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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

886 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 886
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 513
Gots: 190 | FT: 16
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

leedorham, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle at Mecca(Cantillon).

Big fluffy white head that retains well on top of a slightly hazy deep golden orange body.

Has a sweet white grape smell to it along with the signature hay funky barnyardness of Cantillon.

Grape, green apple, grass, lots of cheese at the back end. There is some light sweetness.

Has a mellower tartness than I've experienced from some Loons but still bigger than most lambics out there. The carbonation is a little subdued with a medium body. It is so smooth. The saliva just doesn't stop flooding my mouth while drinking this.

I thoroughly enjoyed this. Damn.

MattSweatshirt, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ber12
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ber12, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

ChrisPro, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

angrybabboon, Jan 18, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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?

Goblinmunkey7, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Jason, Jan 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

brandoman63, Jan 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jbuddle, Jan 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

bobertkuekn, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

wesbray, Jan 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

July2Nov, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Luk13, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of cfrances33
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

cfrances33, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

SPRichard, Jan 01, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

canucklehead, Jan 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

AlexFields, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ckeegan04, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

DaveHack, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

chippo33, Dec 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

teddyarrowhead, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

cmoody91, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jhighlandbrewing, Dec 02, 2012
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 886 ratings.