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

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RATINGS: 1527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.



3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1737) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2016
appearance: brilliantly clear ruby red, shockingly pink fizzy head quickly fading to nothing. aroma: strong tart nose fully of cherry and raspberry, light vinegar. taste: strong raspberry, cherry, and general tart stone fruit, some green apple and balsamic. finish: dry, bright, and tart. notes: Wonderful lambic. Completely unsweet. Just fruit, tart, sour, and dry. Nice. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2015.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raymonnezza (13) - - JAN 10, 2016
Special lambic with fruity flavour, notte so acid but just delicated. Pink foam also!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamael (1) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
375ml bottle from Marseille bottled 29.9.2015, enjoyed at home. The aroma is of fresh raspberries, very pleasant. The beer pours with a minimal head and has a lovely pinkish color. The taste is raspberry juice. But what a raspberry juice it is, there is no taste of alcohol the sour raspberries dominate the flavour with some more lambicy notes towards the end, the carbonation is average. Give this a try, it is something worth tasting and paying for. Make your own mind about this esteemed brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (977) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
375ml March ’15 bottle from trade. Aroma: raspberries, tart, lactic, dusty. App: cloudy red purple-ish, small pink head, good retention, nice lacing. Taste and palate: thin body but really soft almost feels creamy which gives the impression that the body is bigger, really fruity, not too sweet, I’d say light sweetness, soft carbonation, medium acidity finish. Overall: damn! That pretty good. Think I got the perfect temperature for this beer which makes it highly drinkable. A great beer to finish my vacation. Looks like I’ll trade some stuff to get some more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (888) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle, bottled March 2015, courtesy of SinH4 - thanks! Beautiful raspberries, and quite some funk despite being less than one year old. Late but lasting tart sourness. Quite dry. Next time I’ll try an even younger one, I do like the sweet parts of fruit lambics.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GrumpyOldTroll (55) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Good beer. Not quite great but it’s tasty nevertheless. I enjoy it fresh when u can, aged when I must. Horse. Blanket.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (633) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
From notes on 9/10/15. Brought a bottle back to the hotel after spending time at Cantillon. This is probably the most sour beer we had while there. Tart raspberry taste. Very good. Excited I brought some bottles home with me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1588) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark pink into red, with an off red head. Aroma is funk and raspberries. Dry and sour mouthfeel, complex with loads of funk. Really nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (350) - POLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Sample @ Cantillon Brewery. Pours red with pink head. Aroma of raspberries with wild notes, sourness. Taste is moderately sour. Very drinkable. I definitely prefer kriek to framboise, but this is still a decent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rask0lnikov (434) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottled in 18 of march 2015. Very nice raspberry red colour. Such a nice raspberry, straberry, even flowerly aroma. Exceptional and powerful sour raspberry at first. The taste contiues with raspberry and strawberry. Some oakiness in the end with nice summery raspberries again. Exceptional lambic with such an ernoumus dominating of raspberries.


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