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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium | website

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-16-2002

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Photo of Roguer
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tart and oaky; supremely musty; noticeable raspberries without really tasting like a raspberry lambic. The focus is really on the terroir - Cantillon's yeast and barrels.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

375ml capped and corked bottle into a Cantillon stemmed balloon glass. Bottled 29/04/15

Pours a clear, bright ruby coloured body with a generous amount of fine streaming visible carbonation. A one-finger in height, pinkish-white, bubbly head disappears almost instantly, leaving behind absolutely no lace of any kind.

The sharp and dry nose consists primarily of equal parts tart juicy raspberries, acidity and barnyard funk. Subtle aromas of lemon, citrus, hay, grass, musty hops and oak are also noticeable in the background. Taste follows suit. Sweet and sour raspberries along with a touch of tart cherry lead above the wild, sour Lambic base. Mid-palate, fruits fade to the background, revealing a sourness and acidity that peaks just short of mouth puckering. Sharp, raw lemon juice, lactic acid, and funky farmyard yeast profiles transition to complex earthy and musty notes of wet hay, modest grassy bitterness and dry oak towards the finish. In the mouth a light body and lively carbonation make for an incredibly clean, crisp and dry feel. Oak tannins from extensive barrelling give a bone dry finish, leaving the palate with a dry white wine-like astringency that cleans up small amounts of lingering fruit flavours.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. Masterfully crafted to give each complex flavour ample time in the spotlight. Tart fruity profiles perfectly compliment the wild, funky and earthy Lambic base, making for wonderful balance and a great introductory beer to the style. Recommended.

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Photo of Omisco
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle picked up in a care package cork was labelled may 2014, I enjoyed

A - Beautiful red/pink color that shines brilliantly. Nice fluffy pink head from a moderate pour
S - Tart funk, and ripe raspberries. Barnyard but very enjoyable.
T - Bursting with ripe raspberry flavor and the bottle is almost two years old, I can't imagine a fresh bottle! Perfect mix of funk, sweetness, tart, sour and fruit. If i had more experience on my palate I would give this beer a 5 but I'm such a novice I'll retain from doing so.
F - Medium/light body, awesome mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation IMO
0 - If you like funky fruit beers that aren't jammy find this one! I personally would pay a pretty penny for this beer again! Luckily my buddy who traded me has a few more bottles!

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Reddish pink with fluffy pink head
S- Raspberries, funkiness, straw, earthy
T- Slightly tart, ripe raspberries, more wild and funky than sour. Not too sweet either.
F- Medium-light body, very drinkable
O- Nice raspberry beer. Well balanced with tart and sweet.

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Photo of champ103
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Having had this on multiple occasions, it is always a treat. Thanks the Show for being able to have this once again. This is Sept 2015 bottle, which might be the freshest Cantillon I have ever had.

S: Pours a stunning garnet red. Beautifully bright and clear. A white/pink head forms and recedes quickly, with a bit of lace. The color is absolutely stunning.
S: Tart and jammy fruits up front and center. Raspberries are so fresh, and just burst with a wonderful tartness and funk. Having had older bottles, I know the funk character develops much more, and is no less amazing. Though the supper fresh berries here are amazing.
T: More acidic than the nose suggests. Sour/tart raspberry jam. With a touch of funk, but the acidic and sour character is...again...amazing.
M/O: A light to medium body. Perfectly effervescent carbonation. The fruit adds a bit of sweetness, but finishes wonderfully dry. As well as an other worldly cleanness. I can't say how much I love to drink this. I have said both these words, but amazingly stunning (hows that).

This has always been one of my favorite Cantillon offerings. As there beers go, relatively easy to get and always on point. That is to say one of the best fruit Lambics ever produced.

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Photo of Timdejay671
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml into a snifter. Two finger Pinkish head with nice lacing. Nice fruity--raspberry nose. Slightly tart jammy mouth feel with robust berry notes. Light oak after taste that lingers a bit. Overall very nice beer!

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Photo of AnotherBrick00
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 375ml. Beautiful color. Its kind of hard to rate a beer with such legendary status, and such efforts required to obtain...Definitely a great experience to enjoy.

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Photo of papat444
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at Vices & Versa's anniversary.

Very nice dark pink/red body, raspberries galore in flavor and aroma but very balanced as well as is the acidity. Very glad to have tried this.

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Photo of pagriley
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 into snifter. Bottled 10 months ago.

L - Pours brilliant ruby red with modest pink head that recedes to nothing
S - Fresh raspberries and a touch of funk - very bright and refreshing
T - Crisp acid with fruit and sweetness to balance. A bit sharp, and not the most depth or complexity, but really tasty and refreshing
F - Moderate carb and a crisp light feel

Overall a really tasty beer- not sure I would ever seek it out again given the difficulty in getting a bottle, but super tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing color, all pink and red. The visibility is great. Pink head, amazing lace on it.

