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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: 1381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.



KongKalle's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
KongKalle (12) - Stavanger, - JAN 3, 2012
There is little doubt about what is put in the beer. Once the bottle is opened, it smells of raspberries, and this continues with greater intensity of flavor. The yeast adds a hint of citrus and lemon zest. This is a pleasant beer with great freshness. The fulness and alcohol fits the beer well.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (93) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle 37,5cl bought at Cantillon, shared with Fabien at home. Nice aroma of raspberry, sour and acid taste. Although I am not a big fan of such beers, this one is quite nice.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at moeder lambic clear red. Delicate raspberry juice aroma and dry, sour taste, vinous. Medium body, berry sourness finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (42) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
A: Sweet raspberry candy (geléhallon), wild strawberry T: Raspberry of course, tart, nice sweetness, nice bitterness far in the back. Overall: Extremly nice beer! Very well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (930) - SPAIN - OCT 31, 2014
Botella de 37,5 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color rosado. Sabor a cereza, acido, agrio.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (136) - ITALY - OCT 29, 2014
37,5 cl teku. Pours a nice pinky dense low/medium, low lasting head, nice considering lambics often have a minimal/no head; reddish orange to ruby colour, slight haziness, actually similar to Campari & soda, just to get the idea. Fruity, pungent, cellar mold, woody, brett/acidic, raspberries and red fruits notes, wow. Tastes very red fruity, berries, woody, winy/vinegar; low to moderate sweet fruity note, rapidly taken down by a medium/high sour acidic note, fused to a moderate and pleasent funky bitter note; nice raspberry and fruity final persistent after flavour. High carbonation, low/medium right consistency body, bit astringent, dry and long finish. A fabulous fruit lambic, with a marked but never overwhelming sour and acidic notes, wonderful aromas and drinkability -->Highly recommended

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - OCT 21, 2014
Oct. 2, 2014. Bottle from beerbistro. Awesome lambic. Beautiful deep pink colour. Not very carbonated. Very small amount of head, tiny bubbles. Very tart: raspberries, sour aroma aromas and flavours. Quite dry, but lovely with a salad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1194) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Rödbrun öl med lättare rosavitt skum. Doft av syrliga hallon. Smaken är fruktig med en gedigen syra som drar i kinderna.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (590) - ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2014
Hazy read with decent head for style. Aroma tart and sweet at the same time, lots of raspberry. Taste tart and fruity, lots of raspberry, very lambic-y. Palate tart and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john_henry (115) - - OCT 17, 2014
Straight away the familiar Cantillon aroma hits, but with the addition of slight raspberries. This is an older bottle so the sour notes are a lot more dominant. Pours a beautiful rose red with perfect fine carbonation and lingering head. The taste is dominated by a fine sour funk with crisp complexities, finishes very dry and crisp on the palate. Overall this is as one would expect very refreshing. It is on the sour side so might be a little of a shock to Lambic newcomer, but given time this is a very rewarding beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle served in a Hoegaarden thumbler glass. A: First of all nice bottle art. Traditional green glass which is corked and capped. Pours a beautiful and slightly hazy red color. Forms a big bubbled and fizzy pink head. Low retention and no lacings left. However, a thin layer remains for a long time on the top of the glass S: Absolutely fruity and tart. Strong notes of raspberry. Vinegar. A bit earthy and metallic. Lambic yeasts T: Very fruity as the nose. Strong notes of raspberry. Tart and metallic. Vinegar. Upfront is sour and dry. Strong notes of Lambic yeasts. End is quite tart and dry as well M: Light and watery body. Good carbonation. Tart and fruity aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Traditional Cantillon, which means very fruity beer that is, at the same time, extremely tart and dry. In a nutshell, a Lambic masterpiece :) [ BA Review @ 11/19/2010 ]


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