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

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RATINGS: 1330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.



4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonTja (221) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Strong raspberry aroma. Some funk, some grassiness, some wet hay. Taste has a lot more funk, and a very distinct tartness that is just on the border of too much. Nice, refreshing, and surprisingly fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2466) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Shared with the crew. Never picked this up when it was readily available but finally getting a chance to circle back here. Super floral aroma with a musty dirty earthy funk to it. Flavor is fruit and lots of it obviously. Earthy and dirt again later on the palate. Reddish orange color. Little bit of spie on the finish. You are left with a syrupy red fruit long lasting flavor again as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (253) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle from Beergium.com. Amber-red, hazy body, with a small, pink head. Aroma of flowers, red berries, tart, earth, wood. Taste is very dry and sour, with about the same aromas, but almost no sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with a medium carbonation and it finishes dry and sour-fruity. Unique and highly drinkable. The dryness maybe is a bit too extreme for my liking, but the aromas are really tasty and greatly balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (1800) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Draught. Clear, red colour with a creamy pink head. Fruity, tart aroma with raspberries, a dry wooden note and yeasts. Taste is sour. Medium body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes drying and sour with raspberries and yeasts. Not the most complex Lambic, just bloody delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle 375 ml at home, pooured into a teku, ABV 5%, vintage 2012 Impressive clear red copper colour, with a huge off-pink head on top, soapy, with okay retention. Even on the second pour when it was quite hazy, the colour is beautiful. Aroma if raspeberries, wood, cork, marmalade with the taste following, except that it doesn’t have any marmalade related sweetness, but on the contrary a nice acidic sourness that got me by surprise but it didn’t get long to get used to it. Medium thin body with good carbonation, and very tart on the palate. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (258) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours beautiful clean red with a light, pink, frothy head. Aroma is very tart, but extremely fruity with raspberries and nothing else. Frozen raspberries. Taste is of course raspberries as well, and has dry sour bitterness. Fairly High carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (73) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle @ fermentoren, Aarhus. Cleanest most delicious red colour I've ever seen. Light red, almost white longlasting foam. Aromas of tart. Extremely strong pure raspberry. Slightly sugary. Tastes very raspberry-fruity and medium sour. Very dry aswell. Not alot of sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pentaz (1215) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle . Pours near clear dark pink with a lasting frothy big pink head. Aroma is raspberry, tart fruit, mild lactic, barnyard and hints of oak. Taste is near moderate sweet and light tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes balanced, fruity and tart. Very nice balance between the fruit and tartness. Very fresh and highly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1314) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours bright red with light raspberry puree aroma. Delicate raspberry, pips, strawberry and cherries in the taste with soft sour notes, finishing tart and dry. Beautifully refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (678) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin kirkkaanpunaisena ja hieman sameana, olut jättää noin kahden sormen paksuisen pinkin vaahdon. Tuoksu on (hetken lambictauon jälkeen) todella hapan, jossa vadelmainen, mutta myös mansikkainen marjaisuus on pääosassa. Brettainen nahkaisuus on myös vahvana läsnä ja löytyy siitä myös omenaista hapokkuutta. Maku jatkaa todella happaman vadelmaista linjaa, nyt tulee myös viinimarjaista vivahdetta. Märkä nahka ja hapokas omenaisuus on etenkin loppumaussa hyvin vahvat, ja mansikkakin kummittelee mukana. Suutuntuma on suuta muikistavan hapan ja todella kuiva. Todella hapan vadelmalambic, josta itse marja ei älyttömän dominoiva ollut, mikä on itse asiassa ihan hyvä asia. Olisiko peräti Cantillonin happamin tuotos?


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