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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,812 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,812
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 439
Gots: 447 | FT: 32
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 aasher
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

aasher, May 07, 2012
Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev -6.8%

antoines15, May 06, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

brystmar, May 05, 2012
Photo of popery
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

popery, May 04, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev -6.8%

fiedler84, May 04, 2012
Photo of shleepy
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

shleepy, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.65/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

DaftCaskBC, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of dsuedbeck
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

dsuedbeck, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

muskiesman, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

AlexM, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of scott2269
5/5  rDev +16.6%

scott2269, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of DangerDawg
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

DangerDawg, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

HopFace, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

VncentLIFE, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

ThePorterSorter, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

SalMineo, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

jibbyvonjibb, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Dweedlebug, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

DanGolfs86, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

BraatenBrew, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

pperez38, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mdillon86, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of warnerry
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

warnerry, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

smi, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of russwbeck
4.98/5  rDev +16.1%
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

russwbeck, Apr 05, 2012
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
95 out of 100 based on 1,812 ratings.