Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.45/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2005 Vintage - 375ml green bottle - Foiled, Capped & Corked - Poured into my Cantillon stemware...really looking forward to this treat, my oldest Cantillon vintage to date...
Pours a somewhat pale orange/peach color, hazy and somewhat thick. A tiny spritzy white head forms and recedes to nothing very quickly, leaving just a tiny ring of white fiz on the edges - 4.0
Seems like time has taken away all the raspberry out of this beer. Aroma is initially just a solid lemony Gueuze, actually has a lot of similarity to their Classic Gueuze. Swirling it a bit in the glass opens up an almost overwhelming world of funk. Musty, like going into a deep, damp basement for the first time in years, where the smell and thickness of the air makes it hard to breathe for a minute...this is what happens when my nose is in the glass while agitating the beer a bit. Intense. If I ever talk about "barnyard" in the future, I will always reference this beer. The varying smells of this beer reminds me of all the time I spend in Wisconsin, farms around our lakehouse, fresh air & lake water, our dusty yet damp basement, leaves and nature. Oak. Incredible - 5.0
Holy shit! Pure lemon juice syrup. That is what I think of when I drink this beer. There is very little, if any carbonation, and the beer is thick, incredibly sour and acidic. Very dry and oaky. The beer coats every square inch of your mouth and throat with a thick, intense sourness that never lets go. It's giving me cottonmouth, worse than the "kind" gives me. I have to lick my teeth. Funky, earthy, did I mention sour? Dry? An intense experience, hard to describe and I can't even determine if I am enjoying it or not...what does this all mean? - 4.0
This beer is thick. It is still. It is sour as fuck. It puckers my bottom. It dries my mouth out like no other. It is unlike any lambic I have ever had - 3.5
Hard to finish the 375ml. My throat hurts. I love Cantillon, but this may be a bit too much for me!
2010 Vintage - 750ml green corked and capped bottle - Bottled January 20th, 2010 - Poured into my Cantillon stemware on February 15th, 2011...
Pours a beautiful ruby red, red & dark orange when held to the light. A nice amount of spritzy light pink head forms and quickly recedes, leaving a ring of haze behind - 5.0
This is probably the freshest I have ever tried Rose de Gambrinus and man does the fruit aspect shine when fresh! Delicious, juicy fresh raspberries fill the nose on the first few whiffs. The typical Cantillon funk shows up, but not as strongly as it does with a few more years to fester in the bottle. Musty and dry, with just a bit of that "summer in the country" earthy/farmy smell. This is a perfect smelling beer. Both fresh and with many years on it - 5.0
Fresh raspberries are plentiful in the first sip, almost juice-like before the pucker hits. Tart, more tart than other Cantillons when fresh. The middle of the drink becomes acidic and dry. The pucker is quick but intense. The fruit shows up again towards the finish, after the tartness loses its grip, but is quickly washed away by a dry and oaky finish with some lingering funk - 4.5
Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Spritzy, lively feel in the mouth. The acidity seems to give the beer a heavier feel, making it somewhat sticky. Tart, dry finish - 4.0
Definitely enjoyed the fresh version more-so than the 6 year old vintage, but they are both very good in their own right.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2010 23:26:37 | More by hawks10
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