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
Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle from late 2012, generously shared by Dustin at our crazy bottle share last night, 10/5/2013. Poured into a Zwanze 2013 glass.

Review #227.

Pours a hazy golden straw body with surprisingly less effervescence than other Cantillons. Lacing is thicker and retains very well. This is a very pretty, light-coloured sour compared to the others I've had.

Compared to Cuvée St-Gilloise, this has a lot more of the classic musty Brasserie funk that I get in the Classic.. although not as full-bore as the Classic is. I love it, some people hate it but its such an unique smell that I've come to enjoy very much. The nice thing about this is that there are this crisp, tart grape notes that smells so incredibly refreshing. Smells somewhat sour, mostly vinegar.

This isn't the most sour Cantillon out there, but it is probably the most refreshing one I've had. It's sour, but also has a very nice tartness to it, which I imagine are from the grapes. A bit of lemon acidity, white grape tartness all complementing the horse blanket funk of the base lambic. Its a very clean beer with a lot of different, yet complementary flavours.

Lighter body, very well-carbonated, easy to drink with a dry, tart grape-y finish. Gets some more acidity as the beer warms up.

An enjoyable one to drink. I came into this one not expecting too much out of this Cantillon, but this one definitely exceeded expectations. So clean, crisp, sour, funky and fruity all in once. I highly recommend this one!

Stevedore, Oct 07, 2013
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Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.