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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: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


4.5
   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 it’s 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 couldn’t 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 (43166) - 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 don’t 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 I’m 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15386) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
To celebrate my 6800th Rating. Trade with Kappldav123. Thanks. Pours pinkish amber with a white head on top. Nose is heavy - manuer, funk, grapes, barnyard and mould. Salty and tart flavor with notes of sulphur and grapes. Refreshing!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
#2100. 750ml broke out like a baller by BOLTZ7555 at RBWG. Pours cloudy amber with a thin off-white head. The nose is funky barnyard, fromunda cheese, tart grapes. The taste is unripe grapes, salt water, red wine vinegar, horse blanket and acidic fruits. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Fanfreakintastic. Thanks J!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2011 HUGE thanks to Sean for this. Shared with Sean, Mike, and Alex on an awesome Sunday afternoon...375ml bottle into a Lost Abbey glass...Pours a light and bubly purple, kind of dark out but nothing special...The aroma is the best sour ever. It has the smoothest but deepest funk ever, almost manure like but in an appealing way. The first funk that actually really brings me back to the smell of visting my grandparents ranch in Texas. What makes this aroms even better is that its balanced nice with sweet smell of grapes a perfect combo to break up the depths of the funk...The taste thankfully picks up for the most part where the aroma left out. Funk is there but now the grapes come through more, a touch to much of the grapes. This is a top beer by far and must get for all Cantillon lovers, no matter the cost. I’d love to have this again side by side with blabaer just to see which of these is truly not only the best Cantillon but best sour in the world. Yeah, its that good. Re-rate as of 11/23/2011 this has lost all the great barnyard manute, mostly welch’s grape juice in aroma and taste, I’ll leave the rating from my first epic experience but this is now closed to 4.1

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Fantastisk!!!! Åbnet hos J & C. Tak Mads. Korn, halm, grape, druer, let salt, svag svovl,lys rød, hvidt skum, meget dejlig sur, let, tør, livlig.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 Bottle acquired via trade with daknole and shared @ RBWG...Dak you ROCK!!! Honestly, I love sours but have never seen/appreciated the wizardry of Cantillon. All prior brews were so jaw-locking that I didn’t really enjoy them. This one has made me reconsider and has opened my eyes to what this brewery can do. Popped the cork on this one and immediately noticed the fragrant aroma. I was awe-struck...this is the best smelling sour I have ever had the pleasure of inhaling. Incredible grape, tart cherry skin, lemon pith, and balsamic vinegar make their way to the nose. Extremely bright fruit presence, minimal funk in the aroma. Visually, this one was watermelon in color with a nice wispy white head. Solid carbonation. Beautiful. Flavor is vastly different that the aroma (and reading the ratings, it appears that everyone’s perception was skewed based on where in the bottle you got a sample). Tons of funk, horse blanket, and lemon Jolly Rancher accompany raspberry, grape, and wild cherry. Extremely acidic. Could drink this all day, every day. Truly incredible!!! BUMP!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle generously shared by BOLTZ7555 during AZRBWG. Pour is murky pomegranate/pink with a white head. Aroma is amazing with great fruit acidity mingling with some awesome funk. Notes of cherry, lemon, grape, oak, and vinegar encompassed by one of the most intriguing funks my nose has ever had the pleasure of smelling. Flavor shows the same. This is the type of beer that I didn’t want to drink, I just wanted to go in the corner and make love to it. Thanks BOLTZ!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2011
(sample at RBWG 2011-Phoenix!). Pours hazy pink with white head. Aroma is funky! with some fruit notes. Taste is the same as the aroma-big funk, fruits, and vinegar. Thin bodied and mouth puckering sour. I feel very lucky to have this wonderful beer.


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