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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1479) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2016
F: pink, big, not long lasting. C: red, almost clear. A: raspberries, funky, barnyard, woody, red fruits, brett. T: raspberries, funky, barnyard, woody, red berries, brett., tart, medium body, good carbonation, poured glass @ Cantillon in Brussels.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (1083) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours ruby with a pink head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is raspberry, vinous, funk, tart. Taste is raspberry, dark berries, funk, vinegar. Finish is very tart with some underlying sweetness for balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (1882) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2016
Vycap Moeder Lambic. Ruzova farba. Vona kyselkava, malinova vona. Chut kysla, malinova, jemne tepkost. Dochut dlha kysla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3169) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2016
75cl bottle shared at home. Pale dark pink with a small off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite sour with subtle bitter and fruity tones. Tart, raspberries and oak. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1664) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Heavy raspberry scent. Very tart and sour. Makes you pucker. Orange with a pink tint. Unripe fruit like cherry and raspberries. Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (701) - Gdañsk, POLAND - OCT 31, 2016
750ml bottle shared @sklepzpiwem.pl. Smells strongly of cherries or rather cherry stones. A lot of red fruit also present in the aroma section. Raspberries and vinegar making the background. Pours hazy dark pink with off white head. Very sour, it is not an entry level sour beer. Acidic and tart, with raspberries, cherries and vinegar playing the main part. Mid carbonated in the soft way. Overall it is a very good beer but not for everyone.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (3296) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2016
From the barrel at the brewery, hazy deepish red color with some pinkish taints, amazing fresh raspberry aroma with sewer and funky notes, same amazingly fresh raspberries in the flavor, with a hint of almonds and some bitterness from the pits. piercing but extremely mellow bitterness, just a bit sharp. Wonderfull experience.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leini (1924) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2016
Sample at a tasting event. Hazy dark pink body with a low head. Raspberries, green apples, barnyard, hay. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (304) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2016
Zwanze day 2016. Same off putting smell. Deep red pink head. Very strong raspberry flavour with a semi tart finish.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
hauxe (558) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2016
Bottled September 2015. Pours dark pink from the bottle. Lots of evident carbonation. A fairly nice head develops at first, but soon fizzes away. Aroma is raspberry drenched with vinegar, plus a dollop of honey. Taste is sour ... very, very sour. More raspberries drowned in vinegar. Virtually acidic. Finishes dry with a sort of barnyard funk that lingers on the tongue and the ensuing burps. Did I mention it is sour? Body is light to medium and quite fizzy. The acidic feel keeps it from being refreshing, although it might be just the thing for killing any germs in the throat. I needed help getting through it. Could be an off bottle, I am not an aficionado of the style, but this one is clearly not cutting it for me.


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