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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
"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.

OlivierMTL's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OlivierMTL (711) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (1583) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Have to say it on every rating. PINK Beers rule. I have never had a pink beer that wasn’t awesome. Huge thanks to Chris (Prufrockstar) for sharing this beer as I finally catch him in ratings. We will see if it lasts. Looking forward to many more beers shared in the future. Pours a bright red with a pink foam head. Huge pucker sour fruit aroma. Sour cherry and mixed berry up front. Lingering sour pucker. My love for sours begins with beers like this. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (1004) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 3, 2015
hazy pinkish red; small but quite long-lasting foam; acidic fruity, funky aroma; high sourness, medium- sweetness, slightly bitter; light body, thin but not watery, average+ carbonation, long tart dry finish; Overall: great taste, very intense in every way, refreshing, very well-made

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (689) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle at BGBB2,didn’t take proper tasting notes, will rerate when I get the chance. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (1069) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2015
0,375l from bottle at Känguruh pub Vienna. Bottled 03/2015. Red clear color, obvious carbonation, small pink head. Smells of funk, barnyard, light fruit notes. Light body, medium carb, light mouthfeel. Tastes lightly sour, fruits, light raspberry, funk, green apples. Finishes sour with green apples and light raspberry notes. Decent, raspberry notes are quite hidden behind all the sourness. 7, 4, 7,3, 14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2015
Pink with a very frothy head. Raspberries, citrus. Very sour and dry. Average carbonation. Ok but the raspberry aroma is quite faint and overall it is a simple very sour lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft at Novare Res for Zwanze day 2015. Beautiful bright red with a purple hue color. Thin lasting pink bubbles on top of the liquid. Aroma is very nice floralness hints right away turning into lasting raspberry with just the slightest lambic yeast underneath.

The funky lambic yeast is held in check by the berries and the floral rose character. I am glad I waited to drink a fresh sample of this lambic. I don’t think I would enjoy an older example. Right now the balance is awesome! Just enough tartness with absolutely no acidic notes. The fruit still comes off as juicy. I love this, I don’t even care how much the draft pour cost. I would drink more of this if I was able to easily get some. Nicely complex and constructed lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Poured from tap at Novare Res for 2015 Zwanze pinkish ruby red with a nice off white head. Aromas of tart raspberry brett and funk. Taste is nice mildly tart well balanced. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Draught. Pours a pinkish red color with a smallish pink head on there. Nose is sour and fruity, though dry and with a bit of yeasty funk to it. Taste is sour and slightly bitter, with a lot of lighter sour fruits to it. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rjen (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
Red with a light pink head. Aroma of raspberries, tart, barnyard, wood and vinegar. Taste is acidic, light sweet and light bitter. Long lasting dry after-taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1482) - GREECE - SEP 3, 2015
From tap. Red color with almost pink head. Funky fruity aroma, barnyard, berries, tart citrusy, wood. Light sweet and heavy acidic taste like aroma. Light to medium thin to oily body with soft carbonation.

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