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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus

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1,439 Ratings
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Ratings: 1439
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-16-2002)
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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT


4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle date of June 16th 2010.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: beautiful deep medium red with a 2 fingers of pinkish red head. Drops quickly to a ring. The beer is constantly moving from small little bubbles that are everywhere in this beer.

Smell: Juicy raspberries and a mild to moderate funk. Little bit of "sweaty hay" is noted in the nose as well.

Taste: All the flavors in this beer all seem to hit immediately up front. Funk, hay, lemons, raspberries, oak and musky / dusty barnyard. The tart is moderate and is kept balanced with the fruit and musk, but the tart character still dominates this beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry. Carbonation is lively. Fresh and crisp, yet the brett give good contrast with its trademark flavors.

Overall: This was my first Cantillon. Really nice sour beer, looking forward to more in the future!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 04:43:35 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Photo of aasher


4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, 2011 vintage.

Rose de Gambrinus pours a light bodied very bright cherry red in color with a highly carbonated yet quickly dissipating three finger head. The nose is dry and tart. It smells of Brett and musty raspberries. The flavors are sour and tart without having a whole lot of fruit. The raspberry is present but I would say that this is full of old dusty attic. It's dry, dirty, plenty of must. It's pretty acidic for being so young too. This is more sour than the 2009 LP that we had last week. I like it and I haven't had this one aged so I look forward to opening my ther bottles down the road. This is a nice framboise and certainly the driest and most sour one that I've seen yet.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 00:31:27 | More by aasher
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle shared by blatantdream. Bottled Dec 2011.

Bright red body yields pink-white head. Decent retention in Denise's glass while mine subsides, never to return. Raspberry tartness shows up in the initial aroma but fades with the head. Still had plenty of funk in the nose by the time I finished.

Taste is a bit watery and lacks boldness. Fruit is there with its funky yeast support crew, but gimme a more concentrated flavor, Jean! Nice body; much better than the draft version in this regard.

Would love to try a vintage bottle -- I've got a feeling this lambic improves tremendously with age.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 17:06:44 | More by brystmar
Photo of shleepy


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from 750 bottle into snifter glasses.

A: Rose-red, mostly clear, small head.

S: Raspberries and floral notes. Very nice, and not jammy at all.

T: Heavy on the raspberry flavor, with balance provided by a good level of sourness.

M: Light carbonation, which is a good thing, in this case. The level of acidity is perfect.

O: The perfect example of a framboise.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 03:33:29 | More by shleepy
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1" pink head (haha) that fizzled out quickly over pinkish-red liquid.

S: Oak, funk, yeast, raspberries.

T: Oak, funk, yeast and a hint of raspberries in the finish. The fruit flavour isn't very strong in this one.

M: Dry with medium viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Not one of Cantillon's best offerings, but at least the label is pretty cool.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 01:41:20 | More by DaftCaskBC
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North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Jason--Parrothead in Shelby, OH!

Pour is translucent pink with an insane amount of carbonation. Smell is loaded with funk and just a hint of raspberry. Not your typical Framboise. Well maybe for Boon. The taste is dry with a nice hint of tart raspberries. Light body. The funk is almost an afterthought in this one. Very light and drinkable.

Looks like Brut Champagne. Carbonation feels prickly.

I hate to say, but no my favorite Raspberry Lambic. It was too dry for my tastes. Could have used a bit more Belgian funk or raspberry flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 23:52:43 | More by VncentLIFE
Photo of ThePorterSorter


4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a garnet red when held to the light with little visible carbonation & no head. The beer looks a lot like an actual rosé with elegant clarity, hues of the fruit it's infused with, and no sediment. The beer's nose is zingy, tart, and fruity (raspberry). This beer is quite balanced in comparison to the gueuze, but a little more acidic in comparison to the fou foune. It's definitely a very drinkable beer, but still packs a funky bite in the aftertaste...would it be a cantillon otherwise? Taste initiates with bold vinegar and is followed by a mellow dryness. This beer certainly captures the essence of a fruit lambic, but is not my favorite cantillon available.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2012 23:37:38 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle
bottled Dec. 2011
bought from BeerPlanet
drank at home

