Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.16/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 2/11/13, bottled Nov, 5, 2009
A slight haze in golden orange body, hard pour give only a noisy, fizzy, cola like film that's gone in seconds leaving no lace
S mellow funk, wet wood, lemon and orange, dried hay, musty grapes, a hint of caramel, and some leafy herbal notes
T more grapes then the nose and just a hint of vinegar, not too far from the nose, just a faint hint of vanilla seems a little out of place but everything works well together
M medium bodied, low carbonation but not flat, very slick on the palate, slightly sour and tart but its quite mellow, funk, citrus and grape linger on the finish
O quite easy to drink, not overly sour, interesting brew to say the least, not my favorite Cantillon but I could easily drink another bottle on my own
I'm glad I finally got around to trying this one, I had a little stash of Cantillon that I forgot about a ways back and I'm just getting to them now. With 4 years on this bottle I'd love to try a fresh bottling for comparisons sake
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 17:15:37 | More by wordemupg
4.31/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Monks
Appearance: Ugly murky copper, no head.
Nose: At first it's overwhelmingly funky, like rotten grapes. After a you really get into it though the nose opens up and is really interesting. Typical herbal, musty Cantillon funk, lemon peel, sweet vinous notes, a hint of earthy oak.
Taste: Huge tart grape character, like a very acidic white wine. Vibrant lemon and lime, grassy haybale, vanilla oak. Clean and complex.
Mouthfeel: Not much in the way of carbonation, but still plenty drinkable.
Overall: A great one, the muscat grapes add a hint of sweetness and an extra layer of complexity.
Serving type: on-tap
10-20-2013 05:06:51 | More by fdig23
4.49/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
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!
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2013 04:48:41 | More by Stevedore
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
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