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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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728 Reviews
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Reviews: 728
Hads: 2,165
Avg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 503
Gots: 532 | FT: 45
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-16-2002

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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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Photo of breadwinner
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle age of approx 1.5 yrs, and I think that was far too long to wait. Raspberry presence was extremely subdued, forcing you to really search for it, or wait for the odd moment it popped its head out. Nose was intense but not near as complex as, say, a similarly aged good non-fruited gueuze, such as 3F's. Instead, it just raw funk, a little foul, no big pops of fruit, nor anything else to provide much depth, both in nose and palate. It's certainly a well-executed beer, and tastes to style, but it simply does very little to distinguish itself from other lambic.

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Photo of smcolw
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours bright Marachino cherry red with a solid pink head. Settles to rim bubbles and leaves no lace. Clear broth.

Smells like soured children's aspirin--a bit of the fake orange for the nose. Attractive, though, and unusual.

Sour start and very dry. There's a bit of bitter cherry in the mouth. The finish brings back the sour and dryness. I also note some floral notes. Thin and watery for the body. Definitely something to try for a complete change of pace.

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Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

#500 and it was a doozy! Brewed 1984, bottled 1986!

Look- almost like a red/pink center with color fading clearer around the perimeter 4.50

Smell- wonderful no off smells this held up extremely well can smell the tart and actually some fruit (not bad fruit) to it 4.50

Taste- outstanding still extremely balanced fruit is very much present this has not fallen off at all. Nice tart and fruit so balanced.Like heaven on my mouth. No hints of vinegar, diacetly or any off flavors even with a very easily breakable cork-5

Feel- unbelievably smooth, like drinking a lambic for the gods. Holy smooth fruit. Smooth smooth smooth. 5

Overall 4.75 once in a lifer guess I'll be buying double cantillon to do this again someday. Truly unbievable

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 375 mL bottle into a pint glass, red, really red with a short white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: acetic acid, balsamic vinegar, raspberry, amazing

T: very tart, raspberry, balsamic vinegar, beautifully delicate and sour, heavy noble hop bitterness on finish that sits on the tongue

M: light and fresh

O: Absolutely excellent lambic. Fruit flavors are fantastic.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rose De Gambrinus has a brilliant amber appearance with a sheen of ruby red. It's purest white head and fizzy pour is indicative of heavy carbonation. The mysteries of the aroma are difficult to pinpoint, but one can certainly detect an array of fruit and berry - raspberry of course being prominent, as well as citrus and herbal notes. A great lambic funk dominates the flavor washing over the palate. Unlike other fruit lambic beers, the base beer is on display rather than the raspberry. The finish has a puckering aspect, yet the mouth feel is relatively soft. A unique beer, I'm glad to have had the opportunity to enjoy this entry in Cantillon's catalog.

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Photo of bnelson997
4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a bright pink hue. Fresh macerated raspberries on the nose. Taste is like taking a handful of fresh raspberries from the local grower. Evenly balanced tartness to compliment the astringency of the fruit. Easy to crush a full 750mL and want more and more!

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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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