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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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890 Ratings

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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 512
Gots: 191 | FT: 16
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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5/5  rDev +13.6%

coriswrasse, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

gpawned, Aug 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

NuclearRich, Aug 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

theGlasstronaut, Aug 15, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a footed glass at the Mikkeller bar in SF. From notes. Reviewed 10 August 2013.

A: Hazy translucent brown-gold-hay.

S: Generic lambic, but a little sweet. Funky. Wait, I was wrong. The more I sniff, the more dizzying and intoxicating it becomes.

T: Oh wow. This is good. Tart and fruity. Chill and relaxed. Perhaps one of the best sours I've tasted. I like the grapes, I like the funk. I love this beer.

M: Thin, tart, and bright.

O: Highly recommended. Would love to have again. Exceptional.

AgentMunky, Aug 15, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampled from a 750ml bottle at Moder Lambic. Beautifully presented in a wicker basket and carefully poured by the waiter. Golden and clear with a small white head. Aroma is white grapes. Flavor follows. Very crisp and clean with a firm bite that doesn't overpower. Dry but with the perception of a mild sweetness. A fine feel with a medium yet firm carbonation. This is a fantastic beer with outstanding wine influences.

GJ40, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

nataku00, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

cp45, Aug 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

mc4z, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

greg4579, Aug 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

ThrashMaster, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

LSUPT, Aug 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

aorloski, Aug 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

madtowndmb1, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

sustyhops, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

eggs, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

GonzoHomebrewer, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of gcamparone
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Cantillon tulip glass. Purchased in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a hazy dull orange-hay colored body with a fast moving, fizzy white head that rises quickly and reduces just as quickly. Lots of fast moving carbonation. No lacing.

S- Smells pretty acidic, particularly citrusy with aromas of oranges, funky yeast, lemon peel, hay, and a musty, wet wood aroma in the background. Malt is definitely present. The last few sips produce a cheesy aroma.

T- The second it hits your tongue, Vigneronne's wild yeast punches you in the taste buds with a sour burst of lemon juice, tart grapes, sour apple, and orange juice. The follow through is woody, musty, and full of citrus rind, but the sharp tart fruit notes really take center stage here. Very forward with the brett and quite tasty. Aftertaste is tart and very dry.

M- Super crisp and refreshing. I downed the first glass in under a minute because it is that drinkable and thirst quenching.

This was my second Cantillon beer, and I have to say that it also lived up the the hype. The puckering tartness works perfectly here. Extremely balanced. Maybe a little less complex than other sours I've tried, but nonetheless world class.

gcamparone, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Caudalie, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Pecan, Jul 22, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle of Cantillon Vigeronne 2012 courtesy of fthomasl

Lightly hazed electric orange. Not much for retention or lacing, pretty typical Cantillon pour.

Nose is an interesting combo of musty basement, sharp acidity and grape juice. Definitely get the brett presence.

Wow...this is amazeballs. How can you get this much sweet grape winey-ness and sharp acitidity to balance with the delicate brett over such a light grain bill. The white grapes really shine. This might be my favorite Cantillon I have had to date. Thanks Frank!

twiggamortis420, Jul 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Whitea17, Jul 17, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle served from a lambic basket into a Zwanze Day taster glass. 2009 vintage. Big thanks to sweemzander for the share.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a minimal white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a to very thin ring. No lace.

S: White wine grapes with some light wheat sweetness. Very soft with tart white grape aspect. Light oak.

T: Oaky and funky with some white grape tartness. Dry oaky tannins with a little bit of mineral in the finish.

M: Light and bubbly carbonation. Tart and dry finish with a light body.

O: Very good. Not over the top with sourness or tartness, but it has enough of oak and white grape tartness to draw you back in.

Treebs, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

mrfrancis, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jkane101, Jul 14, 2013
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.