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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,934 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,934
Reviews: 698
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 467
Gots: 470 | 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

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tall bottle courtesy of Jeffo, enjoyed at a recent tasting alongside two other raspberry lambics. It's been a while since I've had anything from Cantillon - interested to see how my palate has, or has not, changed since then!

Poured into a snifter. Bright cherry red, brilliant colour (but can't help feeling this is a bit artificial. No matter. Nice looking lambic nonetheless.

Nose is quite funky, with hay, horseblanket, cheese, and only a touch of raspberry. A bit overpowering to say the least. I get a bit more of the raspberry as my nose warms up to the situation, but it still is a bit offputting for me.

Quite tart, fresh raspberry, bit of grain and citrus. It grew on me as I worked my way through, but I still think the raspberry flavour is not quite as potent as I would like. Sharp carbonation, medium bodied.

More sour or funky than I tend to like in a lambic. It's a good beer, certainly, but not to my tastes.

Photo of Spartan213
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ahalloin
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle. Bottled 21 March 2011.

Pours a transparent glowingly pinkish red fluid with very tight bubbles and off white lacing. Great look!

The smell is raspberry patch, funky barnyard, slight acetic sour, and a touch of hot cinnamon. The raspberry patch comes through with the sour component of the fruit as well as slight hint of green vine notes. There is also a good component of vanilla and woody oak notes.

The taste is a nice balance of berry fruit character and barnyard funky. Nice pucker factor from the medium strong sour component. Finish is slightly acetic.

Mouthfeel is silky but well carbonated. Lovely effervescence.

Overall this is a great framboise but which all others are judged.

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of phingdong
4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jacewg
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of patm1986
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of smakawhat
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a tumbler at Churchkey DC.

A real nice pink head that descends quite fast when presented, filled with soapy bubbles but tiny none the less. Super dark cherry red but, with a big fruit punch like appearance, and always managing to keep a solid collar while drinking.

Great varied nose. Wild yeast, and wood like sense. Cinnamon with dry earth character and a great balance of tartness and sweetness with sweetness dominating.

Flavors hit with a good tartness, and a mild salty character also mixing with a yeasty fruit finish. Very tart raspberry fruit character to this, crisp effervescent, but also a little thin and watery.

Fun Cantillon to drink that's for sure.

Photo of jrenihan
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled January 20, 2010.

Beer is a dark pink with red, a bit cherry coloured. A moderately sized pinkish head dissipates fairly quickly.

Funk and yeast, along with tart fruit. Raspberry obviously but it also smells like cherry to me. Lemon. Typically nice Cantillon smell.

Taste is very tart, and quite funky. Raspberry flavour is nice. Quite astringent and puckering. Vinegar. A bit of sweetness from the raspberries but certainly this is quite a sour beer.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Puckering. Smooth.

Overall, very nice. I am a big raspberry fan, which helps. A winner.

Photo of enelson
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Kegatron
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served via bottle @ Brasserie Cantillon (Brussels, Belgium) on 7/5/12. Served in a wine glass.

Pours a crystal clear rose, topped with a ½ finger of foamy pink head. This maintains some rich edges, with a robust flare-up that leaves back swathes of sticky lace. The aroma smells of raspberries, must, and earthy lemon zest. There is definitely some funk to this.

The taste is crisp and tart on the palate, with soft raspberry flavors and a sweeter sugary backing. The finish gets a little more funky and lactic feeling with notes of dry oak that stick to the tongue. The mouthfeel is lighter to medium bodied, with a lively feel in the mouth that segues into more of a firm creaminess across the back. Just a touch of tannic slickness undercuts this and adds to the overall smoothness of the feel.

What a beautiful Lambic. Tart and refreshing overall with some complimentary notes of funk and sourness and then that fresh raspberry flavor which puts this over the top. This is a well balanced and quite drinkable sour beer from Cantillion. I’d expect nothing less.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Usual 0.75 litre green bottle (bottled 29 Sept 2010) and opened at home on a Belgian mini-session on 01 July 2012.

I've struggled in the past to fully understand why most people rave about Cantillon sours and this is the first I've had that I can honestly say I've enjoyed (I've visited the brewery twice and tried many different brews over the years).

Maybe it was the light rosey colour or the tartness from the raspberries that made this one slightly different: not as sour as most I've drank and certainly more refreshing. The aroma being a major factor also: it being a dry summery red berry smell, with only hints of the sour lambic within.

Photo of rodkin
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on June 17, 2010.

Pours a beautiful dark pinkish red, with a big fluffy pink head, about 2 fingers. Reduces quickly, leaves a bit of bubbles up top and minimal lacing. Beautiful color.

Smell is some raspberry, lemon, green apple, little bit of funk. Pretty nice.

That is really, ridiculously mouth-puckeringly sour. This is probably the most sour beer I've ever had. Once you get over that, there's the raspberry, the lemon, and maybe a little bit of a flowery taste? Bit of musty funk, maybe a hint of hay. Quite tasty.

Cantillon always delivers on the mouthfeel. Light, dry, excellent carbonation. Wonderful.

Drinkability is similarly excellent. Once the initial blast of sour dies down, this becomes just ridiculously drinkable. Very light, refreshing, great for the season. Another hit.

Photo of cmadd
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle bottled in Dec 2011. Sampled July 2012, relatively fresh.

A: Hazy ruby with a trace of head that clings to the glass. Good retention.

S: Fantastic raspberries and sourness held up by an undercurrent of earth and funk.

T: The raspberries dominate followed by lactic acid and the finish is characterized by an earthy astringency. Still a little single-minded.

M: Light and delightfully carbonated – very appropriate.

O: I suspect this bottling needs some time to age before the complexities of the bugs emerge.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AwYeh
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 750ml bottle poured into tulip.

A: Pours a nearly opaque red, closely resembling strawberry juice. Half a finger of light, bubbly head which quickly dissipates to leave a thin coating behind.

S: Very tart smelling, with raspberries, vinegar, and a bit of yeasty funkiness.

T: Huge burst of raspberry tartness starts things off, before transitioning to a vinegar, lemony sourness. A lighter, sweeter raspberry flavor fades in and out on the finish.

M: Thin-bodied with lively carbonation; very dry.

O: A very solid lambic from Cantillon, and one worth seeking out if you're a fan of the style and willing to spend for it. Great raspberry flavors; if you're at all a fan of those, you won't be disappointed.

Photo of Jesse13713
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to my buddy Aw Yeh for splitting this rare find with me. He's been storing it for awhile so I feel privileged to be sharing it with him.

Appearance - After a bit of struggle with the cork, the beer pops open and lets out a bouquet of raspberries. The beer is a juicy, tart looking red. Highly active carbonation pushes through the light syrupy appearance of the beer. An intense looking brew - red raspberry color with faint orange and pink hues under the light. Lacing is webby and slippery.

Smell - Extremely sour on the nose with a huge hit of raspberries. Strong, tart, fizzy fruits. Nice, fresh, and pleasant.

Taste - Wow. This may be the best tasting sour that I've encountered. This is like warheads for the rich and famous. Strong, strong sour raspberries with a bit of cherry mixed in. Acidic and a bit earthy/woody.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Acidic and tart. Light-bodied. Hands down the most sour beer I've had to date. Well-balanced with delicious raspberries. Drinkable with medium/high carbonation.

Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,934 ratings.