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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

984 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 550
Gots: 203 | 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 thagr81us
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.

Photo of Holland
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Centennial
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of rodkin
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.

Photo of durwoodx
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jmarsh123
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!

Photo of ADZA
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.

Photo of tylermains
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of pohldogg356
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of markeyri
5/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

Photo of BeerThursdays
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of auroracrisis
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Agold
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.

Photo of shleepy
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into a tumbler glass. Bought and drank in Brussels. ~6 month old bottle, so quite fresh.

A: Small head, quickly faded away. Burnt golden color.

S: Sweet grapes, apricots/peaches. A hint of sourness, and maybe just a little funk.

T: Grape and apricot juice-like. Very sour and very fruity. Not much funk, if any.

M: Low carbonation, lots of acidity.

O: I think it's actually more apricot-like than grape-like. Delicious, either way. Note that if you get an older bottle (and you probably will), it will probably have a lot more funk and at least a bit less fruitiness.

Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had as part of the "Evening with Cantillon" event at the Belgian Beer Cafe Eureka, part of Melbourne's Good Beer Week.

Yep, it's that classic Cantillon look. Hazy golden hue, with a firm white head that persists as a solid if marginal film. Decent sudsy lace, and a light but firm body. Looks good.

Nose is crisp and vinous, with a slightly oaky character like aged chardonnay. Classic rubbery aroma as well, like the gas tube for a Bunsen burner. Quite leafy as well, with the vinous characters giving a slightly herbal, rubber-plant flesh kind of aroma. Interesting.

Palate is initially clear, but is hit quickly with a crisp, direct sharp intensity of acid. It's almost a crystalline clarity, as the palate feels a little empty apart from this. The herbal notes fight in the background, giving a sharp brutal beating. There's hidden classic lambic characters, but they're subtle, and overwhelmed by the other, more brusque flavours.

Not a bad drop, but it certainly seems harsher and less refined than some other Cantillon beers. There's a rugged unapologetic nature to this brew which makes it less approachable than others, even if you're forced to respect it.

Photo of thewimperoo
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bottled November 24, 2011, best before December, 2012, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a finger of white head.

S- Big funky aroma, lots of lemon citrus, some oak and white grapes. Very bright and refreshing.

T- Bracing tartness, big lemony citric acidity, nice hay and apple orchard funk, earthy and mineralic, very dry white grapes with some dry oak.

M- Medium bodied, carbonation slightly low, has a smooth and dry feel.

O- A delicious lambic, Cantillon doesn't disappoint.

Photo of aasher
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes from Dark Lord Day '12, generously shared my Rempo. I'm not sure which vintage though.

This beer poured a light bodied Belgian pale esque gold in color with a slight white lacing around the glass and moderate carbonation. The aromas are very earthy, funky, floral, and herbal. It has some tea leaf to it. The flavors are dry and musty, funky, earthy, have some grassy hay to them, feature lit acidity and is somewhat citric. It drinks very light and dry. It has a moderate bite from the carbonation. The aftertaste leaves a resonating flavor or herbal spice which I really appreciated. I really liked this one. It was different than I expected.

Photo of farmhousebound
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage.

A: hazy pale straw-orange.

S: blueberry-lemon. sweet and sour. big fruitiness.

T: more of the same. beautiful. not puckering. dry(ish) tart finish.

M: close to perfect. medium bodied, juicy, a bit creamy.

O: first try for me on this one. not even close to buyer's remorse.

find it, don't overpay for it, and drink it.

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