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

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RATINGS: 1476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.



4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanoi (620) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (871) - 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)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (617) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear intense reddish pink with creamy pink head. Looks amazing. Aroma is tart raspberries, sour, funky leather, acidic grapes and apples, some wine notes, oak, slight vanilla and slight oxidation. Really fruity, yet tart. Taste is the same. Tart and sour raspberries, un-ripe ones, grapes, apples, vinegar and some dry cherries. Leather and canton funk. Smooth carbonation and really refreshing light body. Loads of taste.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
King_Alex_II (676) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Clear perfect ruby color with light pinknfoam layer. Very Brett like smell with a lot of raspberry. The taste is delightfully sour with a fitting raspberry part. Over carbonated in the beginning, but insanely pleasant, after some of it decayed. Dry and sour fruity aftertaste. This beer is an absolute pleasure to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (813) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
[2015] 37,5cl bottle. Clear red with a thin ring of pink foam. Flavors are fresh raspberries, cherries and lemon with funky and medicinal notes. Moderate lactic acidity and tartness. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bhaag (18) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Goddamn this is so perfect. The aroma is a heady mix of ripe raspberry fruit and foilage, woodiness and funk. Bucket list this shit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (171) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2015
Nog een Cantillon, nu Rosé de Gambrinus, gebotteld 21 november 2013. Uitgeschonken in Cantillon degusteer glaasje. Fraaie rosé achtige kleur, met vluchtige licht roze schuimkraag, die snel wegtrekt, een fijne schuimring blijft over. De geur is fruitig, uiteraard frambozen, weer die typische barnyard geur, in het Nederlands zou je zeggen boerenerf of paardendeken. De geur is wel minder intens dan bij de 100% Bio Gueuze. De smaak is uiteraard zuur, maar mooi gebalanceerd door een fruitig zoetje van de frambozen. De smaak is heerlijk droog en licht bitter. Complexe smaken van zurige frambozen, houtachtige tannines, bierkelder, zurig, maar duidelijk minder heftig dan bij de 100% Bio. De frambozen geven een aangename en fruitige smaak aan deze fruitlambik, zonder in te leveren, op de unieke, droge en verfrissende smaak van Cantillon. Wellicht heeft een verse Rosé de Gambrinus nog meer fruitigheid, bij deze komen de lambik tonen iets meer naar voren. De carbonatie is medium, met een droge, fruitige licht bittere afdronk. De combinatie met frambozen maakt van deze Cantillon een voortreffelijke en verfrissende fruitlambik.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Rosa, Rot, leuchtend, extreme Farbe. In der Nase Himbeer, Heu, wilde HEfe, Süße, Ziturs, Säure, komplex. Am gaumen Himbeer, sauer, Zitrussäure, Strroh, sehr sauer, trockener Abgang.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Tart raspberries and funky wood in aroma, perfectly balanced. NOT syrup like many fruit crap out there. Very tart and dry, limited head so all subtle aromas came through. Taste very tart and dry finish. Perfect.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willisread (947) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a snifter. Pours a clear raspberry red with a huge pink head that dissipates completely. Raspberry, cherry, wood, yeast and some vinegar on the nose. Tart on the palate with some wood as well. Average carbonation with a slight earthiness present. Bone dry finish. Wonderfully refreshing and crisp!


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