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


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RATINGS: 1494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Iíve had other fraboise before, but this one didnít do much for me. It seemed to taste like very little to me, and I felt that it would have benefited from signficantly more fruit character. The color is a cloudy brown. If you take Bud Light, throw in a handful of skittles, and wait; youíll get the same color (donít ask me how I know this, but trust me; it is not a recent experience). Not attractive. Not at all red like other framboise Iíve tried. This beer smells slightly sweet, and smells a lot like champagne. The taste is sour on the tip of my tongue, but otherwise not very flavorful. I expected more fruitiness from a framboise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (866) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden orange with a nice white head. Sour aroma with cellar, dirt, fruit and berries. Flavour is sour with citrus and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle Rating #1000 ! Pours a hazy gold, peach color with a small white film odf a head. Musty and yeasty with distinct rasberry notes. Flavor is sour and quite dry. Some of that Belgian horsy flavors and he raspberries are not trampled. Nice Lambic flavor overall and the finish is dry and tart. Wich the bottle was a bit bigger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2006
Golden body, small beige head. Strong yeasty aroma, sugar, some flowers. Sour, uncomplex strong flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2006
12oz bottle from 2002. Clear copper body. White frothy head with a slight pink hue. Aroma is raspberry graced horseblanket, and what I consider to be "Cantillon dry soured concord grape skin". Aroma seems to be wafting off the glass from two feet away, and creates a sour funk in the air. Some dry pepper too. Its all there but not 100% interesting. Sour lambic mixture taste... quick dry finish. Yeasty oak. No too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayg1 (585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Aroma is a potent sourness and funk. Pours a dirty orange brown that I had to work at hard to get any sort of head. The taste is bitter but not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be from the smell. Oak and fruit flavors comeout after the bitterness leaves finishes very clean with a bit of raspberry aftertaste, not bad Iím starting to get in to the lambic style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2006
From a 750mL Bottle. Murky, apple cider colored pour with a thin layer of white head. Tart aromas of fresh raspberries, some peach and vanilla bean. The fruit aromas dance lightly with the woody, sour funky characters. Light, crisply carbonated mouthfeel. Lots of tartness - concentrated flavors found in the aroma, but much more so. Sour, crisp, woody, earthy berry flavors with a clean, tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15303) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 Sample from bottle at the Cantillon Brewery/Museum, Brussels. Deep red color with a small pinkish head. Raspberry aroma, leather, rubber notes, a bit woody, metallic, acidic, hay notes. Sour raspberry flavor, acidic, metal notes, rubber, strawberry notes, fresh and rather sour. Sour raspberry finish. Old rating from 2006: 3,6.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2006
As soon as I opened the bottle, I knew that this was intensely sour. That sour-fruity aroma just came pouring out. This beer pours a unique hazy orange-brown with lots of suspended yeast (wild yeasts, or did I just pour badly?). Frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is the immediate mouth-puckering sourness I was expecting based on the smell. Thereís some raspberry flavor and a little alcohol warmth in there, but thatís basically it; no hop flavor, no malt flavor, nothing. Just sour. Body is nice. This would make a good aperitif, but itís not my idea of a "drinking beer", and I consider myself a fan of sour ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
ahh Lambic such an odd brew but so intresting and nice once you figure out a true lambicpink with little or no head, tart, spritzy little sweet, lingers a while on your palate again a nice one
Earlier Rating: 10/22/2006 Total Score: 3.7
red almost cherry in colour, definate champagne and as noted earlier and i just like the word spritzy, nice rasberry with the right amount of tartness.

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