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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.


4.2
   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 camRAís real ale fests. Page 101 0f Michael Jacksonís 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 donít" 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2007 Bottle, 2005 vintage at Akkurat. So first of all , this had some age on it... I didnít have the regular gueuze to compare with, but to me, this seemed pretty much like Cantillons usual stuff. Couldnít really pick out any grape character at all, luckily I have a really fresh vintage waiting in the wings and Iím eager to see if thatís going to make a difference. Re-rate, 2006 vintage. Yup.. drink this as fresh as possible for maximum grape character.. what a difference!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle at ōlbaren. Yellow - small white head. Wood, gooseberries, sweet, smooth compaired to other cantillon. Almost no carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Yet another great Cantillon product. Aroma was white grapes, musty, acidic with the usual nut-check barnyard aroma. Flavors were suprisingly soft for a Cantillon, with the muscat grapes demanding attention with the other flavors bouncing around. It has the usual Cantillon calling card flavors but itís not quite as mouth stripping as say..the regular gueuze. Very enjoyable and worth every penny.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10598) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle at Horsens beerfestival. Yellow/ orange colour with a white head.Aroma is sour, yeast. Flavour is sour, yeast, fruit, citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Clear yellow body with a very small white head. Aroma was that of a typical lambic beer with barnyard and all that good stuff. Thatís where the fun stopped for me. To say that this beer is vinous and fruity would be the biggest understatement since Noah said it looked like rain. This is as much a white wine as it is a lambic. Very delicate, a bit sour, full of white grapes and cheesy yeast. This is an original well brewed beer but itís not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Rating #900- body is a foggy orange gold, with no head present. Aroma is very tart, with lemon, salt, and a white wine type aroma. Very tart taste, you can catch the grapes lightly after the initial taste, has a destinct tang that I usually donít catch with Lambicís

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2006
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Yellow-orange, unclear, with a minimal white head. The aroma is sour, white wine-like and with notes of barnyard. Lemony and sour flavor. The mouthfeel is thin and flat as well as astringent and palate-cleaning. Intensely sour, nice beer. (061028)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy yellow brown color with a large head that quickly disappears. Tart, grape (vindruer), yeasty aroma. Extremely sour. Grape was detectable only as a sour, underripe grape juice aftertaste.


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