A: Beautiful. Crimson red color. Pink head.
S: Intense raspberry. Funk. Oak barrels.
T: Clean lactic acidity. Raspberries comes through nicely with a touch of sweetness. Finish is dry with a lingering tartness. Delicate bitterness,
M: Dry. Medium carbonation. Very sprightly and light on the tongue.
O: I love it. It's like drinking a bowl of raspberries. And this is an important point: if you love raspberries, you will love this beer. If not, well, this will probably not excite you much. Either way, you can't say it's not authentic.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 04:59:11 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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British Indian Ocean Territory

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml split with my brother poured into a NB Globe. Bottle was dated December 22rd of 2011

A: The beer pours a lovely ruby red with a large fluffy pink brim of head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a trail of spotty lacing throughout the session. This one is a true classic beauty.

S: Big juicy raspberries overwhelm the senses a touch of lemon funk on the back end but this one is all about the fruit. Smells amazing.

T: Nice tart blast of sour barnyard funk that balances wonderfully with the raspberry flavors. The flavors are tart but not overpowering. The oak comes out a bit more as it warms.

M: The finish is dry and the carbonation is perfect. Lovely little bubbles dance on the mouthfeel leaving the raspberry to play on the pallet. Wonderful.

O: Overall this was excellent. I will be the first to admit that I am a sucker for raspberries and this beer came through in spades in that department. Pursue with a passion.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 04:53:29 | More by libbey
Photo of warnerry


4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Dec 23 2011

A - Pours a clear red with hints of orange and brown. Half a finger of pink head that dissipates pretty quickly, but maintains a nice collar.

S - Great raspberry aroma with a lot of funk and nice tart elements, including some lemon.

T - Slightly puckering tartness initially, but a nice amount of dry raspberry fruit. Funk presence is modest but there, coming in midway and sticking around after the finish. Tartness also lingers through the finish with a faint bitterness, Aftertaste is quite earthy.

M - Medium light mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. Finish is quite dry and slightly bitter.

O - Very tasty raspberry lambic. Very little sweetness for such a young bottling. I look forward to seeing what several years will do to this.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 04:18:51 | More by warnerry
Photo of russwbeck


4.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This scandalous bottle was procured from Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia. A perfect clear red pour with a nicely sized bubbly pink head. No lacing, but enough head rests atop the beer for it to be noted. A beautiful overall pour. 4.5

The aroma is all raspberries, sweet and fruity, with a kind yeast and funky sour characteristic. Just beautiful, I can't stop smelling it. 5

The taste is a perfect balance of fruit and sour. Raspberries and
sour, along with oak, vinegar, and funky tastes play together as if they were made to be in the same beer. Harsh enough to remind you that it's a true sour, but balanced enough for you to love. 5

The mouthfeel is light and carbonated well, a nice twinge of a dry finish and no hint of alcohol. It's so drinkable the bottle will
be gone before you realize it. 5

$18 for a bottle, which I've learned is par for the course with
Cantillon. I was happy to pay it and happy to drink it. What more can i say? This beer was exactly what I wanted. Deliciously sour, sweet, another Cantillon gem. I don't know what is going on in that valley, but it's the best Lambic in the world. Keep on, keepin' on Cantillon. 5

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 01:18:12 | More by russwbeck
Photo of Sean9689


4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage, 375ml bottle. Poured into HF stem.

A - Pours bright pink, white head, spotty lace, thin collar.

S - Raspberries, funk, big sour/tart noes, touch of oak. Mostly just raspberries and big sour notes....which I'm not complaining about.

T - Raspberries, light vinegar, big sour/tart notes, oak, must, barnyard. Again, a huge dose of fruity notes and big sourness. Really makes you pucker! Finish is fruity raspberries and light oak.

