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


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RATINGS: 1551   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 rosť, dedicated not to Bacchus but to Gambrinus.

The process to make this beer is identical to the one to make Kriek. When young, the Rosť 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2007
Medium pink head. Dark pink body. Sharpish raspberry aroma with notes of other fruits and light wooden metal notes. Intensely sour raspberry taste with notes of other berries. Somewhat bitter. Dries out the mouth. Dry, sour, wooden, lemony aftertaste. Quite nice. (0.375l bottle.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Brux 07. Tasting at the brewery. Pours an almost clear warm red with a small pink head. Smells a bit of sulphur. Very citric with aromas of rasberry and a hint of cherries and minerals. Light bodied. Metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a hazy copper color with a fizzy one finger thick light pink head. No lacing. Aroma is raspberries, yeast, and a wiff of vinegar. Flavor is very tart with a touch of berries. Light to medium body. Donít think Iíll be able to finish this one. Lambics are not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Glass sampled at Brasserie Cantillon, Brussels. This was poured straight from the head brewer to my glass, so Iím confused as to it being retired - maybe I got really lucky and was there at the right time. Anyways. Deep ruby red bordering on a darkish pink, with a scum-cap pink tinged head. Aroma is a fresh blast of raspberries, with a slight tannic and musty earthiness playing around there as well. On the tongue, upfront raspberries and other fruity sweetness fades to a very tart middle. Sourness throughout the finish, which is deceptively dry and nice. Rasping, slightly yeasty after. Overall: raspberry cloying fades to a rounded sweetness which gives way to a tart finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 20, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice rosé colour. Aroma is fresh, sour and fruity. The flavour is quite sour, bit sweet, bit yeasty. Sour dry finish. Great lambic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5531) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2007
Another enjoyable lambic. Pours amber with a tight off-white head with a hint of pink. the aroma is mustier than most Cantillons with tart raspberries, hints of sour grapes and tart cherries. There is an odd earthiness I canít pin down, but Iíve noticed it in another lambic. Medium / thin body that is ultra-crisp with a medium spicy carbonation bite. The taste has white grape skins, geuze tartness and a mere hint of raspberries. The finish has grainy spice, pepper and vinegar sourness. Lambics keep moving up my list for a favorite style and this one just helps the argument. Thumbs up for this nice fruit lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3751) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2007
Nice hazy pink/peach body with good carbonation and a thin pink bubbly head. Enjoyable raspberry aroma with malty and spicy notes. Its sharp fruity taste ends with a long, dry sour finish. Niiiiiice! I liiiiiiiike!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
raspberry, cherry, and grape flavors with very dry mouthfeel and fizzy reddish pink head. some sour funky flavor but not crazy funky just moderate in its funk-ness. like sour cherry and overripe raspberry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Amazing colour... Red, pink, yellow, orange, white!!! Also with a rocky white head. Lotís of rasberry, peach, plum, apple and lemon. Good solid structure and fine acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Aroma: fantasic, sour, perfect, like a perfect kriek, soapy, sweet, berryish, wonderful. Raspberries, strawberries, wood land strawberry, peach, rowanberry, black currant, earth...funk.
Appearance: dark red, cloudy, light pink head. Beautiful.
Flavour: mmmm, wonderful sourishness, some saltiness is sensible, outright fantastic, almost sweet in itís full body however dry.
Palate: smooth, but sparkling, dry feeling, fat body but narrow.

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