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

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RATINGS: 1330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 rosť, dedicated not to Bacchus but to Gambrinus.

The process to make this beer is identical to the one to make Kriek. When young, the Rosť de Gambrinus will still present its full fruity taste. Later on, the lambic taste will become dominant at the expense of the fruit taste.



3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1654) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Thanks Britt. Shared with the group. The nose was wildly strange to me. Smelled like a mixture of funk, flowers and glue. Not entirely appealing. Taste makes a massive come back but is very tart. Raspberry poke out nicely with a super tartness, big grapefruit and indeed a hint of floral. A bit wild, a bit dusty. Taste was magnificent. Great to try.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
This poured a pinkish color with so many hues in it. Orange and yellow gold. Hold it to the light and it defies you to name it. Itís so pretty. You would be hard pressed to name the color of this beer. It is softly pastel and has a thick head of tinged foam that lasts too long but you donít care. Hazed and sweet looking. The nose is tempting with fresh and ripe raspberries. It smells sultry and the yeast is a sweet breath of fresh air. As if a pretty girl pursed her lips to make you think she was going to kiss you but then only blew out a bit of breath and then laughed gayly. It has a modesty in all this steamy sensual ripe fruit . You look at the glass and think "what do I have here?" Taste is the ripe raspberry. The seediness that is between the seams. The fruit in all itís glory as it becomes sugary and swollen with sunshine. It puckers a bit but itís nothing you regret. You would do it again. The acidity is forgiveable. As you bring it to your lips the perfume from the fruit is like steam. It satisfies you but you want more. Itís refined yet it seems to cavort with you. It lingers like a beautiful kiss and after you open your eyes you feel peaceful and spent. The stars are above the earth and there is nothing left to say.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Celest (122) - - JUN 1, 2014
Amazing gueuze lambic, very complex and full of different tastes, so enjoyable, very sour, grains, cereals, wild fruity and flowery notes. Flowers in the end. Niceeeeeee

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
bottle at a bar, poured a clear light red colour with a small white head. raspberries, cherries, sweet flavours in the beginning, tart, more sour aftertaste, oak, barnyard, lemons,

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barlafuzzy (3) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Esperienza altissima. Schiuma rosa, eterea, che si dissolve velocemente. Aroma deciso sulle prime, poi molto complesso, scende in profonditŗ e a ogni sorsata sfodera una variante diversa, fino ad arrivare a sentori di pompelmo. Perfetto il bilanciamento dellíamaro. Grande birra.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (199) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2011 vintage. Pours a bright pink, with moderate carbonation, small off-pink head. The aroma is tart, acidic, light raspberry, light bread and a musty funk. Taste is on the higher end of the tart spectrum with the fruits starting to take a back seat. Still, has a nice funk/hay/bready middle ground that quells the initial tartness. FInishes dry, tart and slightly bitter but definitely enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle, 37.5cL. Home. A clear red pink beer with a huge light pink head. Poor persistence. Few bubbles. Intense fruity (raspberry) and woody nose. Smoky aroma, acid note. Sourness starts medium, then it becomes really powerful. Medium body, thin texture, average to soft carbonation, dry sour finish. Overall, another nice dry fruit beer from Cantillon ! Easier to drink than the Kriek.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (312) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks to northropfrye. Opaque red-orange pour with a large pink head. Big raspberry aroma, mostly sweet and a little sour, with a touch of yeast. Taste starts quite sour and tart, fades to slightly tangy and finishes mildly sweet. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
A fantastic beer! Thanks northopfrye. Pours a dull red with voluminous white head. Aromas are all kinds of raspberries. Sweet, sour, fruity. Nice sour flavors at first. Sweet and then bitter and oaky at the end. Very good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2090) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Deep pink red body link head that sizzles like an egg. Candy raspberry aroma. Initially very tart taste which fades to a mere tartness. Quite fabulous.


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