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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1336   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.



3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (893) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
bottle at a bar, poured a clear light red colour with a small white head. raspberries, cherries, sweet flavours in the beginning, tart, more sour aftertaste, oak, barnyard, lemons,

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barlafuzzy (3) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Esperienza altissima. Schiuma rosa, eterea, che si dissolve velocemente. Aroma deciso sulle prime, poi molto complesso, scende in profondità e a ogni sorsata sfodera una variante diversa, fino ad arrivare a sentori di pompelmo. Perfetto il bilanciamento dell’amaro. Grande birra.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (199) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2011 vintage. Pours a bright pink, with moderate carbonation, small off-pink head. The aroma is tart, acidic, light raspberry, light bread and a musty funk. Taste is on the higher end of the tart spectrum with the fruits starting to take a back seat. Still, has a nice funk/hay/bready middle ground that quells the initial tartness. FInishes dry, tart and slightly bitter but definitely enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (226) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle, 37.5cL. Home. A clear red pink beer with a huge light pink head. Poor persistence. Few bubbles. Intense fruity (raspberry) and woody nose. Smoky aroma, acid note. Sourness starts medium, then it becomes really powerful. Medium body, thin texture, average to soft carbonation, dry sour finish. Overall, another nice dry fruit beer from Cantillon ! Easier to drink than the Kriek.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (324) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks to northropfrye. Opaque red-orange pour with a large pink head. Big raspberry aroma, mostly sweet and a little sour, with a touch of yeast. Taste starts quite sour and tart, fades to slightly tangy and finishes mildly sweet. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
A fantastic beer! Thanks northopfrye. Pours a dull red with voluminous white head. Aromas are all kinds of raspberries. Sweet, sour, fruity. Nice sour flavors at first. Sweet and then bitter and oaky at the end. Very good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2144) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Deep pink red body link head that sizzles like an egg. Candy raspberry aroma. Initially very tart taste which fades to a mere tartness. Quite fabulous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from trade with Douberd, many thanks Christos. Vintage 2012.
Hazy red pinkish color with huge off-white head. Lively carbonation. Strong raspberry aroma together with wood, tart red apples. Taste, raspberries, brett, some red berries, moderate tartness with light sweet notes, wood. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (546) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A- Pours a pinkish red hue with a huge, light pink head that is super frothy and leaves lots of lacing on the way down. S- Sour cherries, wheat, grain, deep notes of light fruit. T- Light cherry, deep malty notes, wheat, light bitterness. M- Starts of medium bodied with a hint of effervescence and the carbonation seems to surge toward the end of the sip. D- Extremely balanced, very drinkable, enjoyable and not nearly as fruity as I expected from its pink exterior.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1140) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2014
If I wasn’t so secure in my manhood I would feel slightly funny having this in public. Bright pink pour like cherry Schwepps. sour cherry, belgian yeast, sugar, some lemon zest. Definitely a conversation starter for people not into beer.


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