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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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984 Ratings

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 550
Gots: 202 | FT: 18
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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 -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.31/5  rDev -2%
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.

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4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
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?

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of cfrances33
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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