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

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RATINGS: 1330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.



Inveigler's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Beautiful stuff, this. The gal says it tastes like koolaid without sugar. Plenty of brett horsiness in the aroma. Dull cloudy tangerine stripped orange. Creates quite a pucker. Some noticable raspberry but very subdued. Vinegar notes. A great lambic.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PaoPaoPanda (8) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
Bought at Cantillon’s braserie in Brusels. Excellent beer, no artificial raspberry flavour. Beautiful colour and great taste. Totally recomended. A visit to the braserie is also worth it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1496) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Poured at the brewery at the end of our tour. Pours a bright pinkish red with a white head. Aromas of acid, vinegar, grape must, horse, and raspberries. The taste was tart but greatly subdued by the fruit. The raspberries came through wonderfully in this beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium high carb. Really enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvilCat (36) - FRANCE - JUL 4, 2014
Bouteille (nov2013). Bootlegger. Charmante robe rose, mousse rosée furtive. Nez de chêne teinté de framboise. En bouche c'est très frais, acidité légère , goût fin de bois et de framboise. Finale sèche très fruitée . Très simple, délicate et féminine ... Un vrai délice ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Harkyto (10) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 3, 2014
We just bought a 75cl bottle in the brasserie cantillon. Excellent beer, with a really nice color of pomegranate. Not artificial flavor of raspberry at all. It’s just a really great beer 100% recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (785) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
37.5 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy orange/pink with a large off-white head. Aroma is a bit sour with quite some barnyard, typical Cantillon, some fruitiness and raspberries. Taste is medium sour with quite some barnyard, a little bit of raspberries, wood, and a slightly dry finish. Medium body and carbo. Nice, but not much raspberry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (541) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a nice foggy gold with hints of reddish-orange and a thin off-white-yet-lightly-pink head and no lacing. The aroma is big sour and fruits, yet lightly floral. The flavor is a blast of the sourness backed up by a nice fruitiness. I was surprised at how sour it seemed up front, and there was a lack of much else. The mouth feel isn’t extraordinarily thin, but the carbonation is pretty great. The aftertaste actually changes a little, from a sour bomb with a smooth fruitiness that lingers beautifully

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Digzis (64) - Nancy, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2014
Belle couleur rose rouge. Un nez de fruit rouge particulièrement de framboise. Une acidité moyenne qui reste bien en bouche et pas trop sucré. Un ensemble très agréable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Sehr feines und ausgewogenes Lambic mit einer feinen Fruchtigkeit und der Andeutung von Himbeeren. Wie im echten Leben auch, so kommt es etwas sauer daher. Zu sauer für mich, aber der Wille, Qualität zu liefern schimmert klassisch durch. Top.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the wife. Pours a hazy dark pink, reddish color with a small pinkish head. The aroma and flavor have tart raspberries, a surprising amount of cherry as well, tart to sour, moderate plus acidity, a touch lactic, some funk, some wood, the body feels thin which is a minor drawback, the drinkability helps to make up for that.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (3560) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Douberd and shared by MichaelAwesome - many thanks! The lambic pours out in a light hazy pink-red colour with airy head and medium body. Wonderful nose of sour berries and grapes. Taste of fresh raspberries, sour berries, leaves and acid. Nice sour finish. Enjoyed it a lot.


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