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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

984 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 550
Gots: 203 | FT: 18
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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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.

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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!

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Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 984 ratings.