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Vigneronne by Brasserie Cantillon
Lambic - Fruit
6.00 % ABV

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Review by tavernjef on 09/20/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 12 14 3 7 0
A golden peachy yellow haze at the pour and settles thicker yet in the glass like a slushy. Bubbly fizzed out, of what may have been a head, but nothing but quickly dispersing bubbles led the charge.
Aroma is rude, very pungent and strong with a major funkyness that nearly shouts out rotton, oily, canned tuna and musky horse blanket. Incredibly strong and foul with a certain vulgarness and bewitching arrogant elegance. It takes some getting use to, actually alot of getting use to. Most people wouldn't even think of drinking this upon smelling it, which you can take in from across the room, its stink has power and reach. After awhile of uncivil acceptance to its uncouth odor, finally some noticeable lemon tartness and wine-like fruityness begins to make its way through the fog. Its like getting slapped in the face by one of those dueling gloves and its serious about its challenge. Whiff me and like it or prepare to pay the consequences.

Taste is hugely sour and tart, quick like a flemish or bruin and most other lambics, this reminds me of lemon sour patch kids candy minus a good portion of the sugar. Its immense and built on lemon sweetness with some of that muscat grape dryness really squeezing off the finish with a pucker. Some very light notes of that funky yeast late in the finish. This is a majorly sour sipper, full on tartness and breaches a new level of souring grab i've never encountered before, a bit to much for me, I'd love to be able to appreciate this more but it just wasn't happening. This was probably one of the most unique beers I've ever had and I hate to not like it, and I don't, I just think I still need to educate and nurture my palate when it comes to beers of this nature. I do like the whole love-hate thing going on in the smell, it amazed me more then anything that a beer could smell like this. Its not appealing but it has that certain edge of respect and interest thats mind blowing.
I'm at a loss for words really, giving any kind of numbers was an impossible task, with the exception of the smell which gets an instant full score for its disgusting charm.

Served In: Tulip

Review by SAP on 09/07/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 17 4 7 2001
Bottled 2001, Sampled November 18, 2003
As I pull the cork I get a strong smell of vinegar, this aroma seems to be attached to the cork and does not carry over to the beer. It is a cloudy orange color, and though well carbonated, it is not beery enough to hold a head for any length of time. A sour musty aroma emanates from my glass, notes of citrus as well. The taste is predominantly a lemony sourness. Definitely wine like in some ways (especially the body), but it is hard to say of this is from the Muscat grapes. There is a definite funky Lambic character here; musty, astringent, and acidic. Hard to say what grape character is here, it seems a bit lighter in body and there is a definite lack of heading proteins, perhaps a hint of the Muscat is in the acidic finish, but it is hard to say. As the beer warms up I get some cider notes as well, though it is still quite lemony. As a fruit beer it lacks the fruit character it should have (perhaps younger versions have more Muscat character). As a well carbonated Lambic type beer though, it works and is quite good.

Served In: Tulip

Review by seaoflament on 04/19/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2008
Thanks to my compadre Rene for sharing this 750ml bottle with me tonight. 2008 vintage.

Pours a golden color with no foam but there is a tiny ring that last until the end..

Funk, cheese, Muscat grapes, hay, leather, apples, wet and musty oak, hints of honey and flowers. A bit of grapefruit and orange zest. Funky but mellow compared to the other Cantillon beers I’ve had. Low acidity on the nose.

Mostly funk and hints of cheese with a slight tartness near the end. Citrus notes and wheat in the finish. Low acidity. A little more sweetness with some caramel apple flavors. Grape seeds and a bit of green apples. Some vanilla and mellow oak in the finish/aftertaste.

Medium-light and slightly syrupy upfront with a light dryness in the end. Not like any other Cantillon beer I’ve had. Extremely easy to drink.

Served In: Goblet

Review by KAF on 12/02/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 18 4 8 2008
Mmm! This was delicious. Hazy dirty yellow pour with a small white head. Barnyard aroma. Nice tart bite to the taste. Very inviting. The barnyard funk is in the taste as well. Maybe some wet hay and mustard seed. Some citrus notes in here as well (lime?). Very nice.

Served In: Flute Glass

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