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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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800 Ratings
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Ratings: 800
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 492
Gots: 184 | FT: 15
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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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jampics2

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/24/08, enjoyed at the wine bar across the street from Great Lakes 13 months later.

Nice straw colored beer with a mini white head.

Nose smells nice, mellow enough but nice hints of grapes, lemon, and just enough wildness from the brett. This is one of the more appealing pungent sours I've had, there's something about it that seems bright and crisp.

Taste is wonderful. An intense and awesome rush of sour but not too overpowering a burn like some other Cantillon beers can be. Lemons, wonderfully complex barnyard funk, bright and sharp without being too lactic. This is an extremely flavorful beer with restraint and balance, a rare thing to find.

Perfect carbonation and a nice body. This one was a great alternative for my fiancee and I to drink while our friends got some wine. I must say there are one or two Cantillons I enjoy more, but this was really awesome. One of the most drinkable extremely sour beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 13:59:47 | More by jampics2
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NYCWheatFanSC

New York

4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, slightly reddish gold with zero head - true to style.

S - Tart and sour fruits, hints of vinegar, and even a whiff of urine.

T - A good mix of fruity tartness and straight up barnyard funk, with a heavier emphasis on the latter. Bits of vinegar and salt.

M - very flat, rolls right along the palette quite nicely. A bit winey on the mouthfeel as a result. Can explore all the flavors this has to offer.

D - Not so sour as to destroy the palette, so more drinkable than say a 100% kriek. Nonetheless, I think Cantillon has some other offerings more to my likings.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 04:30:03 | More by NYCWheatFanSC
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champ103

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 2007 bottle

A: Pours a hazy golden/yellow color. A very minimal white head forms, and recedes to nothing in a second. Light lace.
S: Barnyard funky yeast up front. Sweet vanilla and oak aromas. White wine, grape tannins, and apple skins. Slightly sour and tart. Really inviting.
T: Funky barnyard yeast up front. A tart and light acidic flavor hits first. Light fruity flavors of lemon zest and grapes.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Very crisp and dry. The tart and sour character never takes over. Which makes this a good beer to sip on.

A solid beer from Cantillon. A simple tartness is the dominate flavor. Still an enjoyable beer. Not nearly as sour and acidic as other beers from the brewery. This really is worth a try. Not one of my favorites from the brewery though.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 05:23:41 | More by champ103
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2001 Edition, Bottled in 2003

A light pour yields hardly any head. Color is a hazed pumpkin hued peach orange.

Aroma: Very sour and funky. A lot of vinegar and acidic flavors. Mouth watering. Sour grapes and some leather.

Taste: Extremely sour and mouth puckering. Very funky. Crazy funky. Lots of white grape flavor. Makes my mouth pucker. Leather and horse blanket flavors. Some vinegar and a little acidic flavors.

Mouthfeel: Extremely sour and tart. Again, very mouth puckering. One of the sourest beers I have had. Medium bodied with a lower to medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a fruity aftertaste, but pretty clean.

Overall, a fantastic beer. Very sour, but I really like it. My glass is emptying very fast. I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2009 21:54:37 | More by mothman
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radshoesbro

California

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is yellow gold, with a light head that dissipates into a ring of fluffy white around the edges of my glass. A vigilant swirling allows a very minute amount of lacing to form. Smells of a beautiful sour with hints of sour green apples and mild grapes. There's a gorgeous lacto sourness on the tongue that is smooth as silk. There's mild grapes in there as well. This mouth is very creamy and it does a near perfect job of rounding out one superb beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 05:23:07 | More by radshoesbro
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vacax

California

4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle. Enjoyed after Thanksgiving dinner. Pours a cloudy dark gold with a small white head that coats the edges of the glass. A few grape seeds poured out into my glass as well. Smells of Belgian funk, lightly catty, with a light grape aroma. Tastes of even more Belgian fonky funk with a sour fruit and grape note on the midpalate. Finishes puckering with tannins for a very dry finish. Feels light with moderate bubbliness, not quite as champagne like as some Cantillons, but good. Overall quite a tasty brew. The grapes add to the flavor but the star is still the traditional lambic here.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 18:45:15 | More by vacax
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BretSikkink

Mexico

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of Vigneronne at the Monk's Cell to help celebrate my marriage. Forgive any sentimentality that clouds my judgement!

