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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Sample at a bottle share. Pours a pale red with a small pink head. Aroma of berries, fruit, and funk. Taste is raspberries, cherries, funk, and wood. Not too tart at all. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (246) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Great sour raspberry smell and taste to it. The raspberry isn’t as pronounced as it is with the Lou Pepe Framboise, but it’s still very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pink red color....really cherry rasberry aroma and real tart first impression. Fist impression was not wrong, just real tart and oh so wonderful tart, the flavor really showcased the raspberries. Such a good plaque buster. Wonderful memorable experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekk1978 (569) - Ząbki, POLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Barwa: intensywnie czerwona, delikatnie zamglona. Piana biało- różowa, raczej skąpa, ale ładnie utrzymująca się przy ściankach. Aromat: przysłowiowa końska derka, wyraźnie kwaśny, ale też malinowy, z nutami beczkowymi. Adekwatny. Smak: wyraźnie kwaskowy, niemal wykrzywiający usta z posmakiem malin i jakby skórek kwaśnych owoców. Dobry do dłuższej degustacji. Cantillon to browar niemal kultowy, jednak moje pierwsze podejście do piwa tam warzonego nie było zbyt udane (patrz Cantillon - Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru ). Jako że w książce "1001 piw, które warto spróbować" znajduje się aż 5 pozycji z tego browaru, postanowiłem dać mu kolejną szansę. I nie żałuję... Rose de Gambrinus jest piwem owocowym, jednak nie dosładzanym, jak w wielu innych przypadkach. W efekcie jest naprawdę mega kwaśne, ale z wyraźnym i przyjemnym posmakiem malin. Wybitnie degustacyjne piwo, ale pije się bardzo przyjemnie. Można by polecić je z czystym sumieniem, gdyby nie wysoka cena i ograniczona dostępność.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (977) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
2013 Vintage. Pours a vibrant light red colour with pink head that leaves a thin ring of lace after 17 seconds. Lots of barnyard and raspberries on the nose with some lactic notes. Quite tart on the palate. The raspberries seem to dominate a little more on the palate but there’s a lot of funkiness behind it. Finishes extremely dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jspronck (95) - BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
Drank it 2 years after being bottled. dark orange-red, large bubbles disappearing quickly, complex aromas of yeast, raspberries and cheese. Medium sourness with long and pleasant yeasty and fruity finish. Nice balance between the fruit and the yeast. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (646) - HUNGARY - SEP 4, 2014
Hazy deep pink body, thin light pink head. Aroma of lemon juice, earth, cheese and raspberry. Taste of raspberry, lemon juice, grapefeuit juice and earth. Peretty sour but it’s also bitter at the same time. Nice lambic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (278) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Looks like Kool-aid but in a much fancier bottle, with fine art on the label. The sniff is very sour yeast bomb. That’s what I get from most lambics though. I like this one. If you like eating grapefruits then I think you’d enjoy it. Very tart bitter fruit all the way through. Grapefruit, raspberry, leafy green flavors. Dry champagnelike finish. Not for newbs! Thanks LagziLajcsi!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle side by side with Kriek at Brasserie Cambrinus in Beuges. Pours bright pinkish red with a very small pink head that recedes quickly. Plenty of dry tartness on the aroma with light raspberries supplementing lots of funky acidic Gueuze notes. Flavor follows very tart and funky--much more so than Kriek--with a beautiful supplement of lightly sweet and tart raspberries that don’t overwhelm. Light bodied, very dry and crisp, plus carbonation. This is exactly how a raspberry lambic should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (109) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
75cl bottle from 2010. Dark red with airy a lightpink head. Aromatic wood and berries. Slight strawberry hints. Sticky to the palate, glass border and mouth! Strawberry taste perfectly complementing the scent, citric acid sticks to the teeth and full palate of soury fruits like rasp, apricot, forest fruit. Strawberry fraise frenzy all the way. Especially in the last residue pour that exhibits the latter in a fuller extent.

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