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

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RATINGS: 1474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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.



4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (523) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
Embouteillée en mars 2015. Robe rouge claire avec un généreux col de mousse dense et rose qui part trop rapidement. Arômes de lambics, acide citrique, framboises sûres, très léger sucre résiduel et bois de chêne. En bouche, l’acidité prend beaucoup de place. Goût de framboise suret et subtil mais qui se détache plus vers la finale avec l’essence du bois. Beaucoup plus orienté vers le côté gueuze que le fruité. Mais reste une excellente bière. Légère et désaltérante.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1944) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2015
Mooi roze helder bier met flink bubbelende schuim. Ruikt framboos, limonade, zuur. Smaakt heerlijk framboosjes, goed zuur en licht zoete nasmaak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (304) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Feb 2014 bottling, 17 months old.. Pours burgundy with lovely pink head. Nose is tart, fruit, raspberries and cherries. Taste is sour and fruity, raspberries. Crisp, clean, dry sour finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (943) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle; pours dark red with a pink head; tart red fruit aroma with hints of wood and vinegar; taste is tart with red fruits, mostly raspberry, with vinegar and wood; finish is dry and tart; nice lambie

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1021) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Pinky in colour, small pink head. Aroma of raspberries, some vanilla and low funkiness. In taste medium sour, tart raspberries, leather, wood. Funky in the finish, dry. Very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (987) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 18, 2015
Aroma: Medium-high barnyard, Medium-high sourness, Medium raspberries Appearance: Clear, Red body, Medium pink head, good retention. Flavour: Medium high sourness that diminishes quickly., Light raspberry. LIght goaty. Medium sherbet. Dry finish with lingering sour raspberries. Mouthfeel: Light body, Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Good to style, but not a beer I can see myself drinking again. 375 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 17F. Fruit Lambic

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2841) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 Bottle thanks to Tectactoe. March 2015 bottle. Aroma is funky raspberry yogurt, vanilla, and hay. Tastes dry and moderately funky. Tart raspberry, vanilla, leather, cotton, moderate acidity. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (601) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pours bright Marachino cherry red with a solid pink head. Settles to rim bubbles and leaves no lace. Clear broth. Smells like soured children’s aspirin--a bit of the fake orange for the nose. Attractive, though, and unusual. Sour start and very dry. There’s a bit of bitter cherry in the mouth. The finish brings back the sour and dryness. I also note some floral notes. Thin and watery for the body. Definitely something to try for a complete change of pace.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hikeg (64) - - JUL 15, 2015
Pours bright red with small pink fully diminishing head. Aroma is medium malty with notes of straw and hay. Lovely raspberry aroma. Medium yeast aroma with notes of dough. Very dry taste with raspberries, highly sour and funky. Longish aftertaste, refreshing. Body is light, palate is watery, lively carbonation with small bubbles. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2015
Cervesa molt curiosa, destaquen els tocs àcids i afruitats. Cerveza muy curiosa, destacan los toques ácidos y frutados.


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