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


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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (797) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 3, 2015
Cherry red-orange hue with a fine pink head. Noses of raspberry, wet horse blanket and dark fruits. Brief fizz offers a light body with brief fruity sweetness opening up for acidity and light fruity tartness. Dry lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (567) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
duft: kirsebær. hidbær. ypugurt duft. smag: frisk frugt. syrlig raber smag. meget smag af ribs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Krogh (8) - NORWAY - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Beautiful deep red color. It really smells of raspberrys. Fruity and fresh taste. The best kind of fruity beer based on wild yeast. The sour base compliments the taste of the raspberries in a supreme way. Craft beer at it?s best

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle, pours light pink with fizzy white head. Aroma is light tart cherries, flavor is similar with a light tart and dry cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle picked up at the brewery. Bottled on the 8th of March 2012. Ruby red / pinky orange coloured pour with a lasting peach / light pink coloured head. Aroma is raspberry fruit, woody pips, a little spicy pepper and a bit of sharp clean acid. A have had this beer fresh and can say that the fruit character has dropped out a far bit. No vinegar detected. Flavour is composed of crisp tart raspberry, sharp clean sourness and some acid. Palate is crisp, medium body, hint of sweet, sharp acid on the tongue. Spritzy carbonation. Lingering nice tart raspberry fruit and a little wood tannin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
strap (517) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 27, 2014
At the brewery in Brussels. First, this isn’t my favorite style of beer. Not a huge fan of the sour. However, this one is very well done. Consistent flavor. The fruit really helps out balancing the sour and dryness of the original lambic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rob_D_UK (1135) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Pours a vibrant light red colour with pink head that leaves a thin ring of lace after 17 seconds. Lots of barnyard and raspberries on the nose with some lactic notes. Quite tart on the palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
Perfect. While Cantillon’s original lambic is an experience to be had, this is by far my favorite brew. For that matter, my favorite sour. They have mastered the art of fermenting sours out to perfection so there is only a subtle amount of sweetness from the fruit and the perfect sourness from the yeast. Cheers to them!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (671) - LATVIA - DEC 18, 2014
Red with small pink head. Sour aroma. Sour fruity taste with bitter notes towards tongue tip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (524) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Visuellement, cette bière est superbe. Une jolie coiffe de mousse se pose sur un liquide rosé et trouble. C’est bien beau l’admirer de loin, mais il faut la boire également! Avant d’y tremper les lèvres, on a une bonne idée de ce qui nous attend en la reniflant. Des framboises, du bois et du funk, voilà le trio de flaveurs qui se retrouvent dans ce grand classique de Cantillon. L’acidité est vive et le fruité est explosif. Quel excellent rafraîchissement!

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