Drogone Lambic
Brasserie Cantillon

Drogone LambicDrogone Lambic
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Brasserie Cantillon
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #14
Ranked #568
4.53 | pDev: 3.97%
Mar 07, 2024
Sep 09, 2019
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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Ratings by kitch:
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A 750ml corked and capped bottle, 2022 vintage, bottled on 19th January 2022. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.

Appearance: A very nice clear ruby purplish red colour (getting darker towards the end of the bottle), with a one finger pinkish head that had good retention and eventually settled to a ring around the glass, while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Grape and cherry hard candy, grape skin, red wine vinous, light funk, musty, a touch sweaty, and notes of tart blackcurrant.

Taste: Sour, tart, red wine vinous, grape skin, mixed berries hard candy sweetness, funky, musty, oak, and lemon zest.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Loved this. Drinks great, and the aroma and flavours were balanced and just exactly what I enjoy.
Jan 31, 2024
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.66 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2024
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2019 bottle consumed 08/2021. This has a unique pine (christmas tree) flavor. Cranberries with some orange herbal notes, red grapes, tannins, wine notes, and almonds. Very unique and enjoyable.
Oct 28, 2023
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle shared amongst a few globes at Ammutson in Vienna. Bottled on 23 April 2020.

Pours a clear purplish rose, little to no head, looks still. Smell is somewhere between grapes and berries, some oak and mustiness, interesting and mysterious.

Taste is tart and dry, leans far into grapes, is somewhat juicy. Oak and funk are there but not prevalent.

Mouthfeel is dry velvet, soft and pleasant. Overall, gorgeous beer.
Oct 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
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 -0.7%
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 Beersnake from California

4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -2.2%
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