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

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RATINGS: 1284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.



4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours a clear pinkish red color with a fluffy white head that has great retention. Aroma of raspberries, light funk, barnyard and some sourness. Taste is raspberry, cherry pits, grainy amd wheaty with a sharp amount of tanins but in balance with the fruit. Overall it’s sour, complex and well balanced...not for the faint at heart but for someone who wants a great sour beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (937) - BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
@ Cantillon. Nice red colour, some light pink foam. Very well balanced lambic. Fruity aroma of raspberries, lemon and some vinegar. Sour, but not too sour.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Claves77 (151) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Lighter and clearer than expected. Delicious sour smell with fruit. Great taste. Good finish could last longer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (1939) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2014
Tolle leuchtendrote Farbe, säuerlicher Lambic-Geruch mit ganz leichter Fruchtnote. Der Antrunk ist angenehm holzig, frisch-säuerlich, leicht muffig. Zum Hauptteil kommt eine angenehme fruchtige, aber nur leicht himbeerige Note hinzu, gepaart mit angenehmer Lambic-Säuerlichkeit und typisch muffiger Herbe. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang anhaltend, fruchtig-frisch (auch wenn die fruchtige Note für mich nicht eindeutig als Himbeere zu erkennen ist). Sehr angenehm und mild-sauer.
Leckeres Lambic mit Frucht, aber irgendwie nicht eindeutig als Himbeere zuzuordnen… --> 12/11/14/13

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (895) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Nuetnigenough. Pours deep pink with a reddish hue. Aroma of fresh raspberry. Light body subtle and complex fruity tart. Taste is raspberry and dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (300) - randers, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
rasberry and citrus aroma, appear clear red with a fine pink head. taste sour, fizzy palate with a long bitter aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (161) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at the Brewery in Brussels. Rosé pour, sour raspberry aroma. Acidic taste with obvious raspberry notes. Very sour, but definitely an experience

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taboada (121) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 6, 2014
Tasted on Tap. Brussels 05/02/2014. The aroma is very fruitly and the carbonation makes a nice white head. The raspberry taste is amazing and balanced with the sweet taste. The finish is long wih the fruitly notes on the mouth. Next one please.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (2768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
On tap @Akkurat. Clear deep red with quickly diminishing pink head. Aroma mainly of strawberries and raspberries. Taste is fruity bordering would lemonade with astringent notes in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Another awesome lambic. Super grapefruit bretta with a touch of raspberry or cherry. Pink pour with good head and lacing. Huge bretta taste. Bitter and crackery sour finish. Bottle from Bistro L’Autre Oeil.


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