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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: 91   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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle shared by GT2. Pours lightly hazy copper/amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is complex earthy, barnyard, and horse blanket with grapes, straw and meal malt, huge phenols and spicy hops. Flavor is sour and tart grapes, spicy phenols, light Brettanomyces notes, oak, vinous, lactic sourness and a dry finish. Medium-light body, no warmth, medium carbonation.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 375ml graciously shared by blatantdream. Thank you! Murky, dirty orange hue with plenty of handsome off-white foam adorning my glass. A gorgeous lambic. Dank grape aroma full of funk and hay. Grape drank, y’all. Deep, complex fruit profile shows surprising resilience considering this bottle is now 6 years old. Puckering sourness massages my taste buds, imparting a pleasantly stinging brightness after each sip. So, this is a fantastic lambic, but it’s not the end-all, be-all for me. I honestly prefer Foune to DQ, but damn am I glad to have tried this. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5116) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
38cl, Vintage 2008, retired exclusive brew, with Italian grapes, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly vinous/woody, very balanced, cloudy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Rating 500.. Wow, grape jelly goodness... if i could have sex with a beer id fuck the shit out of don quijote...favorite beer. Thats all folks

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Review form notes dated 22 October 2011. 75cl bottle at Goblin Pub. Big thanks to Umberto for this one. It pours a hazy red/deep pink colour with a small white head. Aroma is pure grape juice upfront with a funky feet and cheesy aroma. Some sweet candy notes too. Taste is acidic and sweet with grapes and candies upfront. Midway through the sip you get some mineral qualities, almost salty, then cheese and dust and quite a lot of funk. Dry sour finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, a big personal whale and a very good lambic too. Its probably no better than a SanLam in absolute terms, but the DQ is truly unique.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cfrances33 (27) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle decanted and poured into a Cantillon tulip. Pour is a mildly hazy, juicy magenta. A finger of pink head. Smell is beautiful, rich grape and lemon acidity. A good dose of funk as well. Jammy grapes and lemon acidity on the taste. Grape flavor is rich, but not too sweet... balanced well with one of the cleanest funk profiles Ive ever encountered. Minerally and delicious. Mouthfeel is rich, juicy, yet untterly drinkable. Dry finish. Overall... this might be tied with Blauw for the best beer Ive ever had. Certainly the best fruited lambic. Perhaps we will meet again one day!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajax25g (59) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Thanks do much to Travlr!!! The appearance of the beer is incredible. It looks like a passionfruit with blood orange. Taste is barnyard funk. This is incredible.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhillyCraft (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle graciously shared by Eric at his tasting. Never thought I would try this stupid whale, thanks brah. Pours gorgeous murky pink with a tiny white head. As soon as you dig your nose into the glass your hit with the most beautiful, candy grape smelling flavor ever. On top of the grape dankness, there is a good bit of horseblanket, fruit skin, and barn. Flavor is concord grapes, acidic peach, vintage oak, blanket, and sour cherries. Dances on the tongue with a perfectly balanced body. This is honestly the best smelling and tasting lambic I have encountered. If you are lucky enough to try this lambic, make sure you have some Kleenex or a jizz rag with you. Cheers

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Eric. Huge thanks to this beautiful beer. Pours a hazy murky reddish amber body with light white lacing. Aroma is candy grape flavor and nice funk. Mouthfeel is literally perfect - notes of grape candy haichu, grapes, funky fruit and sour tart candy. Super unique where the grape flavor dominates, but not at all in a bad way. Incredible.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fredrik_ (81) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ludvig. Amazing beer grapes really goes beautiful in this beer its so good and you just want to drink this over and over again.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ludvig (106) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
One 750ml bottle, amazing taste of sweet candy mixed up with the cantillon sour lambic. the aroma reminds me of artificial candy, with some cantillon notes lifting it up. this is the best cantillon ive had so far, hoping to make a revisit to this willy wonkas candy land once again!


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