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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,867 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,867
Reviews: 689
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 450
Gots: 454 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
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Belgium

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 Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage generously shared by Matt. Served in a Stillwater wine glass.

Pours bright red with a nice pink head. There isn't too much lacing, but what is there is quite gorgeous on the side of the glass. The nose brings a strong raspberry presence along with some oak and a nice amount of lactic acid. Really nice sourness all around. The taste is the same with the tart raspberries really dominating. A slight fruity sweetness is there along with a touch of light oak. The beer is prickly and finishes well. This is a really, really nice beer and I can't believe I'd waited this long to try it.

Thorpe429, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of andrewinski1
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had raspberry pie earlier and it just made me want this very badly. Poured into a Cantillon taster glass. Nice ruby red color with pink foam covering the body, which is very clear in color. Tiny bubbles chase upwards to the top of the glass.

Very strong aroma of raspberry, with a detected note of blue cheese. Not much tartness detected, the raspberry aroma is actually a little sweet.

The taste starts with a nice jolt of raspberry and finishes very dry and slightly tart. Not as much overly sour flavors are apparent as much as just a bit of acidity. This is a great balance.

The mouthfeel is nice and sparkly to bring out the nice flavors.

As with any offering from Cantillon, this one is highly recommended. Always happy to drink this one!

andrewinski1, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of ausonius
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 750 Bottled Sept, '09

Actually had a head. Thin, but persisted for more than 10 minutes. Never seen this much of a head on a Cantillon before.
No real lacing of course.

Nose: Typical Tart red, wild & funky red fruit. Big lactic component. Under-ripe raspberry. Wild wineberries, acerola cherries & lemon.

Palate: Very good lactic quality. Medium tartness. Quite closed in, but showing red berries, lemon, acerola, & creamy key-lime. A bit steely. Flavor not as long & expansive as usual, with less Brett & Lambic funk as well.

This is the first Cantillon that did not blow me away. Certainly a very nice fruit Lambic & drink, but not up to Cantillon's usual Great standard. Time will help this.

92 Points

ausonius, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of jslot38
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Bottled 2/2010. Wine glass.

App: Rose color, red mixed with pink. Has a pure white head that rings the glass.

Smell: Funky and bretty. Has some leather, and a soft underlying notion of raspberries.

Taste: Sweet upfront, lingering fruit of raspberries and cherries. After the initial fruit and sweetness up front it fades to a sour funk. Very interesting, would like to see this after a bit more age.

Mouthfeel: Great level of carbonation for this beer. Very light on the tongue.

Drinkability: Certainly a bottle to share. Has a strong level of tartness but not as high as the Lou Pepe line though.

jslot38, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into flute, shared, from notes.
A: The glass pours with vigor, rising the sparking,carbonated body into a pink head that rises and grows above the rim of the glass. The lacing is very minimal and head retention is standard for the style.
S: The fresh aroma of Kriek with a note of roses. A bit of a raspberry aroma on this one. While strong and tart profiles dominate the intensity.
T/M: The overall taste is a very complex and well brewed lambic, with a subtle note of raspberries and other woodland fruits. This sour is a classic intensity for the style and the floral and fruity aspects are very welcomed.
D: This is a very drinkable Sour, the flavors do not get caught up masking the sour agents in the brew, while still adding a new element to the classic tastes.

GDBEERMAN, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of rarbring
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The brew is red, clear, has a pink/tan small head, no lacing, but curtains.

It really smells of raspberries, but also wet tree, earth and cheese.

The taste is acid, fruity, raspberries and apples, vinegar and cherry seeds.

Medium high carbonation, lively bubbles, a complex body and a very dry finish.

A quite good fruit lambic, not at all sweet or soda like.

rarbring, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a Hoegaarden thumbler glass.

A: First of all nice bottle art. Traditional green glass which is corked and capped. Pours a beautiful and slightly hazy red color. Forms a big bubbled and fizzy pink head. Low retention and no lacings left. However, a thin layer remains for a long time on the top of the glass

S: Absolutely fruity and tart. Strong notes of raspberry. Vinegar. A bit earthy and metallic. Lambic yeasts

T: Very fruity as the nose. Strong notes of raspberry. Tart and metallic. Vinegar. Upfront is sour and dry. Strong notes of Lambic yeasts. End is quite tart and dry as well

M: Light and watery body. Good carbonation. Tart and fruity aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Traditional Cantillon, which means very fruity beer that is, at the same time, extremely tart and dry. In a nutshell, a Lambic masterpiece :)

eduardolinhalis, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of rhinos00
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to trying this one. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on June 16, 2010.

