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

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RATINGS: 1278   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 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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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boisebeerguy (60) - 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 I’ve 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 (2129) - 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 (895) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (457) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Tap @ Fairbar Aarhus. Deep hazy red, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, sour cherries, raspberry, red berries, lime, malt, brett. Taste, sour red berries, lime/lemon, raspberry, cherries, spices,/peber. Oily mouth feel. Long sour aftertaste, with raspberry.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (149) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at Hops & Pie. Sweet raspberry nose. Slightly funky, smooth, with a bit of wheatiness on the back end. Not quite as tart as I expected. Fruity without the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2297) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
At the Brewery. Clean pinkish colour, well it is a Rosé. Dry fruity aroma. Flavour starts fruity berry, but is soon taken over by the dry bitterness of the Lambic. Again a very dry finish. Enjoyed this more than I thought I would.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (262) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
Does not look like a beer at all, more like a juice drink with a similar amount of foam. A bit hazy. Aroma is sour, wine-like as a lambic should have. A bit sticky. From the look I would expect a fruity and sweet taste - but its not there. It is a dry lambic where you have citric acid of geuze married with rotten apple bitterness. Aftertaste has a lot of raspberry and dry apple cider. Raspberry seed aftertaste. Nice and refreshing drink you can easily have instead of champagne.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duntoyou (93) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
Had this some times before, but never neere as good as this one. Even better then lou pepe framboise from last year. Colour is pinky. Sexy. Medium pink lacings. Aroma is intense framboise. Taste is sour, tart. Intense framboise. Tastes maybe more framboise then if you eat them yourself. Batch 20 november 2013 bravo!


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