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

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RATINGS: 1422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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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4.6
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (238) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy orange with a small pink head. Juicy aroma of raspberry with barnyard cantillon funk. Taste sour, rasberry, refreshing.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luca78 (11) - ITALY - APR 23, 2015
This is a must have beer in your portfolio. You have to try it to know who is cantillon. A lot of fruit when you taste eat, really clean mouth when you finish to drink it, you can drink a lot of pint of it, so strange for a lambic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (1572) - NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 19.04.15. Deep red. Pink head. Aroma and taste of very sour raspberries. Superbly dry and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3215) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
Flaske (kjøpt på Cantillon av Ovesen, og delt med ham): nydelig, klar rødfarge og rosa skum. Intens aroma og smak av bringebær , nokså syrlige sådan. Meget elegant og slank, og med lett fizzy munnfølelse. Tørr ettersmak gjør den særdeles forfriskende, ingenting søtt og klebrig her.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (158) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2015
Pours red with pink foam. Raspberry, redcurrant aroma. Dry. Quite sour, lingering sour aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eachnotesecure (78) - Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2015
2012 bottle shared with friends. Aged on it’s side for the duration since purchase. Great aroma, almost resembles a Kriek, it’s very sour but not more than you can handle in one glass. But way better for sharing. Overall a little better than I remember it fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (320) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Un nez qui mélange framboises et notes de lambic d’une manière très réussie. Très frais en bouche, le côté fruité prend cependant un peu trop de place à mon goût. C’est méga raffraichissant mais je me rends compte, de plus en plus, que je préfère les bières sûres qui ne sont pas spécifiquement axées sur les fruits. Cette bouteille datant d’à peine un an et quelque, peut-être devrais-je en essayer une plus agée la prochaine fois.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1306) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle shared by some nice folks. Pours a pinkish gold with minimal head. Aroma and taste of tartness and fruit, mostly raspberries.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear pink with fizzy white head. Aroma is oak, raspberries, toast, and light ash. Flavor is dry and tart with smooth, light raspberry notes, and faint oak. Light body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Deep red pour with a small light pink head. Nose has raspberries, cherries and some funk. Taste is nicely balanced, raspberries, cherries, cranberries, some vanilla, barnyard and some dusty notes.


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