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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.



3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
Tap@Himmeriget, Copenhagen (15/05/2016) - pours red with a white pinkish head. Medium sour raspberry fruity aroma and taste, straw, hay, light barnyard, deep resonating raspberry tart fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
digitalviking (93) - - JUN 12, 2016
This is probably what this style should taste like, not as sweet as the Lindeman’s one that’s more widely distributed. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
babymammoth (61) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
Funky and fruity. Nicely funky with hints of fruit on the nose. Tastes of bitter raspberry, of untie raspberries with great acidity and a soft texture. Beautiful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1776) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Bouteille 500 ml. Couleur rose assez foncée, mousse rose pâle. Arôme de fruits sucrés qui migre vers les levures sauvages. En bouche, acudulée, fraîche, fruitée, sauvage et barriquée. Excellente.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2700) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2016
Hazy red pink-ish. Fizzy, quickly vanishing head. Good raspberry aroma. Sour raspberry flavour, dry and tart with good acetic bite. Long, funky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3046) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Rød lett tåkete med rosa fingerhøyt skum. Lukter sure kirsebær og bringebær. Sur smak, sure bær, bringebær og kirsebær også i smak. Bærsødmen ligger bak. kort, noe tørr avslutning.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
h0ppingmad (98) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
2015 bottle, pours a nice pink/reddish color with thin head. Wonderful aroma of raspberry, citrus, slight yeast. Taste similar; sour, strawberries, very tart, and lingering taste. Finishes dry. Delicious and refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (799) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2016
2013 vintage bottle. Beautiful, fresh and floral tart aroma and taste, but not too tart. Beautiful pink color.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3 years old. Attractive pinkish red. Aroma bursts with deliciousness. Flavor follows through with the promise. Not overly sour or funky or fruity. Musty. Acidic. Quite dry. Great raspberry funk aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (711) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pink with a fading bubbly head. Aroma is of raspberries, citrus, cranberry, some pine, straw, funky. Taste is of raspberry, cranberry, some red apple, tart. Dry finish, light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.


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