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

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RATINGS: 1558   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (408) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 27, 2016
ASPETTO: color amarena quasi limpido, schiuma rosa, abbastanza abbondante, fine, non particolarmente persistente. AROMA: lampone, acido, marcio, floreale, vinoso. GUSTO: stessi sentori che al naso. Carbonizzazione media con bollicine finissime. Buona.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tquest (94) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle bought from brewery, 2016 version. Pours purple/red with a very beautiful white/pink head. Aroma is great, full raspberry smell. Taste is a little not what I am used to from Cantillon. Raspberry taste is not as punchy as I expected. Lightly sweet and sour. Maybe not as sour as I wanted too for now. Guess the bottle needs to age more to get the Brett funk in it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (1697) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: clear light pink, tiny white head with a pink shimmer. Aroma: strawberry jam, fresh raspberries, cherries, some faint floral notes. Palate: medium to light body, average to soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3621) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Pink to red colour with a very thin pale pink head. Aroma is sour fruit light funk, taste light sour fruit, with a longer finish. Fruit isn’t as punchy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1144) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2016
Pink colour, pinkish head. Aroma of raspberries, vinegar, dough and barnyard. Taste is medium sour, tart, with a slight raspberry flavour. Light body, thin texture, soft to flat carbonation. Very nice and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1541) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle from Belgium. Pours pink red with a tart raspberry aroma. Taste is a nice sweetness with a tart finish with lots of raspberry

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3897) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle @ Brewery. Pours a clear deep purple beer with a tiny white bubbly head on top. Aroma of horse blanket, cellar funk, touch of sweeter malt and some oak. Flavor is dry tart, red fruits, touch of oak. Long, dry tart finish, stringent aftertaste. Very decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gephross100 (220) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Light red color. Thin blanket of a pinkish head. Light mouthful cheese and raspberry jam. Long tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stultus (61) - ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours red with a thin pink head that recedes quickly. Tart sweet and sour aroma, fruity raspberry. Taste is dri and very sour, juicy fruity with strong raspberry taste in the end, long dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tightslice (894) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is musty raspberries, raspberry yogurt, funk, hooves. Taste is raspberries, raspberry yogurt...fruity, tart, funky, oaky. Truly World Class.


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