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

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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Sample pour from Dennis @ Blind Tiger. Pour is a hazy pale orange. Aroma is of white grape/wine and apples. Flavor is sour/tart with some funkiness. Slightly acidic. Really lovely.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2316) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Hazy straw colored pour. Big white head with a small amount of lacing. Smell is sour yogurt and wheat, with some notes of vine fruit and lemon. Taste is the same. With more grape coming through.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3422) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Sampled at the Kick Starter Fund Raiser in the Humboldt Cider Works to raise money for the new tasting room. Pours a rich golden color with a white head. Nose of fruits. Medium plus body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is rich and full of fruit notes. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (260) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy light gold with a thin white foamy head. Aromas of tart green grapes, slight lactic, some leather. Taste is tart green grapes, some sweeter notes, pretty funky, barnyard, slight leather with a dry grapy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
toxichop (390) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
P: Golden and almost no head. S: Musk, grapes, barnyard funk, oak, floral and wine. T: Grapes, and oak very wine like. M: Thin, very dry and light pucker-y. O: Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
750 ml bottle. 2008 vintage. Seems to be bottled on Christmas eve 2008.
From some online store some time ago.

Clear bright golden colour with a tiny bubbly white head. Very tart and sour aroma with lots of vinegar and musty notes. The flavour is acidic, tart, sour and musty. Very strong and distinctive flavour. A great beverage.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Sample of both 2013 and 2011 bottles at (Hopp)Kurtkeller 016: Cantillon-tastic 01 on 10/11/2014. Slightly hazy pale yellow color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to a wispy film. Spotty lacing. Aroma of vine fruits, yeast and slight vinegar. Light-bodied with flavors of oaky white wine, herbal yeast and a touch of apple. The finish is oaky with a vinous fruity aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
In the 19th century, and probably a lot earlier than that, there was a small tradition of lambic brewed in the IJle valley, where moscatel grapes were used in it. Cantillon resurrected this type of fruit lambic in the seventies and this is a derivative of it (though no moscatel grapes are used). The foam is minimal (the oil from the grape seeds has a negative effect on it) but the colour is a beautiful hazy orangey blonde. The aroma is stunning and breathes all the good things you’d expect in a refined lambic beer, funkiness, barnyard, hay, old sherry, a truckload of perfumey fruity esters, and indeed sweet white grapes are very apparent as well. Taste is sour and funky, ’wild’ with clear grape presence again, as if you’d pour a fine white wine in an equally fine lambic. The woody tannins, the fruity esters and all the complexity of the lambic bring this to a grand finale. One of the finest lambics I ever tasted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6840) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled from a bottle brought by JK to WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Hazy yellow pour. Yeast and funk. Some grape with a dry finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (509) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
(Bottle at barVolo for Zwanze Day 2014, Sept 20 2014) Very murky brownish gold with a small bubbly white head that fades. Aroma of white wine, light stone fruit and acid with lots of sweaty feet and cheese funk. Palate has acidic white wine, menthol, in the middle lots of bitter herbal and medicinal notes fight with the bright acidity but the result is surprisingly mellow. In the finish, lingering acid, some grain, herbs, light wood. Medium body with basically no carb. This is a very smooth lambic that channels the white wine character and acidity well without giving up its own qualities. Zippy palate and a nice bold finish. My girlfriend’s favourite Cantillon so far, I believe.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (287) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Aroma is wild and I swear I get a burnt aroma off it...weird...I know. But it was so well balanced. The tartness was so smooth and the funk was just present to linger on the finish but not make it bad. So good.


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