Hazy golden-white color, almost like a white wine, with a bone white head that sits up straight and tall, but quickly relaxes to nothing but a thin ring sticking to the goblet.

Nose is tangy, lightly lemon-solvent-like, with significant notes of riesling-style white wine, but mustier. Also sweeter, both from a grainy ghostiness and a more full-bodied honey note.

Quite sour, with an up-front pucker that's undeniable. Addictively so; just like the capsaicin keeps you coming back for more chili peppers, this beer keeps me coming back for more of that funky tartness. Fruity, definite characteristics of wine and grapes, but sweet and lightly-bodied like a terrific ale.

This is a hell of a beer. Not for everyone, and not for all the time. I'm privileged to have enjoyed it, and under such fine circumstances, I feel doubly so. Thank you Cantillon, for another sublime product.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 03:53:01 | More by BretSikkink
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csmiley

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very bright gold color with a hefty amount of clarity. The white head comes to about one finger in height before receding fairly quick to almost nothing. Lacing is minimal. Some active carbonation just keeps going and going, giving the beer a shimmer when held to the light.

S - The aroma has a serious dose of funk going on. Notes of old wet hay and barnyard animals through and through. Some wood comes through in the background and stays pretty much out of the way. Surprisingly the fruit seems to take a back seat with a little green apple with some grape goodness mixed in as well. Aroma is well done overall.

T - Taste is also just a blast of funk with other flavors that seem to be just thrown in as an afterthought. More old wet hay and farm animals dominate. This one is very tart. Some white grape comes and goes throughout. Some cedar and green apple show up midway. There is almost a sweeter honey type flavor on the very end. Alcohol is nowhere to be found in the flavor.

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied with a healthy and active carbonation level. Finish is tart and just never goes away.

D - Drinkability is pretty good for the Vigneronne. You would think the moderate alcohol level would make this one go down quite easy but there are too many strong tasty flavors here to savor. It's a big tart beer that keeps beating around the palate until it screams uncle. Abv is completely hidden behind everything else that is going on here. Honestly, we have another winner from Cantillon. Definitely recommended..

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 03:35:59 | More by csmiley
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a bright golden yellow color lambic with a small pure with bubbly head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of horse blanket with light green apple acidity and light tart finish. Taste is a well balanced mix between some tart notes with light oak and some horse blanket and soaked leather. Acidity is well balanced but muscat grapes are hard to noticed but could have dropped the acidity level since I seem to noticed that there is less acidity then in a regular Cantillon product.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2009 02:20:21 | More by Phyl21ca
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botham

New York

4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the Local Option in Chicago. pours an amber orangish color with a single finger of eggshell colored head that has good retention and leaves no lacings.

aroma is acidic with a light cherry note and a base of the famous Cantillon funk. the acidic note is vinous in character and envoelops the other aromas as the brew warms a bit.

taste follows the nose with a finish of a sharp bite that carries through to the aftertaste. wonderfully funky on the palate with a farmhouse quality and a very subtle note of distant fruit. vinous in the nose and on the palate, which adds a bit of sharpness to the back end. an excellent lambic.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and perfectly balanced between funk and acidity. the sour note keeps the palate honest, while cleansing the palate upon finishing.

drinkability is excellent. a tasty mix of sour and funk, with a very drinkable aura and a finish that cleanses the palate. a bit less sour than the Classic Gueuze, but just as drinkable. there is a subtle note of cherry and a touch of pear as the brew warms a bit, giving it some complexity, but in the end it takes a back seat to the funk. cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2009 15:42:38 | More by botham
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berkey

California

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let it be said to this point fruit lambics were one of the only styles of beer I hadn't developed a palate for. This purchase was an educated yet pricy assumption that the worlds finest brewer of unblended lambics and gueze was the best place to reboot my journey. I decided to go with a fruit I like: Muscat grapes. 750ml corked and capped bottle poured into a La Trappe glass. Cork reads bottled 2.005.

