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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.



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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, - JAN 6, 2006
VINTAGE 1979. Vieille bouteille verte et poussiéreuse sans étiquette. Le bouchon est noirci et est en décomposition avancée, sentant la vieille cave sale et humide. Couleur orangée aux reflets cuivrés, faible quantité de mousse blanche tachetée. Arômes dont les fruits se font toujours très expressifs, même après toutes ces années. Fruits style framboise mais aussi rhubarbe et pommes vertes, étant initialement en compétition avec les vapeurs de vieille cave et de terre moisie…Heureusement celles-ci se résument éventuellement. Acidité lactique et acétique toujours présente, dans un bel équilibre, fruits surs et acide se mariant bien aux douces notes de madérisation, rappelant ainsi un vieux vin blanc. Texture huileuse, faible effervescence, tout en subtilité. Bouteille, Kulminator, Janvier 2006.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (946) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016

Aroma:
Heavy aroma of berries, tart, brettanomyces and acidity.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque dark orange/red beer with a slight/medium pink head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with berries; ends medium dry and sour with tart, brettanomyces and acidity.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The aroma is extremely sour, to the extent that it actually costs a point or two. The taste is more in line with what I like and want from this style. Amazing appearance and the palate is great too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (282) - Truckee, California, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Very sweet tart raspberry aroma. Cloudy pink color with thin pink head. Great balance of tart rasp/cran sweet/funk. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birraiolo (268) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2016
Bottiglia da 375 ml. Color rosa carico con riflessi ambrati, schiuma media di grana molto fine color rosellino. Al naso frutti di bosco vhe lasciano spazio a profumi particolari ( cotechino, rigurgito di neonato e puzza di piedi). Al palato un acido appena accennato con sentori di lampone e finale aspro da frutti di bosco.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1350) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2016
375 mL bottle. Originally reviewed. 10/3/2011. I chose a glass that holds well over 375 mL, but this thing overflowed instantly. 1:1 ratio of hazy red body and soft pink head. Head retention is great with decent lacing. Initial acidic aromas with raspberries. Not overwhelming raspberries, but integrated into the acidity. Immediately following is a faint, but recognizable funk. Again, the raspberries do not dominate but seem to blend well. I’m more a fan of funk than tart and I wish the funk came through more. Taste is like the smell; it’s tart initially with raspberry flavors but a definite strong lemon flavor. It blends into a funk that, again, is less intense than the tartness, to my slight disappointment. It finishes dry and tart again, a little intensely. High carbonation, medium-light bodied, and refreshingly tart. Dry in the finish, which enhances the lightness, although makes it seem a tad astringent. The raspberries integrated nicely, but brought a strong tartness to the drink. I would have liked more complexity in the funk, but it was too light to identify individual flavors. I am intrigued by this style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dahlstrom (295) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2016
700 ml bottle. Light red coloured with a small white head. Moderate tart aroma of raspberries, green apples, vinegar, lightly sweet, funk and oak. Taste reflects the aroma. Thin body, with a dry texture. And lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4260) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2016
From a bottle, at the brewery. Deep, clear, raspberry red. Ring of pink head. Nose has raspberry yoghurt. Raspberry wine vinegar. Some woody, fruit stalk. Taste is dry, and lightly acetic. Dry, cleansing mouthfeel. Strips clean the teeth nicely! Bright, fresh zing of raspberry on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darbeer75 (523) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2016
2015 bottle; Aroma: nice combination of funkiness and sweetness - interesting; Appearance: cherry red pour with pink head that dissipates quickly; Taste: a little more sour than expected, but that’s a good thing; well balanced and pretty complex; Palate: light bodied with tart/sour finish; Overall: delicious. Would get again if available and not prohibitively expensive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
23-12-15 // 750ml bottle at home, bought at the brewery. Nice pinkish red colour. Fruity sourness. Fresh rasperries. Funky tartness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1329) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 3, 2016
Intense dark pink color with pinkish head. Aroma has really fresh, bright raspberry and a really light lambic funk. Taste follows with the intense fruit flavor, medium tartness, but overall really balanced. This together with the regular Cantillon kriek are probably the best regular fruit lambics you can get.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2396) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 1, 2016
Draft sample at In De Wildeman during Carnival Brettanomyces 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 25.06.2016. Pour it cloudy red color with small red head. Aroma of raspberry, funky, basement. Taste harsh sour raspberry feel, tart a lot, really nice balanced, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish. Good!


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