Aroma hits equal parts sweet and sour raspberries. Just a little bit of oakiness. Taste is the same, sweetness and a heavy sour quotient, oak, highly carbonated, mildly hopped. Finishes with a dry mouthfeel and lingering raspberry.

World class framboise/lambic stuff right here. As usual, the regular rotation of loons seems to supercede in terms of quality, the rare one off stuff from them.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pink froth that goes in a flash over lurid fuscia. 3.75
Raspberry seed, balsamic, soap, lemon rind and some earth - deep and signature. 4.5
Jam sweetness that is gone quick, raspberry tart, some flint, copper, acetic, plum skin, lime sorbet, and wet wood. Fruit mellows as it opens. 4.25
Earthy, soapstone finish and clean bright linger with a touch of herb.
Dry, fizzy, crisp. 4

Starting to get the house style - that metallic, Pinot Grigio thing of completed Brett. Raspberry adds surprising balance and brightness without actually being sweet. Farm end gets bigger as it warms.

Cantillon quality stands tall. 4.25

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look - Ruby red with a substantial amount of a light, frothy head.

Smell - Raspberry, yeast, wheat.

Taste - A medium-high level of raspberry tartness. The fruit flavor is strong and slightly sweet. The yeast cuts the sweetness of the fruit to create a clean taste.

Feel - Feels thick with mild carbonation.

Overall - This is an absolutely amazing lambic.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From notes on 9/10/15. Brought a bottle back to the hotel after spending time at Cantillon. This is probably the most sour beer we had while there. Tart raspberry taste. Very good. Excited I brought some bottles home with me.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 375 ml bottle into a snifter.
Pours a classic raspberry pink color with impossibly thick and sudsy head about two fingers high.
Aromas are mainly funky and tart yeast with some berry sweetness on the back end.
Taste is delicious. Sour, tart puckering with nice raspberry flavor. Finishes perfectly clean leaving my palate neutral.
Mouthfeel is excellent. Crisp.
Overall this beer is delicious and expertly crafted. Bravo!

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Photo of MatthewWalters
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at Cantillon in Brussels. Poured into their stemmed taster glass. I love the color of this. It's a tad lighter than the LPF (in more categories than just color) but brilliant light pink. More head than Kriek, maybe half an inch on my pour. Smell is not a raspberry bomb, but definitely raspberries up front. Classic funk towards the end. Taste is great. Mix of funkiness, sourness, and fresh raspberries. The carbonation on this is light as well, I would've liked to seen a little more. Overall, a really nice beer, and I preferred this over Kriek, but of course LPF over this.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 vintage, opened in celebration of my 3rd child. Tasted like wine to me, nothing stood out and not near as funky as their other stuff. This was my least favorite Cantillon to date, but still good.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Such a great beer. I got lots of nice floral notes on the nose and drinks with nice carbonation and mouthfeel. I did get a little vinegary acidity initiall, but it calmed down as I drank it.

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Photo of laketang
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours brilliant cherry red with a small rose head that quickly disappears

scents of cherries dominate

crisp and dry cherry tartness like a great French rose

fruity on the tongue as well as tart finish

really, an outstanding beer that I will seek out again

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.82/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

poured from 375 mL into tulip. poured nice reddish-pink with a pink head. smells like raspberries and funk. tart. delicious. first beer i have ever had from cantillon, and i wasnt disappointed

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had out of a freshly opened 375ml bottle in a tulip glass. Pours a deep ruby red color with a thin laced head. The funky smell upon opening was very intense almost off putting. Not as well balanced flavor as other lambics from cantillon. The bubbles over powered the sour raspberry notes which was disappointing.

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Photo of BeerStyx
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on keg for Zwanze Day.

Very raspberry. The most beautiful raspberry flavour I have had from a beer. Acidity is high but it blends perfectly with the fruit. Tannins and barrel are there.

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Photo of swanfungus
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amazing cherry red color with a little bubbly white head. Brilliant fruity, funky, floral aroma. Taste follows aroma with a nice balance of sour, funk and fruit. Light bodied. Dry finish. A great lambic.

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Photo of Griffin2
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cherry red with minimal white head. Very tart. It took a couple tastes to appreciate. Pretty bubbly mouthfeel. I was only able to get a 6 ounce pour, and would have enjoyed more.

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Photo of imyourhero21
4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow what a beer. Pours a dark ruby red with a pink colored head. More carb then usual with most other cantillons but it wasnt a bad thing at all. Rose was all i wanted and more. The raspberries add to the funky/sour thing going on with the base beer and improves it to me. Need to get more now

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It looks a nice rich raspberry red body with splatterings of fuschia bubbles
It smells like a wine & raspberryade spritzer
The taste is dominated by aspirin tartness & rose wine & raspberry
more fizz than I'm used to with Cantillon
always interesting & sometimes challenging like it's other stablemates

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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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