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


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RATINGS: 1576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
"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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1608) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUL 12, 2016
Highly enjoyable fruity sipper. Raspberry all over the place, but never gets too pushy or boring, somewhat even seems like cherry would be involved, light woody note. Sweet raspberries, sweet raspberries, fresh raspberries, overripe raspberries, raspberry sticks. This beer brings you in raspberry world. Quite awesome

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (984) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 10, 2016
When I sniff this beer I see imaginary flowers with raspberry centers. Glowing cloudy red with thin white head. Beautiful raspberry splash that combines in seeds barrel stave and funk. In a mid thin zippy package. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (492) - LATVIA - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma: Vienkarsi daudz svaigu aveņu. ļoti daudz. Garša: uzrūdzis morss ar citronu sulu

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (328) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUL 8, 2016
A 750ml capped and corked bottle bottled on 26th January 2016, poured into a Cantillon ballon glass. It poured a clear ruby red colour with a one finger pinkish white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing. Aromas are full of tart and juicy fresh raspberries with a hint of lemon, berry jam, oak and barnyard funk. Tastes sweet, sour and tart raspberries followed by lemon juice, oak woodiness and a hint of barnyard funk. Crisp, dry, light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Overall a great raspberry Lambic that I could drink all day. So refreshing with great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1564) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle @ Őllepood nr3. Pours red with nice pink head. Aroma: sourish, hay,berries, barn yard, raspberry. Taste: medium sour, raspberry, malty, acidity, cow shit. Thin + body. Sour finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (1221) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
Clear red liquid with pink head. Aroma is ciderish, earthy. Taste is heavy sour. Light body, average carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (109) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
2014 750ml bottle. Sour, tart raspberry funk. Still juicy and balanced. The extra year if anything has made this even better. Still well-balanced. Cantillon just does it better than most everyyone else. Could drink this every day. Super underrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrei79 (32) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
375 bottle, 29 sept 2015 on the label, drank 18 jun 2016. Refrigerated. Taste is natural raspberry sour with hay and bitter aftertaste. Really evolved taste of lamic and fruit. Smell like barnyard funky wet. Really refreshing with finesse

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Belgianloner (40) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle bought direct from the brewery in JAN/2016, it was dated within 6 months of drinking. I’ve tried this beer many times and it is best when fresh, it will lose the taste of raspberry rapidly after a year of ageing although it tends to keep its aroma. APPEARANCE: Large pink head, lively carbonation much like a Gueuze, deep raspberry colour. TASTE: If had fresh it tastes of very fresh raspberry Lambic. Very upfront, no messing about. Slight oak notes. PALATE: It is sour, slightly bitter, puckering, highly refreshing, moreish, elegant and highly sophisticated. OVERALL: If has fresh this is in the top 5 wild beers out there for me. A real world class incredible beer which wows anyone with a decent palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (8651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
Tap@Himmeriget, Copenhagen (15/05/2016) - pours red with a white pinkish head. Medium sour raspberry fruity aroma and taste, straw, hay, light barnyard, deep resonating raspberry tart fruity finish.

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