Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
"It has the colour of onion skin", said a voice behind me. It was Raymond Coumans. He was admiring the colour of the raspberry lambic reflecting in the red copper of the buckets used to empty the barrels. At that time (1986), "Raspberry-Lambic" already was synonymous with a sweet, artificially flavoured beer. This is why we decided to distinguish our beer from the other raspberry beers. Raymond proposed to call it a rosé, dedicated not to Bacchus but to Gambrinus.

The process to make this beer is identical to the one to make Kriek. When young, the Rosé de Gambrinus will still present its full fruity taste. Later on, the lambic taste will become dominant at the expense of the fruit taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2008 375 mL bottle at Flat Rock Saloon. Poured beautiful shade of red with minimal head. Mildly fruity nose. Started extremely tart and sour that diminished as the beer warmed, however, not quite as sour as I was expecting. Poorly carbonated. Not bad, but doubt I would revisit as the style has little drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Purchased at Bodega Brewpub in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A little too sour for my taste. Made me cringe when I drank it. This may be perhaps due to the fact that it was my first sour beer but it was quite the sour beer for my first. I may like it and re-rate it in the future but we shall see. At this time, I would not buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Haslinger (909) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle from the Bodega in Lacrosse.Very strong smell and taste. Was so carbonated it reminded me of a champagne. Wouldn’t buy again. First sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours light red with a fine, mildly pink head. Aroma is fruity and sour. Flavor is fruity with a bit of a light, vinegar-quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fukito (1022) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 24, 2007
keg at The Rake, november 07. Slight turbid blood red color with a fine smal white head and some orange hues. Deep, chewy, fruity balsamic flavor with some very slight lemony and fruity notes. Begins sweet, and ends with a mouth puckering sourness and sparky effervescent carbonatation. Extremely refreshing and satisfying. Lemony, asertive musty nose with a sharp cherry touch. Nice. Nice, sharp, complex kriek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2007
From a bottle poured slightly pink/orange with very little head. Very tart with a good fruity flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4112) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2005 vintage from Ledgers, 750ml; nose was sour, raspberries, and light yeastiness; rose colored with a light pink head; flavor is tart, but not overpowering, with the background raspberries. Finish is fairly dry and lightly tart. Nice light lambic, the berries may have faded some, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Poured from a 12oz, 2007 vintage bottle and served in a tulip. This beer poured a cloudy, light pink color with a thin, pinkish head that slowly faded away. The aroma of the beer was made up of acidic, sour raspberry notes, and mild, funky yeast. The flavor was sour, dry and acidic with notes of tart, semi-sweet raspberries and some earthy yeast esthers. The acidic sourness in the flavor continued to build as it lingered on the tongue, providing a dry, puckering finish. The mouthfeel was light-bodied and dry with a low amont of carbonation. An interesting beer. As the initial sourness wore off, the beer became more enjoyable with a mild sweetness left to counteract the acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Pours a cloudy pink/red with a course quickly fading head. The nose screams funk with some fruit added to it. Sour flavor with hints of raspberries and citrus that lingers for a good long time. I was expecting more fruit but I was happy with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Jesus, this beer is strange. But I like it. My ratings will not reflect that, but I want some freaking sushi with this beer. The aroma is strange acidic roe, tons and tons of citrus. Taste is fishy sweet and citrus with loads of sour. Finish is sour and lingers well. Appearance is like fizzy, filtered sparkling grapefruit juice with no head. Crappy appearance, strange taste, lingers well, but enjoyable. Doesn’t rate well, but drinks well.

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