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


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RATINGS: 1611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
"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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2013
A - Hazy red-orange with a finger of frothy slightly pinkish head. Fades normal. S - Sweet wheat, raspberries, oak, vanilla, barnyard funk and sour yeast, tart berries and green fruits. T - Sweet wheat, sweet, sour, and tart raspberries and other berries, vanilla, oak, barnyard funky yeasts, tart green fruits. M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sweet, funky, and sour finish. D - Nice balance and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (3417) - CROATIA - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle pour at the brewery. Pours pinkish red with medium pink head. Great raspberries aroma, very fruity, funk, sourish, average carbonation. Easy drinkable. Light to medium bodied. Not that complex but so juicy and quaffable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2218) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2017
2016 bottle from Cantillon. Poured red amber with big pink head. Aroma very berry farm funk classic. Med carb med bod. Tastes less berry then aroma minerals light bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Olo13 (163) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Fajne, blizej nieokreslone owoce, ale nie dorównuje swojej renomie wedlug mnie

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimbo2 (322) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2017
Completely red, very fruity with some tartness, but not in a domineering way. Easily drinkable and very crisp.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nazbion (301) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 5, 2017
Pours deep ruby with pink frothy head. Wild and fruity aroma, raspberries, cherries, grass, earth, barnyard, funk. Taste is sour with slight sweetness and light bitter finish. Light body, average carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkomar (371) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
bottled in 2013, opened in 2017. I got mixed feelings about aroma - on one hand it has some raspberries, some funky notes but on the other hand it smells of stale hops. Taste is much better, sour (not mouthtwisting-sour) with a nice raspberry pits aftertaste. A tiny bit of tannins to balance it out and just a hint of sweetness on the palate. Nice one apart from that odd stale hop note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adamnowek (2308) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2017
This beer has probably the most beautiful colour I’ve ever seen in a glass. Bold ruby red. Only a thin white head around the edges. Aroma is rather floral with hints of red berries. Taste is massive, with loads of fresh raspberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martythesmarty (243) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Draught. Pours red with almost no head. Aroma has notes flowers and red berries. Taste is sour with notes of raspberries. Really sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (159) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Wonderful rose color and nice foam. Great texture of the beer and feel on the tongue. Sour anwild, but red fruit note is not well exposed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjotrapostou (119) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Ładny, czerwony kolor. W zapachu spora kwasowość. Smak - dużo malin, kwaśne pestki, dużo dzikości. Na dalszym planie wychodzi owocowość, sporo brettów, siano.

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