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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,732 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,732
Reviews: 681
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 437
Gots: 440 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

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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2/5  rDev -53.4%

rorgirl, May 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Soneast, May 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JebediahScooter, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Archemedies, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

TastyIsBeer, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ste5venla, May 26, 2012
Photo of zachary80
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml Bottled 18 April 2011. Best by 12/2012

Beautiful ruby red color with orange highlights, nearly opaque with light haziness, and a small bone-white head that lasts a bit.

Aroma is somewhat muted. Light tartness, more like an unfruited sour ale.

Flavor too is a little less pronounced that I expected. Raspberries are a little light but come through on the finish and have a nice depth to them. Less sour than anticipated, but has a light tartness at the end.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Very dry.

Overall a slight let down. Looks amazing but the raspberries are a little understated. Sourness seems to come out stronger as it warms up and helps the beer be a little better overall.

zachary80, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Channel10Geuze, May 24, 2012
Photo of chickenm
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

chickenm, May 21, 2012
Photo of Lordquackingstic
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Bottled on 23rd of December, 2011. Poured into a Belgian style stemmed-glass.

A: Holy raspberry gods. This is the most beautiful color I've ever poured into a glass. Raspberry ruby red with a foamy pink head. No lacing.

S: Sour berries, mulled fruits, sweet red wine.

T: First you're hit with a puckering sour burst on your palette, and then after a couple seconds the sourness subsides and the real essence of raspberries comes through. All I can really detect is a sour raspberry taste, and being as this is a raspberry lambic, I'm okay with that. They really struck that chord perfectly.

M: Freaking sour, what else?

O: This is the first sour I've ever enjoyed. I know this is one of the least favorite offerings from Cantillon has, but I'd be more than interested in trying anything else they have to offer. Very intense beer.

Lordquackingstic, May 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

wyatt, May 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ajs4bd, May 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

TotallyHosed, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

zvanwink, May 10, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle @ brewery.

Raspberry Tartness is very well integrated. Such light delicate, complex flavors. Certain ammount of earthyness and mustiness. Great post meal sipper would pair well with light desserts or fish/poultry dishes, or creams and puddings. Not my favorite style but world class.

BigCheese, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Miamilice, May 09, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to VegasBeerMan for the 2011 375ml bottle...

A: Pours a wonderful semi-translucent red/pick. There is one full finger of rosy white head that settles quickly along the top of the beer. No lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is salty, sour, tart, acidic, and sweet. It smells like the Cantillon Gueze mixed with raspberries. The salt is the stand out scent. It's intense.

T: The initial blast is super salty and tart. There is a slight raspberry note in the beginning, but it fades quickly as the sour and tartness come on strong. The middle of this beer is intense and drying. The finish brings back a blast of raspberries, but the tartness lingers forever.

M: Light bodied beer. It's sweet and stinging to start, and it finishes super tart and drying.

O: This beer is intense. It's basically the Oude Gueze mixed with some slight raspberry flavor. Tart and dry and stinging, and salty. It's good. Really good.

trxxpaxxs, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

mbeamer182, May 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

BdubleEdubleRUN, May 07, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle date of June 16th 2010.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: beautiful deep medium red with a 2 fingers of pinkish red head. Drops quickly to a ring. The beer is constantly moving from small little bubbles that are everywhere in this beer.

Smell: Juicy raspberries and a mild to moderate funk. Little bit of "sweaty hay" is noted in the nose as well.

Taste: All the flavors in this beer all seem to hit immediately up front. Funk, hay, lemons, raspberries, oak and musky / dusty barnyard. The tart is moderate and is kept balanced with the fruit and musk, but the tart character still dominates this beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry. Carbonation is lively. Fresh and crisp, yet the brett give good contrast with its trademark flavors.

Overall: This was my first Cantillon. Really nice sour beer, looking forward to more in the future!

4DAloveofSTOUT, May 07, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, 2011 vintage.

Rose de Gambrinus pours a light bodied very bright cherry red in color with a highly carbonated yet quickly dissipating three finger head. The nose is dry and tart. It smells of Brett and musty raspberries. The flavors are sour and tart without having a whole lot of fruit. The raspberry is present but I would say that this is full of old dusty attic. It's dry, dirty, plenty of must. It's pretty acidic for being so young too. This is more sour than the 2009 LP that we had last week. I like it and I haven't had this one aged so I look forward to opening my ther bottles down the road. This is a nice framboise and certainly the driest and most sour one that I've seen yet.

aasher, May 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

antoines15, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle shared by blatantdream. Bottled Dec 2011.

Bright red body yields pink-white head. Decent retention in Denise's glass while mine subsides, never to return. Raspberry tartness shows up in the initial aroma but fades with the head. Still had plenty of funk in the nose by the time I finished.

Taste is a bit watery and lacks boldness. Fruit is there with its funky yeast support crew, but gimme a more concentrated flavor, Jean! Nice body; much better than the draft version in this regard.

Would love to try a vintage bottle -- I've got a feeling this lambic improves tremendously with age.

brystmar, May 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

popery, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

fiedler84, May 04, 2012
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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