Drogone Lambic
Brasserie Cantillon

Drogone LambicDrogone Lambic
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Brasserie Cantillon
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #15
Ranked #719
4.52 | pDev: 4.2%
Jul 03, 2023
Sep 09, 2019
Notes: A collaboration between Cantina Giardino and Cantillon. A blend with the pomace of Aglianico grapes and 3-year-old lambic. Before blending with the lambic, the grapes underwent a 3-month pellicular maceration in chestnut barrels.
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Slightly lighter in color than the previous two red grape lambics we shared with Jesse at the Cantillon bar, this one is more of a slightly darker ruby with a pinkish off-white head of dense fuzziness that retains thickly well.

Cinnamon-tinged cedar, pipe tobacco and black tea pairs with a red grape that has a moderate level of dry tannin bitterness while also maintaining a fruity touch, leading to a mild bleu funk that emerges with time.

Just a master class in executing amazing depth.
Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by chippo33 from Vermont

May 31, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by imperialking from Illinois

May 30, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 14, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by Ajlvt from Washington

Feb 28, 2023
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle pour into a taster glass.
Pale red color with white head that quickly retreats to the edges. Nose and taste is wine, fruit, and funk. Mouthfeel is moderate body and lively.
Oct 31, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Oct 14, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Aug 04, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 04, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by fthegiants from California

Jun 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2022 bottle opened at the source! Pours a reddish pink with white head. The nose is red wine, funk, lemon tart, raspberry, and a nice sweet candy. The taste is incredible. Very fruit forward. Jolly ranchers, red wine, lemon, a bit of leather, tart, low acidity, and fairly low sourness. It is almost more of a fruit juice feel, but much better of course! Vinous. Somewhat dry. The 7% ABV is not detectable. Overall, an amazing lambic.
Jun 27, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by vfgccp from New York

Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Drogone is my favorite wine from Cantina Girardino, lots of dry grippy tannin, black cherry, and tobacco. The Cantillon version is a nice showcase of the grapes but is much less intense than the wine itself. It strikes a nice balance, and showcases subtlety and nuance more than others. Acidity is low to moderate, some cranberry and black cherry skin, as well as some leathery funk. Smooth and easy drinking, one to seek out.
May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by Bruno74200 from France

May 25, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a clear, deep ruby red coloration with a small, frothy, pink head that vanishes almost instantly. Smells of light doughy malt and fresh, tart red grapes, with some musty funk and oak, as well as subtle tannins also coming through. Taste is an excellent balance of light doughy malt, quite fresh and vibrant, tart and and sweet red grape must, some red berries, with hints of currants and blueberry, just a touch of estery spice, with hints of clove and black pepper, as well as some musty, cheesy funk, earthy oak and subtle tannins also coming through. Finishes rather dry, with a light/medium tartness and some red grape, funk and oak lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth, effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and medium/strong carbonation.

While I expected this to be a lot more funky and complex, it's clearly more balanced towards subtlety and nuance than a deep richness, just like Racine is, even though this is a blend of much older Lambic. It reminds me a little bit of St. Lamvinus but is even more light and subtle, with a very vibrant fruitiness that surprised me at 2 years old and delicate tart, funky, woody and tannic notes. Quite dry, with a vinous feel to it, this seems to exemplify Jean Van Roy's love of the wine world and desire to merge it with the world of beer. Overall, this makes for a very delicate, subtle and nuanced Lambic that makes up for certain lack of complexity with a vibrant fruitiness and vinous character, which I'm sure is exactly the flavor profile they were going for here in collaboration with Italian winery Cantina Giardino. I was also quite surprised by the complete lack of sediment on final pour here.
Feb 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I’ve had this a few times now, with wine pairing from Cantina Giordano. Light on the palate, delicate. Always a fun treat. Bonus points for the amazing label :)
Jan 06, 2022
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Dec 29, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Dec 03, 2021
Drogone Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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