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


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RATINGS: 1587   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, - JAN 6, 2006
VINTAGE 1979. Vieille bouteille verte et poussiéreuse sans étiquette. Le bouchon est noirci et est en décomposition avancée, sentant la vieille cave sale et humide. Couleur orangée aux reflets cuivrés, faible quantité de mousse blanche tachetée. Arômes dont les fruits se font toujours très expressifs, même après toutes ces années. Fruits style framboise mais aussi rhubarbe et pommes vertes, étant initialement en compétition avec les vapeurs de vieille cave et de terre moisie…Heureusement celles-ci se résument éventuellement. Acidité lactique et acétique toujours présente, dans un bel équilibre, fruits surs et acide se mariant bien aux douces notes de madérisation, rappelant ainsi un vieux vin blanc. Texture huileuse, faible effervescence, tout en subtilité. Bouteille, Kulminator, Janvier 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sudz4Dayz (63) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
375ml bottle shared with Sam and Julien. Pours dark rosey almost red wine fuschia, slight haze and a fizzy carbonated head. Smells winey, champagney, strong red berries predominantly raspberries with a sour tartness. Tastes of delicious strong raspberries, sour to boot in the best of ways. White winey tartness throughout. Sourness of a cranberry with the flavor of raspberries. Smooth, tart, white wine mouthfeel. Delicious. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Przy tej dostępności to rzecz absolutnie niezwykła. A 2016 rocznik wybitny, moim zdaniem klasę lepszy niż Hommage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lupuLust (145) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2016
10.11.2016 at Koelschip Copenhagen - Raspberry dry smell with less harsh sourness than Boon Framboise. Though pleasant sour with nice raspberry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1248) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (886) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (1677) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2016
Vycap Moeder Lambic. Ruzova farba. Vona kyselkava, malinova vona. Chut kysla, malinova, jemne tepkost. Dochut dlha kysla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2885) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1509) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (216) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (3211) - 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.

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