Rosé De Gambrinus
Brasserie Cantillon

Rosé De GambrinusRosé De Gambrinus
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From:
Brasserie Cantillon
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #28
ABV:
5%
Score:
96
Ranked #962
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 9.47%
Reviews:
799
Ratings:
1,745
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 17, 2023
Added:
Feb 16, 2002
Wants:
  518
Gots:
  647
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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Rated: 4.57 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 17, 2023
 
Rated: 4.29 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jan 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2022
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Raul isn’t realy into that superhuman stuff, but I’m gonna assume that this one bangs like Thor’s hammer - I’m talking large and in charge. Rosé De Gambrinus just shows up to the party and doesn’t need to ring the door bar because he’s welcome at any time. It’s smooth, it’s ripe, and it’s sophisticated without trying.

Oh, my.
Nov 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.56 by festizio from California

Nov 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by hopley from Massachusetts

Oct 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours light reddish pink with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor feature ripe red raspberries, barnyard funk, oak, tannins, medium malt backbone. Not much hops, which isn't surprising given the style and 3-4 year age of the bottle. Overall I'm happy with the level of fruit - I was afraid it would have faded more. This would be interesting to try as a fresh bottle.
Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.62 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.61 by Budlum from Maryland

May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.39 by not2quick from Missouri

Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by RMW66 from Australia

Mar 17, 2022
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by Sparty1224 from Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.48 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay

Oct 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.44 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2021
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by blackcloud from Alaska

Apr 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Apr 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Rothobinide from California

Mar 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.3 by JensUrup from Denmark

Feb 28, 2021
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.47 by fromthewood1 from California

Feb 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.67 by Dreyski from England

Feb 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.69 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2021
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Rated by Bandfresno from California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Not as much fresh raspberry as I expected but still very smooth and delicate
Jan 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by EasternIsh from California

Jan 11, 2021
Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 2544 ratings