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

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RATINGS: 1460   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (146) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2015
Nog een Cantillon, nu Rosé de Gambrinus, gebotteld 21 november 2013. Uitgeschonken in Cantillon degusteer glaasje. Fraaie rosé achtige kleur, met vluchtige licht roze schuimkraag, die snel wegtrekt, een fijne schuimring blijft over. De geur is fruitig, uiteraard frambozen, weer die typische barnyard geur, in het Nederlands zou je zeggen boerenerf of paardendeken. De geur is wel minder intens dan bij de 100% Bio Gueuze. De smaak is uiteraard zuur, maar mooi gebalanceerd door een fruitig zoetje van de frambozen. De smaak is heerlijk droog en licht bitter. Complexe smaken van zurige frambozen, houtachtige tannines, bierkelder, zurig, maar duidelijk minder heftig dan bij de 100% Bio. De frambozen geven een aangename en fruitige smaak aan deze fruitlambik, zonder in te leveren, op de unieke, droge en verfrissende smaak van Cantillon. Wellicht heeft een verse Rosé de Gambrinus nog meer fruitigheid, bij deze komen de lambik tonen iets meer naar voren. De carbonatie is medium, met een droge, fruitige licht bittere afdronk. De combinatie met frambozen maakt van deze Cantillon een voortreffelijke en verfrissende fruitlambik.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (610) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Rosa, Rot, leuchtend, extreme Farbe. In der Nase Himbeer, Heu, wilde HEfe, Süße, Ziturs, Säure, komplex. Am gaumen Himbeer, sauer, Zitrussäure, Strroh, sehr sauer, trockener Abgang.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Tart raspberries and funky wood in aroma, perfectly balanced. NOT syrup like many fruit crap out there. Very tart and dry, limited head so all subtle aromas came through. Taste very tart and dry finish. Perfect.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willisread (819) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a snifter. Pours a clear raspberry red with a huge pink head that dissipates completely. Raspberry, cherry, wood, yeast and some vinegar on the nose. Tart on the palate with some wood as well. Average carbonation with a slight earthiness present. Bone dry finish. Wonderfully refreshing and crisp!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1189) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
Poured a clear dark pink with a frothy broken light pink head. The aroma is yeast, tart raspberry. The flavour is moderate sour with a smooth tart acid fruit palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2875) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle share courtesy of BuckeyeBoy. Nice fruity nose, raspberries dominate without distracting. Clear pink pour, sweet and sour play well off each other.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1797) - ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2015
Hazy red beer, pink was. Nose is tartness, raspberries, mild funk, sugary notes, somehow. Flavor is tart raspberry juice, barnyardy bitterness in the mix. Finish is bone dry. Very nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2021) - - MAY 14, 2015
Draft. Dark ruby with a thick pinkish head. Very tart and acidic with raspberry and strawberry. A little bit of funk and vinegar present as well. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2015
0,375L bottle, 2015 vintage (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours red with pink head. The head stays. Aroma is strawberries, tart, some dryness, and fruits. Flavor is tart, acidic, raspberries, some wood. Finish is long dry tartness with touch of bitterness. Overall: expected more raspberries, but otherwise great brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (371) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2015
Une superbe framboisé à la robe grenat brillante. Le nez est puissant sur la framboise et le lambic, le bouche est droite, nette, le fruit est superbe, la longueur kilométrique et la finale superbement équilibrée. Un régal.


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