Essesntially a dead pour with no head to speak of even with a fairly rough pour. Body is a very cloudy but bright golden color. Delicate low carbonation can be seen as I swish it around the glass.

Fruity sourness comes through but surprisingly clean and balanced. Sweetness kind of caught me off guard (I suppose I should have expected it now that I think about it). Grapes are very present but not grape juice, possibly grape must? Deeper I'm getting a great sweet and floral combo that really works well. At moments it reminds me of a slightly sour sparkling wine. Very nice.

The tart and sweet flavors seem to bicker a bit on the entry but once my palate adjusts it regains the great balance I got from the aroma. Aftertaste is almost all wild bacterial sour but without any obvious vinegar bite. Balance drifts toward the sour and funky as it warms which suits me just fine but it took me so long to finish the bottle it was heading toward cheesy pungency by the last glass.

Overall I'm extremely happy with this purchase even with the slightly high price tag. I'm glad I didn't let the inferior versions of this style scare me away. I already had tons of respect for this brewer for their non-fruit lambics and I'm definitely going to experiment further with this brewer and this style.

Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 02:32:44 | More by berkey
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Beerzebub

California

4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml, bottled 2007, poured in a big wine glass at 56 F/ 13 C.

Striking bright golden color with a bit of haze, minimal white head that eventually disappears entirely, no lace.

Very tart aroma, like sourdough. White grapes are certainly there, but I wouldn't have identified them immediately (or maybe ever) if the label hadn't clued me in. Some flowers, honey, tart peach and apricot, a bit of vinegar, and just a touch of overripe/almost-rotten fruit funk, in a good way.

Tastes quite sour, with just a smidgen of sweetness that manages to balance it out. Tasty fruit, along the lines of stone fruits and white grapes. The fruitiness isn't intense, but it's right out in front, there's not much else going on except a good dose of acidity. Those two elements are well integrated and complementary, so it works well. Some very mild bitterness, barely discernible.

Nice tiny bubbles; soft cushy carbonation along with the prickliness of the acidity, like the two sides of some Velcro getting freaky with each other. Quite refreshing, and the more I drink this and become acclimated to the acidity, the more refreshing and enjoyable it becomes.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 06:38:26 | More by Beerzebub
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Darker, but vibrant orange color; poured with no head whatsoever

S - Lightly vinegary; vinous; citric; tart; skunky like grape aroma

T - Tart and vinegary at fist with plenty of acidity; very wine-like from the muscat grapes; dried fruit finish

M - Thinner, nearly no carbonation

D - Nice enough, but not the most drinkable I've had in the style or even from Cantillon, but still damn good

Overall, enjoyable and interesting and certainly worth a look.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2009 00:40:21 | More by Nickls
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden with no head. Smells typically sour, but not overly acetic. The sweetness of the grapes nicely balances the sharpness of the sour and mellows everything out considerably, both in the nose and in the mouth. There is almost a peach-like richness of fruit in the aroma. Tangy and luscious. A hint of creaminess in the finish. Very smooth, not too sharp and wonderfully sweet and sour with a hint of tannins from the oak and grape skins. This paired wonderfully with a sharp cheddar and water crackers, with the sweet/sour beer acting as a nice foil to the sharpness and richness of the cheese. Fairly subtle for this brewery, but very complex notes of oak, sweet grape, acetic notes, a touch of barnyard, and a subtle creaminess. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 01:07:07 | More by Georgiabeer
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Patrick999

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tasting glass - looked like a straight up lambic. Small head, golden body.

A lot of fresh grape skin in the nose, very vinous especially considering the oak.

Taste, for all the fanfare, is not at all substantively different from other Cantillon beers. It's very dry, somewhat sour but not overly so, and there is some white grape skin. Woody. It is a very good lambic, but nothing ridiculously extraordinary.

Feel is appropriately spritzy.

