Rosé De Gambrinus
Brasserie Cantillon

Rosé De GambrinusRosé De Gambrinus
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Brasserie Cantillon
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #28
Ranked #944
4.33 | pDev: 9.24%
Dec 02, 2023
Feb 16, 2002
"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: 4.85 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Dec 02, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Deep ruby red body, mostly clear, forming a short-lived rose-pink head, fizzling aggressively to nothing in seconds.
Lush, juicy, fragrant raspberry wafting from the glass, along with a touch of light red wine, some dark cherry.
Sharply tart and burning acidity, accompanied by sophisticated, barrel-aged berry juice - raspberry, cherry, red currant; it's bright but not juicy, tangy, and a touch of must; low carbonation, super fine, and a medium body; feel is sticky; the fruit and lactic acid lingers long through the semi-dry finish.

A sophisticated, fruity, flavourful lambic, top notch! 2021 vintage
Aug 15, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by PprBurke from Virginia

Jul 28, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by JAWS from New York

Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a clear medium purplish red in color with light to moderate amounts of very fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate ruby red + garnet red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense fizzy foamy pale pink colored head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of slightly sour wheat + pale malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. Moderate aromas of slightly sour lacto lemon citrus along with a moderate aroma of slightly funky barnyard + horse blanket. Light aromas of tart raspberries.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of slightly sour wheat + pale malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of slightly sour lacto lemon citrus and slightly stronger than moderate flavors of funky barnyard + horse blanket. Finally there are light to moderate flavors of tart raspberries. Moderate amounts of lingering acidic tartness.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate to heavy amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly prickly acidic tart mouthfeel. Extremely enjoyable with great tart, sour, and funky flavors along with raspberry without any of the associated sweetness of other examples of raspberry lambics.
Jul 20, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by scottyshades from Florida

Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Jun 21, 2023
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Reviewed by AgentMunky from New York

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Singular in Bilbao.
9.5A: Glorious, deep ruby. No head, but some lacing.
7S: We have got some weird flavors in here. Pretty funky, tart, but just enough putrefaction to cause the occasional grimace.
9T: Nailed it. Bright fruit, cold beer, perfect finish. Rather brief maintaste, but the strike and the finish are excellent.
10M: Light, tart, excellent. Both lingers and effervesces.
8.50: Ultimately, it's the flash in the pan of the dazzling burst of flavor that disappoints somewhat, along with that unmucked stall note. Otherwise: excellent.
May 18, 2023
Rated: 4.77 by CAcker from California

May 11, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

May 06, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

May 01, 2023
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Bottle at Biercafe Au Trappiste in Bern. Poured out a clear, reddish pink color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left minimal lacing on the glass. It smelled of raspberry, green apple and some subtle lemon. Great sweet raspberry taste with a sour punch. This may be the best Lambic I've ever had.
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by o29 from Texas

Mar 25, 2023
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Rated by calvin_os from Colorado

4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Found a bottle of this while lost in Amsterdam. Cheers to the friendly staff at In De Wildeman.

Fresh, fruity, funkadelic masterpiece.
Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by ajdemma from New York

Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by Curt3 from Ohio

Feb 06, 2023
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
Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 2561 ratings