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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,916 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,916
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 455
Gots: 462 | FT: 31
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Rose de Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon.
Score: 90

Unknown vintage bottle, though I suspect it is from 2011 or 2012. Served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 05/15/12 at my law school graduation tasting. Review is from notes.

Appearance: Pours a Jello reddish pink color with a thin fizzy later of pink head that settles to a ring around the glass. Good lacing, above average retention, minimal cling. 4/5

Smell: Raspberry candy, vinegar, and a little funk. A little beach water and sea salt. The nose is fruity/floral and slightly herbaceous with a light yeastiness. 4/5

Taste: Tart raspberries throughout. Fruity vinegar on the midpalate. Very clean and straightforward on the palate; pleasant and refreshing. A good amount of midpalate tartness. Acidic and sweet-and-sour berry fruitiness with a touch of rose pedal and lemon, though less sweet than the nose led on. A bit of mustiness in the finish as the beer warms up. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, high-medium carbonation. Clean, fizzy, and tart with a mild pucker effect. 4/5

Overall: Very solid and tasty, but unspectacular. For the $13.99 this cost me, I would rather spend the extra couple of bucks for a 750 ml of the Classic Gueuze.

Recommendation: Not worth the sticker price, but definitely a beer worth drinking.

Pairings: Chocolate cake,

Cost: $13.99 for a 375 ml bottle.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7oz green bottle, corked and capped, bottled 2MAR2011. My first 'loon...split into red wine glasses with the wife, who wasn't missing out on this...

A: Red body, fairly transparent, with almost no head and zero retention.

S: Lemony tartness and a lactic quality...funk galore, reminiscent of BO...earthy as well...faint hints of malt and raspberry/fruit on the back end.

T: Slight sweetness cuts through the lemon tartness...raspberry notes are soft, with a palate that is dominated more by funk and tartness...softer, sweet-tart finish.

MF: De Gambrinus has a lighter mouthfeel for sure, with low levels of carbonation and plenty of tartness.

O: Its a decent lambic, and more funk-forward than fruit-forward. This might be more of a raspberry-centric beer the fresher it is, however with how pricy and rare these are, I'm glad to have tried it at all.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from a 375 ml bottle, bottled on 12/29/2010

A-pours a mostly clear pink grapefruit color with a fast receding 1 finger bubbly head i recedes to a nice fresh pink cap

S- tart raspberries with sweet /sour light fruit slight funk

T- excellent it follows the nose with tart sweet raspberries a slight funk lingers in the back of the mouth its just right

M- sweet tart and dry lower carbonation

O- a delight to drink raspberries compliment this lambic, really it as good as it gets

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a dark bloodish cherry/plum red colour with an extreme amount of carbonation present. no visibility looking through the glass.

S: huge depth with raspberry hitting you straight in the face! can smell the sweetness and sourness of the beer.

T: a sour note that isnt too overpowering is the initial character that strikes. and the carbonation which from appearance was extreme stays extreme in tasting! lingering sweetness and a twinge of dry fruit.

M: carbonation being super high creates a sensation of the beer jumping around all surfaces of the mouth, a sour bite as expected which complements the fruit and a dry character making it easily drinkable.

O: a really nice lambic style beer, one i would recommend to anyone starting out into trying new styles and one that is easily drinkable for one person.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, glowing raspberry red that's topped with a soft pink bit of foam that fades fast. Still a bit of lacing though.

The nose is dominated by bright cherry and raspberry aromas. Some vinegar type acidity, some floral notes, and a faint touch of wheat.

The taste is beautifully tart... fresh berry notes, some lemon zest, sour candy, nothing overpowers though - nicely balanced.

Delicious. I'm not typically a fruit lambic drinker but this is a treat.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled opened on 8.23.12.
Bottled 2011.

A - Pours a clear pinkish-orange with a fizzy, foamy off-pink head. The head fades down pretty slowly.

S - Tart cherry and floral. Very acidic smelling.

T - Muted fruit and floral. Nice Belgian funky. Fizzy on the tongue.

D - Great carbonation, opened to a loud pop, with a very light body.

O - Nice fizzy and tart cherry and roses.

Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,916 ratings.