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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,938 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,938
Reviews: 698
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 466
Gots: 472 | FT: 31
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a raspberry hue conveniently enough with a very nice head that falls back somewhat quickly.

The aroma is of bright fruits and is somewhat floral at the same time. Sourness doesn't let itself be hidden here.

The taste is at first, intensely sour. After a little bit of getting used to it, it becomes just as sour as you'd like. There's a slight foundational earthiness, however the raspberries and sourness are enough to keep you from thinking there's anything else.

It's worth noting that while the fruit is there, the sweetness associated with it is minimized. That aspect really helps it to set itself apart from others by letting you know that it is beer you're drinking still, rather than a fruit drink with barley and hops in it. I've found all too many beers with fruit seem to lose a bit of themselves to it.

The body is medium heavy with medium fullness. The carbonation helps to make this feel a bit nicer without being abrasive. The finish is considerably dry.

Overall, this was certainly a nice introduction to Cantillon. I have to say that I was a bit nervous at first that this would be a bit uninspirational due to the low ABV, but I found I couldn't be more wrong. I'm looking forward to trying more Cantillon now, as I'm sure this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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2008 vintage

A: Soft, thin looking, very little head, rose petal like color, pinkish

N: Dank cellar-like funk, wet cement, musty some medicinal qualities; lots of assertive tart flavors like lemon peel, granny smith apple, very tart sour raspberries, vinous, grape vine but like almost herbal, earthy suggestions; suggestions of wood, oak and shoe leather.

T/M: This vintage is seriously, teeth-chattering, knock you down sour! I have had this fresh and it's like night and day. The younger Gambrinus had more juicy fruit character. This is more acidic, vinegary, but as the beer warms more of the stone fruit qualities break through; very tart sour raspberries, strawberries, a jolly rancher quality that leads into candi sugar in the back the palate as the beer leaves a thin finish. Some mineral water, seltzer water, some over-carbonation; slick, oily mouthfeel like red wine.

D: Wow, wouldn't be able to drink much of this even with food! I prefer the fresh Gambrinus, much easier on the palate. Try w/ tart nutty cheese and salamis.

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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,938 ratings.