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

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RATINGS: 1410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottled dec '11. Had may '12. Still rather fruity with a huge aroma of mostly funk. Raspberry comes through though in the taste where it is still big. I'll have another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sam25 (5) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
What a great beer. Not your usual sweet fruit beer. A great mix between lambic and fruit. You can really tell it’s used with fresh Raspberries. Has a lovely bright pinkish red appearance with the typical lambic smell. The first taste is like a punch in the face of flavour. Lovely carbonation mixed with just the perfect balance of sour fruit and sweetness. Definitely more sour than sweet overall.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (478) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Beautiful red color with big pink head. Aroma is very fruity raspberries, tartness. Taste is acidic, fruity, fresh and intense. Heav sourness. Just the right amount of carbonation. Better than expected. Just amazing!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wischylini (145) - Grimstad, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a deep ruby red, with a faint purple-ish head. Aromas are raspberry, cherry, and oak. The taste is somewhat sweet, while refreshingly tart. The mouthfeel is light and sparkly. Aftertaste is long and vinegary, yet fresh.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popery (1532) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
The beer is dark, slightly brownish red. Looks pretty hazy. Small pink head, sorta fizzy. Fades to a ring pretty quickly. Raspberry jam and lambic funk in the aroma. Wonderful fruit flavor. Horse blanket, cheese, fresh tart berries. Medium tart. Lots of raspberry fruit flavor. Dry. Effervescent feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nijstrom (80) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Clear, red colour and a small, pink head. The aroma consists of raspberry, barnyard and earthy notes. Mild sweetness, high sourness and some bitterness. Long, dry and sour finish. Interesting and tasty beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1296) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 150123. Fruity with raspberries and bretty notes, acidic, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and acidic. Really nice and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (608) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
Tap @ Mikkeller 23/1-15.Raspberries, fruity, acidic, notes of brett. Body is medium, the finish is dry with raspberries.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 20, 2015
The aroma of raspberry, sour, a bit sweet. Very rich and carbonated. Very Well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (644) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
(On tap @ Akkurat, Dec 29 2014) Pours medium pink red with a small pink tinged white head, stays as a ring with no lace. Aroma dominated by fresh raspberries, acidic undertone, just a touch of wood but not super complex. On the palate, raspberry juice initially, tart but not really sour, some light woodiness from middle on, dried sort of herbal quality in the finish with a very very light Brett funk and oak dryness. Finishes dry with blackberry seed aftertaste. Light palate with pretty light carb. Nice and fresh but not the most developed, complicated or challenging Cantillon by a stretch.


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