1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

Not Rated.
Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,952 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,952
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 473
Gots: 477 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 1,952 | Reviews: 701
Photo of illidurit
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque, strawberry-banana red with a very light pink head of 3 fingers. The head retracts with almost cola-like quickness.

Smells a bit like those huge orange vitamin C pills mixed with raspberry vinaigrette. Really sour and striking.

Outrageously tart. Acidic and sour but not really harsh. A bit of citrus and a bit of raspberry underpin the tartness. Sweetens a bit with warmth.

Bubbly and smooth, and drier than hell. Very well attenuated.

I have to give this a bit of a knock here, it's just so puckering and sour that it's not high on the drinkability scale like, for example, the schaerbeekse kriek. Still a great beer and another triumph by Cantillon.

Photo of Jmamay22
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Freshly picked up from the brewery today and enjoyed in my hotel as everywhere nearby is far too crowded with the jazz festival and soccer match.

The beer pours a brilliant and bright raspberry red. The large pink foam quickly diffuses to a thin collar. It is a wonderfully beautiful beer.

The nose has a very strong scent of raspberry. There is also a nice underlying acidic, tart and mild funkiness. Largely centered on the raspberries, which are wonderful without any candy fruitiness. Clearly they have used only the best raspberries.

The taste leans more to the lambic influence than the fruit compared to the nose. Very tart and acidic, but not puckeringly so. The mouthfeel is very lively. Medium bodied and almost fizzy. Finishes dry and tart. Very crisp.

Overall an extremely good beer. Only complaint is that the taste does not match the complexity and depth of the scent.

Photo of ithacabaron
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wide tulip glass.

Appearence is a beautiful...well, rose color with tinges of light and deep orange. The head quickly fades down, so you can enjoy the effervescent bubbles escaping through the top.

The aroma teases me. There is the traditional Lambic funk, mixed with tarragon, orange zest, and of course, the suggestion of fresh raspberries.

Taste is something else entirely -- the fruit mellows out the lambic, so the tastes of steel, rust, and straw are mellowed. The deep, fresh, and full raspberry is found on the finish. The raspberry here is so vital and fresh tasting, that it took me back to my mother's garden as a child, eating the berries as I helped pick them off the bushes.

Mouthfeel is appropriate as well, effervescent and clean, with a great snap at the end, leaving you feeling both refreshed and eager for the next sip.

Drinkability is excellent. This is a perfect back deck sipper, and one person can easily drink the bottle over the course of an evening. Crack it open, get some fresh fruit and dark chocolate to pair, and watch the sun go down.

Photo of rtaps
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to jealouschalice for opening this at mrvonzippers bottle share

pours a pink like color with a pinkish-white fizzy head that dissipates to a flim over the top

smell like a champainge to me, some raseberry

taste is very nice, raseberry flavored and sour duh

light bodied high carbonation

oveall: ill admit im not a sour fan. but this one was good, kind of sweet, would be great on a hot summer day.

Photo of Axnjxn
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75cl bottle into a Deschutes teku glass. Fresh bottle... 9/11/13 bottling date.

Pours a bright ruby red with a nice but not overly gushing head and a ton of sparkling bubbles. Definitely not overcarbonated. Smell is of tart raspberries, very aromatic. The taste starts out subtly tart but as you go through more and more of the beer this sourness builds up and becomes lip puckering. Raspberries are definitely very prevalent and of course you still get that traditional Cantillon funk on the back end. Mild body...mild carbonation.

Overall a terrific, funky fruit lambic from Cantillon! Im glad i had this fresh as it was very intense! i think it would lose this intensity if it aged.

Photo of kjyost
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed Nov. 19, 2011 at Inaugural Bottle Share. From notes. Thanks tbadiuk!

Pours a clear orange-red with little head. Cherry, raspberries, sweet fruit and tone of funk are on the nose. An intensely sour beer that is strongly acetic. Definite cherry pit and cherry pits in the body, along with hints of raspberries. While I enjoy the subtleties of the body, the overpowering acetic nature of this beer makes it too difficult to get through long enough to start to experience the subtleties that the acetic bite tries its darnedest to hide...

Photo of rkuhnel
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the Northcoast Coop this set me back a full $13.49 for 650 ml bottle. Poured a cloudy red with small off-white head and pink tinges on the bubbles. Nose is sour and clearly of raspberries. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and favor is a great sour note with raspberry sweetness backing it up. Simply sublime.

Photo of BieresDesMoines
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep pink with an off pink head and good lacing. The aroma is oaky with some horseblanket and lots of fresh earthy raspberries off the bush. The beer is very tart and despite the strong flavor of raspberries it is also pretty dry. The raspberry flavor is deep and multi dimensional, fruity, tart, & earthy. You can even taste those fine raspberry seeds in there.
The aroma and flavor of this beer is far more true to the experience of eating fresh raspberries than anything I've ever tasted.
It takes me back to being in my neighbors back yard as a kid gorging myself with fresh raspberries along with the other neighborhood kids.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice hazy pink color with a light head that quickly settles.

Smell: Lemon, vinegar, and some sour fruits. The smell was initially off putting, but I warmed to it over the course of the beer.

Taste: Tartness followed raspberry and grape.

Mouthfeel: After you finish puckering your mouth you are left with a nice dry finish with a fresh raspberry taste.

Drinkability: After getting past the initial tartness of my first real lambic I warmed to this beer. I definitely could see finishing off a nice dinner with one of these.

Aroma: (strawberry) and rose petal. I got a light hint of gunpowder as well… very odd.

Appearance: Pale red, almost orange, gentle haze and no head

Flavor: Classic sour punch is more of a gentle slap compared to the other Cantillon beers I have tried. The main sour Lambic taste (that is soaked into the walls of this place) actually had a sweet note which I can only describe as strawberry skin.

Mouthfeel: Shockingly dry with a lasting thin coat, Cantillon classic.

Photo of n2185
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a coppery red with a finger of pinkish head that disappears with no lacing.

S: lots of tart, sweet, and sour raspberries on the nose with some barnyard funk as well.

T: the flavor is very tart, dry, and sour with raspberries dominating. Some funky and musty flavors bring up a finish that is super dry and tart.

M: light body with medium carbonation, this beer is very light, dry, and tart.

O: a very tasty beer overall with lots of nice raspberry notes without being too sweet.

Photo of ritzkiss
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml, bottled March 2009. Pours a clear rhubarb red with hints of sunset orange, some yeast in the bottom of the bottle that I manage to avoid getting in the glass. A finger of head on the pour dies to nothing and it's difficult to raise more bubbles.

Nose is tart and has a vague fruitiness, it would be hard to pick raspberries over cherries or something similar. A hint of oak, a touch of metallic funk.

One of the better balanced Cantillons. Fresh raspberries greet the tongue, noticably raspberry with a hint of that fresh off the bush dusty, sun soaked flavor. Hints of hay, oak, light barnyark musty funk, a moderate tartness, light acidity. Carb that cascades over the tongue, lighter body. Perfect for summer, refreshing. Delightful.

Photo of henway
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried a 04 vintage courtesy of ShadesOfGray. Appearance was a healthy bright nice reddish copper. Looks very appetizing. Smell very very funky, floral, and slight hint of raspberry. Taste is almost exactly what it smells like. Because of the vintage it is extremely tart just the way I like it. Raspberry is almost nonexistent, earthy, floral, and really funky. Sits pretty good on the tongue, a little vinegary. A refreshing Lambic for sure.

Photo of valianes
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shagator
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of SPRichard
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jpbebeau
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mtpHokie
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of JasonSiedman
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of tylermains
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of blabaer
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,952 ratings.