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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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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tlind2 (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a rasberry red with a low white head. Sour aroma of berries, sour rasberry flavor with just enough sweetness. A very nice fruit lambic indeed!

3.7
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
Another belter in my emerging taste for lambics. Just the right amount of tartiness, dry finish but really refreshing and moreish. A kind present from our kid. Good job I didn’t drink it at the time as I got pulled on the way home. Very nice and different for me.

4.2
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2008
750ml capped and corked green bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a murky bright red body with a short-lived inch of off-white head. Smells acidic, fruity (raspberries), and just slightly nutty. Tastes like very sour raspberry with the slightest hint of sweetness toward the finish. Vegetal and tea-like at times in the aftertaste. Light to medium in body with light carbonation. Brilliantly sour and complex, just as I expected from Cantillon. A very solid lambic, but only an occasional treat considering the price.

3
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottled in 2004 (drank 6/2008). Poured a clear effervescent light copper with a hint of pink and small white head. The sour aroma is of cheese, dirty animals, and mild raspberry. The flavor is very sour and fairly acidic. Burns the back of the throat. Less raspberry in the flavor. The acidity wouldn’t be so bad if it had some backing of flavor to it. I love funky aroma but this was not so nice.

0.6
CH-303 (2240) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Appearance: Cap&Cork. Orangy pink, cloudy. Absolutely no head. Aroma: A bit like cider. Vinegary. Taste: Hint of raspberry, vinegary. Pretty sour. Like it is bad. Info: 750ml bottle, 10/3-2006, 88/300, 52/500

Basically I don’t like Lambic beers...

4.1
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Bottle. Sweet and funky nose, strawberries and raspberries. Bright red with the fastest dissipating head I’ve ever seen. Opens with hard funk and a light hint of fruit three quarters of the way in that quickly fades. Very smooth palate, highlights the sourness without letting it become overbearing.

4.2
bobinlondon (1295) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2008
Bottled at home. Very tart with a minimal short lived head. Very dry with sweetness in finish. Far better than champagne!

4
oakbluff (448) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2008
Pours a hazy apricot - looks more like a dipa than a lamic. nominal head but with a slight soapy white lacing. Nose- very tart with strong raspberr and some mustiness. Taste- very acidic and woody. Earthy, lemon character with a raspberry kick. Mouth puckering goodness! Finishes dry with some fruit sweetness.

3.6
Plovmand (8311) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours a bright hazy raspberry colour with a very light pink head. Fruity aroma with some raspberry and acids. Sour taste with good notes of raspberry.

3.8
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Draft - Brasserie Beck. Deep pink, fizzy light pink head. Tart raspberry and citrus nose warms to notes of funk and dried wood. Softly funked sour raspberry jam flavor balances on light dried citrus notes. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Not your typical Cantillon super sour, but very nice none the less..


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