M - Light, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - An excellent raspberry sour that I would have often, if it was possible to get bottles here in Chicago. I can't think of another bottle I'd rather have off the shelf for raspberries then this beer. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 17:22:21 | More by Sean9689
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New York

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to bbarak for this one. enjoyed from a cantillon taster glass (mini flute).

a - after prying off the cap and then removing the cork, the brew poured a stunning pinkish red. opaque with a pink tinted cream head that rebuilt as it fizzled away. lots of visible carbonation.

s - wonderful fresh raspberries. great sweetness, great balance. fresh smelling.

t - wow, a big burst of fresh raspberries then an assault of mouth puckering sourness with a clean and crisp finish. real fresh fruit. some interesting funkiness.

m - soft and prickly at the same time. finishes a bit spoiled sour.

o - overall, very impressive. this is a relatively fresh take on this one and i know these are legendary for how they morph and hold up over time. very nice intro to this brew. would be more than happy to drink this again and again.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 03:27:32 | More by cosmicevan
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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from 2010 into matching Cantillon snifters. The brew pours a clear pinkish-ruby punch color. A light pink stained head appears and quickly and audibly fizzes away. Little to no lacing effect. A swirl releases a few quick dissolving bubbles.

The aroma is fruity and cheesy. Very pitted with a fruity essence of natural raspberry. It contains a slight medicinal note yet immediately goes back to sweet and earthy. It is very naturally and "seedy" smelling that seems like it is fresh and juicy despite being bottled 2 years ago.

The taste brings everything back into focus. It is sharp and tart. A bit of cheesy funk with a pitted, earthy raspberry flavor thatbid very natural. Seemingly unripe raspberry plucked prematurely that accounts for the accent to the bacterial tartness. As it warns, it gets progressively more earthy.

This is a light bodied brew with a spritzy level of effervescent carbonation. This is effortlessly drinkable and quite enjoyable. I could see myself sipping on this for an extended time if a lot of it was available. However, as far as the Cantillon fruited offerings are conerned, this one falls a little short compared to the rest.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 19:48:20 | More by stakem
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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice pinkish color with raspberry highlights, a nice light white and pinkish cap and some lacing

S: A blend of raspberry puree and fresh raspberries with some stining of the nostrils with funk and horseblanket


M: Light to mediumk body, pucker factor in effect with loads of tatse reamining on the palate with a nice crispness to it

O: Tasty and well done. good examle of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 14:02:12 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of Cinderbike


4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle into RR tulip.

A - reddish pink, thick fluffy pink head.
S - raspberry, lemon, funk.
T - Raspberries are prominent, notes of cherry, red currant, lemon, tangerine. Acidic, fruit fades as it warms. Some wine vinegar.
M - very dry, effervescent carbonation.
O - Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 02:46:04 | More by Cinderbike
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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from a 375ml bottle at black and blue and took notes.

A-dim lighting but was reddish/amber color with little head.

S-funky raspberry from cantillon,little horse blanket but has more of the brett brux funk. Very fruity and tart. hints of oak lie in the background

T-tart, sweet raspberries with a bit of horse blanket and some sweetness from brux. A nice driness to accompany the sweet raspberries. hints of oak. one of the least funky I have had from Cantillon.

M-thin bodied. very drinkable other that the tartness could get to you but I didn't drink more than the 375ml bottle to tell.

Cantillon is hyped up now and I used to be able to find this anywhere sitting on the shelf. Good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 04:56:35 | More by danedelman
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A real treat, tried this on-tap at Brewdog Edinburgh over the weekend.

This one was my first true lambic, having only tried a few imitation fruit beers in the past and I glad I was introduced to the style on-tap as opposed to from a bottle; a rare treat in the UK I would imagine. Even with the warning at the bar and a small taster before I ordered I was still inpressed by how sour this beer was as I worked my way down the glass. I found this one as being an amazing beer t sip away at with my third of a pint lasting around thirty minutes. Given that I'll probably not find this one on-tap anywhere else in the UK in a hurry I didn't begrudge paying the equivelant of £9.60 had it only be available by the pint. Do your best to try this one, you won't regret it.

Full review on my 1001 Beers Blog:

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 13:38:59 | More by flyingpig
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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright red color with a 2 finger light pink head, which settled down to a thin disc. Left no lacing, as expected. The aroma has tart raspberries, yeast, and barnyard funk.

