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Cantillon Don Quijote

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


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32/5   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 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 didnít 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 everyoneís 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!!!

   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 didnít want to drink, I just wanted to go in the corner and make love to it. Thanks BOLTZ!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle at RBWG. Pours murky pink/tawny; thin off-white head, spotty to poor lacing. Nose is hothouse grapes, foot, cheese, sweat, big horse, hard candies, lavender. Flavours of strawberries, sour grapes, funk, earth, really tart and dry. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottled. An unclear red beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of cherries, straw, and vinegar. The flavor is acidic with notes of vinegar and cherries, leading to a tart finish. The acidity draws out the mouthwater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Jacobís. Pours a hazy red amber with no head. Smells of bog myrtle and farmyard. Mellow tartness with lots of aromas of honey and grass. Also bog myrtle towards the end. Some residual sugars. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Nicely balanced. Mellow tart finish with more honey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sledutah (7066) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle shared generously by BOLTZ7555, you rock man! Drank at RBWG. One of the most unusual beers Iíve 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, itís 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 itís hard to measure it against anything else.

   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 Iíve 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle (#65L) at Jacobís - Thanks.†Clear red/amber - small white head. Korn. Grainy. Bitter Honey. MÝj. Manure. Tea. Herbal. Light sourish. Acid. Dryness. Sour grapes. Mellow sourness. Strange - but very nice.

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