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

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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.



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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3104) - Leiden, - JUL 13, 2013
Poured bright clear ted with a bubbly head the same colour. Aroma of sweet raspberry pulp. Medium body, flavour is very bitter for a framboise.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (517) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Slightly hazy dark pink color with small light pink head. Massive raspberry on the nose. Aroma of sour red berries and raspberry. Subdued graininess with light funk and hay. Taste is intense sour with an acidic touch. Light to medium bodied with prickly carbonation and overall quite dry. Really good, the best fruit beer I've ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (443) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Hazy red with a small light pink foam ring. Aroma has mostly raspberries and cereals. Taste has raspberries, tartness, cereals. Thin body, high soft carbonation, dry and woody. After taste with raspberries and slight bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ventanas83 (11) - - JUL 23, 2014
WOW huge Raspberry aroma coukld smell across the room. Taste as much too but not too thick. Would like to try an aged bottle to see how funk come through.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Elle est bien rose et sa mousse en rose plus pâle et volumineuse. Pas de dentelle qui s’accroche. Le nez est acidulé, sauvage et romantique. Il y a de la pétale de rose, de l’eau de rose, des cerises et des framboises. Ça sent bon. C’est très sûr en bouche. La framboise est à l’honneur dans un panier rempli de fruits. La cerise reste tout près. C’est vraiment agréable. (1139-060714)

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnoloid (139) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Sour, funk, fruit. All bases covered here. An outstanding lambic with the overwhelming raspberry taste coming over massively on the front and back end. Jammy and bright.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3000) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
On bottle at Sandar Mikrobryggeri. Red color, good pink foam . Immediatly fruity aromas, raspberry ; high intensity. Medium body & complexity. Good sourness, some bitterness- ok balance. Very enjoyable . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewgrav (10) - - JUL 18, 2014
Nez de purée de framboise Acidité longue et légère Bulles roulantes sous la langue Goût de cueillette de fruit des bois Bref une lambic de style.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PaoPaoPanda (10) - - JUL 11, 2014
Bought at Cantillon’s braserie in Brusels. Excellent beer, no artificial raspberry flavour. Beautiful colour and great taste. Totally recomended. A visit to the braserie is also worth it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Poured at the brewery at the end of our tour. Pours a bright pinkish red with a white head. Aromas of acid, vinegar, grape must, horse, and raspberries. The taste was tart but greatly subdued by the fruit. The raspberries came through wonderfully in this beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium high carb. Really enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvilCat (53) - FRANCE - JUL 4, 2014
Bouteille (nov2013). Bootlegger. Charmante robe rose, mousse rosée furtive. Nez de chêne teinté de framboise. En bouche c'est très frais, acidité légère , goût fin de bois et de framboise. Finale sèche très fruitée . Très simple, délicate et féminine ... Un vrai délice ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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