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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

834 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 834
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 503
Gots: 188 | FT: 15
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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ber12

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-20-2013 02:54:14 | More by ber12
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-19-2013 19:13:05 | More by ChrisPro
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%

Consumed 1/18/13

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
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

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
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-18-2013 19:36:02 | More by Jason
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-18-2013 01:57:08 | More by yourefragile
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-17-2013 19:17:58 | More by brandoman63
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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-16-2013 21:31:26 | More by jbuddle
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-13-2013 04:35:46 | More by RedneckBeerz
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bobertkuekn

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-13-2013 00:25:20 | More by bobertkuekn
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wesbray

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-11-2013 05:36:37 | More by wesbray
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-09-2013 21:03:18 | More by July2Nov
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-09-2013 18:33:06 | More by Luk13
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cfrances33

Illinois

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
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-01-2013 23:48:06 | More by SPRichard
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canucklehead

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
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-28-2012 14:38:41 | More by AlexFields
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-27-2012 02:22:18 | More by ckeegan04
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-26-2012 15:35:08 | More by DaveHack
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-21-2012 04:52:46 | More by chippo33
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-16-2012 04:15:58 | More by teddyarrowhead
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cmoody91

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-13-2012 02:03:18 | More by cmoody91
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-02-2012 21:17:13 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-01-2012 22:53:52 | More by rolltide8425
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samEBC

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-01-2012 22:09:17 | More by samEBC
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 834 ratings.