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Cantillon Vigneronne - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

801 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 492
Gots: 184 | FT: 15
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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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-19-2011 21:00:15 | More by Photekut
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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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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-02-2012 21:17:36 | More by trxxpaxxs
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nlmartin

Ohio

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

This beer was served in a flute glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a hazy light peach coloration. The head was a thin biege ring around the glass. Tight bubbling carbonation rises to the top of the glass.

Smell: The beer is loaded with funky musty bret yeastyness. The beer has great fruity esters floating around the smell. I think I catch a suggestion of sweet muscatal grapes. The beer has a lemony cider sort of smell.

Taste: This beer is very sharp and crisply acidic. Needless to say the pucker factor is very high. This beer has a lead in with a suggestion of muscatal grapes. The beer then proceeds to go sour. The sourness grows from a lemony sour to the expected bret sourness. The beer has a very earthy finish.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer has a light body. The beer is lightly carbonated. The beer is very tart and acidic. Both the tartness and the acidity help create an oddly refreshing beer drinking experience. This beer is not for every beer drinker. If you dont like sour beers look else where.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2006 10:54:25 | More by nlmartin
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - This one pours a cloudy bronze-marigold with a brief one finger head that disappears quickly like champagne. The beer is a rich alluring gold that reminds me of spring flowers.

S - White vinegar, malt vinegar, sweet and sour sauce, dandelions, green leafy salad with bitter greens and drizzles of red wine vinegar and oil. Acidic, complex, sweet, and extremely sour and salty.

T - Again, white wine vinegar and oil drizzled over a salad of mixed greens, hearts of palm, artichokes, dried tomatoes, and onions. Wonderfully complex and deep...this might be off putting for many, but I love vinegar and all things bitter so this is my cup of tea.

M - This is so sour and acidic! This could rip the enamel from your teeth and leave your fillings lying on your tongue! Amazingly bitter, sour, acidic, and biting but yet somehow seet and fresh like delicate flowers.

D - I love this stuff. The addicting sour cheek-pulling tartness is like crack. I wouldn't want to drink this all night during a serious session, but I can't think of a more wonderful ber to sip during this wonderfully warm spring-like January weather we are having. After a Sunday spent with my fiance tooling around the countryside in the Miata....this is the perfect brew to end a gloriously warm and bright day.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 03:44:42 | More by pmcadamis
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-26-2013 01:19:37 | More by ajzy
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bennetj17

Arizona

4/5  rDev -8.7%

06-01-2013 06:21:56 | More by bennetj17
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WeisGuy

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-16-2011 01:53:05 | More by WeisGuy
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

05-26-2012 15:16:06 | More by tbeq00
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-15-2013 23:05:30 | More by doremite
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-12-2012 18:33:32 | More by BeerHunter76
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-30-2012 22:59:41 | More by Rollzroyce21
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

06-24-2014 03:42:26 | More by CaptDavyJones
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

12-18-2013 15:35:43 | More by jacewg
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brystmar

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-01-2012 23:27:23 | More by brystmar
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-07-2013 23:58:06 | More by cadaugherty
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kbutler1

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. Opens with a nice pop and poured into a tulip glass. This one off the bat is much more tart and lemon zest smelling than the Kriek that I had previously opened in the same night. Pours a yellow hazed color with a fluffy white head that quickly settles to collar around the glass. As said, the aroma is very tart/sour smelling mixed with some wine aromas and barnyrad funk but I want to be clear, for me the dominant aroma is the lemon tart notes. The first sip puckers my mouth pretty intensely. Very dry with a light mouthfeel. After my mouth relaxs a bit the full floavor of the beer is evident; lemon, cider apple, white grape notes abound. Pretty enjoyable but otherwise hard for me to really pick out the muscat grape flaovrs mixed with everything else. The dryness of this makes it somewhat difficult to drink lots, a bottle split 2-3 ways is probably ideal.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 12:49:32 | More by kbutler1
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-16-2014 13:26:38 | More by mikeincharleston
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 20:35:14 | More by jmarsh123
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UnionMade

Colorado

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

Rather clear, a bright burnished gold color. A small puff of white foam fizzes away like soda, leaving only a thin collar covering the beer, which quickly dies away. Funky, funky aroma. Sour, with a grapey tartness. Moldy, basement funkiness nearly gives the effect of mint. Very strange, but that's the scent that lingers in my nose. A bit cheesy, but mostly a winey grape tartness. Puckering sourness starts things off, making my eyes water a bit. I haven't had Cantillon in a while! The sourness makes my lips tingle a bit. Moldy, farmy funk reminds me of wet hay and stilton cheese, giving in to a slight medicinal sharpness and strong, grapey sourness busting through the finish. Distinct crabapple, with a citrusy hue. A slight bit of alcohol, maybe. Definitely a lingering brettanomyces character. Yeee-owch! Fairly light bodied, with sparkling, champagne-like carbonation. Very dry on the palate all the way through, finishing almost papery. Another winner from this antique brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2006 03:22:31 | More by UnionMade
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-29-2014 18:00:02 | More by Kirk
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into an 8oz flute at Ebenezer's pub during the 6th annual Belgian Beer fest.

Pours a hazy pale straw color with no head at all. Nose is funky, sweet and a bit fruity. I ordered this thinking it was Saint Lamvinus so I was thrown off at first.

Taste is sweet, funky and quite grapey. It's very tart and puckering. Fairly light mouthfeel but nice sharp carbonation. Quite drinkable for a sour because it doesn't really have that horse blanket taste to it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2010 14:02:02 | More by kingcrowing
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-03-2012 19:16:35 | More by chrispoint
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

02-24-2014 21:30:13 | More by dfhhead25
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-20-2013 04:01:37 | More by Kmat10
Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
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