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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

986 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 555
Gots: 202 | FT: 18
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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Photo of mdaschaf
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head that recedes quickly only leaving a very thin ring of white on top. Lacing forms and is gone very quickly from the sides of the glass.

S: Definitely get the muscat grapes, green grapes, some lemon and citrus mixed with a little mustiness. Definitely a tartness as well.

T: Definitely reminds me of white wine with some of the white grape flavors up front. This transitions to a bit more of a tart citrus flavor in the middle with some lemon and a little green apple, very tangy.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: Another fantastic beer from Cantillon, I just can't get enough.

Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jaasen64
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle purchased at Deep Ellum. Talked two other random guys sitting at the bar next to me who had never had Cantillon into splitting a bottle with me. Cost $40. Poured into small wine glasses. Cork says bottled in 2011.

A- Pours a translucent slightly peach golden color with decent carbonation and a thin layer of bubbly white head that slowly resides to leave almost no head. Not as much head as I was expecting. Coated the sides of the glass with lacing that receded back into the glass fairly fast.

S- Aromas of fairly tart muscat grapes, some light musty funk going on, a tiny bit of oak. Very aromatic- could smell right away when the bar tender was pouring the beer, even one of the other bar tenders commented on it.

T- Tart muscat grapes with a little bit of musty funk although not as much as the smell. A tiny bit of oak. Not as tart, sour, or complex as other Cantillons I've had, but overall a very pleasant, enjoyable flavor.

M- Fairly thin, nice carbonation that fits the style very well, very drinkable, finishes fairly dry.

O- This was another great Cantillon, however I can't say I like it as much as others that I've had. Although like other Cantillons I've had it was almost perfect for the style and left me craving for more. Even the guys I split it with were very glad I introduced them to Cantillon and had no remorse over paying the fairly high price tag. Overall very good and I'd recommend it to anyone. Don't expect anything extremely sour or over the top funky, just a very enjoyable slightly funky muscat grape flavored beer.

Photo of lpotter
5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tewaris
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Steasy66, thanks!

Hazy amber with a medium head, ok retention, ok lacing. Funky (manure), musty and slightly acidic aroma. Clean and mildly tart taste; wine notes come through (grape peel) and dry white wine tannins linger.

Mouthfeel is good as with all Cantillon, light and dry. One of my favorite 'loons.

4, 4, 4, 4.5, 4.5

Photo of Auracom
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Jeff. 4-5 oz. poured in an FFF Rastal on August 17th, 2012.

A - Look almost identical to what I recall from the Classic Gueuze. Murky-yellow coloring. Virtually no head to speak of.

S - Plentiful white grape skins, dry grassy and spring notes, and a bit of lemon vinegar.

T - Considerably less sour than Classic. The muscat grapes are quite unique, the taste is soft and subtle through rear-palate. it is well balanced throughout.

M - Light body, appropriate carbonation, dry finish.

D - Among the most drinkable of Cantillons I've had so far because the sourness isn't absurd yet the flavor is still inviting.

Photo of FullObs
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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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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4.25/5  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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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
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.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
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.

Photo of claspada
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.

Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.