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98
83
style
Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1603   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1502) - - OCT 15, 2016
Cherry red pour, smaller pink head that leaves a small ring. Fruity aroma, funk, jams, raspberry, oak. Tart raspberry up front, funky, wood, light bitterness. Medium body. Great balance. 2016 bottle

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4410) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Pours a hazy purple red from the bottle with bubbly pink white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of tart raspberry over big funk and oak notes. Taste is huge funk with light raspberry, fresh oaky notes, and horse blanket goodness. Amazing balance, soft carbonation, super pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13839) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle - Raspberry, funk and some acidity. Deep red with a small white pink head. Petroleum funk, raspberry and a nice light acidity with a nice finish. There is a touch of bitterness in the middle which adds some nice complexity. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Draft at The Sovereign on opening night, then 375ml bottle yesterday at The Sovereign on Zwanze Day 2016. Hazy moderate red with small white head. Tart and acidic raspberries, yeast, hay, lite barnyard funk, grains. Touch too acidic, but really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (733) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
Sweet berries, Nice balancered, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (526) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
2012 bottle pours a rusty clear colour with a ring of foam along the edge of the glass. The nose gas candies raspberries almost winegum like. The taste is just as candied but with waves of bretty funk and citric freshness. Mouthfeel is medium with soft bubbles. Finishes super fruity and mineral. Best rdg I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1305) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016

Aroma:
Heavy aroma of berries, tart, brettanomyces and acidity.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque dark orange/red beer with a slight/medium pink head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with berries; ends medium dry and sour with tart, brettanomyces and acidity.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The aroma is extremely sour, to the extent that it actually costs a point or two. The taste is more in line with what I like and want from this style. Amazing appearance and the palate is great too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (318) - Truckee, California, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Very sweet tart raspberry aroma. Cloudy pink color with thin pink head. Great balance of tart rasp/cran sweet/funk. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birraiolo (278) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2016
Bottiglia da 375 ml. Color rosa carico con riflessi ambrati, schiuma media di grana molto fine color rosellino. Al naso frutti di bosco vhe lasciano spazio a profumi particolari ( cotechino, rigurgito di neonato e puzza di piedi). Al palato un acido appena accennato con sentori di lampone e finale aspro da frutti di bosco.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1662) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2016
375 mL bottle. Originally reviewed. 10/3/2011. I chose a glass that holds well over 375 mL, but this thing overflowed instantly. 1:1 ratio of hazy red body and soft pink head. Head retention is great with decent lacing. Initial acidic aromas with raspberries. Not overwhelming raspberries, but integrated into the acidity. Immediately following is a faint, but recognizable funk. Again, the raspberries do not dominate but seem to blend well. I’m more a fan of funk than tart and I wish the funk came through more. Taste is like the smell; it’s tart initially with raspberry flavors but a definite strong lemon flavor. It blends into a funk that, again, is less intense than the tartness, to my slight disappointment. It finishes dry and tart again, a little intensely. High carbonation, medium-light bodied, and refreshingly tart. Dry in the finish, which enhances the lightness, although makes it seem a tad astringent. The raspberries integrated nicely, but brought a strong tartness to the drink. I would have liked more complexity in the funk, but it was too light to identify individual flavors. I am intrigued by this style.


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