Rosé De Gambrinus
Brasserie Cantillon

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From:
Brasserie Cantillon
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #26
ABV:
5%
Score:
96
Ranked #976
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 9.47%
Ratings:
2,533
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 04:53 PM
Added:
Feb 16, 2002
Wants:
  515
Gots:
  648
SCORE
96
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Rosé De GambrinusRosé De Gambrinus
Notes: "It has the colour of onion skin", said a voice behind me. It was Raymond Coumans. He was admiring the colour of the raspberry lambic reflecting in the red copper of the buckets used to empty the barrels. At that time (1986), "Raspberry-Lambic" already was synonymous with a sweet, artificially flavoured beer. This is why we decided to distinguish our beer from the other raspberry beers. Raymond proposed to call it a rosé, dedicated not to Bacchus but to Gambrinus.

The process to make this beer is identical to the one to make Kriek. When young, the Rosé de Gambrinus will still present its full fruity taste. Later on, the lambic taste will become dominant at the expense of the fruit taste.
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4.61 by Budlum from Maryland on Thursday at 04:53 PM
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4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Capped and corked bottle courtesy of @snaotheus poured into a teku courtesy of @snaotheus

Brewers Notes: "It has the colour of onion skin", said a voice behind me. It was Raymond Coumans. He was admiring the colour of the raspberry lambic reflecting in the red copper of the buckets used to empty the barrels. At that time (1986), "Raspberry-Lambic" already was synonymous with a sweet, artificially flavoured beer. This is why we decided to distinguish our beer from the other raspberry beers. Raymond proposed to call it a rosé, dedicated not to Bacchus but to Gambrinus.

The process to make this beer is identical to the one to make Kriek. When young, the Rosé de Gambrinus will still present its full fruity taste. Later on, the lambic taste will become dominant at the expense of the fruit taste.

Pours a fizzy, fluffy pink foam cap over a dark red liquid , visible at the top are streams of carbonation , settles to a pink ring

Aroma is raspberry jam

Taste is tart raspberry jam

Fizzy mouthfeel , tart sharp finish

Good beer , thanks Ry

Apr 07, 2022
 
4.39 by not2quick from Missouri on Mar 31, 2022
 
4.37 by RMW66 from Australia on Mar 17, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by darktronica from Indiana

750mL bottle dated July 2019, from the brewery itself. Beautiful brett funk accented by raspberry tartness. Excellent fruit expression, still a study in balance that alternates between sour, tart, sweet, and very light traditional Belgian esters.

Jan 23, 2022
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4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Sparty1224 from Michigan

Serving: 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottles 3/8/21, making this a bout 10.5 months old.

A: Pours a beautiful rosy-pink color, very clear. Trace white head just around the rim.

S: Huge raspberry blast up front, followed by a nice funkiness of fresh hay or wet grass.

T: This beer is a touch aged at this point, but the raspberries still come through nice. Not too jammy or anything, but give a nice fruit splash. Most of the tartness is from the fermentation though. Really nice funk on this.

M: Good, medium-full body. Great drinkability. Being my first true traditional lambic, I can really appreciate the complexity and funkiness without the overt sourness you get from some puckering American sours.

O: So this is my first Cantillon experience after nearly 10 years in the game. Got lucky and saw it on a shelf. From what I gather, this is one of the most produced lambics over there and thus easier to get. So hey, I'll take it. I don't have a ton of experience with sours/lambics in general, but I do feel like I get a totally different feel from this compared to anything I've had before in the US. It doesn't hit you over the head with the sourness, but rather aims for balance and complexity and depth, and I like that a lot.

Recommendation: Even if it's your first Cantillon experience, I still recommend this beer.

Jan 22, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a dark purple color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has generous raspberry and yeast hints
Taste follows the nose with a well balanced and complex raspberry tart flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A great Lambic

Nov 24, 2021
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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Brasserie Cantillon 'Rose De Gambrinus' @ 5.0% , served from a corked 375 ml bottle
A-pour is a pink rose from the bottle to glass with a small pink head leaving a fine spotty lace along the chalice
S-fresh raspberries , two year old lambic
T-refreshing and tart , thirst quenching , such a true sour beer
MF-ok carbonation , very bubbly , medium body
Ov-this beer has the wow factor
prost LampertLand

Nov 13, 2021
 
4.48 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay on Oct 20, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

Bottled 12/11/19

Holy hell, another Cantillon as an extra in a trade! A huge shoutout to fo1ksguitar for this one, this dude is a trading legend. I’m a sucker for raspberry anything, and a raspberry lambic from Cantillon sounds like it’ll be an absolute indulgence. If Fou Foune was anything to go by, I'm sure this will be excellent as well. Let's crack it open

Pours a murky brownish maroon with 2 fingers of pink tinted white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

Ok so it's much sweeter in the nose than I would've expected but that's not necessarily a negative. I'm picking up on aromas of overripe raspberry, strawberry juice, tart lemon, straw, light white pepper, crackery malt, and a touch of white wine vinegar

