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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

969 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 969
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 537
Gots: 201 | FT: 20
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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5/5  rDev +13.6%

beerwolf77, Aug 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

patm1986, Aug 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

will1256, Jul 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

rmaste6282, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1416th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Taster
750 ml

2010 Vintage
Bottleshare in Chicago.

App- Like Most cantillons is a small yellow with some highlights in it. A bit of a small head formed and then was gone rather quickly.

Smell- More of a must bark smell from the grapes IMO. A stronger brightness vs. funk on the nose with tannic, oak and bark.

Taste- This was a very tasty lambic. The fruit from the grape and the floral notes came out more. A little bit dryer than I was expecting but quite flavorful.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium dry carbonation. A residual oak and tannic flavor remained.

Drink- Like all Loons, they are good. Some just arent as good as other loons.

FosterJM, Jul 28, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle split three ways on 7.24.12 between myself, Greg and Jake.

A - Pours a cloudy, golden orange with a white head that clings to the edges.

S - Sweet and almost floral - wild flowers.

T - Sweet white grapes, a subtle smooth funk. It made me think of the Asain Muscat candy.

D - Creamy smooth, subtle with good carbonation and a light body.

O - Sweet and subtle tartness. Cantillon does no wrong.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 27, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Slight white head over an inviting warm golden amber coloured cloudy liquid.

S: Sour funk, yeast, grassy hops and white grapes.

T: Sweet white grapes and grassy hops followed by yeast and sour funk. Indescribably beautiful.

M: Refreshing medium viscosity and a low level of carbonation. Perfect.

O: Unbelievable, it is beers such as this that give Cantillon the reputation that it deserves.

DaftCaskBC, Jul 26, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-cloudy golden color with a frothy head that dissipates quickly, leaving a few strands of lace.

Aromas begin with that unmistakable Cantillon, funky Brett yeast aromatics; underneath there is a hint of white grape muscat and vinous oak.

The taste begin with the sourness which is bold and builds from there. There is this sweet white grape flavor underneath that provides an incredible contrast. As it warms you get more of the rustic, hay, barnyard; after the swallow, the sweet white grape flavor becomes a little easier to discern but is still dominated by the sour flavors of citrus pith.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Finish is a contrast between sweet fruitiness and white vinous oaky dryness.

Overall this is a super offering once again from the ever impressive Cantillon. Another winner and a nice change of pace the traditional darker fruited lambics. Definitely with your time and well worth seeking out for fans of the style.

claspada, Jul 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

acurtis, Jul 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

leschkie, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was a part of cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Shared by cmrillo at his own party! Served from bottle into a Cantillon taster flute. Poured a golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, white grape, wood, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, sweet fruit, grape, tart, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. The grapes really took the headliner of this show as they were very well pronounced and very well integrated throughout the aroma and the flavor. This one was really quite easy to drink as there wasn’t really that much of a sour or tart aspect like most people thing when they have a brew like this. A really well done brew from one of my favorite breweries. Hope to try many from them in the future and I hope you are able to do the same.

thagr81us, Jul 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Holland, Jul 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Centennial, Jul 08, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orangish yellow. Small head, little ring around the glass, light lacing. Kind of reminds me of some brand of pear juice.

Smell is sweet and tart green grapes, kind of wine-like smell. Some slight funk, but really the grape is coming through strongest. Maybe some apple in there. Pretty sweet, but the tart balances it a bit. Smells good.

Taste is a bit funkier. Green grape upfront, some apple, oak, some strong tartness, but not vinegary. A little bit of mustiness, maybe some hay. Kind of wine-like finish. Super tasty. Gets better as it warms.

Mouthfeel is just excellent. Light spritzy carbonation, a little light but not water-thin. Carbonation is just fantastic, lightly tickles on the way down.

Really drinkable, really tasty.

rodkin, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

durwoodx, Jul 06, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy light straw with a creamy white head that stuck around for a while.

Classic Cantillon aromas. Lots of funk and acidity. Loads of tart white grape and oak above and beyond this.

Lots of good mustiness along with heavy sourness and drying oak. Lots of white grape flavor and finishes very dry. Fantastic all the way through.

Lighter bodied with high carbonation levels.

One of the best Cantillons I've ever had. The extra acidity and grape presence is great. Will definitely seek out again!

jmarsh123, Jul 01, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I cant believe i have not had this its definately something im keen to try and pours a murky apricot hue with a fast vanishing sparkling one finger head,the smell is wet hay,green apples,vinegar and typical lambic funkiness,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and has tastes of green apples,white sour grapes,barnhouse funk but not as much as the other lambics,a touch of vinegar,warhead lollies and finished just like a granny smith apple being sweet and sour,overall its a nice pleasant Lambic which isnt as full on as the others and a nice match of lambic and grape cheers.

ADZA, Jun 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

tylermains, Jun 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

pohldogg356, Jun 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

markeyri, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of kjyost
3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL capped & corked bottle shared at a recent bottle poured into ~5oz glass at ~6C. From notes.

Pours a clear straw to orange with minimal head. Nose of apple juice, chardonnay and a hint of smoke. Light tartness with fruity finish. Wine like. Clean sourness on palate. Enjoyable, though nothing that really jumps out at you. After drinking it I was informed it was aged in wine barrels. Makes sense, just not my favourite Cantillon beer.

kjyost, Jun 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

BeerThursdays, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jun 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

auroracrisis, Jun 08, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Good lord. '97 vintage twice in 2 days? How the fuck does this happen. I love you Philly beer week. Thank you so much to mat and lauren and everyone else.

The beer pours and a surprising little head emerges on top of a burnt orange cloudy beer. Aroma is astounding, very little oxidation if any, lots of rich vinous aromas. The white grapes are not as pronounced as a fresh bottle, but they are definitely still there.

Aging beer was once described to me as being much like wood working. An object is artfully crafted and is beautiful to start out with, and aging a beer is like sanding that piece. Removing all the rough and sharp edges. Sometimes this is not desirable in either case, but sometimes it takes something amazing and improves on it. This is much more like the latter. Though the beer is much more sour, the flavors are very soft and full and smooth. Lots of winelike flavors, a bit of vinegar, and lots of lactic acid. The funk is hard to place, somewhere between sweaty and dusty and moldy. Mouthfeel was dry, but as I would expect from a beer this old it got flat pretty quickly.mOutstanding beer, even better experience.

Agold, Jun 04, 2012
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.