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

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RATINGS: 1514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours a hazy red, with a nice comfy white head that has hints of red. Smells funky, rasberrys, maybe strawberries. Good so far. Medium mouthfeel, nice carbonation and definitely full of rasberries and even makes ya pucker. Very solid brew, lookin forward to more Cantillon.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (1403) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2016
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 05/02/2016 Bottled: 29/09/2015 Color rojiza, sabor frutas, bastante acida, gran sabor, espectacular.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (620) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2016
bottle from 2011. Hazy red with off-white head. Raspberry aroma, sour notes. Sour raspberry flavour with dry finish

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Fuschia pour with light pink head that remains for many minutes. Smells like sour raspberries. Flavor is straight raspberry juice. This is delicious. Possibly my favorite ever.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
1/12/16 750ml bottle Old Notes-Pours ruby red with no head and an aroma of raspberries. Taste of raspberries and tartness. This light bodied brew goes down smooth and is quite enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABT_S54 (322) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
37.5cl bottle served in a tulip. Pours deep red with a pink head and heavy carbonation. Aroma is clearly raspberries but not the sweet jam-like raspberries found in other beers. Thse are the tart puckering kind but sadly the taste has little to offer in terms of balance and this is almost pop-like in it’s sweet and sour flavours. Really quite one-dimensional. Very refreshing and spritzy but nothing remarkable and not worth the money. The label is amusing however...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajnepple (4383) - Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2016
On tap at Crooked Stave @ The Source. Maroon appearance with a beige to pink head. Fresh, fruity, funky, sour and refreshing with notes of raspberries and light vanilla. Light body with a crisp, puckering feel and ample carbonation. Very nice!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
apickles (374) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Really lovely red colour. Sweet on the nose with really fresh raspberry notes. Quite tart and a touch sweet with plenty of raspberries. Just a touch sharp on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1695) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2016
appearance: brilliantly clear ruby red, shockingly pink fizzy head quickly fading to nothing. aroma: strong tart nose fully of cherry and raspberry, light vinegar. taste: strong raspberry, cherry, and general tart stone fruit, some green apple and balsamic. finish: dry, bright, and tart. notes: Wonderful lambic. Completely unsweet. Just fruit, tart, sour, and dry. Nice. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2015.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raymonnezza (8) - - JAN 10, 2016 does not count
Special lambic with fruity flavour, notte so acid but just delicated. Pink foam also!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamael (1) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
375ml bottle from Marseille bottled 29.9.2015, enjoyed at home. The aroma is of fresh raspberries, very pleasant. The beer pours with a minimal head and has a lovely pinkish color. The taste is raspberry juice. But what a raspberry juice it is, there is no taste of alcohol the sour raspberries dominate the flavour with some more lambicy notes towards the end, the carbonation is average. Give this a try, it is something worth tasting and paying for. Make your own mind about this esteemed brew.


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