Cantillon Don Quijote

 
overall
100
100
style
Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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unknown

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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4.9
Godofthecellar (677) - 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
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - 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. It’s probably no better than a SanLam in absolute terms, but the DQ is truly unique.

4.9
cfrances33 (35) - 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 I’ve 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 I’ve ever had. Certainly the best fruited lambic. Perhaps we will meet again one day!

4.6
ajax25g (76) - 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
PhillyCraft (7230) - 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
jredmond (8288) - New York, 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
fredrik_ (102) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ludvig. Amazing beer grapes really goes beautiful in this beer it’s so good and you just want to drink this over and over again.

4.9
Ludvig (134) - 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!

4
wutangfinancial (202) - CA to VA, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange-pinkish color with medium head. The nose is acid, lemon, funk, and a bit of red/black fruit. The palate is sour and dry with flavors of citrus, acidity, barnyard, a bit of grapes, and musty oak. Not a ton of grape flavor left but a nice Lambic overall.

4.7
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014 I’ve had this beer 5 or so times out of both 375ml & 750ml bottles. Original review 08-23-10 from 375ml bottle.

Pours a reddish/orange color, fizzy white head. Some lacing along the sides of the glass and a thin film on top as the cap. Grape juice, oak, funk/tart. I’m a huge fan of the Concord grape juice-esk smell. The funk melds wonderfully with the grapes and the oak notes are an added bonus. Solid. Grapes, tart/sour notes, slight oak, fruit characteristics, some must old barn in there as well. I am in lust with this beer. Light, champagne-esk lively carbonation, dry finish.

One of the best beers I’ve ever had, no doubt.



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