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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 524
Gots: 197 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-23-2002)
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Photo of woosterbill
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from 2010, poured into a goblet in a backyard in Brussels. The first bottle to grace my new Lambic basket!

A: Hazy orange-gold body under a transient, coarse white head that flees into a ring. Light lace. Pretty good.

S: Fruity - grapes with tropical nuances, lemon and green apple - some mustardy Cantillon funk, and a lovely hint of dry, mineral-laden earthiness. Terrific.

T: Very tart lemony sourness up front, with some grassy and mustardy funkiness in the middle and a heavily grapey, dry finish. Lots of rich grape flavors on the long, delicious aftertaste. Fantastic.

M: Creamy, frothy medium body. Very nice.

O: Yet another winner of a fruit beer from Cantillon. I'm glad I got this one to go at De Heeren van Liedekerke, and just wish that it were easier to find stateside.


woosterbill, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

trxxpaxxs, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of BeRanger
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

BeRanger, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

December 2008 vintage (opened in Mar 2012)

Appearance – A light amber, golden peach color. Hazy, but lets a lot of light through. Head is light with no signs of lacing.

Smell – Sour muscat grapes, vinegar, oak.

Taste –Like the smell; sour grapes with a hint of vinegar and a touch of oak.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated, thin, with a sour bite.

Drinkability – A decent lambic, but a bit too sour for me to find highly drinkable.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle of 2004 cracked open 7 years later....

appearance is golden with a thick fluffy white head. A small sip brings incredible sweetness followed by sour. The aftertaste is incredibly dry, almost like sucking on a block of salt. Definitely a sour from the nose to taste and followthrough. It's got intense sweetness that's followed by a dry dry, Mouth-Puckering sourness. Incredible beer that manages to stay drinkable to the end.

ThePorterSorter, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ReadBaron for this great brew.

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a nice cloudy straw color with a nice finger of off white head.

Smell – Lots of horse blanket, must, barnyard and brett funk, oak, white grapes, and lemon zest.

Taste – More sour than expected but enjoyable nonetheless. More sour lemon/lemon zest than grapes. A nice oak flavor mixed with must and funk midway, and slight grape tannins at the end.

Mouthfeel – Medium to lighter bodied, sprtizy carbonation, finishes tart and dry.

Overall – A good lambic from Cantillon, but not my favorite. Still, very tasty.

SpdKilz, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Winslow
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Winslow, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: bottle at Monk's, Philly, PA
2010 vintage

Normally I wouldn't pay a whopping $45 for a bottle at the bar, but my friend wanted to try a "good lambic," not caring about the price, so I picked this one out and he paid, as I'd probably never consider having this one by myself. He hated it of course, but he's still a novice. More for me. I'm not big on Cantillon or lambics in general, but this is probably one of the best I've had from them.

Poured into a Cantillon balloon glass, this beer was a light golden-peach color, mostly clear, but a little foggy from sediment towards the end; a minimal layer of delicate bubbles capped it off, with no real retention or lacing to speak of. Aroma of pale malts, white wine, and some musty funk. Taste of fresh cut grass, white wine, apple skins, oak, a dash of Champagne, with an ubiquitous mild funkiness throughout. Very nice, very delicate. Sour, but not lip-puckering. (Though it should be noticed that this followed a Russian River Supplication, so my palate might have been biased.) Light-bodied more or less, and very enjoyable overall.

Rifugium, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2000 vintage shared by Scotty (hooliganlife). Poured into snifter.

A - Pours a hazy orange color, off-white colored head, thin collar, and some wisps on top.

S - Nice fruity aroma, oak, light acidic notes, some grape/vinegar combo in there too. There's a nice mustiness that comes with the almost 12 years of age, which mellows of the vinegar.

T - Nice sour/tart notes, the grapes aren't up-front as much as I was expecting, light acidic notes, old musty barn from all the age, and light oak. Really good stuff and the age has really taken this one to another level.

M - Light, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - A really nice-drinking lambic that has benefitted from the age, IMO. Awesome of Scotty to share this with me, and it's something I'll be chasing to get a hold of more. This destroyed the '08 St. Lamvinus that we opened directly after. Excellent stuff.

Sean9689, Mar 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

oldp0rt, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of orangesol
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to the Holland's for bringing this one to our gueuze tasting. A 750ml bottle from 2007.

A - Pours a beautiful slightly hazy straw yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass. A very nice looking beer.

S - The shear amount of old basement must in this beer is staggering. It completely overpowers the nose from the get go. It dies down a little bit as it warms up offering hints of vinous grape skins and a bit of lemon but this one is all funk.

T - Starts off with, you guessed it, a ton of wet basement funk that really never leaves the picture. As the funk dies down you get hints of tart sourness, vinous grape skins, lemon and dry oak. Not as sour as I was expecting, yet way more funk than I was expecting. Finish is pretty dry, lingering for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The funk is very strong, leaving the pallet quite dry, clinging to the pallet long after consumption.

O - I think this may be the mustiest beer I have ever had. It overpowers most of the other flavors and made the beer fairly hard to finish. With all that said I still enjoyed it for what it was. I will have to give this one another chance in the future.

orangesol, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

sholland119, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 930 ratings.