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

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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.



3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (485) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2014
Les lambics, ne sont pas trop mon truc, les fruites non plus. Et bien le melange des deux est vraiment interressant et somme toute agreable. Le fait de ne pas ajouter de sucre y est pour beaucoup. Seuls les aromes (et le sucre naturel) du fruit viennent agrementer et contrebalancer l’aigreur du lambic. Et le resultat est plutot surprenenant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Timvim (76) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle @ Belgobaren 20140823. Hazy brownish pink, head diminishes very fast. Aroma of raspberries and cherries, some minor funk. Taste is similar with LOTS of citric and lactic acid. Very very sour and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJoller (55) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
bottled 9/11/2013 bottle opened 21/08/14 Red/pink pour with fast vanishing white pink head. Aroma is strong strong funk (almost unpleasant), sour, berries. Taste is less funk with more raspberry character and berries sweetness, taste is not as complex as other cantillon crafts. Mouthfeel is nice with a bubbly texture. Sour is strong but maybe it will ease with time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (194) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear pink-red with a quickly diminishing white fizzing head. The aroma is fresh raspberries, that reminds me of picking buckets full of them at my parents at Christmas time (Tasmania, summer christmas!). The flavour is perfect--tart raspberries, with plenty of acidity. And yet the flavour that lingers and coats the lips is sweet. Slightly vinegary, and dry, with an impression of grapefruit also.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (138) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Draft at Akkurat, October, 2013. Pours beautifully deep hazy reddish pink with a small pink quickly settling head that leaves a lid on the surface. Aroma of fresh, sour red berries, raspberries foremost, dried flowers, wood and a light funky tone. Taste is sour and tart, raspberries, a slight nuance of roundness balances up the tartness, a dry and sour finish with red berries and minerals. Medium to full body, medium carbo. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle at the source. Small pink head, reddish pink body. Light raspberry aroma, sourness. Refreshing and complex.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (983) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper red with pinky/beige head. Aroma: Raspberry, woody, leather, peppery, barnyard, bandaid,musky, floral. Taste: Medium/high sourness, low bitterness and sweetness. Palate: Thin airy coarse texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry, tart raspberry, peppery finish. Comments: Lovely. Bottled 22 December 2011.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
’09 vintage. Pours a nice red/dark pink with plenty of pink head. Funk, tartness, raspberry, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (994) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 At my place with Taylor, Justin, Kristen, and Matt. ’09 vintage. Pours orange murky, lacing. Aroma is medium acidity, Lambic. Taste is medium to heavy acidity, hint of raspberry, complex and refreshing. At Akkurat with Taylor. 2000 vintage 375 ml bottle. Pours pumpkin orange with circle of lacing. Aroma is medium to on the heavy side for Cantillon, some light red fruits, light Cantillon funk. I fear this beer is past it’s prime at 14 years. Taste is fantastic funk, mouth picking acidity, cherries are present, but distant and hard to identify as cherries. Once I added the dregs it really opened the beer up and the hint of earthy notes from them balanced the acidity a little. Love, but would probably prefer with about half the age. 4.3

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGolem (665) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle shared by Tom10101, thanks! Pours red with a pink head. No lacing. Aroma is of fruits (raspberries and cherries), flower (rose), barnyard and notes of rubber (not unpleasant though). Taste is iressively sour and gives lot of spaces to the fruity notes. As good as it gets when we talk about fruit lambics. Refreshing and drinkable.


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