Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.31/5 rDev -1.6%
Split with Goblinmunkey7
RIP my cheap bottle opener/corkscrew, 2009-2013
Appearance: Lightly hazy, gold/straw - small, white head - fades to a tiny cap and an elegant ring - not much lacing, but this is forgivable
Smell: Sour, tart, and lovely - gently acidic, with some lemon and other light fruit skins - tart apples, and some white grapes - lightly musty, wet, and damp - wet, chewy smelling wood
Taste: Sour and complex - acidic and lactic sour, distinctively Cantillon - wet, damp, and musty, with some hay and horse - simultaneously clean, with some crisp, light fruits - tart apple skins, with some white grapes - a nice undercurrent of lemon in the background - funky, and lightly sweet
Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely smooth, somewhat refreshing, could use more carbonation
Overall: I can't spell "Vigneronne" but I can't complain about anything else in this beer
Cantillon is consistently fantastic. This is no exception. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to try this. I'm curious what a couple of years of age would do to this, since it's already so balanced.
01-18-2013 23:03:19 | More by angrybabboon
4.61/5 rDev +5.3%
Big thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.
Appearance: Slightly hazy dark yellow/gold. Tiny bright-white collar. Minimal carbonation. Glows when held to light.
Smell: Fruity. Grape skin and flesh with a touch of peachy goodness. Layers of funk and a light earthy oakiness. Lemon rind. Citric bite on the back. Touches of hay and grass layered over a slight white wine. Floral. Some orange and apple, very mild. Nicely complex. Some pale malt in the back.
Taste: Grapes everywhere. Skin, flesh, and wine. Slightly acetic with a bigger citric bite. Minor oakiness runs through the back. Touches of funkiness. Lemon juice with a touch of rind. Soft peach with some apple. Vinous with a touch of spritzer. Earthy. Hay and some pale malt in the back. So much grape in a tart, white wine, way. Floral.
Mouthfeel: Minimal carbonation. Body runs medium with a push toward light. Smooth and dry at the same time.
Overall: Loon hunting season is open.
Nice soft fruitiness with the Cantillon funk. Yet another beer that I need more of and will never see. Time machines are coming right?
01-18-2013 22:54:08 | More by Goblinmunkey7
4.65/5 rDev +6.2%
2011 bottle, shared at Prohibition Pig in Waterbury. Poured into a snifter.
Pour: A mostly clear yellow orange, with a finger of fizzy white head. The head somehow manages to hang around for most of the glass, and leaves a little lacing.
Smell: Big funky Cantillon lambic base up front, followed by some white grape must and oak. Lots of lactic character, and some light breadyness.
Taste: Big lactic white grapes up front, and some sour lemon juice. Quite a bit of barnyard funk, and some bready sweetness. Finishes sour with lactic lemons and grapes.
Mouthfeel: Really nice prickly sourness, and the carb is perfect. Not puckering at all. Really drinkable.
Overall: I didn't think I'd like this more than St. Lam, and I definitely do. Fantastic beer.
01-07-2013 17:49:47 | More by cfrances33
British Columbia (Canada)
4.43/5 rDev +1.1%
This bottle was over a year old when I bought it but that only seems to make it more tart and almost austere at times. I love a good lambic since it shows the real limit of beer at the sour end; this is a 5% ABV that is extreme in the way it takes funky yeast flavours, fino sherry flavours and at times a taste like an old Normandy Cider combined with a bracing tartness. One of the most intense lambics I have ever had but still totally drinkable and very complex for the style.
01-01-2013 20:29:39 | More by canucklehead
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
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