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


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RATINGS: 1347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (309) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle from Beergium.com. Amber-red, hazy body, with a small, pink head. Aroma of flowers, red berries, tart, earth, wood. Taste is very dry and sour, with about the same aromas, but almost no sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with a medium carbonation and it finishes dry and sour-fruity. Unique and highly drinkable. The dryness maybe is a bit too extreme for my liking, but the aromas are really tasty and greatly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (1872) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Draught. Clear, red colour with a creamy pink head. Fruity, tart aroma with raspberries, a dry wooden note and yeasts. Taste is sour. Medium body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes drying and sour with raspberries and yeasts. Not the most complex Lambic, just bloody delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2223) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle 375 ml at home, pooured into a teku, ABV 5%, vintage 2012 Impressive clear red copper colour, with a huge off-pink head on top, soapy, with okay retention. Even on the second pour when it was quite hazy, the colour is beautiful. Aroma if raspeberries, wood, cork, marmalade with the taste following, except that it doesn’t have any marmalade related sweetness, but on the contrary a nice acidic sourness that got me by surprise but it didn’t get long to get used to it. Medium thin body with good carbonation, and very tart on the palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (316) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours beautiful clean red with a light, pink, frothy head. Aroma is very tart, but extremely fruity with raspberries and nothing else. Frozen raspberries. Taste is of course raspberries as well, and has dry sour bitterness. Fairly High carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (132) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Bottle @ fermentoren, Aarhus. Cleanest most delicious red colour I've ever seen. Light red, almost white longlasting foam. Aromas of tart. Extremely strong pure raspberry. Slightly sugary. Tastes very raspberry-fruity and medium sour. Very dry aswell. Not alot of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle . Pours near clear dark pink with a lasting frothy big pink head. Aroma is raspberry, tart fruit, mild lactic, barnyard and hints of oak. Taste is near moderate sweet and light tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes balanced, fruity and tart. Very nice balance between the fruit and tartness. Very fresh and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1572) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours bright red with light raspberry puree aroma. Delicate raspberry, pips, strawberry and cherries in the taste with soft sour notes, finishing tart and dry. Beautifully refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (700) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin kirkkaanpunaisena ja hieman sameana, olut jättää noin kahden sormen paksuisen pinkin vaahdon. Tuoksu on (hetken lambictauon jälkeen) todella hapan, jossa vadelmainen, mutta myös mansikkainen marjaisuus on pääosassa. Brettainen nahkaisuus on myös vahvana läsnä ja löytyy siitä myös omenaista hapokkuutta. Maku jatkaa todella happaman vadelmaista linjaa, nyt tulee myös viinimarjaista vivahdetta. Märkä nahka ja hapokas omenaisuus on etenkin loppumaussa hyvin vahvat, ja mansikkakin kummittelee mukana. Suutuntuma on suuta muikistavan hapan ja todella kuiva. Todella hapan vadelmalambic, josta itse marja ei älyttömän dominoiva ollut, mikä on itse asiassa ihan hyvä asia. Olisiko peräti Cantillonin happamin tuotos?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1733) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - 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. It’s 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 don’t 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 it’s glory as it becomes sugary and swollen with sunshine. It puckers a bit but it’s 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. It’s 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.

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