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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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924 Ratings

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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 521
Gots: 197 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

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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4.75/5  rDev +8%

ithinkimasofa, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tasting glass.

Appearance: Vigneronne exhibits the typical characteristics of a Cantillon that I have grown to expect. The beer itself has a cloudy golden yellow color, evidence of the fruit and lively yeast and bacteria. A bubbly off-white head demonstrates proper carbonation before fading to a thin collar.

Smell: A surprisingly interesting and aggressive nose on this beer. Earthy and musty more than tart, there is a strong wild component to the aroma. Citrus and white grape create a tartness in the background.

Taste: The flavor has a more tart flavor than the aroma would let on. Lemon zest and a general citrus flavors create a sour edge, which a robust white grape flavor walks along nicely. A bit of pepper and soft spice come in near the end. The malt has a light crackery taste to it, but it is definitely an afterthought with so much going on on the sour and funky fronts.

Mouthfeel: The body and carbonation meet the standard Cantillon recipe - medium, crisp carbonation which accentuates the flavor, with a body that is slightly fuller than medium. Fairly dry base, but there is enough of a puckering sour sensation to keep my mouth salivating. I would expect that with some more age this will become even more dry and the body will lighten up a bit as well.

Overall: Over the past year, I have grown to truly love nearly everything Cantillon produces, and this is no exception. White grape is not my true favorite fruit, for which I adjusted the overall score down half a point. That has to due with my preference more than the production value, however.

KickInTheChalice, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy, murky yellow color without too much of a head

S - nose consists of sour notes and some mustiness with hints of soft grapes

T - lots of sweet grape upfront and through the middle. The lambic sourness and Cantillon funk hit the tastebuds in the back of the tongue. Pretty decently balance - not crazy sour, yet at the same time not super fruity.

M - body falls out with the carbonation showing up on the backend

D - another solid offering from Cantillon. I really liked the grapes in this - I was expecting more of a vinous characteristic, however it was more of a soft white grape flavor which pleasantly surprised me. Good stuff!

birchstick, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.