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Cantillon Don Quijote

Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A fruit lambic brewed with Italian grapes similar to Concord grapes or Fox grapes (Vitis Labrusca) exclusively for Goblin Pub and Livingstone Club - Florence - Italy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 fiery ruby grapefruit, thin white ring. Nose is light grape and strawberry, sweet fruit pulp grows with warmth, bit of stable in the back bit dusty, peppery. Pinot d’aunis has way more going on, laughable comparison though I had once thought it would be perfect side-side. Flavor is thinner, lightly sugary with white grape skins, very drying finish sourness lasting. No pepper or ultra dryness like Pinot daunis, grape skin appears sweet and thinner as a result, even softer body (how can anyone complain d’aunis dry tongue-rake is "still" compared to this?). Very nice, but as with most Cantillon, brett and acetic notes making it messy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftycarl21 (2302) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Giant thanks to travlr and GT2 for sharing this epic bottle!! Beautiful pour with tints of pink, purple, and gumwood orange, along with a roseate head that dissipates quickly. Nose and flavor are absolutely rife with white grape and deep sweet concord grapes, light pepper, strawberry, and beautifully nuanced fruity funk. The flavor brings more strawberry, grape, and citric funk. Honestly just an outrageously tasty fruit lambic. One of my favorite beers of all time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2011
bottle. poured a cloudy amberish type color with a white head. aroma was grapes, horse blanket? and cherries. flavor was grapes, cherry, funk, lemon, and orange. body was light dry and fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
750mL thanks to Travlr. Given to me on my 24th birthday and shared at Sour Epic Part 2. Thank you Gene! The pour is quite hysterical- sort of a clear, neon purple with deep sunset highlights. A short lived pink head fizzes. Dregs at the end look opaque fuschia. Nose is at first a lot of white grape juice moving to sweet strawberry and tangy rhubarb. Very bright aroma and sweet grape juice and even hints of cinnamon and clove. Taste is straight geuze all the way with big tanginess, white pepper, mild berry character, and ruby red grapefruit sections and peel. Acidity level is perfect- juicy and tangy. Vibrant and bright. Perfect palate. Very yummy overall though I’m told the grape robustness is falling off and instead gaining more normal geuze complexity like older Blabaer batches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Nose is very phenolic, with lots of bandied. If you’re patient much of it blows off and you get some nice strawberry and melon. The taste is lightly sweet lots of fruit, fresh strawberry, light apricot. Light acetic acid on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle shared by GT2: pours a clear deep orange with pinkish hues and a spotty-lacing white head. Has a fresh fruity grape nose with a healthy amount of barnyard character and vinous oak. Starts with fine carbonation and a touch of light fruity sweetness with complex grapeskin flavor and tart balance before a drier puckering finish. Very unique and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Pours a pink tinted orange with a thin white head. Very fruity aroma with notes of spice. A touch of funky barnyard and bandaid. Grapes and strawberries. Flavor is extremely tart and fruity. Grape juice and maybe a touch of citrus, strawberry, and cherry. An amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
2008 bottle g-60 shared by jason at rbwg 3/5/11. pinkish brown color. murky. slight ring of off white. a+f=onions, dumpster sludge water, bandaids, salty earthy wood, vinous, canned sliced black olive juice and blue cheese. it is super tart, dry and crazy good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
(750ml, Bottle 71L, 20.11.2008) Pours a hazy oragne body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of orange, barnyard, manure, florals, mold, herbs, and mustiness. Flavor of orange, white grapes, earthiness, and some wild berries with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2011
from notes. served from bottle 51. pours dark red hue, almost purple with a light pink head that holds for a few moments much brighter than lamvinus. Intense funk and rich fruity grape. raw juice and skins. intense fruit smell. Taste is very rich, fruit grape backed up with a lemony pineapple apricot tangy lambic background. Musky funk and a touch of barrel. grape flavor is like grapes right off the vine. soft mouthfeel with moderate/ low carbonation overall dry without much residual sweetness. Overall a masterpiece.

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