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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle shared by Boltz7555 at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Pours grapefruit color with a medium sized white head and some light lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Tart grapes and other fruits, some light spiciness
Taste: Tart to sour grapes and other ripe fruits, slightly woody
Great and very drinkable, glad to have had the chance to have tried this.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle shared generously by BOLTZ7555, you rock man! Drank at RBWG. One of the most unusual beers I’ve ever had. Pours a cloudy bright red/pink hue with a medium white head. Lots of carbonation. The strangest nose ever; huge rotting decayed fruit, almost no normal person would smell this beer and think it was nice, it’s a funky rotting smell that dominated some nice woody fruit. The flavor though is much different; quite tart, but a burst of sweet fruit, grapes for sure, but there is sweeter fruit suggested, sour and woody, quite sour at points, nearing quite acidic. Certainly dry and very nice. So unusual it’s hard to measure it against anything else.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
The best smelling beer on the planet. Takes me back to those concord grape pies they make in naples, ny and adds an orgasm and ass fingering to the mix.super sour and grapey and lots of funk underneath just like the funk I’ve got underneath. Purpley white pour, opaque..inviting. brisk sourness painted with the most vivid grape flavors known to man..simply orgasmic in all was...I could drink this nonstop for the rest of my life. Seriously, this beer is what I have been searching for my entire life. Perfection.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle (#65L) at Jacob’s - Thanks. Clear red/amber - small white head. Korn. Grainy. Bitter Honey. Møj. Manure. Tea. Herbal. Light sourish. Acid. Dryness. Sour grapes. Mellow sourness. Strange - but very nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
callmemickey (2482) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 2008 Bottle opened January 2011.

A: Slightly hazy orange-red with perhaps a slightly purplish hue. Small, but tightly-packed bubble-filled head. Spotty lacing.

S: Unique grape aroma. Best way to describe it is that wonderful Welches grape jelly aroma. Light acidic citrus undercurrents. A little oak and must. Some miscellaneous berries as well that are a little tough to identify with all that grape jelly.

T: Damn. I love this. Its like Blabaer in the sense that the uniqueness of the flavor is pretty close to mind-blowing. Like the nose tons of grape jelly, raspberries, lemon, wood, must, funk.

M: A slight sweetness up front followed by a drying finish. Medium to light bodied. Even effervescence. Not overly sour and puckering, but there is plenty of acidity there to keep a sour-head happy.

O: A truly unique Cantillon offering. Certainly one of my favorites. The only question is... what the hell do I do with my last bottle... drink or cellar?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - FEB 23, 2011
Huge thanks to Alle & Livingstone. Beautiful dark pink little hazy with no head. Aroma is very strong of grapes, and in particular of peels. Lovely funkiness underneath. The sourness is balanced and the fruitiness is perceivable. Drying effect. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Tasted double blind. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a creamy off-white head. Bretty nose, loads of barnyard and manure. Medium body, low carbonation, a little tart berries and a ton of barnyard. Slightly salty. Ends dry but not overly sour. 190211

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
#5 hvid at yespr blind tasting. hazy orange, smooth white head. aroma is sour, leather , very well balanced, very nice flavor is pretty sour, well balanced, none of the bad flavors sometimes found in sour beers. clean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
75 cL bottle, trade with kappldav123. Pours hazy orange to amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, wineous and distinct barnyard. Citric, acidic and sharp wineous. Lingering fruity, brett and acidic. Wineous acidic finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20536) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle # 5 at yesprs blindtasting. Hazy orange red coloured with a small white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of berries and barnyard. Fruity and light acidic flavour of barnyard. Tart finish.


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