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Cantillon Don Quijote

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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by BOLTZ7555 during RBWG - Pours a hazy pinkish color with a thin off white head. Light carbonation. Aroma is floral and estery. Flavor is tart esters. Finish is tart too. I realize my description is vague, but when it comes to the complexities of great Sours, Iím not the one to write descriptions. I do appreciate this beer and feel it was a privilege to be able to try it. Thanks Jason!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 9, 2011
RBWG2011. Hazy amber color/ ivory head. Huge, pungent barnyard dung, musty white wine barrel aromas. Medium body. Nicely tart citrusy lemon, wheat, barnyard piss flavors with musty rotting white grapes, wet wood bugs--sounds like shit, but tastes like a dream

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Shared by the gracious Boltz at RBWG, holy cow Jason you are the man. Pours a hazy reddish orange with a white head. Aroma is sour and acidic, red wine, funk, oak, grapes. Flavor is out of this world earthy grape skins, red wine, sourness, oak, funk. Awesome beer, worthy of the hype.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16595) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Tasted blind @ yespr. Pours a slightly hazy pale reddish orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity funky barnyard aroma with berry hints. Fruity sour funky tart berry barnyard flavor. Has a fruity sour tart funky finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at the release of batch 3 Rosso down at Captain Lawrence. Enormous thanks to the guy who brought this (who Iíve met a couple times before and I can never remember his name, so next time remind me to remember your name), as it was the best beer of the day for just about everyone who tried it I think. Pours a clear ruby color with a thin white head. Light vinegar, just vaguely reminiscent of the classic Cantillon profile. Very soft acid and hay, fruit and grapes. Big berry flavors, and a bit of haw fruit. Fruity, smooth and soft, light fruit with very faint vinegar. Sweet grape skins, lingering soft fruit and light acid. Outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
enjoyed during 2011 RBWG pours hazy dirty blond with a medium off white head. Aroma is dirty daipers, very pungent and dank. Flavor is ruhbarb and lemon with earthy tartness that is damned nice. Finishes with a mix of grapes and barnyard funk.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (684) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
RBWG, Thanks again for the experience. Pink beauty. Funky, oceanside sea saltyness. Tart. Donít have the words to discribe it, just know it was so special.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mdfb79 (8) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2011 does not count
From 01/22/11 notes. Total surprise to get to the tasting and see this one; huge thanks to ygtbsm94; thanks again Brad, this is one beer I just assumed I would never get to try. Review # 1000! a - Pours a somewhat murky raspberry pink color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. s - Smells of oak, welch grapes, tart fruit, funk, yeast, and a little manure. I like the smell and did not get as much manure as some people do, but itís definitely the weakest part of the beer in my opinion. t - Tastes of oak, grapes, tart apples, funk, tart fruit, and earthy notes. m - Light body and low carbonation, awesome smooth body. Insanely easy to drink. d - I thought this was an outstanding beer, aside from the smell. I just couldnít get over the small manure in the smell to give this a better grade; without that this one would have been even better. Would love to have again and very glad I even got to try this one once.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011

Bottle 75cl. @ yespr blindtasting. [ Bottle #5. ]

Hazy medium red orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white pink notes head. Aroma is moderate sour beries, barnyard, sour, grapes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic - tart with a long duration, grapes, berries, dry dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. This is beer ;O) lovely .. Thx. Jesper [20110219]
8-3-9-4-18

Bottle 750ml.

[ Courtesy of Dedollewaitor ]. Clear medium red orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy sour berry, grape, barnyard, perfume, berries, light sewer. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic - tart with a long duration, grapes, berry tart, dry, sulfur notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. This beer is again lovely .. Thx. Mads [20110325]
8-4-8-4-17

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Opened by Thorpe429, thanks -- huge want of mine and a pretty good grape lambic. Beer is pinkish / purple and hazy with a thin diffuse head of tiny bubbles that donít leave any lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate to low. Looks pretty good for a sour. Aroma is fruity, like grapes with a sulfurish (not in a bad way) undertone and mild lactic sourness. I was expecting some more acetic, it was there but Iím not sure why I thought this would be vinegar. Beer is light in body and has a mild sweetness to it, its lactic and acetic sour with hints of citric acid as well. Its not too complex, not getting a lot of grass or hay but there is a mild oakiness to it but without the vanilla, more the funk. Its nice and easy to drink. I think I like Lamvinous better but this is a good beer and I would definitely drink it again. Serving type: bottle


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