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Cantillon Vigneronne | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon VigneronneCantillon Vigneronne

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium | website

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of dauss
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml bottle, corked, capped, and foiled. One of the few bottles left at Cantillon, at a mere 6 euro. Bottled in 2005.

Appearance: Very light golden color, crystal clear with a moderate white head with good retention and lacing.

Smell: Incredible, great tartness with those funky wild yeast overtones. Light bardyard, wet horseblanket, and almost herbal chemical bitterness.

Taste: Stong up front sourness with a light bitterness and funky bardyardy flavors. Then near the finish, the tartness slowly fades completely away and makes way for a smooth and sweet malt. The finish is dry, funky, and the tartness comes back. On the way down, it burns the through with its strong acidity.

Notes: Very interesting how the taste of this beer progressed. Very sour and funky, then sweet malt, then dry with a throat burning sensation.

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Photo of Andreji
3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer follows up what my feelings for lambics in general. I like them, yes, but I've come to learn this is an acquired taste rather than a straigth on brew.

I liked the appearance- starting off by the 75cl corked bottle that had a feeling of wine- much like the rest of the product. the pour was clean, slight headed and with a champagne appearance, you know, like when you pour it and the golden tone condenses on the glass and looks a bit more mate.

The smell...strongly wine-y, but still very strong. you can really feel the fermentation in it, because the yeast is very present, and commands all the feel for this sense.

the taste I was a bit disappointed with. Misschien wel, I have not still the practice for this sort of beer, but it seemed too much like other Cantillon products. a dominant apple taste, with a co-dominant (oh fuck it, I'm seein genetics at med-school) astringency. It has a really strong mouthfeel guided by this sour-bitterness that joins up at the end with a sort of salty taste.

I liked it, yes, I'm just a fan of other styles. BUT, there's still plenty of cantillons for me to try, and there's not one that I wouldn't have again.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

vintage 1997

golden orange, body design of the glass changes the opacity of the beer from seethru to hazy in different spots. no head, vinous. aroma is mild bacteria with a big blast of grappa and licorice. lots of creamy oaky age encircles the flavor experience. tart and rich overall with definite moments of muscat and a satisfying, dry mouthfeel after swallowing. perfect evening sipper. would drink this nightly if i could.

love the almond hints that this lambic leaves with warmth.. overall a very special brew.

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Photo of merlin48
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, capped and corked, with the top encased in black foil. 2003 vintage according to the stamped date on the cork. Lambic aromas begin spewing forth as soon as it is uncapped, even before the cork is removed. After a run of sampling some less than stellar beers, this one is a pleasant eye opener.
Appearance: Hazy tangerine hued body with a shortlived offwhite head. Enormous carbonation apparent in the goblet. No lacing.
Aroma: Sour and musty notes immediately take you aback. Chicken house yeasty funkiness assaults the senses. Very woodsy, possibly from the partially oxidized cork, but some oak shavings suggest cask aging. Slightly vinous note of white grapes and plenty of acidic vinegary tartness jump about the nostrils. Muted note of floral and grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: Slap your face acidic tartness is dominant. Light bodied, with good carbonation that softens as it warms.
Taste: Superb Lambic complexities abound. Tartly fruity, sour, acidic, vinegar like. Oak wood tones are also assertive. A hint of sour cherries briefly suggests a good Flanders Red, but fade into lemony grapes. Musty, spiderweb encrusted, dank attic mustiness replaces the funky dried chicken droppings of the aroma. The musty yeastiness is present all the way through. Tastes as if someone sneaked into the room and squirted the juice of a fresh lemon into the goblet. Wow! This is a tart and acidic brew. Very wild and earthy. Some oxidation in this one, but it seems to belong.
Drinkability: Bracing and invigorating, supremely complex. A classic Lambic that is a genuine work of the brewer's art. Highly recommended.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed another wonderful Cantillon with kmpitz2 and just ran across my notes. Golden yellow orange pour with not much of a head..just a fizzy big bubbly top to it. Brighty and shining in the glass. Before I even put my nose near the glass I get a blast of big, funky barnyard aromas. This is followed by a nice dose of vinegar, yeast and grains. You can smell this a mile away and it nearly burns the nostrils. Extremely acidic tones with just a hint of grape in the undercurrent. Damn.

