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

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RATINGS: 831   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle. Literally no head. Hazy orange body mostly looking like an orange soda, however with a good deal of yeast sediments. Spciy acidic grape vinegar aroma. Flavor dominated by acidic grape fruit. Thin mouthfeel but long and good aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle sampled on 6/9/06: Pours a clear golden bronze with a nicely-lacing wispy white head. Tart funky sour and dry aroma has a touch of lightly fruity grapes. Body starts with a slight hint of sweet malt and light fruit before the tart, funky, earthy sourness takes over. Authentic and enjoyable, but hard to drink a whole 750ml bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
bottle. murky yellow color. sour and citric aroma and taste. lots of bark and dirt. very dry. bit of berrys and fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 On tap @ the Hop Leaf. 1/25/07 Well I was hoping for St. Lamvinus, but this will have to do. Hazy brown orange color with a small beige head. Sour and earthy aroms, hay, grain, a little funky, but nice. Smooth like most cantillon beers are, sour, tart, green and white grapes. Tasty lambic.

Bottle thanks to Andrew for sharing. Pours clear orange yellow. Sour tart funky and earthy nose. Tart sour citrus with vinegar flavors, solid beer. Comes together well. 8/3/8/4/16 = 3.9

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2007
hazy golden in appearance. Pretty big off white head. Aroma is very funky, with a extremely strong herbal note or it definitely could be rotting moldy socks or something of the like. This characteristic was not as strong in the taste but still definitely there. This one really didn’t work for me personally.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Supplied by my cousin for a tasting after Christmas dinner. poured pale orange, with a sour, acidic aroma. Sourness is cut a bit by the sweetness from the grapes. Finishes dry and woody. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Poured a hazy golden with a fizzy white head. Usual Cantillon funk aroma, though this particular variety had some feet and sweatsocks thrown in for good measure. Flavor is very sour but somewhat one-dimensional, with only the slightest hint of grape. Very sour, funky, salty like testicles. Shouldn’t have had this one after the Cuvee, because the Cuvee blew it away.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2007
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 on tap at hopleaf. pours a beautiful hazy tangerine color with almost no head. aroma is very tart, orangy, vinegary, and slight funk. flavor is very tart and sour (more like a gueuze) with some faint undertones of white grapes. finishes tart with chardonnay qualities. i was expecting more from the muscat grapes but after getting settled with this i begin to fall for the subtleness of the fruit. enjoyed a lot but this isn’t one of the best from cantillon.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Too date on of the most amazing beers I have ever had, tart champange like complex and sour. Shared this beer with Neil Herbst owner of Alley Kat after one of camRA’s real ale fests. Page 101 0f Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 441 Classic Brews to go out of 500.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2006
750ml into tumbler. Purchased by my mom at Discount Liquor, Milwaukee, as a NYE gift. Overall: different in small ways from Cantillion gueuze, but pretty much straightforward Cantillon quality lambic (which might be disappointing if you were expecting more muscat).

Superficial: Pale hazy orange with a "now you see me, now you don’t" fizzy white head. No lacing, no racing. Smell is not intense, but persistent and pervasive, wafting out of the bottle and glass to fill the immediate area with aromas of sour brett, cardamom, dried apricot and sour grape.

First impressions: Good Cantillion sour bomb at first (like gueuze), lemony; feel is a bit thin and watery after the sour subsides; not much of the yeasty spiderwebs I expect on the top of my tongue in the finish; 20 sec after swallow comes the faint and thin muscat flavor promised on the label.

Deeper: The middle does have some dark yeasty/spidery things that remind me of Girardin White Label, plus some corriander. Also, this is distinctly salty right after the swallow, a nice counterpoint to the juicy sourness. Beginning of the finish is vaguely like a nutty cheese, like gouda.


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