A- Pours a shade of red similar to cranberry juice. Produced two fingers width of fizzy, pinkish colored head. Quickly reduces to a thin, pink ring. No lacing as the beer was consumed.

S- Very good, but not as potent as I was hoping for. Immediately the smell of raspberries comes forth. However, instead of being intensely fruity, like Hommage, the raspberries take on a more earthy aroma. Underneath all this is a great layer consisting of funk and horse blanket.

T- I struggled with scoring this one. It's not deserving of a 4 because of its quality as compared to other sours, however it is not even in the same stratosphere as Hommage. WIsh I could've have given a 4.2. Back to the taste...

Initially, the taste of raspberries is there, but it never really has a chance to sink in a develop on the palate. Almost as soon as it appears, it is taken away by a acidic funk that dominates the beer. In terms of acidity, this is probably one of the less sour Cantillons I have had. Finishes with a little bit of oak, brett and slight raspberry funk.

M- Light to medium bodied. Plenty of carbonation. Leaves the palate semi-dry.

D- This one was very easy to consume.

Overall, not may favorite Cantillon, but better than what most other breweries can offer. I still think Hommage is the standard when it comes to raspberry sours. Recommended for those wanting to try a traditional fruit lambic for the first time.

rhinos00, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of Tone
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, red color. 3/4 inch head of a pink color. Great retention and great lacing. smells of raspberries, sourness, slight tart malt, hint of earthy malt, and hint of hop. Fits the style of a Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is sour and sharp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight tart malt, hint of hop, hint of citrus, hint of alcohol, and a hint of earthiness. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body.

Tone, Nov 15, 2010
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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottled on Dec 14 2009. Pours a bright red color with a pink, quickly dissolving head. Awesome label art, one of the best.

Smell is musty raspberries with sour layering and some earthy brett. Mouth watering for sure, with some red wine vinegar and butter chiming in as it warms.

Briny, vinegar sourness is dominant, with some wood and brett detectable in the background. As the palate adjusts to the bracing sourness, raspberries come out and rounds out beautifully while warming. Rubbery on the finish and softly carbonated. Sourness stays with the beer all the way through the bottle. Not the deepest Cantillon, but sure does fix a craving for the good stuff.

twiggamortis420, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy rose-red color with little pink head. Smell is some tart raspberries, a bit of funk. Taste follows... very delicious. The raspberries aren't overpowering at all, nice puckering sour/tart notes, some funk, very slightly medicinal. High quality framboise. Very sour. Awesome. MF is light, prickly, dry finish. Very good drink, I'm not sure if Cantillon can do anything wrong.

LordAdmNelson, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of ne0m00re
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11/04/10- Had a 750 mL bottle of this dated 16 June 2010.
A: Transparent pinky red, poured with an effervescent head that died to absence.
S: Puckery green apples and cores, woodsy and earthy funk, moldy wine mushroom alcohol, and raspberries (obviously).
T: Sweet and milder than the smell, taste almost like raspberry puree with cranberry apple juice.
M: Thin soda carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel.
D: OK.

ne0m00re, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of BucBasil
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass from the 750mL bottle at Cantillon in Brussels.

A: Slightly cloudy bright red color. 1 finger head that quickly dissipates. Nice brightness.

S: Light red wine character with hints of currant and of course raspberry. Some cranberry in there as well. Fleeting strawberry.

T: Slightly medicinal, not as sour as expected. Not sweet though for sure. Cranberry and currants dominate while raspberry interestingly takes a backseat. But it's still in there.

Crisp and light, more accessible than some of the other Cantillon brews.

BucBasil, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of thelawnet
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First drink of this one, served in a Lindemans flute, from a 375ml bottle dated best before 12/2012.

First taste is a little underwhelming, I was expecting a more overt raspberry flavour, but the primary taste is sourness.