First sip brings an upfront sour grainy fruitiness with a hint of lemon and white grape. The vinegar acidity very present along with some mouth puckering sourness...quite dry overall. Funky, horse blanket makes itself known on the way down and lingers slightly. Another intriguing Cantillon that shows the wonders of spontaneous fermentation.

Mouthfeel is light and airy with a good flow of bubbles throughout. Lovely mouth puckering goodness. A 750ml bottle that is very enjoyable when shared with a friend, as the whole bottle may be a bit much. A wonderful taste exeperience overall that shouldn't be missed...thanks to marburg for this one.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks Don.

Poured a golden yellow color with no head nd rather still. The nose was intense. Super funkey, insane sour, acrid, pungent. The closest I can recall is when I worked at a zoo (yes, I really did) and had to clean the donkey stalls. That was the ost acrid smell I have ever encountered. This beer was very close. Wow. Just wow. The flavor was wesome. First, it pulled all moisture from my mouth. The sourness was intense, but not puckering. I got a small hint of hte vinous grape nd grape rind. It was an intense flavor, but not lingering and offensive. It finished a bit grainey even. Just beautiful. The feel was moderate with a very light carbonation. Drinkability was as good as it gets. I thought it was going to kick my ass whe I first smelled it, but the flavor was very refined and mellow. Everything was in harmony. Awesome beer. Don, you are a champ.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is my birthday and I have saved this beer for a while to enjoy. The cork reads 2000 and this is a 750ml bottle. This beer pours out a golden yellow color with very little head. The carbonation level is very low. The smell is typical Cantillon. Sour and fruity.

The taste is slightly sweeter than their other beers thanks to the muscat grapes. The grapes add perfect balance to this beer. People always add weird tastes to this line of beers so here is mine. A bit grainy like cereal with hints of wheat and oats. I believe most of their beers are dry hopped. I never really pick up any of the hop notes in their beers. The sourness seems to dominate. A spectacular beer!

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Photo of santoslhalper
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearence: Poured a simple golden yellow without no head,

Smell: The smell is of grapes and some hints of spices. A hint of oak is also detectable.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is such a simple, beautiful grape taste. The simplicity of this beer is what makes it so wonderful. There are subtle coimplexities, but they aren't the focus. The focus is on the wonderful grape flavor that is full and incredibly thirst quenching.

Drinkability and Overall: This is easily the best lambic I've ever had. It's absolutely brilliant. The grape flavor is so real and so damn tasty. I'm in love with this beer, and I wish I could drink it all night. One of the best.

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Photo of oberon
3.41/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a spritzy orange with a nice rocky head that really didnt leave much lace at all,whoa the funk like sitting in a barn with this bad boy I also picked up some oak and vanilla but the funk was hard core,My mouth is still puckering from this stuff full tilt sour and musty like intensly concentrated lemon pith and a wet basement.Not my cup of tea this will be my last foray into Cantillon brews this one is most intense in my opinion.

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Photo of putnam
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"2.003" printed on the cork

Bright, cloudy orange color. Schnizzly, crackling foam on top. Aromas of honey and pickled onions. Quite seductive and floral from a distance -- this is assertively scented juice. Only with a nose buried in the bowl do the savory, sulferous, mustard-like aromas become dominant. Sticky, vitamin-rich honey scents bring it together. Big, cool mouthfulls are sour, but not as tightly acidic as the "2.004" Kriek -- by way of comparison. Must be the age.
Very dry. Juicy. Laced with forward nectar perfumes. Vanilla, butter and biscuit flavors linger nicely. The middle is ruled by impressions of mustards, baked onions, and peach pits.

A byoot.

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Photo of marburg
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reasonably full white head, bubbly brew. Quite literally, this beer is cloudy -- lots of fluffy pockets of yeast and/or other sediment are drifting throughout this mazie/orange beer. Orange peel, green grapes, vanilla-less oak, and nasty barnyard funk are all notable undertones to a dominant sourness. Mouth-puckering goodness is defined by some orange and other citrus flavors as well as the typical Cantillon lactic acidity. Some brief hints of more refined sourness with very clear citrus flavors. The orange really pops and keeps coming to mind. Addictive like crack; I need more.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 750 mL bottle at the Moan and Dove.

