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

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RATINGS: 1283   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 rosť, dedicated not to Bacchus but to Gambrinus.

The process to make this beer is identical to the one to make Kriek. When young, the Rosť 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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WillRunForBeer (426) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2014
Taster at the source. Pours slightly clouded beet juice red with a pink head. Aroma of raspberries and roses. This smells amazing. Taste is a yogurt funk backbone and dry, red raspberries. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1017) - RÝros, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Red with a light red head - Sour berry aroma - Slightly sour body with a good berry flavour - Sour beeries goes into the finish - This was good and refreshing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (140) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Light pink and short head. Nice raspberry flavors. Ruby opaque colored body. Taste is sweet, sour, bitter and shows raspberry. 2013 batch drunk in 2014 was too early. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
niklasdietz (41) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Ølbutikken. First Sour Ale for me, thus making this the review of a debutant. Pours almost blood red with a small light pink head. Nose is funky and fruity but not really distinct. Taste is full of red berries and with a subtle sweetness to numb the immediate sourness. I find that the beer was more complex and balanced (and less fermented vinegar) as the temperature rose. - with thirst, Niklas

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (100) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
pink-reddish color, with a big, fast vanishing pink head. Typical Cantillon aromas, very funky, refreshing and full with raspberries. Very sour, fruity, raspberry gets more and more recognizable after the first impression. Hints of yeast go well with the fruit and dry sourness. Raspberry is present from the beginning till the end in a very pleasant, intense way. Refreshing, dry mouthfeel, with a tart, acidic character. Fruit stays on the palate for a long time. Very unique fruity taste in a pleasantly balanced beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boisebeerguy (64) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle share thanks to buckeyeboy. Bright red with thin head. Nice and tart, so glad I had this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syndicate (23) - Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2014
Thanks buckeye boy for this. Pours a rosy red color with a thin white disappearing head. Maybe the prettiest pour Iíve ever seen. Smells of tart cherries and tastes the same. Nice tartness and funk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrmunk (4) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2014 does not count
bottle @Fairbar.. delicious beer... The beer has a nice red colour and looks very good in the glass. The beer is quite still. The taste is fruity, but with no sweetness it is all sour! :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2179) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014
Tap. Pours deep pink with a small head. Aroma of rasberry, yeast and sour berries. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture, and average carb. An excellent Sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (909) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
375ml bottle, 27 May 2013 bottling. Clear reddish amber colour, foam pinkish white head and complex aroma of tart citrus, honey, raspberry, wood, barnyard. Taste is fruity raspberry with some spice, funk and a sour lemon grapefruit edge. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, lingering sour citric woody yeasty finish. Lovely stuff, very drinkable.


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