Cantillon Don Quijote

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


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RATINGS: 97   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.

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callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 2008 Bottle opened January 2011.

A: Slightly hazy orange-red with perhaps a slightly purplish hue. Small, but tightly-packed bubble-filled head. Spotty lacing.

S: Unique grape aroma. Best way to describe it is that wonderful Welches grape jelly aroma. Light acidic citrus undercurrents. A little oak and must. Some miscellaneous berries as well that are a little tough to identify with all that grape jelly.

T: Damn. I love this. Its like Blabaer in the sense that the uniqueness of the flavor is pretty close to mind-blowing. Like the nose tons of grape jelly, raspberries, lemon, wood, must, funk.

M: A slight sweetness up front followed by a drying finish. Medium to light bodied. Even effervescence. Not overly sour and puckering, but there is plenty of acidity there to keep a sour-head happy.

O: A truly unique Cantillon offering. Certainly one of my favorites. The only question is... what the hell do I do with my last bottle... drink or cellar?

Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - FEB 23, 2011
Huge thanks to Alle & Livingstone. Beautiful dark pink little hazy with no head. Aroma is very strong of grapes, and in particular of peels. Lovely funkiness underneath. The sourness is balanced and the fruitiness is perceivable. Drying effect. Delicious.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Tasted double blind. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a creamy off-white head. Bretty nose, loads of barnyard and manure. Medium body, low carbonation, a little tart berries and a ton of barnyard. Slightly salty. Ends dry but not overly sour. 190211

Pinball (12310) - 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.

yespr (47380) - 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.

joergen (29192) - 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.

madsberg (11776) - 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

Thorpe429 (5122) - , 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

jtclockwork (17262) - , 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.

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.

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