Cantillon Vigneronne | Brasserie Cantillon

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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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Ratings:
1,310
Reviews:
316
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
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Photo of DrBier
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thorpe429
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a somewhat-dark peach color with only a slight head. Very bright coloring.

S: Lots of vinegary and acid with some green apple and green grape. Lactic sourness, but nothing too overwhelming.

T: Green grapes and a bit of musty earthiness. Some tongue-puckering qualities, but nothing too substantial.

M: Pretty sour and a medium body with good carbonation.

D: Nice, but the flavors never really completely fused together like they do in most Cantillon beers; still, a very solid offering.

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Photo of oberon
3.41/5  rDev -20.5%
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 nickfl
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

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

First had: bottle at Monk's, Philly, PA
2010 vintage

Normally I wouldn't pay a whopping $45 for a bottle at the bar, but my friend wanted to try a "good lambic," not caring about the price, so I picked this one out and he paid, as I'd probably never consider having this one by myself. He hated it of course, but he's still a novice. More for me. I'm not big on Cantillon or lambics in general, but this is probably one of the best I've had from them.

Poured into a Cantillon balloon glass, this beer was a light golden-peach color, mostly clear, but a little foggy from sediment towards the end; a minimal layer of delicate bubbles capped it off, with no real retention or lacing to speak of. Aroma of pale malts, white wine, and some musty funk. Taste of fresh cut grass, white wine, apple skins, oak, a dash of Champagne, with an ubiquitous mild funkiness throughout. Very nice, very delicate. Sour, but not lip-puckering. (Though it should be noticed that this followed a Russian River Supplication, so my palate might have been biased.) Light-bodied more or less, and very enjoyable overall.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy peach color with off-white head. Aroma has dusty fruits, wood barrel and tart, funky notes with a hint of vinegar. Taste is fruity, floral, funky, sweet and sour. Dry feel, well carbonated.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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

Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head that recedes quickly only leaving a very thin ring of white on top. Lacing forms and is gone very quickly from the sides of the glass.

S: Definitely get the muscat grapes, green grapes, some lemon and citrus mixed with a little mustiness. Definitely a tartness as well.

T: Definitely reminds me of white wine with some of the white grape flavors up front. This transitions to a bit more of a tart citrus flavor in the middle with some lemon and a little green apple, very tangy.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: Another fantastic beer from Cantillon, I just can't get enough.

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Photo of drewone
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

Poured into a tulip it was a light orange brown with a very nice three finger head of lace and a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice retention only gradually let the head fade away, what was left was a very nice set of concentric side glass rings of lace. Smell was very sour, lots of grapes and other fruits. A bit light on the nose before the sour wrath kicks in. Flavor was very full and robust. Nice yeast filled flavor wrecks your taste buds but calms down considerably on the finish. A huge rush of sour fruit than kicks into overdrive and puckers your lips through the finish. This was a wonderfully unique brew that had a very good flavor and a light fruity feel that really made it shine.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this on tap at Brass Rail 3/4 - served in a snifter.

A - A hazy peach juice color w/ basic white ring of a cap w/ tiny beading. The ale has a moderate amount of visible carbonation

S - The aroma has a mild sour nose w/ subtle fruit note -grape-like w/a light tartness and classic wine grape vinegar sourness you expect from a Cantillon lambic

M - The feel is more sour than anything with a intense tart puckering feel w/ lingering juiciness and mild dry sour astringency w/ moderately high level of carbonation and slighltly high acidity level

T - This lambic has a subtle acidic white grape juiciness at the start w/ slight pucker inducing sourness as indicated in the feel that carries over to the taste which brings a light peach and mild plum aspect w/ tanginess and tannic elements displayed. There is a bitter lemon and cherry tinge at the back of the throat w/ mild citrus flavor w/ bold tropical fruit like kumquat in a sweet tart taste that lingers long after the swallow

D - For such a sour lambic it is really a drinkable one w/ the fruit notes very fresh and vibrant and the evolution of the taste profile as it gets warmer is great. The temp brings out more asrtringency and also light sweetness. I sipped on this for awhile - top notch!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 04/30/10 notes. Brought a bottle of this to Dark Lord Day; 2009 vintage. Poured from a 750ML bottle into my SAVOR snifter.

a - Pours a hazy bright yellow-golden color with one finger of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of funky, sour fruits, earthy notes, lemon, citrus, barnyard funk, and white wine. Very enjoyable and sour, with some slight mustiness in those earthy tones.

t - Taste matches the nose pretty much. Tastes of sour lemon and fruits, white wine, oak, light mustiness, and some of that Cantillon funk. Very enjoyable.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation, with a pretty crisp body.

o - Overall another great beer from Cantillon. I've heard this one ages great so I will hold onto my other 2 bottles for a few years, but it's still great right now. Will certainly have it again.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is a slightly hazy golden straw color with a few bubbles after a vigorous pour, not much in the way of carbonation.

S: The nose is nicely acidic with plenty of lemon, green apple, and green grapes. There's a slight wet hay aroma and a bit of must.

T: The flavor has a nice combination of a slight sweetness (seemingly from the grapes) and the trademark Cantillon sourness. The lactic acid is prominent and gives that wonderful lemony flavor. The grapes really stand out and provide the beer with an excellent dryness.

M: The carbonation is low, but it works with lambics. The body is medium and the beer just has a wonderfully dry finish.

D: Cantillon is one of those breweries that just can't do any wrong. I would gladly drink this one again.

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Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,310 ratings.
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