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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,918 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,918
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 458
Gots: 462 | FT: 30
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-16-2002

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of warnerry
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of russwbeck
4.97/5  rDev +15.6%
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

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sean9689
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
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!

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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