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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1541   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.



icehawk's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft, edmunds oast. Aroma of oak, hint of fruit. Medium light body. Some tartness, but cut by a oaky backbone.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (61) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
2014 750ml bottle. Sour, tart raspberry funk. Still juicy and balanced. The extra year if anything has made this even better. Still well-balanced. Cantillon just does it better than most everyyone else. Could drink this every day. Super underrated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrei79 (20) - - JUN 18, 2016
375 bottle, 29 sept 2015 on the label, drank 18 jun 2016. Refrigerated. Taste is natural raspberry sour with hay and bitter aftertaste. Really evolved taste of lamic and fruit. Smell like barnyard funky wet. Really refreshing with finesse

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Belgianloner (38) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle bought direct from the brewery in JAN/2016, it was dated within 6 months of drinking. I’ve tried this beer many times and it is best when fresh, it will lose the taste of raspberry rapidly after a year of ageing although it tends to keep its aroma. APPEARANCE: Large pink head, lively carbonation much like a Gueuze, deep raspberry colour. TASTE: If had fresh it tastes of very fresh raspberry Lambic. Very upfront, no messing about. Slight oak notes. PALATE: It is sour, slightly bitter, puckering, highly refreshing, moreish, elegant and highly sophisticated. OVERALL: If has fresh this is in the top 5 wild beers out there for me. A real world class incredible beer which wows anyone with a decent palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (7338) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
Tap@Himmeriget, Copenhagen (15/05/2016) - pours red with a white pinkish head. Medium sour raspberry fruity aroma and taste, straw, hay, light barnyard, deep resonating raspberry tart fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
digitalviking (83) - - JUN 12, 2016
This is probably what this style should taste like, not as sweet as the Lindeman’s one that’s more widely distributed. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
babymammoth (57) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
Funky and fruity. Nicely funky with hints of fruit on the nose. Tastes of bitter raspberry, of untie raspberries with great acidity and a soft texture. Beautiful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1762) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Bouteille 500 ml. Couleur rose assez foncée, mousse rose pâle. Arôme de fruits sucrés qui migre vers les levures sauvages. En bouche, acudulée, fraîche, fruitée, sauvage et barriquée. Excellente.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2450) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2016
Hazy red pink-ish. Fizzy, quickly vanishing head. Good raspberry aroma. Sour raspberry flavour, dry and tart with good acetic bite. Long, funky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (2836) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Rød lett tåkete med rosa fingerhøyt skum. Lukter sure kirsebær og bringebær. Sur smak, sure bær, bringebær og kirsebær også i smak. Bærsødmen ligger bak. kort, noe tørr avslutning.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
h0ppingmad (74) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
2015 bottle, pours a nice pink/reddish color with thin head. Wonderful aroma of raspberry, citrus, slight yeast. Taste similar; sour, strawberries, very tart, and lingering taste. Finishes dry. Delicious and refreshing.


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