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


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RATINGS: 1281   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (1923) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2014
Tolle leuchtendrote Farbe, säuerlicher Lambic-Geruch mit ganz leichter Fruchtnote. Der Antrunk ist angenehm holzig, frisch-säuerlich, leicht muffig. Zum Hauptteil kommt eine angenehme fruchtige, aber nur leicht himbeerige Note hinzu, gepaart mit angenehmer Lambic-Säuerlichkeit und typisch muffiger Herbe. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang anhaltend, fruchtig-frisch (auch wenn die fruchtige Note für mich nicht eindeutig als Himbeere zu erkennen ist). Sehr angenehm und mild-sauer.
Leckeres Lambic mit Frucht, aber irgendwie nicht eindeutig als Himbeere zuzuordnen… --> 12/11/14/13

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Nuetnigenough. Pours deep pink with a reddish hue. Aroma of fresh raspberry. Light body subtle and complex fruity tart. Taste is raspberry and dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (298) - randers, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
rasberry and citrus aroma, appear clear red with a fine pink head. taste sour, fizzy palate with a long bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (161) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at the Brewery in Brussels. Rosé pour, sour raspberry aroma. Acidic taste with obvious raspberry notes. Very sour, but definitely an experience

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taboada (116) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 6, 2014
Tasted on Tap. Brussels 05/02/2014. The aroma is very fruitly and the carbonation makes a nice white head. The raspberry taste is amazing and balanced with the sweet taste. The finish is long wih the fruitly notes on the mouth. Next one please.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
On tap @Akkurat. Clear deep red with quickly diminishing pink head. Aroma mainly of strawberries and raspberries. Taste is fruity bordering would lemonade with astringent notes in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Another awesome lambic. Super grapefruit bretta with a touch of raspberry or cherry. Pink pour with good head and lacing. Huge bretta taste. Bitter and crackery sour finish. Bottle from Bistro L’Autre Oeil.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a subtly veiled orange-tinted pink with a whitish-pinkish head. Aroma is raspberry, tart, fruity, and somewhat cheesy. Flavor is dry, brettish, wild yeast, oldish, cherry and raspberry, as well as unripe fruits. Lots of tartness, oldish, and a touch of wood. Lingering wild yeast flavor. Medium to full bodied, soft, creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (460) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 15, 2014
750ml bottle (February 2013 vintage) pours hazy ruby red with a finger of pink foam. Nose is tangy funk, subtle fruity berry, must. Taste is tart funky oak and raspberry, fruit jam, mild acidity, dank wood, some light grain. Finish is dry tart raspberry, some faint vanilla, occasional semi-sweet lingering berry notes. More dry and funky than sweet. Improves as it warms and the fruit layers become more pronounced. Very nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MADpalace (178) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
Color of a blood-orange with a fast disappearing pink head. Strong attic smell when opening then bottle, but seems to be the fruits after a closer sniff. Very bitter citrus taste. Would guess it is a lambic with lemon rather than raspberries. Not my style but something different for once. Besides this feels a bit watery.

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