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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,950 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 474
Gots: 476 | FT: 29
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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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375 ml bottle. Bottled on 21 March 2011. Pours a cherry red with a light pink head that has good retention and leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is raspberry, cherry, some brett funk, light lemon, and some lactic acid. The initial taste is tart with raspberries and some brett funkiness. Then comes some cherry and some light lemon. The finish has a decent tartness and some brett funkiness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Another really enjoyable Cantillon beer.

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

A: rosy, pink champagne-y head, lots of bubbles

S: nice and funky, some raspberries and fruit in the background

T: more gueze-y than kriek-y, nice lambic yeast, not a lot of fruit apart from a slightly juicy finish

M: light bodied, a little watery, the only real drawback

O: had this on tap recently and it was a lot more smooth and fruity a lot less watery and sour

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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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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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