Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.04/5 rDev -5.8%
330mL bottle into tulip. bottled September 26, 2012.
A: hazy, ruby grapefruit meat colored. bright white head. good retention, thick lacing.
S: sweet raspberry puree, but as I smell it again there is a real thick funk. musty earthy smell. however still plenty of raspberry.
T: similar to the nose, the must is very strong. a yeasty snap of bitterness right smack in the middle to a dry, dry finish. sweetness throughout but the funk sort of takes over.
M: almost champagne-like carb. light bodied. perfect.
D: good lambic beer from a brewery that is always mentioned when talking about benchmarks for the style. super light and refreshing. the must is super strong as stated and is greater on the drink than the nose. however I found this must to be a little intrusive on the raspberries so I had to take a few points off.
06-28-2013 01:28:41 | More by Jimmys
4.39/5 rDev +2.3%
375ml bottled 22nd December 2011. Served in a Cantillon tasting glass
Appearance: Pours a brilliant ruby red with 1+ finger of a light pink head. Head dissipates reasonably quickly to a thin coating. Body is lightly hazy with low amounts of fine carbonation streaming throughout the glass.
Smell: This bottle has about 1.5 years of age on it yet still you're met immediately with a blast of tart raspberry aroma. Additional notes of funk, musty basement, and oak.
Taste: Follows the nose closely with lots of tart fresh raspberries upfront, followed oak, funk, mustiness, subtle lemon and earth. I'd call this more extremely tart than sour.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Carbonation is on the high end of medium, but works well with the dry, tart finish.
Overall: Probably the best raspberry lambic I've had the pleasure of drinking. This is an excellent beer that's worth the trouble to seek out.
06-24-2013 03:21:54 | More by Jonada
4.3/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Back label says Bottled 26 September 2012.
A- Pours a bright ruby red color with a 1/2 inch pinkish white head that retains pretty well before eventually becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.
S- Delightful aroma of raspberry plus a nice dose of lactic acid in the back. There's also a soil-like aroma once the head is aroused. The complexity continues as, upon further inspection, there's a vegetal quality similar to raw cabbage or cauliflower.
T- Very tart with only a small amount of raspberry fruitiness shining through at first. The lactic acid clamps down on the palate causing the tongue to salivate after each swallow. I swear I can almost feel my tongue going numb it's so sour but the little fruit that is there helps to balance and make it not unpleasant. There's almost a medicinal quality to it that reminds me of the way Orajel tastes and feels.
M- I mentioned a lot of the feel in taste because they are mutually active in this beer. Lots of pucker but it's soft enough that it doesn't dry you out. It's actually quite invigorating if you're in the mood for such a thing. Medium-high carbonation and a light body.
O- I've had quite a few sours before but this is like nothing I've had to date. The intensity of flavor is lovely but only because of the smoothing out in the finish and makes for one delicious drink. Definitely not for everyone, but I've become so accustomed to wild ales that I really dig it. Would I pay another $14 for a 12.7 oz. bottle? Probably not, but it's an excellent treat to celebrate my 600th review.
06-24-2013 01:26:00 | More by Immortale25
4.25/5 rDev -0.9%
750ml, January 2010 vintage.
A: Pours a deep bubbly pink with a fizzy light pink head that quickly faded into nothingness.
S: Bright raspberry fruit juice notes mix well with underlying notes of damp musty earth, musty wood, and faint dry tannins and citrus acid.
T: Follows the nose with sweet raspberry nectar, wet soil after a rain, musty wood, and earthy basement funk. Dry oak tannins and raspberry skins balance the sweet juice, and the finish is full of biting citric acid, lemon, and slight cranberry. The finish is tart yet sweet and does not last long.
M: Medium-light body, fizzy active carbonation, drying mouth but not a desert, with a good acidic bite but not an intense mouthfeel puckering sourness. Drinks very well.
O: Not as intensely sour or bold as Lou Pepe, definitely more easy going. Not as pure fruit concentrate as Framboose. Somewhere right in the middle. One of the best examples of framboise on the market.
06-19-2013 00:13:23 | More by scottfrie
District of Columbia
4.01/5 rDev -6.5%
Poured from a 75 cl bottle into a Cantillon chalice. Bottled 2013.
Appearance: Poured a one-finger head. Quickly dissipates in thickness, though a thin layer of foam remains on top. Mostly clear ruby red. Moderate carbonation
Smell: Almost all raspberry. Slight funk. Sour notes.
Taste: Very straightforward. Raspberry carries over from the smell, though less sour than anticipated. Starts with the fruit, stays with the fruit. Mild bitterness in the finish. Compared to the Kriek, it is sweeter, but not by much.
Mouthfeel: Pleasant fizz, lighter, but not as light as other Lambics.
Overall: Very straight forward. It is a very good sour raspberry Lambic. Expect that and you will be very happy, as I was. Not that much complexity, but when what you have is this good, you don’t particularly need complexity.
06-15-2013 18:20:30 | More by Dreizhen
2/5 rDev -53.4%
Appearance: Red; wine-cooler like; medium head; dissipates quickly
Aroma: Tart; sour; syrupy
Taste: Tart fruit; very dry finish; very sour
Remarks: Did not like this beer at all; not my thing
Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 12:06:01 | More by IchLiebeBier
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
95 out of 100 based on 1,682 ratings.