Definitely a good one to drink on a hot Miami night. I could have downed the whole 750 had I not offered it up at a tasting. Very good, but possibly not worth the high price. Possibly. That said, I just might get another, as it *is* very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 23:04:16 | More by Patrick999
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adamette

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle at the brewery in Brussels while on tour there 3 days ago by Madame Cantillon, Granddaughter of founder of Cantillon brewery. Poured into a snifter type clear glass with "Cantillon" written on the side. Met fellow named Dan from the U.S. while sampling this beer.

A Caramel translucent slightly cloudy body with minimal head.

S White grapes in a Kriek like smell. Love it!

T White grapes in a Kriek style. Great white wine like sweetness balanced with the slight tartness of a Kriek.

M Moderate as there are a lot of tastes here but none of them are strong tastes. There is a minimal syrupy stickiness as well (not unlike a basic white wine might have) that beefs up the feel as well.

D VERY drinkable. I found repeated sips not enough to complete a full assessment. I require more to complete my assessment.

Notes: Further testing will be required for this interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 13:41:16 | More by adamette
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vrazionale

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. The cork reads: "Brasserie Cantillon Bruxelles Bottled in 2.008"

A - Pours with seemingly no carbonation, but slowly a very thin layer of tiny bubbles rise from within and rest atop the brew. Very little overall reaction when aggressively swirled. The body of the beer is a light golden brown.

S - Lots of tart fruit smells, along with the requisite damp basement funk. I get apricot, white grape, under-ripe peach, and apple aromas. The funk steps up a bit as the beer comes up to cellar temperature. Lots of indescribable floral notes here - this beer has a remarkable profile that only becomes more complex as it warms. Only the slightest hint of vinegar, but it's a pleasant-smelling apple-cider vinegar smell.

T - Tart and sour. The same fruit flavors that show on the nose are present here, with green apple coming to the fore. This brew has that long, lip-smacking finish that often accompanies well-made apple cider.

M - The lower carbonation levels here really hurt this brew. The high acidity and sour flavor profile really go a long way to making this beer taste good, but the low carbonation level leaves the beer lacking in "pop."

D - A pleasure to drink - another one of Cantillon's lambic experiments gone very well. The nose and the taste are beautiful and dynamic, and it's a joy to witness the beer develop as it warms. I just wish that it had some more carbonation - I can only imagine how long the finish would be if the carbonation would make the beer sparkle on the palate for even longer! A must-try for lambic lovers.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 00:26:51 | More by vrazionale
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ricke

Sweden

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy yellow with golden orange hues. A very small white head that settles quickly into a ring of lacings.

S: Fruity aromas with a subtle grape character. Slightly funky with notes of barnyard, mud, horse blanket and hay. Some vinegar and notes of tart peaches.

T: Quite sour. Notes of grapes and grape skins. Light sweetness, gentle wheat character. A minimal grassy bitterness in the mouth. Very sour in the middle. Pleasant barrel aged character blended with fruit pits. Funky notes of wet hay and mud. Plenty of grass and yeast. The finish is tart with notes of fruit and chestnuts.

M: Medium body with a dry finish. Very nice.

D: A very good beer. Unfortunately, the bottle was cellared for a couple of so the taste of grapes was on the decline, but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 17:01:30 | More by ricke
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Halcyondays

California

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, 2008 Vintage,

A: Pours yellow-orange, with a light head and carbonation, good colour.

S: Musty barnyard, green apples, lemon. Not a huge nose for a lambic, not as fragrant as it should be.

T: The flavour is where it's at. As with all Cantillon's I've had it is very full-flavoured. Lemon-lime, more toward the lime, lacto-fermented lemonade/punch. The grapes give an almost White Burgundy note in there as well, though it is minour. It has a great potential to gain even more complexity as it ages.

M: Silky, very smooth, but needs carbonation, thin, still quite acidic which gives it some body. As Gabe at Beachwood described it the beer is ropey, that's where these 2008s are right now.

D: Good drinkablity. This effort by Cantillon is still very young, I don't think I've had anything younger than about 3 years from them before, this is just a year old. The flavour is very good, but other aspects of the beer need some work. In 5 years it could justify its $19.99 price-tag, but not today.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 21:38:08 | More by Halcyondays
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rhinos00

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had two glasses of this at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver.

