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

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RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petibear (51) - - DEC 16, 2012
very interesting beer because of the way they make it - by natural fermentation. fresh raspberry smell (well it’s done with raspberries, so has to be), acid and a bit bitter taste, long acidish aftertaste


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (78) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
75cl bottle from 2010. Dark red with airy a lightpink head. Aromatic wood and berries. Slight strawberry hints. Sticky to the palate, glass border and mouth! Strawberry taste perfectly complementing the scent, citric acid sticks to the teeth and full palate of soury fruits like rasp, apricot, forest fruit. Strawberry fraise frenzy all the way. Especially in the last residue pour that exhibits the latter in a fuller extent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Straling (362) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Pours a clear rose colour with some great carbonation. Aroma is floral, fruity, raspberries, grassy and sour. Taste is a lovely gentle balance of the sourness and some sweet raspberry flavour. Leaves the sensation as if raspberries are on your tongue, gentle sour, sweet and bitter balance, gets more interesting each sip. Goes down smooth, slightly warm, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (488) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2014
Les lambics, ne sont pas trop mon truc, les fruites non plus. Et bien le melange des deux est vraiment interressant et somme toute agreable. Le fait de ne pas ajouter de sucre y est pour beaucoup. Seuls les aromes (et le sucre naturel) du fruit viennent agrementer et contrebalancer l’aigreur du lambic. Et le resultat est plutot surprenenant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Timvim (82) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle @ Belgobaren 20140823. Hazy brownish pink, head diminishes very fast. Aroma of raspberries and cherries, some minor funk. Taste is similar with LOTS of citric and lactic acid. Very very sour and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJoller (56) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
bottled 9/11/2013 bottle opened 21/08/14 Red/pink pour with fast vanishing white pink head. Aroma is strong strong funk (almost unpleasant), sour, berries. Taste is less funk with more raspberry character and berries sweetness, taste is not as complex as other cantillon crafts. Mouthfeel is nice with a bubbly texture. Sour is strong but maybe it will ease with time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (207) - Tasmania, - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear pink-red with a quickly diminishing white fizzing head. The aroma is fresh raspberries, that reminds me of picking buckets full of them at my parents at Christmas time (Tasmania, summer christmas!). The flavour is perfect--tart raspberries, with plenty of acidity. And yet the flavour that lingers and coats the lips is sweet. Slightly vinegary, and dry, with an impression of grapefruit also.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (139) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Draft at Akkurat, October, 2013. Pours beautifully deep hazy reddish pink with a small pink quickly settling head that leaves a lid on the surface. Aroma of fresh, sour red berries, raspberries foremost, dried flowers, wood and a light funky tone. Taste is sour and tart, raspberries, a slight nuance of roundness balances up the tartness, a dry and sour finish with red berries and minerals. Medium to full body, medium carbo. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle at the source. Small pink head, reddish pink body. Light raspberry aroma, sourness. Refreshing and complex.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (985) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper red with pinky/beige head. Aroma: Raspberry, woody, leather, peppery, barnyard, bandaid,musky, floral. Taste: Medium/high sourness, low bitterness and sweetness. Palate: Thin airy coarse texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry, tart raspberry, peppery finish. Comments: Lovely. Bottled 22 December 2011.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1354) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
’09 vintage. Pours a nice red/dark pink with plenty of pink head. Funk, tartness, raspberry, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.


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