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

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RATINGS: 1418   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, - JUN 13, 2012
Very fresh (1 month old) 375ml bottle while watching Germany vs Holland (Euro 2012). Pours a dark pink color with pink head. The fruitiness dominates the lambic character due to its freshness, especially in the aroma. The taste has some funk, barnyard, citrus and lots of raspberries. Very dry finish. Lovely.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (157) - 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 (317) - 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 (1289) - 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 (4078) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (411) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Red-colored beer with a pink / white head, little carbonation. Tastes like sour fruit and raspberries. Has a very long dry sour / fruity aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (656) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2015
In bottiglia da 37,5 cl. Colore aracio con sfumatura rosa, rossastre. Piuttosto limpida con schiuma fine e poco persistente. Aroma di frutta rossa, lattico, lime. al palato corpo leggero, con sentori di frutti rossi, lime, lattico acidità evidente e dominante.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KennethArd (285) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015
2014 Vintage. Pure & clean raspberry aroma. Clear red color with large pink head. Light dry, sour fresh raspberry taste. Light body, sticky texture & average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sam25 (6) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
What a great beer. Not your usual sweet fruit beer. A great mix between lambic and fruit. You can really tell it’s used with fresh Raspberries. Has a lovely bright pinkish red appearance with the typical lambic smell. The first taste is like a punch in the face of flavour. Lovely carbonation mixed with just the perfect balance of sour fruit and sweetness. Definitely more sour than sweet overall.


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