Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
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Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-16-2002

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
761
Ratings:
2,380
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThickNStout
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle from ThatCracker (thanks Andrew!). Bottled 9/29/15. Served in an oversized Bruery snifter. Enjoyed 1/7/18.

Pours a soft yet opaque lilac rose with a tall three finger pillar of light pink froth. The head recedes to a few small patches and a thin rail but no lace.

Raspberries leap to the forefront of the aroma well before I even put my nose to the glass. Soured pale grains, a moderate earthy funk and a hint of sweetness.

Again in the flavor those raspberries have a starring role. Pleasantly tart with layers of berry, funky hay, lemon, earthy sugar, a mild oak character. Delicious.

Light body with lively carbonation. Tart raspberries and some mild sour malt in the aftertaste.

I haven’t had much opportunity to try Cantillon’s offerings but Rose de Gambrinus is enough to confirm that their reputation is justified. Remarkable raspberry flavor in a base that is much more complex than I can appropriately describe.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerRay
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BdM
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in September 2016, drink in December 2017
It pours a wonderful clear ruby body with a thin white head quickly disapearing.
The smell is very fruity with a nice raspberry presence, some funk...
But nothing compared to the taste, welcome to funkytown! Hay, barnyard funk and some raspberry. It remains balanced at all time.
It's semi-dry and has a champagne-like carbonation.
My oh my, a great Cantillon. Went very well with some raspberry tiramisu

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4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wiescins
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MDDMD
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Botulizard
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A delicate-looking pink color with a modest white head. Huge raspberry aroma with some lemon, funk, and floral notes. The raspberries were there first on the palate but in a sour and not sweet way. Big complexity from funky and earthy notes. Light feel but full of great taste. Hard to explain, but the most drinkable sour beer I've had.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was a beautiful pink color with visible carbonation and white bubbles at the top of the glass.

Smell -,Fresh sour raspberries exploded in the nose.

Taste - Fresh strawberries began the taste, and run to tarttoward the back. I also detected notes of green apple and sweet tatrs with the acidity. The beer ran somewhat dry in the after.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was well balanced for the style and brushed away sweetness to leave a dryer finish.

Overall - I loved the label and I loved the beer.

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4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a dark-ish clear red color, with a small white head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like sour macerated raspberries, citric acid, dirty earthy funk, and lemon.

This is delightful. There's a ton of raspberry here, but it's mostly sour, with very little sweetness, and a dirty prickly funk, and lemon skin. It's extremely sour, but it's not overwhelming.

This is light bodied, with a crisp feel and lingering sourness on the finish.

Not unsurprisingly, this is great. It's a classic for a reason.

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4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Lots of raspberries upfront, followed by barnyard funk, and sourness.

A: Deep crimson, clear, with a moderately dense light pink head that has adequate retention.

T: Fruity raspberries, followed by a moderate funkiness, and clean lingering sourness through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Delicious; the beer is raspberry fruit forward, but still has a bit of funk and clean sourness to balance it out. Super easy to drink.

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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisG523
4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of satisfied1013
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,380 ratings