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

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RATINGS: 815   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 8, 2008
Il mio primo 5/5 su ratebeer. Non credo ce ne saranno molti; non credo. Però il 5/5 è una scelta programmatica, più che un risultato; è difficile accorgersi dell’eccellenza a posteriori, l’eccellenza è determinata in un istante, è l’unica vera valutazione in cui entra in gioco solo l’istinto, l’istinto e la completa soddisfazione di ogni senso. La Vigneronne di Cantillon è stato proprio questo per me, una soddisfazione completa, senza alcun difetto; e pensare che mentre la stappavo, mi chiedevo se fosse il caso di berla da solo, mi chiedevo se non sarebbe stato troppo in una serata così comune. La serata non è più comune, è una delle serate birrariamente più felici della mia esistenza. Questa Vigneronne è preziosa come una pietra rara, come un fiore sconosciuto. E’ la tipica birra... che dico birra, lambic! impeccabile, sofisticata, unico, però di cui berrei litri e litri senza stancarmi. Non ci sono parole. Forza Cantillon

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
godofsky (265) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
750ml bottle, 2 years old, from Brouhaha Brewpub. served in a tulip glass, pours a clear gold colour at first...and then once the lees are in it turns cloudy. white head that quickly dissipates. aroma of wine grapes, sour patch kids, and grapefruit. taste is sour, and incredibly complex. this beer is tart, sweet, bitter, and smooth all at the same time. just incredible. low carbonation and light bodied. lambics are one of my favourite styles, and Cantillon does the job everytime. perfect score. i have no problems paying $22 for a beer of this calibre.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Bottle 1997 Vintage: The man I bought this from told me that the bottle couldn’t have been there for more than three months or so. HA! more like 5 years. So I had my doubts about it after I checked the cork. As I pour a giant fociferous head appears...and then slowly creeps off into the ’corners’ of my glass. HAzy and polluted, the yeast in this bottle has long since died off and broken up, smearing itself all over this beauty of a beer. The nose is intensely baconlike. Honestly this brew smells like the best gueuze ever blended, ever thought up ever! Take Girardin black and add bacon fat and my friends you have what I amdrinking. This is the most complex and overpowering brew I’ve ever let flow down my gullet. Nose is azy and bricklike. Around the edges a faint dry oak emerges. If I had as many technical terms as Joris Pattyn I’d have to use them all. Citrus, chalk and lactic acid collide creating heaven. The palate on this is massive. Still effervescent even after all these years. This coats like salty molasses, filling every crevace of my mouth. The bacon in the nose really shines on the palate, filling out the citrus with a punch that makes Cantillon one of...if not...my favorite brewery. Friends this is masterful. Jean Pierre Van Roy is a mad genius. I love him. G-rat

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 I love cantillon. Aroma gives sourness, apples and orange also come through later, typical of the cantillon brilliance. Taste is similarly complex yeast creates some softer fruits with the white grapes having a just a little say and mellowing the sourness a little, however this does take a little of the dryness away. An excellent beer, but then id drink cantillon all day everyday if i could. RERATE: Had this as my beer while im cook beer, i always have a beer when i cook and i havnt had it foir a long time, so seemed a good idea. Indeed it was a good idea. Fromn the start the cantillon goodness is put on hold by a madera wine like character, a desert wine of sop quality ads sweetness, like as if someone popped in some awsome polish mead. The grapes are soo suble but can be found in the sweetness. Wow blown way back by this chap, awsome stuff, mindblowing, the bottle was gone in the 50 mins of cooking or so, which is pritty good concidering the prep took and easy 25 mins. One can be glad to know that such a beer is made, just incase they are too hungover to drink straight cantillon to save themselves from certain fear.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2010 Very hazy grapefruit colored pour with a thin white head. Sour vinegar aroma with grape, earth, funk, and some lemony citrus. Very sour flavor, but just the right amount for me. Lots of winy grape flavor with wood and earth. One of the best fruit lambics I’ve had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Pours hazy peach with a small white head. Smells sour, vinous, and grapey. Taste is fruity, vinous, and surprisingly not sour. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Cantillon Vigneronne finishes lightly sour and quite fruity.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2004 2001 Vintage. Light golden orange in colour. Aroma was citrusy, lots of grapes, leather and a wonderful sourness. The flavour was outstanding. Very funky and sour at the start, very tart, starts of very gueuze like and then the slight sweetness of the grapes kick in. An amazing mouthfeel and a beautiful tartness. Medium bodied. Finishes was a huge sourness and very long. Simply amazing.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 2008 Vintage bottle@WoSF 2011: clear yellow with no head, smell is that of sour white grapes with continue on through in the taste but where they turn sweet in the aftertaste and are accompanied by minor sour green apples & slight lemon, more tart grapes, minor funk, light body, low carbonation, amazing/// also had this draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic, cannot seem to find notes of that, i do remember preferring the bottled version of this ///////////////////// Tried some of this fresh @ brewery. Astonishing almost 5/5, so incredibly rich and fruity. It is a real shame that bottles of this one are quite rare over here. Didn’t manage to get even a single bottle of the 2013 release. Too bad, wanted to drink a whole bottle of the fresh stuff. 4.7 -> 4.8

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Simply amazing, bottle share, thanks Mike! 2003 vintage had at 8 years, my 200th review. Fantastic golden color small white head, not really much there since it was a small sample. Amazing fruits in the nose, lush apricots and softer acidic citrus, with a tartness that I knew was going to translate on the palate. Sure enough entry to finish on this one was amazing, acidity and sour levels were off the chart, the funk was perfect in the finish. Extremely balanced, and in my opinion could have gone even longer. Another example as to why you don’t always need to have the rarest Cantillon to enjoy the best.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
Sample at Monks from a 1995 Bottle, Thanks Tom. This was my favorite beer of the night. Pour is a hazed out golden color. No lace or head again, expected. Aromas of wet wood, basement funk, white wine, grapes, christmas chestnuts at the Grand Floridian. Taste is a woody grape lambic infusion with notes of caramel, lemons, cabernet funk, gueuze. Insanely oaky, layers and layers of flavors and aroma. Magnificent.


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