And it pulls a complete 180 in taste, focusing more on sharply funky flavors rather than sweet ones. This beer seems to be throwing me for a loop so far! On the front end of the sip I'm tasting white wine vinegar, green apple, overripe raspberry, straw, tart lemon, sharp oak and light bready malt. The swallow brings notes of very tart raspberry, cherry, rich blackberry, white pepper, wet hay, aged oak, and white wine vinegar

A light medium body pairs with fine tingling carbonation, resulting in a very tart and crisp beer. Somehow it finishes very dry, yet a light stickiness creeps up on the after taste

Yet another killer beer from Cantillon! Super unique and full of flavor, I will absolutely get this one again. It's such a treat

Sep 19, 2021
 
4.44 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Aug 26, 2021
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4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by BerryKumquat from California

L: A medium brown-red color.
S: A bouquet of berry flavors.
T: An overly strong tarty cherry flavor with a dry spicy body and grassy tail finish.
F: Very strong tarty berry flavor.
O: An overly strong berry flavor with a very dry finish.

Jun 27, 2021
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4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by mynie from Maryland

Oh wow I never reviewed this before?

For whatever reason, this is one of the relatively easy to find Cantillon beers stateside. Or, it *was*, at least. I ain't seen a single bottle on an American shelf since probably 2017 or so. This one I imported direct from Belgium.

The pour is divine. Just, otherworldly beautiful. The most inviting shade of red imaginable, gloriously filtered, sparkly, soaking and reflecting all light.

The aroma is dry and fruity, very yeast heavy with a wonderful, inviting dryness. Light must, crisp fruit. Wonderfully composed.

The flavor is, likewise, otherworldly. I don't know if I've never had the beer this fresh before, or what, but good heavens this is fantastic. The raspberry puree is crisp and clean, at first accentuated by the tart lactic yeastiness and then overcome by it, the yeast character consisting of delectable layers moving from sweet to dry to sour and back again, like some kind of fantastic stuffed pastry. The finish is perhaps its greatest asset, with quenching yeast lingering brilliantly, somehow still mingling the the fresh raspberries long after the sip has been swallowed.

May 04, 2021
 
4.5 by blackcloud from Alaska on Apr 24, 2021
 
3.74 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Apr 17, 2021
 
4.75 by Rothobinide from California on Mar 22, 2021
 
4.31 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania on Mar 19, 2021
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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

375 ml corked and capped green bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Clear red colour, big pink head. Intense aroma of ripe and sour raspberries. The flavour is very sour and tart, again with notes of sour raspberries. Good stuff, but requires that you like fruit lambics in the first place.

Mar 18, 2021
 
4.3 by JensUrup from Denmark on Feb 28, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by stcules from Italy

A very beautiful bright red appearance, with a beautiful pink foam.
In the smell an explosion of raspberry. And cherries. Intense tart notes, pleasant, long.
Good, good, good.

Feb 27, 2021
 
4.47 by fromthewood1 from California on Feb 25, 2021
 
4.67 by Dreyski from England on Feb 23, 2021
 
4.25 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Feb 20, 2021
 
4.75 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 10, 2021
 
4.69 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4.27 by Vicirus from Massachusetts on Jan 31, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bandfresno from California

Not as much fresh raspberry as I expected but still very smooth and delicate

Jan 12, 2021
 
3.92 by EasternIsh from California on Jan 11, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by NJ908Jimmy from New Jersey

Hits you off the bat with fruit, but that tart note isn’t messing around on the back end. I can see why this is one of the most respect breweries in the world. Out of all the Cantillon I’ve had though. Not in my top 10

Jan 05, 2021
 
4.49 by eric5bellies from Australia on Jan 03, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ckgibu from Hawaii

Funk & raspberry almost give off a cotton candy smell & taste

Jan 03, 2021
 
4.5 by MrSwingKing from Denmark on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.9 by SG_H44 from Korea (South) on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.5 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2020
 
4.21 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 09, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by janubio from Spain

75 cl. corked botle at Echarle Huevo, served at home in a flute glass.
Rosé colou big pinky head that fades soon to a tnin layer. Good lacing.
Aroma of raspberries, grape stalk, nuts, yoghourt.
Medium body, silky texture, good carbonation.
Taste of raspberries, yoghourt, grapes and nuts,
Good.

Nov 08, 2020
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4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

2018 vintage served at 50 degrees. Pours an attractive glowing orangy red with a couple inches of fizzy, short lived head. Aroma is amazing. An amazing blend of raspberry based sour funkiness just comes off this in waves. As soon as I uncorked the bottle it was already present, in the best possible way. Based on the nose, I fully expect this to be plenty tart.

Taste is also amazing. Well balanced....raspberry forward with just the right amount of tartness. Very little in the way of pure funk. I think it's lurking, and may start to show up more in later years with bottles I age for longer. Regardless, this is a marvelous beer.

Oct 30, 2020
 
4.38 by jtk21351 from California on Oct 11, 2020
 
4.7 by mxracercam from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2020
Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 2533 ratings