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


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RATINGS: 1642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours a light red color with a frothy pink head - very feminine looking (I’m okay with that.) Smells... not as fruity as imagined, more like a gueze I think. It’s definitely got the sour, wet hay smell, and the raspberries are there - just subtle. Taste is definitely more raspberry. It’s got a huge sour punch that hits you right in the middle of the tongue. I really like this a lot, probably one of my favorite lambics (though I probably say that more often than I think, ha!)

bjorn77 (426) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Aromat: mocny i intensywny, mocne stajenne nuty, swieze, cierpkie owoce, maliny. Po nalaniu do szkla niesamowicie intensywnie pachnie. Wyglad: wisniowo rubinowe, podchodzace pod fiolet, nie znam sie na kolorach. Piana ciemno rózowa, wysoka, drobnopecherzykowa, ale szybka zanika do zera. Smak: bardzo wytrawne, cierpkie, leciutko tylko octowe, za to bardzo owocowe, malina, wisnia, zurawina. Dzikie nuty takze w smaku, ale mniej ostre niz w zapachu. Goryczki nie ma, wysycenie niskie, cierpkie na finiszu. Dobry lambik, bardzo owocowy i bez meczacej cierpkosci. 7/4/7/4/15

Kauge (1957) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2017
Had it a while ago on tap at BrewDog Tallinn. Lovely colour. Delicate - i.e. not the jammy kind of - raspberry, plus a bit of funkiness; difficult to get anything else from here. Not too tart, sweetness not over the top. Prickly. Dryish and somewhat acidic. Good.

dropi6 (418) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Pours red, clear, very nice head. Wild aroma, subtle raspberry, red fruits but mainly barn, leather, lambic aromas. Dry, complex and sophisticated taste. Medium body, average carbonation, refreshing and crisp.

Maarten1993 (1276) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2017
Drank with Kaspar and Lennart @ Piet Huisman 14-07-17. Had trouble locating the ’richness’, fruity aspects. Quite uncompromising sour, and bitter (but not too heavy) in it.

jacobarts (207) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle at jegum thanks to ott. Cherry red. Cherry aroma, raspberry, sweet aswell. Taste is dry and cherry-sour. Good beer

Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2017
375ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear red color. Huge size, beige head, stays. Fruity, shit, cherries, raspberries, berries and dirty in aroma. Sweet too. Raspberries, dry, nettles, herbal, sour and bit acidic in taste. Raspberries, herbal and nettles in aftertaste. Very dry mouthfeel. Sharp carbonation. Dry. Solid brew.

Lobster15 (73) - - JUN 28, 2017
On tap at ML original. This is a masterpiece indeed! What a beautiful pinkish thick head and a deep ruby color. Lovely

PowY (754) - AUSTRIA - JUN 20, 2017
375 ml bottle. Pours a very lightly hazy, light cherry red with a quickly disappearing pinkish head. The aroma is acidic with lactic notes and very fruity with lots of raspberries and some lemon; light to medium yeasty - sweaty. Light to medium body with a medium carbonation. The taste starts with a sharp sourness, which fades and is accompanied by a light bitterness in the finish. Dry finish and overall smooth. The flavor is very fruity, lemon, raspberries, unripe grapes, brett. Lots of fresh fruits, very refreshing.

Aroma: 8
Appearance: 4
Taste: 8
Palate: 3
Overall: 15

tandembrauer (1485) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2017
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy reddish pink with small pink head. Aroma of raspberries, cherries, effervescent powder. Taste sour with a little sweetness and some balancing bitterness.

Scrumpy369 (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle at the brewery. Red colour small pink head. Nose is unripened raspberries. Taste is medium raspberries. Not as intense as the kriek, but still nice.

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