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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
atrox (516) - 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 (570) - 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 (1646) - 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 (224) - 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 (176) - 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 (31) - 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 (306) - 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 (55) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 21, 2015
Bitter and low in carbonation, intense red colour and good foam stability. Delicate and light in sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanoi (637) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. I can not believe I don’t have this rated. Nose is raspberry, cellar, lemon, wheat, straw, farmyard, wood,oak, warm leather. Taste is tart, leather, oak, wheat, leading to lemon juice, funk, leaves, vinegar, cheese, then a bone dry raspberry flavour with a herbal note. Moutfeel is tacky and full. The first lambic I fell in love with, and a beer that truly changed my palate and drinking habits. Peerless, in that it handles fruit in a way that respect the flavour of the fruit rather than just the sugars of the fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (911) - CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Appearance: clear ruby red with a short frothy pink head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (4/5) Aroma: raspberries, vinegar, funk, stone fruit, leather, tobacco, woody. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong tart. (9/10) Palate: light to medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, dry intensely tart finish. (5/5) So good. Intense raspberry that in no way feels artificial, blending perfectly with a loverly tart lambic base, with overarching complicating notes of horseblankety funk, leather, wood, and, let’s face it, just about anything else you can think of. This is a new bottle that I just recently obtained at the brewery, so the fruit is still very much dominant at the forefront. I‘ve had a 2014 vintage in my cellar for just about a year now, that I’m going to continue to cellar for a while longer - maybe another year or two - before seeing what happens as the fruit fades and the lambic is allowed to gain ground. (18/20)

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