This lambic poured a hazy, peach color with light white foam. The smell was a wonderful lambic aroma with an explosion of tartness and some vinous and very musty smells greeting ones nostrils. The taste was tart and musty with notes of grapes (vinous) and typical "wild" lambic flavors. The mouthfeel was crisp and sharp and tart and acerbic with medium body and strong carbonation. This was an excellent lambic, and one of the best from Cantillon that I have sampled.

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Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice, and enjoyed with several fellow BAs on the last bus trip (Cellerman, Uncle Jimbo, and my better half, David). This is the one made with muscat grapes I believe. Cloudy goldenrod when poured. I thought the aroma was of light barnyard...in my minds eye I see fresh straw and sawdust ;-) Anyway, this one is very juicy, very fruity, but I still experienced some acetic qualities (grapeskin?). Probably will not be my favorite Cantillon, but I am glad I got to try it and share it with some great BAs at the Moan and Dove.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden crystal peach color with a slight white ring after the brew settles in the goblet. I brought this baby back from my trip to Belgium. Not much of a detectable nose. Slight bitterness upfront with a white grape sweetness. Very linear tasting. The dryness of the finish balences the sweetness upfront. Quite dry overall. A great beer to start the night with. White grapes are the dominant trait. Flatish mouth. A nice apartif..

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Photo of Realale
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy medium gold. Raspy head is quickly gone.

Nose is white grapey over crackery malt. Nice lemon/lime citrus notes. Some earthiness, and a bit of a floral dimension as well.

Wonderfully round and full in the mouth, particularly for a Cantillon. Plenty of lovely Muscat flavors melding with the earth and funk. The acidity is there to provide backbone, but it doesn't dominate. Finish just goes on forever.

Well-balanced level of carbonation provides an excellent mouthfeel. Great drinkability, and fantastic with food.

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Photo of twilight
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my second Cantillon lambic, and man, am I converted. I had this on-tap at Spuyten Duyvil in a wineglass. The pour was a light peach pink, so I kind of felt like I should be embarassed, but if anyone had said anything I would've made them taste it. My roommate couldn't even gander a sip. "It smells." "Yeah, they call it 'horse blanket.'" "I don't like the way it smells." "Just try it" "No." And she goes back to her Sinebrychoff Porter.

I was only slightly disappointed by the mouthfeel. Only slightly puckerrific, but the taste. Oh, the taste. It's slightly sour with sweetness peeking through, and yes, the grapes are there, mostly in the finish, though I could discern some grapeskin bite (the kind of sour acidness you get then you lick a grape- don't ask) in the taste. Overall, yummy. I want to/will splurge for a bottle of this, one day.

Definitely no "sour grapes" here. Hahaha....

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Photo of Boilermaker88
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This offering from Cantillon was actually on-tap at the Carlsbad Pizza Port Belgian Beer Fest, one of sixteen Belgians on-tap. I had seen a bottle of Vigneronne the day before and found it had muscat grapes in it. I was so eager to try a Cantillon on-tap that I gave up two tickets for a double serving, about 8oz.
The appearance was a slightly hazy golden color with a modest white head that didn't stick around long or leave any lace. The nose had a vinegary, slightly funky, kinda sweet wine-like aroma. The funky smell was kind of like a visit to a farm - a hint of animal hide, damp straw, and that general barnyard aroma. Strange and strangely appealing.
The first taste resulted in the near-total implosion of my cheeks, such was the unexpected sourness. The initial flavor had me thinking of the little unripened green grapes I'd find as a kid and try to eat on a dare. Shockingly sour, it took a bit of getting used to. Once my mouth adapted to the eye-tearing sour bite, I noticed there was a sweetness, a touch of honey and grapes, mixed with a mild dusty yeast flavor. The fine, darting carbonation and the sweet&sour tartness made this feel light and creamy yet very, very dry when each taste went down.
Yee-oww, that stung! I enjoyed it in an almost masochistic way, as each taste made my eyes water and face contort. If you like big-time sour with your beer, Cantillon really knows how to brew it up.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Raise a shout and a hip-hooray for my first bottle of Cantillon! Only had a taste of Rose Gambrinus once, years ago. Onward!
On first uncorking, a citric, sour, mustiness pervades the air from out of the bottle. Bright golden color, slight haze, with a solid white head that wittles down to nothingness in seconds flat.
Aroma: a subdued sour, a mellow lemon/orange, and a certain je'ne sais whosits, a dank must, but with a trace of sweetness and honey.
Taste: bracingly sour, instant grimace graces the countenance, but once you get over it, it's pretty easy to take. A light, rounded fruitiness lays underneath, a pleasant flavor, vibrant, tangy, tasty.
Medium body, extraordinary, tart texture, with a long, comfortable finish, giving a little spark with every encounter with the tongue. Good stuff !
Muscat grapes mixed with unblended lambic...I like it!

