Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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3.98/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375 mL bottle with a date of Feb 2007
A-After an epic struggle with a crumbling cork, pours a bright orange with a pinkish undertone. Poured into an Allagash flute. Standard pour yields a minimal head that quickly crashes to just a collar. Cloudy and hazy when held to the light. .
S-Sweet fruit with some acidity and barnyard funk being the most prominent. Not as funky as I had anticipated.
T-Fruit sweetness from the raspberries is perceived first, but is quickly followed by acidity and sharp tartness. Some lemon rind. The tartness competes with barnyard funk - some leather, horse blanket, and must. It finishes long and sour. Man is it sour. Compared to the RR sours I've had, this is really on a different level. The fruitiness is present but subdued - probably due to the age of the bottle. This really got better and better as it reached closer to room temperature. The flavors just continued to intensify.
M-Light texture and feel. Carbonation is on the low side; I had expected more carbonation, but it really didn't hurt my enjoyment.
D-Made for a superb nightcap. The 375 mL format was just perfect. I really didn't have an trouble finishing this, but I don't think I could do a 750 by myself. A nice fruit lambic, and given the price of these 375s, one I will certainly return to. I would really love to try this fresh to compare the fruitiness levels.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2010 14:17:59 | More by javincik
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