Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.18/5 rDev -2.6%
I have a few of the bottles with the nude woman on the cover, which makes this bottle one of the best I have ever seen. The beer, well the beer is pretty tasty as well.
The appearance is a rose color paired with fluffy white head. The beer looks like a carbonated cherry soda, almost like a raspberry nectar.
The smell is of raspberries with some funk and tart on the trail. It smells pretty good, a little artificial like the Lindemans Framboise, but still full of berry goodness.
The taste is great, sour funk with berry sweetness. You can get lots and lots of raspberry in the taste, and it is backed with a funky lambic sourness that is delicious. Not as sour and funky as I would like, but still enjoyable.
The beer is a solid drinker and everyone that tries it instantly falls in love with it. Its not as sour as I would like, but its fruit sweetness is delicious. Great Cantillon.
05-12-2010 23:37:49 | More by Jmoore50
4.25/5 rDev -0.9%
Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a flute glass. Cork says 2008.
A - Nice pink body with a pink tinted head.
S - Nice subtle raspberry flavor with a big funky sour nose. I think I'm gonna pucker after having this one.
T - Nice sweet raspberry flavor up front for half a second before getting annihilated with a nice funky sour flavor. Nice mix of fruit and sour though the sour notes definitely dominate. Finishes clean.
M - light to medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation.
D - tough to drink fast because this thing is pretty sour. That being said this is a nice lambic. Gives you a nice fruit flavor but also brings the sour. I think I prefer the kriek but I will definitely pick this up again the next time I see it.
10-03-2010 01:21:44 | More by jpmclaug
2.8/5 rDev -34.7%
Pours a hazy light-orange color with little head and lace. Aroma was acidic and sour with hints of fruit. Thin bodied with lively carbonation felt on the tounge. Tart, tart, and more tart. Sour flavor with very little raspberry present. May have not been ready for the classic lambic, for this was not what I was expecting. Tasted a bit like vinegar. Cork said 2001, so I may give it another try on a fresher sample. The sourness attacks you on the first sip but is a bit more bareable after a few. Not my lambic of choice.
01-17-2003 09:37:17 | More by Lupe
4.25/5 rDev -0.9%
1997 vintage, shared with Tampa BAs. I'm not sure who brought it, but thanks for the experience.
Pours a cloudy raspberry red with some pink/white head. Very nice looking lambic.
The smell is amazing. Sweet raspberries and funk. No indication of the tartness that it bound to follow.
Tastes very tart with underlying raspberry sweetness and some moderate funk. The juxtaposition of the sweet raspberries and tartness is very interesting.
Nice creamy, sharp feeling, similar to good cheese. Nice carbonation to open the tastebuds to funky tartness.
Good drinkability in moderation. I'm not sure I'll seek it out again, but I'm better for the experience.
11-06-2009 18:41:27 | More by RomaniIteDomum
4.22/5 rDev -1.6%
This was my first time trying this offering from Cantillon.
Removed the foil and the crown cap to reveal the maple syrup scented cork. Removed that then poured the hazy, pinkish-orange beer into two glasses. Very carbonated at first sustaining a half inch think head on one of the glasses for about thirty seconds before the bubbles grew tired and the foam settled into a tiny ring around the glass. Smelled very dirty, like an extremely dusty attic. Delightfully puckering tartness with a little bit of sweetness after your tongue get accustomed to the attack. I admit I was a bit disappointed because the only fruit I picked up on was while sniffing the empty bottle. From TheLongBeachBum's blending breakdown of this beer I expected a bit of fruit. There was a little in the aftertaste but that was about it. Still, this was a greatly refreshing beer. It made a pefect pre-hotdog dinner drink! This beer is making it hard to wait to open my Cantillon Grand Cru.
11-26-2002 05:27:09 | More by yen157
4/5 rDev -6.8%
750mL poured into Sprecher snifter.
A- Pours a nice ruby red with a small half finger worth of head. The head recedes almost instantly and leaves no lacing on the side of the glass.
S- Old book dust, gym socks, cobwebs and some nice raspberry. Reminds me more of a gueuze with a hint of of raspberry than a fruit lambic.
T- Some nice, tart raspberries, some smooth oak, and a little bit of a mineral-y quality to it. The standard funkiness is there along with some dusty attic.
M- Lighter bodied with some crisp carbonation. Not overly sour but gives you a nice puckering quality. Dry on the finish.
D- This beer basically combines my favorite aspects of a gueuze even though it is a lambic and with a hint of raspberry. That equals a winner. Another solid offering Cantillon.
12-25-2010 22:30:11 | More by Wisconsinality
4.25/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
10-04-2008 22:57:19 | More by rkuhnel
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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