Cantillon Vigneronne | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
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Style: Lambic - Fruit

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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#234
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322
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pDev:
7.92%
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2016

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My quick review would be this is the Cantillon that has the most in common with Iris. Pours a dark gold light autumn color with 1/3" white head. Funky white wine barrel like notes, white grape, white floral notes and light oak all over it. Bugs.

Taste is a mixture of lemon sour, leaves, white grape and oak. Softer carbonation than most Cantillons. Prickly white grape though. Musty funk power. A hint of grapefruit in there, not from hops or anything like that. Has like a harvesty grape and grain vibe going throughout. Green pear especially on the back end of the mouth feel. If you're a fan of any of the New Glarus stuff they make with white grape, or anything white wine barrel, this is probably the Cantillon bottle to recommend. Just a nice blend of fall time feel and levity. Somewhat like Mamouche but without the pepper flowers feel, Mamouche is more like Spring and Black Pepper compared to this.

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Bottled October 31st 2017.

Pours a hazy straw gold, big head of foam but it acts more like a big head of fizz. Going, going, gone. No lacing.

Smells of white wine grapes, oak, apricots, light Brett.

Taste has a beautiful balance of everything that I mentioned in the smell. White wine grapes offer a sour level that I would call medium; tart but not too tart, approachable by someone who is less experienced with the ways of the style and sours in general. Very low acetic presence, which I dig.

Initial sips lean towards lower carbonation but that's a fallacy. Just ask your throat during and after the swallow.

I really enjoy this. For $30.34 a 750ml, I reckon that it's a bargain to boot.

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Bottled in 2011

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Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 1,430 ratings