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Photo of BierReise
3.15/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and capped. No freshness date Pours a clear and initially sparkling gold that quieted down quickly leaving no head and a few tiny bubbles behind. Aroma is yeasty and fruity with grapes in the mix as well as a musty cellar funk. Mouthfeel is highly effervescent and crisp with a tart and dry finish. Flavor is sour and tart like a wine cooler with grapes providing most of the flavor. Not the best Lambic but not a drain pour either.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A murky peach coloured brew with golden yellow and orangey highlights. The aroma is more subdued than a typical lambic offering from Cantillon. The aroma consists of the white muscat grapes and the sweet sugars that they have let off. There is also a peach like frutiness amongst the mustiness and barnyard like traditional lambic aromas that are also prevalent in this brew. Finally a bit of sweet honey ties all of the flavors together and make this one extremely complex and interesting brew. The taste follows suit on the aroma. The traditional lambic funkiness and sweet and sour tartness are there, but there is also so much more going on in the mix. The clover honey, and white grape flavors explode on the tongue, and I can even taste a bit of other fruits (perhaps peaches and apricots) in the mix as well. The mouthfeel is extremely effervescent, astringent, sweet, sour and excellent and the drinkability is classic Cantillon excellence as well! What else can I say, that has not already been said. Another achingly original and traditional offering for Van-Roy and Cantillon...the true lambic masters! I found this to be best served at around 55* F!

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Photo of Indybeer
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy dark amber with no head to speak of, but lots of fine bubbles rising to the surface. This is my first experience with a Cantillon lambic. Aroma is musty like a old wet blanket. As it sits a lemony citus aroma comes through. The first sip brings in the ol pucker factor. As you continue drinking you can begin to make out the muscat grapes hiding in there. As it warms the sourness seems to intensify. Very Very good!

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A 750ml green glass bottle that comes with a cork/crown cap configuration, all enveloped in a thick black foil that covers the upper 3” of the slender proboscis like neck. Has a single obverse label which depicts a picture of a brewing melange, better explained on the Cantillon Website than here.

The extracted Cork is dated 2001 – tasted end 2003 – just right!

Poured firstly into a Jug, the contents of the 750ml bottle violently effervesce with an audible “space dust” whistle; the dregs of the bottle fill my Cantillon Tumbler. A marvellous tangerine peach fuzz body reverberates with a Satsuma orange hue punctuated with a matt honey-lemon finish. Flat, yet incredibly lively, this beer continually replenishes itself with vertical rising streamers

Strong retching muscle-bound malt-vinegary arms pump & then pull your nasal hairs out with a single-tingle and an acetic yank that cleanly removes the follicles. Damn, this is good. Farmyard funk & some sharp biting lambic tones flow uphill with a benevolent attitude akin to pissing your pants on a cold day – once you start it feels warm & good – so why stop? It starts with an enamel stripping sharp sourness that licks at your teeth and attacks the tongue and inner cheeks with a saliva-scavenging astringency that causes an involuntary pucker – you just know it’s going to happen – but it still shocks! Meanwhile, it grabs the tonsils like a well paid Sports personality that threatens a “star-rape”, you want to give in - but somehow can't. The Muscat Grapes break through in the back end, patiently waiting to get their 15 minutes of fame. They do, and rightly so. The Mouthfeel is incredibly lively, it has a vino-fruitiness that relaxes yet invites. The Juxta-posed qualities of the incredibly searing dryness and the thirst quenching qualities remain a bloody mystery. It strips the saliva then somehow replaces it, very slowly – How the fuck do they do that? Massive astringency in the back end. A desert beer, as opposed to a dessert beer!!