Turns out to be more drinkable as I continue, the sourness turns out to be quite morish, and I finish off the bottle quite happily, although the second pouring has a musty odour, sediment I guess - best not to drink it.

Would drink again, but don't see any reason to buy it - the Boon Framboise is cheaper and more to myy taste.

thelawnet, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of Verecund
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage. Consumed on 10.26.2010 with Bucketboy.

Ruby red, with some haziness about it. There's a light pink head, like the color of the label, that sits upon the still beer.

Sharply acetic, clean nose. Fresh raspberries, vinegar, and lime juice. There's the tiniest bit of mustiness, but the berries win out here.

Sour. A medley of fresh, somewhat tart berries: sweeter cherries, raspberries. Not overly complex, IMHO, but quite refreshing nonetheless.

Smooth, spritzy early on, but finishes slightly dryly. Quite drinkable, but straightforward.

Verecund, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of geryeb624
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle courtesy of Kala1073. Thanks a ton man! 2008 vintage.

A- Beautiful red color with lots of frothy pink head. Not the still lambic pour I was expecting. Dissipates into a film on the glass with a bit of lacing.

S- Big, tart, anf funky in aroma, with serious barnyard lambic notes. Some definite fruity berry notes as well, though a bit subdued.

T- Pretty intensly sour with some serious barnyard funk.. Not much specific raspberry flavor, but some tart fruitiness is definitely present. I think the 2 years of age on this one have subdued the fruit a bit. Still delicious.

M/D- Mouthfeel is damn near perfect. Smooth and a little chewy, but with a bit of spritzy carbonation. Insanely drinkable considering how sour it is, though eventually it will get to you.

A truly superb beer. More drinkable and a bit better than their Kriek IMO. Can't wait to try one fresh to compare, as I imagine the fruit will be more intense. Either way, this is good stuff.

geryeb624, Oct 24, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks like sparkling cranberry juice... and that's that.

A nice tart aroma. Little bit of barnyard. Rounded out by some nice sweet raspberries.

As advertized by the aroma. Cider tartness amplified by lively carbonation. Becomes sweeter as it warms. Rustic malt and wheat profile. Snappy finish.

If I'm in the mood for this sort of thing I'll reach for their Kriek, but this is still a quality fruit lambic.

CanuckRover, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of Richardberg
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured into a pint glass from bottle labeled March 2009. Not much head or lacing. Amber liquid does have a slightly rosy tint, but honestly I may not have distinguished it from a Trippel if I didn't know better.

S - obvious tartness, though not the intense raspberry you might expect. It's there, but apple cider, grapefruit, and strawberry are more noticeable. Also a bit of funk and musty aromas, though not nearly in the degree or complexity I often associate with spontaneous fermentation.

T - very good rendering of the above -- no less, no more (sadly; beer occasionally hints that it could be truly stellar)

M - pretty smooth and creamy for a 5%, bit of carbonation keeps it interesting, standard otherwise

D - not perfect...which is unfortunate in a $20 small bottle...but what you do have is something tasty and exceptionally drinkable. I'd totally play beer pong with this, if someone else was buying...

Richardberg, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of Pahn
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Bottled April 13, 2010 (six months ago).

Appearance: Bottle didn't gush at all, though there was a rather disgusting film of liquid between the cap and the cork. Free pour yields a one inch frothy light pink head that dissipates quickly leaving a few short lasting bits of lacing and a foam ring around the surface. Pours a clear pinkish red.

Smell: The cork has a strong, pungent, somewhat sickening balsamic vinegar aroma. It sticks around awhile after the cork is removed, though in the bottle there's an emerging acetic, effervescent smell that's lightly fruity. In the glass, once the terrible smell of the mild leakage up top has cleared away, there's a more expected vinegary funk, with some hints of raspberry and apple underneath. A bit of a strange copper smell going on. Some cheesiness. Not great, but not bad.

Taste: My first thought is that I shouldn't have worried about this beer being too young. Up front it's very sour, followed by a thick, musty brett funk, ending tart with a mild fruitiness in the background the whole time (may as well be raspberry, but it's not distinct). As I drink more, more definite fruit notes emerge up front; cherry, strawberry, raspberry. Further in it evens out to being mainly a smooth, creamy raspberry flavor along with mild sourness and mild funk.

