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


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RATINGS: 1476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
"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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hikeg (67) - - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
atrox (491) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Orange/pink colour with quite nice pink head. Tart, wild aroma, acid, fruits, leather and some wood. Sour/vinegar taste, fruits, wildness and wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (492) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Cantillon, quand tu me tiens... Bière dégustée avec Dimitri à la maison. Rouge comme un jus de framboises frais, mousseuse, translucide, éclatante; comme cette bière semble fraîche et rafraîchissante! Nez de framboises, de fleur d’hibiscus sur fond de barrique de chêne, de fraises des champs. Que de la fraîcheur. Acidulée sans toutefois être très acide (s’agit il d’un pléonasme?) la bière est mi-sèche. Le sucre présent n’est pas un sucre résiduel attribuable au malt mais le sucre que l’on retrouve dans une jeune framboise surette des champs sur fond de lambic. Mon Dieu, Vous êtes Grand!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2015
@Cantillon from the barrel at room temperature. Slightly hazy red colour with a nice pink head. Sour, berries, basement and wood in the aroma. Soft carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is tart with fruity notes and a wine character. Overall, a very good and balanced lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axl (208) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
Draught. Clear red with slightly pink head. Aroma is sweet raspberries, slight funk, raspberry juice, raspberry seeds and raspberry preserves. Taste is sour/acidic , raspberries, funk, raspberry seeds and acidic raspberry preserves. Medium mouthfeel and medium-strong carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobyFischer (169) - FRANCE - JUN 26, 2015
Nez frais, puissant/pétillant/léger comme le champagne.Je suis un novice des gueuzes/lambics : les bières aciiiides ! Ca tombe bien celle-ci ne l’est pas trop. Robe framboise profond, suberbe, mousse blanche "champenoise". Bouche : framboise acides (les vrais qu’on croque dans les champs et les bois), acidité vineuse, et quelque chose de boisé (discret). Des bières qui ne ménage pas l’ulcère.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis (26) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
From a bottle at Derby Beer Fest. Pour a deep red with a pink head. Smells fruit with the sour notes coming through. Sourness edge is taken off by the fruit. It’s a great beer and a good starter lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (276) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful red color and pale pink head. Aroma of acidity, sour raspberry, funk, leather, wine. Taste is medium sour, dry. Flavor of sour raspberry, lemon, funky with long tart aftertaste with wine character. Medium body, soft carbonation. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EvaCandido (46) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 21, 2015
Bitter and low in carbonation, intense red colour and good foam stability. Delicate and light in sourness.

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