Cantillon Vigneronne | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,306
Reviews:
314
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
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657
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263
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken in Summer 2015 in Finland:

2013 vintage. Served at Tuulensuu in Tampere. 75cl green glass format. 5% ABV. Bottled 22 October 2013. Served into stemware.

HEAD: ~1 finger worth of head. White in colour. Gorgeous, with a great consistency. Recedes to a floating ring of foam within 2 minutes, then fully recedes within another minute, leaving no lacing.

BODY: Vibrant bright yellow-orange colour. Hazy. Translucent but nontransparent.

A great looking lambic.

AROMA Seductive, boasting a nuanced interplay of white grapeskin, supple white wine grapes, lambic yeast & bacterial sourness (~5-6/10 in terms of intensity), acidic bacterial aromatics, musty oak, pale fruit, and faint apple esters.

Aromatic intensity is below average.

A highly appealing and inviting aroma for a lambic. I can't wait to try it.

TASTE & TEXTURE: The smackiness and acidity of the mouthfeel accentuate the apple skin and white grape skin flavours wonderfully. Bacterial and wild yeast sourness is the highlight of the flavour profile, bringing lactobacillus, pediococcus, and lambicus yeast into the miax, replete with subtle accents of microfloral intricacy.

Aptly smooth, wet, light-bodied, and refreshing, playing into the beer/wine hybridity of the beer's premise.

In short, it's near perfectly balanced. More intricacy/complexity of flavour would elevate it, but that's a nitpick. There's a nice harmony of texture and taste, though more of a powdery soft presence on the palate would really set off the flavours better,

The palate stripping acidity is brilliant.

Could have more depth of flavour, particularly where the fruit is concerned.

Flavour duration is average. Flavour intensity is quite high for a lambic (one usually expects a more delicate flavour, but I'm not complaining).

Oak - while faint - ties the beer together, injecting welcome cohesion to an already harmonious ale.

OVERALL: A lovely offering from Cantillon, Vigneronne is testament to the brewery's high reputation. Definitely a beer I'd get again - even at its hefty 20 euro per bottle pricetag. I do prefer this fresh (instead of aged), but boy is it a tasty sour at any age. A must-try for the discerning lambic enthusiast.

B+ (3.88) / VERY GOOD

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GDawgs34
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaxOhle
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage from draft.
Pours pale yellow with almost no head, little hazy.
Aroma has sweet white grapes, green apples.
Taste is lemon, sweet white grapes, little sour, no carbonation, very easy drinking

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spoda1983
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bryan_Schmidt
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imyourhero21
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

05' Cork

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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erjaq
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage 750 ml bottle at Himmeriget in Copenhagen. Even with a 4.29 average on BA, I think this is underrated among the Cantillon lambics. I had this back-to-back with Mamouche and thought Vigneronne was clearly better. If you haven't had Vigneronne and have the opportunity, do not pass it up. It really is a perfect lambic.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tblack4d
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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