The highest quality vino-lambic that dearly endeared itself to me when I first tried it at the Gans in Huise (East Flanders) on a Cantillon night of immense proportions way back in Easter 1995. It is still as good now I see.

The Bastard Cousin of many a fine Italian Wine, this is a stupendously marvellous ‘DruivenLambik’ that merits some serious attention.

The “White” to the St.Lamvinus “Red”. This stuff is to die for. I could write a fucking Thesis on Cantillon. WORLD CLASS. Am I biased – Oh YES.

If Jean-Pierre Van Roy made Wine – believe me, he would be on every “trendy” Wine drinkers lips from here to Mars. BUT - as it is, he “just” makes unswervingly traditional authentic lambics (a.k.a. ‘funny’ beers) of the highest quality - so he barely warrants a mention outside of geeky beer circles.

It truly is a fucked up World. Go Figure!?!

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Photo of tavernjef
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A golden peachy yellow haze at the pour and settles thicker yet in the glass like a slushy. Bubbly fizzed out, of what may have been a head, but nothing but quickly dispersing bubbles led the charge.
Aroma is rude, very pungent and strong with a major funkyness that nearly shouts out rotton, oily, canned tuna and musky horse blanket. Incredibly strong and foul with a certain vulgarness and bewitching arrogant elegance. It takes some getting use to, actually alot of getting use to. Most people wouldn't even think of drinking this upon smelling it, which you can take in from across the room, its stink has power and reach. After awhile of uncivil acceptance to its uncouth odor, finally some noticeable lemon tartness and wine-like fruityness begins to make its way through the fog. Its like getting slapped in the face by one of those dueling gloves and its serious about its challenge. Whiff me and like it or prepare to pay the consequences. Taste is hugely sour and tart, quick like a flemish or bruin and most other lambics, this reminds me of lemon sour patch kids candy minus a good portion of the sugar. Its immense and built on lemon sweetness with some of that muscat grape dryness really squeezing off the finish with a pucker. Some very light notes of that funky yeast late in the finish. This is a majorly sour sipper, full on tartness and breaches a new level of souring grab i've never encountered before, a bit to much for me, I'd love to be able to appreciate this more but it just wasn't happening. This was probably one of the most unique beers I've ever had and I hate to not like it, and I don't, I just think I still need to educate and nurture my palate when it comes to beers of this nature. I do like the whole love-hate thing going on in the smell, it amazed me more then anything that a beer could smell like this. Its not appealing but it has that certain edge of respect and interest thats mind blowing.
I'm at a loss for words really, giving any kind of numbers was an impossible task, with the exception of the smell which gets an instant 5 for its disgusting charm.

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Photo of Jon
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2002 Vintage.

Hazed golden peach color, finding its way to a murky cider hue after the fizzy white head quickly fades. Oaky, vanilla notes play second fiddle to grassy, citrus notes and the ubiquitous musty, acidic nose that is distinctly Cantillon. Tart lemon and citrus flavor is most dominant, though the sugars from the Muscat grapes play a minor role around mid-bottle, creating a mildly sweet-and-sour effect. The sour notes, however, are most evident. Light-to-medium bodied with medium carbonation and a lightly effervescent mouthfeel. Very refreshing and drinkable. Overall, I can't say I detected too much of the Muscat grapes except for perhaps a little of their inherent sugars along the way. Not my favorite of all the Cantillon lambics (that's not saying too much, as I adore this brewery), but still a top-notch creation as would be expected.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 2001, Sampled November 18, 2003
As I pull the cork I get a strong smell of vinegar, this aroma seems to be attached to the cork and does not carry over to the beer. It is a cloudy orange color, and though well carbonated, it is not beery enough to hold a head for any length of time. A sour musty aroma emanates from my glass, notes of citrus as well. The taste is predominantly a lemony sourness. Definitely wine like in some ways (especially the body), but it is hard to say of this is from the Muscat grapes. There is a definite funky Lambic character here; musty, astringent, and acidic. Hard to say what grape character is here, it seems a bit lighter in body and there is a definite lack of heading proteins, perhaps a hint of the Muscat is in the acidic finish, but it is hard to say. As the beer warms up I get some cider notes as well, though it is still quite lemony. As a fruit beer it lacks the fruit character it should have (perhaps younger versions have more Muscat character). As a well carbonated Lambic type beer though, it works and is quite good.

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