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


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RATINGS: 1418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
strap (540) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 27, 2014
At the brewery in Brussels. First, this isn’t my favorite style of beer. Not a huge fan of the sour. However, this one is very well done. Consistent flavor. The fruit really helps out balancing the sour and dryness of the original lambic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rob_D_UK (1147) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
Perfect. While Cantillon’s original lambic is an experience to be had, this is by far my favorite brew. For that matter, my favorite sour. They have mastered the art of fermenting sours out to perfection so there is only a subtle amount of sweetness from the fruit and the perfect sourness from the yeast. Cheers to them!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (726) - LATVIA - DEC 18, 2014
Red with small pink head. Sour aroma. Sour fruity taste with bitter notes towards tongue tip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (543) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Visuellement, cette bière est superbe. Une jolie coiffe de mousse se pose sur un liquide rosé et trouble. C’est bien beau l’admirer de loin, mais il faut la boire également! Avant d’y tremper les lèvres, on a une bonne idée de ce qui nous attend en la reniflant. Des framboises, du bois et du funk, voilà le trio de flaveurs qui se retrouvent dans ce grand classique de Cantillon. L’acidité est vive et le fruité est explosif. Quel excellent rafraîchissement!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (2712) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
375 ml bottle poured into a hotel glass. 2013 vintage. Found at a shop in Shinjuku for $8. Hazy reddish with off-white to slightly pink head. Aromas of tart fruit, vinegar, flowery notes, berries. Tastes of tart fruit, light vinegar, grapes, wine, berries. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Atom (1617) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2014
375mL bottle dated 27 May 2013 pours a clear pink with a small bubbly head. Aroma of light effervescent raspberry, light barnyard, and mild wood. Taste is very tart and funky, sweet raspberry, barnyard, and finishing with a nice earthy woodiness. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (175) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle 37,5cl bought at Cantillon, shared with Fabien at home. Nice aroma of raspberry, sour and acid taste. Although I am not a big fan of such beers, this one is quite nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2990) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at moeder lambic clear red. Delicate raspberry juice aroma and dry, sour taste, vinous. Medium body, berry sourness finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (66) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
A: Sweet raspberry candy (geléhallon), wild strawberry T: Raspberry of course, tart, nice sweetness, nice bitterness far in the back. Overall: Extremly nice beer! Very well balanced.

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