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:
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
Ranking:
#234
Reviews:
322
Ratings:
1,421
pDev:
7.92%
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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Novare during Zwanze Day (2015)

A: Pours a clear white wine color with almost no head

S: Very tart and funky with a nice oaky presence, along with some vinous qualities from the grapes. Lightly fruity as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off nice and tart, with some funky and oaky notes to start things off. Goes into some nice fruity tones along with the grapes. Nothing really overwhelming, it all meshes extremely well. Finishes with some acidity and more musty grape notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Quite acidic and obviously tart

O: A very refreshing version of their lambic, the grapes really add some nice musty and vinous notes throughout. The oak adds to the wine-like allure as well. Not their most in-your-face fruited lambic, I'd say it is nicely suited for summer drinking. As with all of their brews, pick it up if you see it, as you won't have very many other chances to try it if you pass it up

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
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4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
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On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY.

This one pours a sparkling straw yellow, slightly hazy, with a small head and no lacing.

Aromas include white wine and white grapes, lemon tart candy, and some mild funk.

This is a wonderful grapey lambic. It's got an assertive sparkling tartness, and it's fairly sour, about a 6 out of 10. There's a dry earthy white grape character, and some tart candied lemon as well. It all comes together exceedingly well.

This is light bodied, with crisp and well carbonated mouthfeel, it's super drinkable.

Another great lambic from Cantillon.

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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
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Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 1,421 ratings