My last thought is that maybe I should have worried about the beer's age. It has a decent amount of complexity, but it's perhaps a bit too watery and bland. The taste is good, but it's leaving me wishing that it were better.

Mouthfeel: Between light and medium bodied. Decent carbonation. Mouthfilling lactic sourness and a rather dry finish.

Drinkability: Like the taste, good but not great. If the overall raspberry/funk/sourness balance were more palatable in and of itself, I wouldn't mind the lack of complexity. As it is, I can't imagine being in the mood for a beer like this and grabbing this one instead of something else (probably something else by Cantillon).

While this is a solidly good lambic, it's not great, and you expect greatness from Cantillon. Another somewhat off aspect of this beer is that since the flavors aren't particularly well-meshed nor pleasant, it occasionally drinks like you're having a beer that was unintentionally and unfortunately spoiled. This sounds a bit harsher than my criticisms are felt, but even if the beer is good it should be said that it falls far short of what I expect from Cantillon (and what I expect from a $20 bottle of beer, for that matter).

Pahn, Oct 11, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a flute glass. Cork says 2008.

A - Nice pink body with a pink tinted head.

S - Nice subtle raspberry flavor with a big funky sour nose. I think I'm gonna pucker after having this one.

T - Nice sweet raspberry flavor up front for half a second before getting annihilated with a nice funky sour flavor. Nice mix of fruit and sour though the sour notes definitely dominate. Finishes clean.

M - light to medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D - tough to drink fast because this thing is pretty sour. That being said this is a nice lambic. Gives you a nice fruit flavor but also brings the sour. I think I prefer the kriek but I will definitely pick this up again the next time I see it.

jpmclaug, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of alcstradamus
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another big thanks to Jim for the generous package

Pours a deep pink with a two finger head and no lacing.

The aroma is attic dry and musty. Notes of grapes and cherries and light raspberry. Some pear and and leather. Sunflower seeds. Typical impressive Cantillon aroma.

The flavor is nicely tart up front with light acidity in the finish. Some juicy pear and cherry/raspberry. A bit of shoe sole.

The body is medium and carbonation has a tiny bit of sting. The finish is not as dry as I would expect, there is a lingering juiciness that the fruit leaves behind.

Overall, just another fantastic beer from Cantillon. Immensely drinkable even compared to some of their other sours that I like better. Such a nice fruit profile that makes you want to reach for the glass over and over again. If I wanted a Cantillon Framboise I would definitely reach for Lou Pepe first, but nonetheless I would love to drink this often.

alcstradamus, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of javincik
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle with a date of Feb 2007

A-After an epic struggle with a crumbling cork, pours a bright orange with a pinkish undertone. Poured into an Allagash flute. Standard pour yields a minimal head that quickly crashes to just a collar. Cloudy and hazy when held to the light. .

S-Sweet fruit with some acidity and barnyard funk being the most prominent. Not as funky as I had anticipated.

T-Fruit sweetness from the raspberries is perceived first, but is quickly followed by acidity and sharp tartness. Some lemon rind. The tartness competes with barnyard funk - some leather, horse blanket, and must. It finishes long and sour. Man is it sour. Compared to the RR sours I've had, this is really on a different level. The fruitiness is present but subdued - probably due to the age of the bottle. This really got better and better as it reached closer to room temperature. The flavors just continued to intensify.

M-Light texture and feel. Carbonation is on the low side; I had expected more carbonation, but it really didn't hurt my enjoyment.

D-Made for a superb nightcap. The 375 mL format was just perfect. I really didn't have an trouble finishing this, but I don't think I could do a 750 by myself. A nice fruit lambic, and given the price of these 375s, one I will certainly return to. I would really love to try this fresh to compare the fruitiness levels.

javincik, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of hawks10
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 Vintage - 375ml green bottle - Foiled, Capped & Corked - Poured into my Cantillon stemware...really looking forward to this treat, my oldest Cantillon vintage to date...

