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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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
Bottled. Tasted blind @ yesprs. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. aroma of barnyard, earth, sourness, grape, flavour of wood, earth, barnyard, grape. full bodied. Dry grapy and earthy sourness in the end. Delightful and very well balanced. thx. yespr for sharing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Very excited to be able to try this one. 375mL bottle. Pours a bit lighter than cranberry juice. Maybe a slight golden tint, but not much--this is pretty much all red. Absolutely gorgeous color. Nice thin white head and some lacing as it goes down. Nose brings forth plenty of sour grapes along with some Brett and a bit of sourness. Also some hay and oak in there. The flavor really accentuates the grapes, and leaves the funk and the sourness in the background. I really like where it ended up. Mouthfeel is nice, as the interplay between the fruit flavors and the funky sourness are really carried by the carbonation. Drinkability is really quite great, as this finds a very nice balance between fruit, funk, and sour. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-06-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle shared by callmemickey at Alan’s tasting. Pours red apple with white head. Nose of berry funk, tart fruits and yeast. Taste is lots of berry funk, tart fruit, yeast and earthy grapes. World class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nandoo (11) - wezembeek oppem, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2011
he alcohol s barely noticeable, as usual. A terrific beer that I have heard some describe as Leffe Blonde on steroids.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
750mL bottle shared by my cousin Greg a few months ago. Bottle #043. Pours reddish orange, topped with a thin off-white head. Nice red grape aroma. There are notes of grape juice and perhaps cranberry as well. Aroma is only moderately lactic. Red grape and grape juice are the predominant flavors, with complexity added by a moderate amount of lactic acid and notes of earth, raspberry and plum. A hint of tropical fruit, especially pineapple, comes forth towards the finish. Acidity lingers along with some grape. Well balanced carbonation makes this very easy to drink. It was a pleasure to try this, and I think it will improve with a year in the cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2010
[Bottle] shared by Randall. Thanks! Pours a peachy orange with an effervescent pinkish head. Aroma is bright and crisp, moderate barnyard brett, nice light grapiness, quite lactic with little acetic acid. Flavor is super tart and crisp, light grapes, typical Cantillon barnyard funky brett, tons of lactic acid. It tastes young still, super bright, clean, and I’m not really sure what age will do to this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2010
750ml bottle # 58LRich Aroma is both sweet and tart. The classic Cantillon funk paired with a delicate, but not overpowering fruitiness. Plenty of floral aspects as well: lavender, jasmine, roses. Lighter grape skin tannin, some plums and a good dose of drying oak. I really enjoy how the funk/flowers/fruit interact with each other. The nose on this is absolutely stunning. Pours a very attractive cloudy peachy/rose color with a thin, but tight bright white head. Flavor is vibrant, fresh and perhaps a little young. Nice interplay of grape tannin, oak tannin and wild yeast. Fairly dry. Little to no sweetness. The grapes add a nice, tannic flavor. A bit of must and cobwebs. Fairly clean all across the tongue with a biting, gripping acidic finish down the throat. Medium bodied, excellent carbonation with a vibrant, clean finish. Thanks Randall!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doodler (316) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
750 bomber, had with friends at our epic sour tasting at Jasons. Pours a hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Deep aroma of fruits - lemons, pineapple, strawberries and tell-tale funk. Nicely carbonated, lightly sour. Didn’t get the Welches grape as much as light cherry / strawberry flavors. Nice body and good legs on the finish. Wonderfully balanced. Thanks to Franco for sending this memorable brew to me to share.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Big concord grape aroma. Quite tart and dry (as if one would expect anything else from Cantillon!). Not ultra complex, but significantly more elegant than any grape wine I have ever had from Lambrusca grapes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Bottle. Pours a amber red color with a white collared head. Very purple grape smellig like concord grapes. Barnyard as well. The aroma has a slight aroma of horse apple aka barnyard manure, this aroma seems to be quite polarizing, either you like it or hate it. The taste is leaps and bounds better than the aroma and I like the aroma! Flavorwise I get purple grape first and foremost followed by some earthiness and oakiness. The taste is really good, wow. Don Q is the man. Sour and tart that makes you pucker. Light mouthfeel with nice balance of carbonation. Overall, a really nice beer and one that I will probably never get the chance to try again.

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