Cantillon Vigneronne | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon VigneronneCantillon Vigneronne
BA SCORE
96.4%
Liked This Beer
4.42 w/ 1,329 ratings
Cantillon VigneronneCantillon Vigneronne
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#229
Reviews:
317
Ratings:
1,329
Liked:
1,281
Avg:
4.42/5
pDev:
7.92%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
658
Gots:
261
Trade:
27
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,329 |  Reviews: 317
Photo of womencantsail
4.42/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of orangesol
3.91/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to the Holland's for bringing this one to our gueuze tasting. A 750ml bottle from 2007.

A - Pours a beautiful slightly hazy straw yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass. A very nice looking beer.

S - The shear amount of old basement must in this beer is staggering. It completely overpowers the nose from the get go. It dies down a little bit as it warms up offering hints of vinous grape skins and a bit of lemon but this one is all funk.

T - Starts off with, you guessed it, a ton of wet basement funk that really never leaves the picture. As the funk dies down you get hints of tart sourness, vinous grape skins, lemon and dry oak. Not as sour as I was expecting, yet way more funk than I was expecting. Finish is pretty dry, lingering for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The funk is very strong, leaving the pallet quite dry, clinging to the pallet long after consumption.

O - I think this may be the mustiest beer I have ever had. It overpowers most of the other flavors and made the beer fairly hard to finish. With all that said I still enjoyed it for what it was. I will have to give this one another chance in the future.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Re-reviewing one of the greats.

Hazy golden body with a white collar. Sublime aroma of grape skin, earth, peach, green apple. Funky with ample tartness, gracefully assaulting the jaw and cheeks. So wonderful. Long lingering aftertaste that continues developing long moments after the finish. World class. I was at Cantillon when the grapes used in this batch arrived at the brewery. I just love Cantillon.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BMart
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottled September 2010. Poured into a matching Cantillon tulip. This brew appears a light golden yellow color that is fairly clear upon the first pour. A finger of white head forms across the top and slowly and audibly fizzes away. A ring maintains across the top of the brew holding close to the wall of the glass. Some spots of lace are left where the head previously prevailed. A light swirl releases some bubbles which adds a thin layer to the ring around the top.

The smell of this brew is classic Cantillon funk. It is mildly musty with a barnyard quality of bretty leather character. A bit of mildew and raw oak quality is evident. More sniffs reveal a mild white grape character that mixes with some sulfur and cheese. Light tannic quality mixed with some mild spices. As the brew warms, a very subtle vanilla indication comes out that brings on more focus to the white grape inclusion.

The taste is sharp and acidic striking up thoughts of lemons. Raw oak mixes with musty and mildew character with that classic Cantillon flavoring that shows off leathery and earthy dry funk and brett qualities. Some fruity and floral quality is evident with a mild rind bitterness that fades into the barrel properties of vanilla and slightly tannins. I never truely pick up on juicy white grape flavoring, but it is there with a flavoring of their skins and lightly of the juice when the brew warms. I would love to have a fresh bottle for comparison purposes to see how the fruit fades and the funk evolves in this brew.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modestly light level of carbonation. The alcohol is pretty much completely hidden. It is a light and lively brew with a great depth of flavor and aroma to take in. I found it to be very enjoyable and easy drinking making me fly through a glass and reach for more.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of AlexFields
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rab53
2.25/5  rDev -49.1%

Photo of SadMachine
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.24/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of IrishColonial
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwc215
4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cage-corked bottle - bottled in Oct. '06:

Pours hazy golden yellow with a white bubbly head that descends to barely a patch, leaving some traces of lacing.

The smell is of lemon, sweettart candy, barnyard must and a hint of grapeskins.

The taste is of lemon, sweettart candy and barnyard must. Clove and ginger lend a spiciness to it. Sugary and honeyish sweetness blend nicely with the loemony tartness and light spiciness. Sweetened grapeskin segues into a dry finish.

Appropriately light-bodied, with mild to medium carbonation level for the style. It has a lasting, refreshing dryness.

This is a unique, refreshing brew. Interesting use of muscat grapes. Though I don't normally seek grapes in my beer (and prefer this brewery's St. Lamvinus), they do blend nicely into the house yeast strain and the malt that is used. It is a gueuze-like lambic that fits in nicely with the "unique treat" category.

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Photo of Duff27
4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Cantillon Vigneronne from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 1,329 ratings
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