Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 838 | Reviews: 283 | Display Reviews Only:
4.33/5 rDev -1.4%
750 ml bottle at Monks Cafe Bottled (Nov 23 2012)
A- Dark Golden hay color, minimal head, nice bubbles stuck to the side of the glass
S- The aroma is amazing, classic funky Cantillon aroma, but more subtle than most Cantillon that i've had. Sour lemon, sour white grape notes, malt comes out as well, nice musky notes.
T- The taste is delicious, so refreshing, very easy to drink for being sour and puckering. Sour lemon, white grape, barnyard funk.
M- Light/medium mouthfeel, clean drinking, dry finish, well carbonated.
O- I have yet to have a Cantillon beer that i've had any problems with, always delicious, always satisfying, this beer is no exception.
09-26-2013 02:49:18 | More by Chriscrundwell12
4.51/5 rDev +2.7%
A-Cloudy bright orange, one finger head.
S-Oak, mild funk, grapes very musty.
T-Woah. Musty as all hell, in a good way. Then wheat and oak round it out. The balance is perfect. The grape must and wheat is perfect.
M-Medium bodied, some carbonation.
O-What a beer. The best Cantillon I had that day, perfect balance.
09-19-2013 00:09:37 | More by rlee1390
4.23/5 rDev -3.6%
750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.
Appearance - Very hazy orange body. Nice white head that settles to a thick collar.
Smell - Acidic and very citrusy. Lemon and orange. Musty hay. If I think about it, I can imagine it smelling like grapes.
Taste - Huge citrus flavor here. Much more lemon than any grape flavor, although I get the grapes more here than in the nose. Grain, hay, and all the standard Cantillon lambic flavors. The sourness is strong and blends well with the grape sweetness.
Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Strong sourness, but never overbearing.
Overall - This is great. Nothing like what I expected from a grape lambic.
09-16-2013 02:16:44 | More by Alieniloquium
4.8/5 rDev +9.3%
750 ml acquired in trade. Bottled 2011. Consumed on 9/15/2013.
Pours a golden apricot color, hazy, with traditional looking head for the style. Looks beautiful with the sun shining through.
The aroma on this shows big standard gueuze whiffs of lemon peal, apple, apricot, lime, and hints of funk. Also coming through is some white, not like Chardonnay, but lighter and delicate, as well as raspberry and some floral notes.
On the palate you get lemon meringue, apricot, and white grapes. That's it! But it's still pretty close to fridge temperatures so I'm sure more flavors will rear their heads as it warms. This definitely sour, more so than say the classic gueuze, but I'm sure the two years age on it has added to the pucker. As it warms, funky/musty characters come out as well as deeper fruit flavors of pineapple and nectarine.
The mouthfeel on this is pretty traditional for a gueuze and the addition of muscat grapes hasn't changed it much. If anything perhaps a bit heavier but barely noticeable.
Overall I can say that this is worldclass and proof why American breweries are still playing catch up in both fruit based sours and traditional spontaneous fermentation examples. The grapes have made for a much brighter beer and fruitier style gueuze. This is a perfect beer to enjoy in the warm and lush green outdoors. It's VIBRANT.
Flaws? I can't seem to find any other than if this was a notch less sour it would be undeniably perfect.
09-16-2013 01:11:28 | More by MarcWP
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.