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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Vintage ’79, Pours a redish golden with a small head. Not much color left. Aroma is sweet raspberries and funky brett. Taste is raspberries, funk, tart. What a wonder that this beer has kept the taste.
Earlier Rating: 9/13/2004 Total Score: 3.9
A facinating pink-orange colour, with a shortlived frothy white head. a rather sour labic, with just a hint of raspberries. A very nice lambic/frambozen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagobears (436) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Pours a orange blush. Aroma of cherries, raspberries, and vinegar. Very complex flavors with lemons, vinegar, oak, raspberry. The rasberry flavors are still present in this 2004 bottle. Not as tart and sour as I thought it would be. My first experience with a Cantillon was much more pugent and acidic. This is still tart and dry, but its not so overwhelming that I can’t enjoy it. This seems to be balanced well with the complex lambic and rasberry and cherry flavor. Very refreshing and delicate. Indeed a special beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Pours light rose colored with a small, lightly foamy pink head. Aroma of cherries, raspberries, and sour apples. Taste is fruity, tart, and slightly sour. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a soft supple carbonation. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a pinkish/orange color, without much head. Aroma was very sour, with a hint of raspberry. Flavor is much the same - quite sour, very sharp & crisp, with some raspberry undertones. Very dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 A clear cut essential re-rate. Beer 6 of Officially the Best Thursday in Beer ever in the existence of my life. A so called pallet cleanse, Bill from the other site provided a 1996 Vintage Bottle and damn damn damn it was sick. Really freaking amazing makes me want to buy a pallet and put it in a storage unit for a decade and watch it mature. Damn Damn Damn Damn Beer 13 Summer 2006 trip in Europe. Drank on 7/1/06 from the bottle at Cantillon. I sampled this after my tour. This framboise is dry and subtle and very tasty. The taste of fruit is not overwhelming but present in every sip

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle 37,5cl at home shared with Mette. Champagnglas. light cloudy red - white head. Lovely fruity, redberries, nice acid, gooseberries. Not that much barnyard/earth. Nice fresh light sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2006
Full acidic and ciderish nose. Apple-juice look, and mixed-soured-fruit taste. This beer was good in its 12oz size, anything more might have been unwelcome. Need to learn more about lambics...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Orange with a pink tinge, no head. Strong sour funky aromas. Flavor is very sour - lemon juice, some sour apple, sour raspberry. Dry, sour finish. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Shared with Immy. From bottle. Poured a golden orange with small bubbles that clung to the sides of the glass. Nose is sour, lactic, with hints of raspberry underneath. Flavor is sour with an acidic aftertaste. Not much left of the taste buds after this one, although the palate is smooth. Grapefruit rind finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 Golden amber, with no head. Reminds me a bit of garbage juice (the liquid that collects in the bottom of trash cans and garbage bags). Nose is very sour.. almost like funky socks. Flavor is sour, with lemon, and vinegar.. made me gag on certain sips.

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