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

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-23-2002

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1,301
Reviews:
311
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
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Photo of mportnoy
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thegerm87
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Photo of jrenihan
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled November 5, 2009.

Beer is translucent golden, almost opaque. Small to moderately sized white head, little lace. Decent retention.

Nose is tart with a bit of a funky hint. Wheat. I get some grape when I look for it.

Funk and white grape dominate the taste. Lemon. Quite sour, dries the mouth in a big way. The wheat base is quite noticeable. The grape is not as strong as I imagine it was when the bottle was younger.

Light to medium bodied, low carbonation. Puckery in a big way.

Overall, a very nice beer but not one of the better Cantillons.

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was a part of cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Shared by cmrillo at his own party! Served from bottle into a Cantillon taster flute. Poured a golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, white grape, wood, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, sweet fruit, grape, tart, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. The grapes really took the headliner of this show as they were very well pronounced and very well integrated throughout the aroma and the flavor. This one was really quite easy to drink as there wasn’t really that much of a sour or tart aspect like most people thing when they have a brew like this. A really well done brew from one of my favorite breweries. Hope to try many from them in the future and I hope you are able to do the same.

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Photo of anteater
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I feel so lucky to get to try this magnificent beer--I feel wrong simplifying this down to a single word because it is so much more than that.

Appearance is solidly opaque, like a scoop of velvetty cantaloupe sorbet perfectly filling the glass to the edges, no head.

Aromas of really fine nectarine, plum, and just downright fresh fruit juice blossoms all over. A faint acidic funk hangs around in the background.

Taste is a unique and enticing peppery peach with lemon flesh. Vigneronne is very tart but not tongue searing. Damn it's like there is so much fresh peach juice, and this isn't even supposed to be a peach beer! Delicious--not overwhelmingly heavy or thick like this might sound, but bright and zippy, tangy and ever so fresh.

Feel is so damn smooth for a sour, with a dry to semi-dry finish.

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Photo of jeff1973
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of popery
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of GreenMind
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of tavernjef
3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
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 tbryan5
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was an excellent beer. Pours a beautiful golden orange with a yellow perimeter. Smells grassy and earthy. And like a barn. Taste is much the same. Super musty and astringent. A real treat that I was lucky enough to try. A really unique beer.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gford217
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by glid02 at the BSP.

Pours a bright hazy yellow with a small soapy white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

The aroma is massively funky with lots of wood character throughout. The muscat sweetness only comes through a little bit but the vinegar sourness is dominant. Definitely a little bit of a white wine aroma to it.

The taste dials down the funk slightly and really takes on the character of a white wine. There is a slightly sweet, slightly tart grape presence with a sugary presence underneath that fades into a dry wine-like finish.

The mouthfeel is slightly fizzy but very clean and dry...much like a white wine.

This is one of the more drinkable Cantillon beers I've had as the funk is not completely over-the-top in the taste. Very nice.

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Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jfcaa193
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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 suckaj
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of birchstick
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy, murky yellow color without too much of a head

S - nose consists of sour notes and some mustiness with hints of soft grapes

T - lots of sweet grape upfront and through the middle. The lambic sourness and Cantillon funk hit the tastebuds in the back of the tongue. Pretty decently balance - not crazy sour, yet at the same time not super fruity.

M - body falls out with the carbonation showing up on the backend

D - another solid offering from Cantillon. I really liked the grapes in this - I was expecting more of a vinous characteristic, however it was more of a soft white grape flavor which pleasantly surprised me. Good stuff!

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Photo of Jeffo
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to farundrpar for bringing this one to our Kebab and Cantillon dinner party.

From a 750 into a tumbler
Bottled 24 November 2011
Best Before October 2015

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking white head with decent retention. Hazy amber orange in color with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick ring but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: A slightly milder aroma of lemon esters and green grapes. Some funky, dank aromas in there with a tough of floral notes as well. Quite pleasant.

TASTE: Follows the nose nicely. Sour, tart lemon up front with some green grapes and white wine flavor as well. Funkiness is there in the middle into the finish, with a touch of mould and must as well. Some bitter floral notes at the finish before a mostly sour and acidic finish that lingers mildly on the palate. Pretty flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes rather dry. Puckering and somewhat acidic after the swallow.

OVERALL: This one was rather enjoyable. Perhaps a bit more acidic than the other Cantillon fruit lambic we had that night, which may turn some people off. I found it quite pleasant and would glaldy drink this one again. Thanks again farundrpar!

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Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,301 ratings.
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