Cantillon Vigneronne | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The name Vigneronne Cantillon was given in 1987. This name reminds us that, while it belongs to the beer patrimony, the spontaneous fermentation, the ageing in the barrels for several years and the addition of grapes make it a distant cousin of certain white wines.

In spite of its success, the Vigneronne represents less than 5% of the total production of the Cantillon brewery. In order to obtain grapes which are as mature as possible, we buy them at the end of the season. Every year, 1000 kilos of white italian grapes are delivered at the Cantillon brewery in the beginning of October.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-23-2002

BEER STATS
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#321
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326
Ratings:
1,455
pDev:
7.69%
 
 
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Photo of Benish
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 750ml bottle, bottled on 22nd October 2017. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a less than one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart, white grape, grape skin, peach, apricot, pear, lemon, oak, wet hay with light funk.

Taste: Sour, tart, sweet green grapes, peach, pear, lemon, oak and moderate funk.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Really tasty and excellent as is. It’s only been bottled for less than a year, but I think extra time in the bottle does it wonders.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bylerteck
4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.67/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(5 oz pour at Zwanze Day event at Monk's... served in a little snifter)

Brilliant, pale gold liquid; thin foamy collar... Subtle funk on nose; dry... Brewed with muscat? Didn't really taste it, but I imagine one could if they strained - it did perhaps show a little something in the background that reminded of white wine; rather mild sweaty funk, mild nutty aftertaste... arguably watery, front to back; only mild tickle of bubbles... not sure what was going on with this pour (or keg), but wasn't much memorable or notable here - better to try from a bottle next time

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/31/2017. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Some spotty soapy lacing on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, plum, pear, apricot, red/green apple, pineapple, mango, melon, papaya, guava, white grape/wine, fruit skin, oak, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light honey/leather/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, grapes, pale/wheat malts, and moderate oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, plum, pear, apricot, red/green apple, pineapple, mango, melon, papaya, guava, white grape/wine, fruit skin, oak, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light honey/leather/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; light fruit tang, and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, plum, pear, apricot, red/green apple, pineapple, mango, melon, papaya, guava, white grape/wine, fruit skin, oak, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light honey/leather/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, grapes, pale/wheat malts, and moderate oak flavors; with an amazing malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/acidic, and lightly tangy/tannic balance mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited lambic! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, grapes, pale/wheat malts, and moderate oak flavors; very smooth, easy, and pretty refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Amazingly well rounded Brett/Bacteria complexity; balanced muscat grapes, and pale/wheat malts against acidity; with nice oak presence. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example as expected. A lot of increasing complexity as it warmed up.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.89/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This feels like it is walking the line between lambic and gueuze. The grape musk is undeniable, which typical lambic sweetness and depth there, but the hay and funkiness brings my palate into the gueuze region. Has supporting apples, pear, wood dust, and plenty of yeast. Having finally gotten to try this, at the source no less, found it to be one of my least favorite from cantillon.

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4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tafyob41
4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheTinDoor
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 1,455 ratings