TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 2, 2006
World class lambic, with a blend of cherry and raspberry. Cantillon brews some of the most traditional lambics, and are not sweetend, to please a bigger audience. Rose De Gambrinus is a phenomenal beer, with complex aromas, and flavors. Pours to a beautiful light ruby color, with a pink head that fades, and a lively carbonation. The nose is complex ,with sour vinous notes, along with aromas of horse blanket, cherry, and raspberry. The palate is lively, as flavors zing on the tongue. Oaky flavors marry with vinous flavors, and flavors of tart cherry and raspberry. Rose De Gambrinus finshes with more complex flavors up front, then ends bone dry with flavors of oak, sourness, and cherry stone. Amazingly complex, vibrant, and flavorful, this beer has tremendous cutting power. It would slice right though a rich pate, buttery cheeses, roasted beef, turkey, or pork. An ultimate aperitif beer, and an ultimate desert beer. zaxtreme (16) - - MAR 4, 2014
Very young beer. Raspberry presence is still pretty heavy. You could accuse me of hyperbole for the straight 5s...but I disagree. Splitenz (370) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
I never, ever thought I would like anything like this. Back in my late teens, early twenties there was a shop in Skagen (Denmark) selling Belgian beer. I hated it. Now, I think it is perfection. The beer, for it is a beer, is sublime. Having been to Cantillon I guess I have an even higher appreciation of their products. It is such a "simple place" and yet, it produces wonders that enhance our lives.
I love sour flavors, and in this you get that in buckets, but with added sweetness and textures to guide you safely towards that closed eyes, "aaaah" sound I’m sure you will let out. If not for the price, I would drink this far more than I do now.
I hope you dare try it, and enjoy it as much as I do. Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pink red color....really cherry rasberry aroma and real tart first impression. Fist impression was not wrong, just real tart and oh so wonderful tart, the flavor really showcased the raspberries. Such a good plaque buster. Wonderful memorable experience. bearislandbeer (16) - - DEC 20, 2014
Perfect. While Cantillon’s original lambic is an experience to be had, this is by far my favorite brew. For that matter, my favorite sour. They have mastered the art of fermenting sours out to perfection so there is only a subtle amount of sweetness from the fruit and the perfect sourness from the yeast. Cheers to them!
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива! Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Tart raspberries and funky wood in aroma, perfectly balanced. NOT syrup like many fruit crap out there. Very tart and dry, limited head so all subtle aromas came through. Taste very tart and dry finish. Perfect. bhaag (33) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Goddamn this is so perfect. The aroma is a heady mix of ripe raspberry fruit and foilage, woodiness and funk. Bucket list this shit. CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Used to live right by this wonderful place. Rose color tart and lightly carbonated. Taste some acidity and well balanced with a strawberry and grape jammieness with dry finish as the fruits continued on. On of my favorites.