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


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RATINGS: 1365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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"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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2005
Red, no head. The taste is very natural and clean. Medium sourness in the finish. Some raspberries in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13608) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Bottle. Cloudy pink/red colour. Quite acidic, fruity flavour. Nice, acidic aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2004 Total Score: 3.7
1979 bottle: Acidic raspberry aroma. Dark yellow colour, small white head. Looks quite lively for a 25 year old beer. Very acidic vinegar flavour with a hint of raspberry. Something like white wine with vinegar. Earthy, slightly mouldy flavour. Fresh bottle: Berry aroma. Unclear red colour, very small pink head. Clear raspberry flavour with some acidity, also in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Compared side by side with NG Rasp Tart. We thought it would be an interesting experiment. Big bottle...poured a very spritzy reddish, not quite as clear as the NG. Nose is funky..some fruit, but mostly sour aromas. The flavor is the same, but the red fruits (strawberry, raspberry, etc) do come through a tad. Yep, this is all about the lambic...very tart and sour. Thin to medium bodied, acidic, sour, and dry in the end. Not my bag man, but a nice ale given the intent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 (on bottle) dark abricot/strawberry colour, no head. aromas of barn and raspberries, tart flavour, witch kind of knocks the fine details out out. Still a fresh and clean, sour sucker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
Wazy golden / pink body with a white head. Fruity citric aroma. Light acidic fruity flavor.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Just when I thought I was getting a handle on the style - - - - This looked really nice in the glass, an orange/ruby body with a minute white head. But the aroma is more of a stench. Yes, there’s some fruitiness, but that which probably came from a sweaty fat jock in his gym socks stepping atop some old, rotting berries. The flavor is sour in a stale kind of a way, a decaying tartness that seeks to curl in upon itself. The finish is a rancid sourness that promotes a foamed pink drooling from the corners of my mouth. I had to wash. And shave. My ear blew off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
Bottled at DBF 2005. Orange pink coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits with notes of lactic acid. Acidic flavour with lots of fruits and acidic notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a hazy rose with a thin off-white head. No lace to speak of. Smell is very sour, Barnyard, musty aromas. Sour raspberry and cherry aromas. Funky and lightly salty. Taste is like the smel but a bit more subdued. Horseblanket and sour cherry. Tart raspberry and funky. Did I mention sour? A light sweetness though as well. Musty. Full bodied flvors in the mouth and a lingering puckering sourness. This is the second Cantillon I have had. This one is nowhere near as sour as the 100% Kriek Lambic but is stillnot for the faint of heart. Pretty drinkable for a traditional lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2005
As i was expecting with Cantillon, big sourness in this brew. The raspberry that shows is very nice providing a nice trailing finish of flavor. Lots of dry wild yeast flavors that really stand out strongly with the acidity of this brew. I did enjoy this brew, but buying the small bottle was a wise decision, i don’t think i’m enough of a lambic lover yet to drink a few glasses of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2006 New rating 15-03-06 Aroma:Acid,raspberry... Appearance:ligh hazy orang,small white head...Flavor:Acid and fruit sour flavor.....

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