A- Pours an orange, gold hue. Very similar to a peach crayon you find in 64 crayon Crayola Box. Produces a fingers width of white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

S- Nothing overpowering, yet semi-complex. I'm getting a nice cornucopia of sour apples, oak, and grape skins. Would have been rated higher if it was more potent.

T- Damn was this delicious. Had a nice subtle sourness with a complimentary oak flavor. Also in the mix was sour apple and various fruits. What I really appreciated about this beer is that it was sour just to the right point so that it was not overdone.

M- Well carbonated and light to medium bodied.

D- The fact that the sourness wasn't overbearing really made this drinkable. Probably one of the most drinkable sours I have had in a long time, and I have had my fair share of sours.

Overall, really glad to see this is on tap. Haven't really had the chance to have many Cantillons on-tap, but this was well worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2009 04:17:19 | More by rhinos00
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thirdeye11

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

My first experience tasting a Cantillon, and on draft no less. Got this at the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO. Poured from tap into a chalice.

A: Not an appealing looking beer really. Cloudy, pale sickly green/yellow pour with very little head that recedes quickly.

S: Smell is very vinegar like, some sour muscat grapes without much funk to be smelled here. I like it!

T: Very straightforward with the muscat grapes. Sour, vinous, apple cider vinegar, and very sour. Since I like sour it's good, but maybe too sour without anything to balance it out.

M: Undercarbonated, but not too thin. Really just average, but somewhat style appropriate.

D: Hurt by the abundance of sourness. Good thing this was an 8oz pour as it would have been tough to finish more I think. Makes your cheeks pucker when you drink it.

Overall I liked it, but not sure I would seek it out again given the price of Cantillon beers.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2009 18:19:11 | More by thirdeye11
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HopHead84

California

4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 Vintage. Poured into a snifter. The beer is pale cloudy golden with a white head.

The aroma has a lot of Brett funk. Musty barnyard and hoarsy. The Muscat grapes are quite prominent, and more apparent than I was expecting. Some acetic acid is also present.

Tart Muscat grapes combine with strong Brett character to make for a very enjoyable flavor: fruity, dry, and just a hint of sweetness. The Brett imparts wet horse blanket notes and mustiness, but allows the fruit some room to breathe. A little vinegar is noticeable in the flavor, as well as some acidity, which is most prominent in the tart and fruity finish.

The beer is light bodied with medium carbonation

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 05:37:04 | More by HopHead84
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottled 12/24/08, I think it was $18. Orange, still, not many bubbles. It smells pretty great, funky lambic with a taste that follows suit and adds a acidic sourness but muted. It has a kind of syrup quality to the feel, funky. This was an interesting lambic but I'm not sure my palate was up to the challenge as I really didn't taste the muscat grapes other than a faint hint of Diet-Rite white grape soda.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 00:22:54 | More by ArrogantB
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kenito799

New York

4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10 oz pour at Memphis Tap Room, Fishington, Philly.

So wonderful to have a chance to drink a Cantillon brew on tap. Pale rose-tinted golden brew, no head to speak of, in keeping with the style. A Champagne-type fine-bubbled carbonation. Aroma of lovely tart funkiness, characteristic Cantillon vinegar-brett aromas. Love the tart flavor from the first sip...fairly mild when compared to other Cantillon offerings, very drinkable, with a lightly grapey finish. Excellent aperitif, could easily drink a lot more with a meal.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2009 03:09:54 | More by kenito799
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Overlord

California

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light yellow. White crusty foam. Not a very appealing looking beer, actually.

Smells like vinegar acid, sour grapes (tee hee), and a bit of familiar Cantillon barnyard funk.

The taste is, surprisingly, not that complex. I expected the muscats to really add something. Well, it's okay, there's some vinous, unripe grapes to it, and some funk. It's a pretty straightforward lambic.

Good, solid, but there are others I would revisit before this.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 09:44:29 | More by Overlord
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 800 ratings.