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Cantillon Don Quijote

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%
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 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11932) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40484) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11371) - 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 (14964) - , 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!

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