Pours a somewhat pale orange/peach color, hazy and somewhat thick. A tiny spritzy white head forms and recedes to nothing very quickly, leaving just a tiny ring of white fiz on the edges - 4.0

Seems like time has taken away all the raspberry out of this beer. Aroma is initially just a solid lemony Gueuze, actually has a lot of similarity to their Classic Gueuze. Swirling it a bit in the glass opens up an almost overwhelming world of funk. Musty, like going into a deep, damp basement for the first time in years, where the smell and thickness of the air makes it hard to breathe for a minute...this is what happens when my nose is in the glass while agitating the beer a bit. Intense. If I ever talk about "barnyard" in the future, I will always reference this beer. The varying smells of this beer reminds me of all the time I spend in Wisconsin, farms around our lakehouse, fresh air & lake water, our dusty yet damp basement, leaves and nature. Oak. Incredible - 5.0

Holy shit! Pure lemon juice syrup. That is what I think of when I drink this beer. There is very little, if any carbonation, and the beer is thick, incredibly sour and acidic. Very dry and oaky. The beer coats every square inch of your mouth and throat with a thick, intense sourness that never lets go. It's giving me cottonmouth, worse than the "kind" gives me. I have to lick my teeth. Funky, earthy, did I mention sour? Dry? An intense experience, hard to describe and I can't even determine if I am enjoying it or not...what does this all mean? - 4.0

This beer is thick. It is still. It is sour as fuck. It puckers my bottom. It dries my mouth out like no other. It is unlike any lambic I have ever had - 3.5

Hard to finish the 375ml. My throat hurts. I love Cantillon, but this may be a bit too much for me!

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2010 Vintage - 750ml green corked and capped bottle - Bottled January 20th, 2010 - Poured into my Cantillon stemware on February 15th, 2011...

Pours a beautiful ruby red, red & dark orange when held to the light. A nice amount of spritzy light pink head forms and quickly recedes, leaving a ring of haze behind - 5.0

This is probably the freshest I have ever tried Rose de Gambrinus and man does the fruit aspect shine when fresh! Delicious, juicy fresh raspberries fill the nose on the first few whiffs. The typical Cantillon funk shows up, but not as strongly as it does with a few more years to fester in the bottle. Musty and dry, with just a bit of that "summer in the country" earthy/farmy smell. This is a perfect smelling beer. Both fresh and with many years on it - 5.0

Fresh raspberries are plentiful in the first sip, almost juice-like before the pucker hits. Tart, more tart than other Cantillons when fresh. The middle of the drink becomes acidic and dry. The pucker is quick but intense. The fruit shows up again towards the finish, after the tartness loses its grip, but is quickly washed away by a dry and oaky finish with some lingering funk - 4.5

Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Spritzy, lively feel in the mouth. The acidity seems to give the beer a heavier feel, making it somewhat sticky. Tart, dry finish - 4.0

Definitely enjoyed the fresh version more-so than the 6 year old vintage, but they are both very good in their own right.

hawks10, Sep 23, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottled on 16 June 2010, so this is a pretty fresh bottle.

A- A really nice, deep raspberry red. Its full hazed and just absolutely glows. The pink foam will rise up to a pretty big size but fade out hastily. No lacing.

S- Very funky. Not much sweetness at all. Lots of horsey, barnyardy stuff, hay dust, under ripe wild raspberries.

T- Very acidic. A strong sourness like wild raspberries and unripened berries. A strong lactic element makes this beer very cheesy. Finishes tart like unripe raspberries and wild greenery.

M- Strippingly acidic and sour with a very dry finish. Lighter bodied with a strong champagne style carbonation.

I think this beer would be better with age.

This beer in one word: Incipient.

MbpBugeye, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of nas5755
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

late 2009 vintage

The pour was revealed a reddish beer with pink tones and a large fluffy pink head that dissapated quickly, the head remeained around the glass on the edges for the entire glass. The nose was barnyard funk, lacto, raspberries and light cherries, quite sour smelling and quite delicious. The first sip was mouthpuckering sour. The flavors really start coming through once that first sour tart raspberry funk comes out on the palate. Funk, lacto, a little acteo, raspberries, cherries are all present on this dry and tart beer. The carbonation levels are nice. I feel like the body was slightly light on this bottle(not something I've noticed on the other bottles I had in the past), almost a little watery. I enjoy the tart tones that hang on the palate. Overall, this beer was a very nice, not as complex as some other fruit lambics but very good and worth seeking if one has not had it before

nas5755, Sep 19, 2010
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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