Vigneronne - Muscat Grapes
Brasserie Cantillon

Vigneronne - Muscat GrapesVigneronne - Muscat Grapes
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From:
Brasserie Cantillon
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit Lambic
ABV:
5%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 7.69%
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
1,513
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 06, 2024
Added:
Jul 23, 2002
Wants:
  661
Gots:
  275
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.
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Reviewed by HardTarget from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Hand carried a bottle back from the Brewery in '06, sampled '24. Closet stored.

Aroma: It's a lot. Very heavy nose, high volume vinegar, lemon juice, farm fresh Cantillon funk. No off notes.

Appearance: Deep gold glass, no head, not hazy, just dense looking.

Taste: Lemon juice out of one of those fake plastic lemons, super acidic. Second major note of vinegar, but mixed with some white wine and that Cantillon yeast character, farm animal, and hints of berries.

Mouthfeel: It burns, acid content is off the charts, puckers like lemon juice, dry, flat, somewhat hateful.

Overall: Glad to see the bottle stood up to the extended cellar time. The cork crumbled making a strain through a coffee filter required, but worth the effort. A classic profile and very rare find for Texas, a good way to welcome 2024.
Jan 06, 2024
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.41/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours sa golden yellow, slight amount of haze, light ring of head and no lacing. Nose is funky with hits of barn, hay, wet earth, moss, fresh cut wood, along with some harsher, more metallic notes. Taste plays extremely sweet, very reminiscent of Chardonnay or Gewürztraminer to the point of being one-note and overwhelming. Finish is slightly fatty though overall rather light. Lacking in much depth and for fans of sweeter whites.
Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Armsby Abbey

Inadvertent Zwanze Day pour number 2. While I’m here I might as well try a few choice Lambics, right? Another long time want of mine, moving from a red grape Lambic to a white grape Lambic feels like a natural transition. Let’s get into it

Pours a cloudy orange gold with a finger of white head that fades to a thin ring and leaves minimal lacing

Man, this is super funky in the nose. I’m picking up on aromas of wet hay, blue cheese, toasted oak, white wine vinegar, crabapple, brown zest, and wheat bread

Likewise in taste this has a huge funk to it. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting white wine vinegar, lemon juice, straw, old leather, grapefruit zest, crabapple, wet hay, and stone. The swallow brings notes of white wine vinegar, lemon juice, wheat bread, toasted oak, apple skin, light honey, and a touch of blue cheese

A light medium body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in a sharp beer. Finishes very dry with a tart funk

Unsurprisingly, another awesome Cantillon beer. Not my favorite, but still a pleasure to try
Sep 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by bret27 from California

Aug 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by RMW66 from Australia

Mar 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jan 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Slightly skunky 2019 bottling. Hazy straw in the glass with a small quickly dissipating white head. Aromas (beyond the skunk) are white grape, pear, hay, barnyard funk, and a hint of dried lemon. Flavors are moderately acidic with notes of white grape, wildflower honey, and oak barrel

79/100
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by 5EKF from Illinois

Jul 09, 2021
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Reviewed by zonker17 from Texas

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nov '15. Great balance of sour, funk and fruit. Initial pours soft golden with mild haze, last pour very hazy. Nose really brings the white grape and culture notes. Taste starts with sour and finishes with the grape.
Jul 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.61 by Rothobinide from California

Mar 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle, at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Incredibly intense farmhouse aroma combined with an equally intense sour fruitiness. Intensely sour gueuze flavour, lemony as hell. Funky and lemony aftertaste.
Mar 18, 2021
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Rated by jheimbigner from Washington

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
New lable vig

Vinous and best at cellar temp.
Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.47 by moltch from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.74 by fromthewood1 from California

Feb 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.71 by David_Menendez from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.94 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by EasternIsh from California

Jan 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by teepeevee from Finland

Jan 03, 2021
Vigneronne - Muscat Grapes from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 1513 ratings