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Cantillon Vigneronne

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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Vigneronne is a blending muscat grapes and lambic, the brewers and beer merchants produced the "druivenlambik" (grapes lambic). White grapes soaked in lambic. The fructose, which abounds in these fruits, enables us to make a beer which is more mellow than the Gueuze or the other fruit beers. 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. Changed name from Druivenlambik in 1987.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (139) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells and tastes like a lot of lactic sourness mixed with white grapes. There is also some acetic taste in there, presumably from age. This is a very drinkable sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (678) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle shared at Novare Res. Happy Zwanze Day! Pours orange gold with a hint of white bubble that fades quick. Aroma is yogurt funk, dark cherry, muscat grape. Taste is tart, oaky and winey with citrus, grape, yogurt funk. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
750ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Nice bottle art, first of all. Pours a cloudy orange color forming a small white head with very small retention. Only very few lacings are formed and left in the glass. S: Very fruity and vinegar, as expected. Quite winy: with strong notes of white wine. Some notes of oak. Earthy yeasts and bit metallic end. T: Very fruity upfront. Funky. Dominated by Muscat grapes. A bit metallic in upfront too. Lemony acidity. Strong notes of vinegar. Oak. In overall, quite sour and dry. Earthy yeasts. M: Light body. Low carbonation. Acid, as usual, with a strong Lambic fruitiness in the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Classic Cantillon, I mean, a very fruity beer that is, at the same time, tart and extremely dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Graham I believe. 2009 bottling date. A: Cloudy gold with a thin fuzzy white head. Bubbles roughing the bottom of the glass. No lacing. N: Dusty attics, lemon juice, grapefruit rind, green apple, oak for miles. Horse blanket, white wine grape, and a hint of chamomile. T: Intensely sour. A loll your head back and pucker cause your lips are now chapped. Very minor grape sweetness. M: Dry to the point of desiccation. Biting carb. Very light body. O: The white wine gets swallowed by the yeast. Tasty though I prefer the LP series.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Dorée, voilée, une mousse pétillante qui disparaît aussitôt. De beaux arômes fruités et sauvageons. Acidulé, fruité, sauvage faiblement au goût. Du raisin blanc, faiblement, mais bien perceptible. C’est minéral et même salin. Ça ne me semble pas à tout casser, mais elle est quand même agréable à déguster. Embouteillée le 22 octobre 2013 (1201-250814)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"#4800 - wish list. Very musty aroma. Grapelike undertones. Lots of funk. Body is more acidic than the St L. Flavor still has a little lemon, but also sweet musty grapes and barnyard. Good stuff, though maybe a little too much coin for a "good" beer."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1880) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle: 2009. Thanks, Tim. Very hazy, nearing full opacity, bursting radiance with loads of rustic yellow & orange hues. The white, foamy head is reduced to a collar only moments after pouring. Bursting vinous aroma. Sour white grapes, gooseberry, dusty citron & lemon. Moderately acidic & lactic in nature. As usual, full force on that musty barnyard funk, signature Cantillon terroir, soured oak, & sweaty feet. Now & again, I get enticing notes of flower pedals, light cinnamon spice, & wild strawberry sweetness... All tertiary, but compiling into this labyrinth-esque aroma. Insanely sour flavor. Instant pucker as it hits my lips. Ripping white grape, lemon, & citric sourness on a palette of bacteria laden wood. I get a bit of cherry skin & floral notes as well. Finishes with some biting acidity, vinous & oaky grape, & one last kiss of that dusty old barnyard funk. Expectations: met, possibly even surpassed. Vig is the real deal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
1999 vintage bottle at Akkurat Stockholm, april 19th 2014. Hazy yellow orange body, medium white head, pretty big actually. Aroma of barnyard, grapes, oak, peach. Taste is sour fruis, peppers, dry white wine, with a strong peach and apple finish. Dry crisp sour aftertaste. This one has aged pretty well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle, vintage 2013 at Cantillon, july 29. Pours hazy golden with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is grapes, citrus, oak, barnyard. Taste is tart citrus, grapes, dry oak, funky. Smooth oily texture, sticky carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of light funkiness and tartness and hints of sourness, light grapes, some pale malts and light oak. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A really good beer.


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