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

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RATINGS: 1551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
A - Hazy red-orange with a finger of frothy slightly pinkish head. Fades normal. S - Sweet wheat, raspberries, oak, vanilla, barnyard funk and sour yeast, tart berries and green fruits. T - Sweet wheat, sweet, sour, and tart raspberries and other berries, vanilla, oak, barnyard funky yeasts, tart green fruits. M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sweet, funky, and sour finish. D - Nice balance and complexity.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gephross100 (137) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Light red color. Thin blanket of a pinkish head. Light mouthful cheese and raspberry jam. Long tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stultus (53) - ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours red with a thin pink head that recedes quickly. Tart sweet and sour aroma, fruity raspberry. Taste is dri and very sour, juicy fruity with strong raspberry taste in the end, long dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tightslice (848) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is musty raspberries, raspberry yogurt, funk, hooves. Taste is raspberries, raspberry yogurt...fruity, tart, funky, oaky. Truly World Class.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (613) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
375ml bottle (thx JameyW!). Pours a hazy raspberry color with a rose head. Aroma is tart with raspberry notes, slightly woody. Taste is pretty the same, in which you can easily find a trace of raspberry or gueuze. Tart, raspberry notes aftertaste. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1429) - Rīga, 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

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (925) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (474) - LATVIA - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma: Vienkarsi daudz svaigu aveņu. ļoti daudz. Garša: uzrūdzis morss ar citronu sulu

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (267) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1410) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (1106) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
Clear red liquid with pink head. Aroma is ciderish, earthy. Taste is heavy sour. Light body, average carb.


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