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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Narkee (15) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours a stunning deep red almost maroon colour. Head is finger width light pink which dissipated almost immediately. Aroma is very strong raspberries with a hint of barnyard funk. Raspberries though, as expected, dominate the aroma. Palate is medium bodied with light carbonation. The taste pretty much mirrors the aroma except with more funk. Raspberries form a lovely backbone of which the funk rides all the way through. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1074) - Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Tap at Falling Rock Taphouse. Pours bright red/ pink with white/!pink head. Aroma is floral, berries, tart. Taste is tart, medium bodied, very floral. Overall, great.,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (1802) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
@Borefts 2014, rood krieken met fruitig aroma, zuurtje, smaken zijn die van een matig fruitzuur maar wel met goede fruittonen van de krieken. niet zo zoet wat zwakjes, mooie zuurcomplexiteit. beats a radler !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (890) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
From notes. On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF for Zwanze Day. Surprised to see I have never rated this. Aroma is fairly fruity with a fairly large, fresh raspberry character. Some light citrus acidity and light barnyard and earthy funkiness. Pours a cloudy pinkish red with a thick, small, soft pink head that displays good retention. Low lacing and no legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with a light citrus note. Moderate raspberry character, but not as jammy a sin the aroma. Medium earthy funkiness in the finish with some light barnyard funk. Funkiness is more prevalent than in the aroma. Hints of oak. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium, soft carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice, fruity raspberry sour with a lot more complexity than its American counterparts. The herbal, earthy undertones add a nice complexity. Great young, great but in a different way with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Really nice brew, the fruit and dried fruit was great, The yeasty funk started to pop through. I have a few bottles saved and will love to try it as the funk comes through more over time

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (362) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 15cl tasting @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pinkish red colour, foamy white head. Very acidic, tard tones along with some nice cherry and framboise fruity notes and a nuanced pinch of barnyard funk. High carbonation, dry mouthfeel, good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (416) - Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is sour with a hint towards plum. Appearance is red with a pink head. Taste is sour and some raw fruit. Palate is sour. Overall, a great sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (279) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
On tap at Boreft. Intense red with no head. Sour aroma of red fruits, raspberries, cherry. Taste is sour, fruity, long sour aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (550) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Draft at Zwanze Day 2014. Birch bar, norfolk VA. Pours a hazy light brown rose color with a fizzy off white pinkish head. Sweet aroma, mildly tart, dry, raspberry, oak. Intensely sour flavor, raspberry, cherries. Oily palate with a delicious long lingering sour character. Fantastic sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
Flaske, 375 ml. Pink øl med lyserødt knitrende skum, der ligner en pigefødselsdag i børnehaven. Frisk hindbær-næse. Sur-sød bær-frugtighed med en lille smule funk og en en stram, tør finish. Høj drikbarhed, men jeg tror jeg foretrækker den i en lidt ældre udgave....

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