The taste has tart raspberries, yeast, barnyard funk, lemon, and is acidic.

Light bodied with a lot of carbonation. Finishes dry, with a light tart raspberry aftertaste. Another great sour from Cantillon. I highly recommend trying it if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 02:18:46 | More by hardy008
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North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle from one of the rare shipments that comes in now and again.

A - Pours with a fairly vigorous head that dies very quickly to a small ring of persistent bubbles around the edge. Color is a dull brown cherry red.

S - Very nice. Pretty heavy on the cider vinegar alongside raspberries. Smells much more sour than funky. Raspberries are the biggest component.

T - Tart and dry. Starts with a tart fruit burst, quite fruity at the beginning. The fruit fades a bit to let up some light funk with the tartness. Finishes quite dry. Not much oak presence here really.

M - Very refreshing. Pretty well-carbonated to go along with the refreshing acidity and fruit.

Overall a very good lambic. Not truly fantastic but certainly worth picking up whenever you see it.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:01:46 | More by OSUBeerStudent
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears clear, light ruby with a slight haze and a short-lived pink, rocky head that leaves no lace on a Dogfish Head snifter.

Has an aroma of fresh berries with a light, sour funkiness. The background includes cigar tobacco and apple vinegar.

Big, puckering tartness, similar to cranberry juice. The middle contains sweetness and very fruity raspberries, while the finish is long and tart.

A light body, crisp and refreshing with vigorous carbonation.

Very enjoyable as a sipping beer. The aggressive tartness, while desirable, makes consumption more difficult.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 19:45:33 | More by SLeffler27
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

184th Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. Enjoyed a while back with some excellent dudes one summer night in CO. Thanks (I think) to Knownfactor for bringing this to the table!

A: Soft redish, pink. Barely 0.25 (dull pink) fingernail head on medium pour. Looks tasty!

S: Smells of raspberry field, slight funk, and hint of citrus. Dull oak is hidden, but mostly berries here.

T: Distinct raspberry tartness up-front followed by a combination of funk and sweetness. Notes of oak and mixed berries come through towards the end. Very refreshing.

M: Medium bodied and almost no carbonation. Crisp.

O: A very enjoyable beer for a warm summer night. The raspberry is extremely well-rounded and complimented by the notes of oak and funkiness. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 13:49:46 | More by spdyfire83
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4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JealousChalice for sharing this bottle. And what a great bottle it is. How often do you get to look at boobies while drink a beer?

Look: Red raspberry color with a 1/4 inch pink head and ok retention

Smell: Sour raspberry notes

Taste: Again it is pretty much just sour raspberries with a hint of barnyard funk

Mouthfeel: Thin body and mild carbonation slightly bitter

Overall: A really good lambic and I am really staring to appreciate Cantillon more and more but I still dont like fucking pink beer

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 07:20:52 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Delicate looking, opaque pink with a small, soft, light pink head. Dissipates quickly and leaves spatters of lacing. A very "pretty" beer.

S- Yummy, fruity funk all the way. Raspberries are there in the nose, held up by earthy, wet sour notes.

T- Tart raspberries. Other fruits are brought to mind as well- crisp apple and pear among them. The acidic sourness is a huge part of this but remains modest even as it lingers. Definitely some funky fresh earthy notes.

MF- Light, airy, crisp, refreshing. Well-suited carbonation.

O/D- A really fun beer to drink. Might make my tummy hurt later though. A great first taste of the much talked about Cantillon, would love to get my hands on more!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 21:06:23 | More by fdkayti
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3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Feb 2011

Pours a murky pinkish red with a slim white cap. Head has decent staying power, little lacing.

Smells of a fruity funk like I've never had before. Pleasant.

Sour raspberries in the taste. A little funky in there as well.

Highly carbonated. Medium to medium thin mouthfeel.

Highly drinkable, before I knew it I was almost done with my glass. Tastes like New Glarus Raspberry Tart but not as sweet. First Cantillon was good, not great. Thanks fdkayti!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 20:56:09 | More by Duff27
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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