Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus
2,355 Ratings
Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 02-16-2002

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Photo of Melvintrude
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

startlingly tart, but fabulous concentration of fruit

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah, Cantillon. Any time I open a bottle of Cantillon, it's a good day.

This lambic pours a beautiful, rich, red hue with the typical Cantillon smallish head and minimal lacing. The aroma is of walking through a field of raspberry bushes, fresh raspberry juice, tart fruit, hay, and a general smell of being outside on a farm in the summertime. How do they do that? This beer tastes fabulous. A great blend of sweet raspberry with a heavy barnyard funk. This beer, like all Cantillon brews, is much more sour than sweet, which I find preferable. There is a mild acidity present in the finish. Overall, a terrific beer and one I always stock in my cellar.

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Photo of bigbeerdrinka
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served at Anam Cara out of a bottle which I hadn't seen before. A half naked woman sits upon the nice gentleman's lap, instead of the classic fully clothed woman.

Appearance: Pours a light ruby red with a light head which receded rather quickly with minimal lacing.

Smell: Tart rasberries, some sour notes, horseblanket aromas also pierce the nose. What I believe to be a little lemon hits the nose towards the end. Damn this smells good.

Taste: The first sip of this beer is an explosion which overwhelms the pallate. After taking a second sip, this beer first hits you with its tartness and rasberries. Finishes strong with a puckering sourness.

Mouthfeel: to me this beer had a chewy texture with a medium body that had just the right amount of carbonation. Not only did this beer taste good but it hits the mouth just right

Drinkability: After the first overwhelming sip, this beer goes down smoother and smoother. I absolutely love it and can see myself taking more than one down next time I have a chance.

Overall: Excellent beer for the style. Another nice selection from Cantillon

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Photo of bobsy
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split with my good lady wife and drank on a balmy early summer evening in Toronto. A passable follow up to the 14 year-old bottle of champagne we just polished off. Bottle purchased at the Cantillon Brewery in Brussels.

Pours a bright cherry with a sparkling mousse of white head that fizzles away in around a minute. Occasional bubbles break the surface, but on the whole you can tell this has the traditional restrained carbonation of a traditional lambic. Looks damn pretty in a flute and held up to the light on this glorious evening. The aroma gives off sweet raspberries, as if someone had taken the fruit and condensed its essence. Fresh, sweet and natural. Behind this we have the Cantillon house funk - lemon, horseblanket and white wine vinegar. Smells awesome for the style. Fruitier and more mellow than expected.

Drinks damn smooth. The funk is really held in check by a sweet syrupy natural raspberry flavour, which infuses every aspect of the taste. If I made something like this at home it would be on my waffles all the time. Once the raspberry backs down a little, the funk takes over, bring glorious notes of lemon and barnyard. Tasty stuff, with the scales firmly tipped in favour of the fruit, but I don't mind that... after all this is a fruit beer. The mouthfeel manages to be both syrupy, light, smooth and spritzy.

In terms of balance, this seems very similar to the kriek, with a more dominant fruit aspect than you'll find in beers like Lou Pepe Framboise, Kriek or Fou Foune. Its not my favourite Cantillon, but holy smokes is this a good summer beer. If you like fruit and funk this is for you.

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Photo of DavidHume
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaxOhle
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griffin2
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cherry red with minimal white head. Very tart. It took a couple tastes to appreciate. Pretty bubbly mouthfeel. I was only able to get a 6 ounce pour, and would have enjoyed more.

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Photo of Suds
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with an initially immense fizzy head that, within seconds, falls to nothingness. The color is a shadowy yet intense pink, with endless large bubbles drifting throughout the liquid. The smell is enticing and mesmerizing. Berries and barnyards dominate the smell. Wet hay and funky fruit. You can smell the acidity, which wakes up your nose just a bit. It’s definitely raspberry. The taste is unabashedly dry. Dry with mouth-puckering sourness and lots of fruit flavor. Drinking this is an adventure. The bottle holds lots of different flavors and experiences. I love the funk and excitement of a good lambic, and this is one of the best I’ve had.

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Photo of korguy123
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes.

A- Bright red/pink pour with a finger width white crackling head that recedes to practically nothing. Lacing is minimal.

S- Apple cider, fresh raspberries, subtle funk with some cranberry and cherry sourness.

T- Lemon, raspberries, cherries and cranberries. Sour as all get out but refreshing. Fresh raspberries, sour cider vinegar with a noticeable musty taste.

M- Light to medium bodied. Tartness digs right into the cheeks and jawbone. Lively carbonation.

O- My first Cantillon, one of my first lambics (true to style lambics) and it is just remarkable. The price was a little steep ($22.99 for a 750ml but was definitely worth the treat to myself)

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Photo of slowfade
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Onibubba
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 champagne bottle with a 2007 cork date. Some difficulty in getting the cork out without actully pushing it back into the bottle. Immediately assaulted by scent of fresh sweet raspberry. Overwhelmingly pleasant, and no indicator of the tart monster within. Pour is a light copper, no sediment chunks, and a slight quickly dissipating head. A bit cloudy. Tart. No getting around it. This was my second beer from this brewery. Either my taste for sours has grown, or this is nowhere near the sour potency of their straight lambics. Regardless, it is still plenty sour, to the point of obscuring the raspberry, which continues to strongly assert itself in the aroma. A very pleasant combination. Hard to describe the mouthfeel as the sour taste is quite mouthwatering. Little carbonation and smooth body. Drinkability - not super high, but not a fault of the beer, and certainly good for the style. It is a sipper to be sure, but I had no difficulty finishing a the bottle. Very enjoyable and a beer I will definately revisit again.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6 June 2016 bottle.

L: Raspberry red with a good bit of pink foam head upon pour, which dissipates quickly.
S: Raspberry, cherry, red fruits in general with a bit of funk and wild weed.
T: Loads of raspberry. Fruity, but not sweet. Sourness comes through along with some tart.
F: Well carbonated. Fizzy. Light and easy to drink, with dry aftertaste at the very end.
O: Another solid Cantillion brew. May not be among their very best, but even their 'solid' is better than 98% of the beers out there. Of course, there will always be jackasses like the one reviewer below who will rate down every Cantillon and Russian River sour because he 'doesn't get it'. Trust me, you won't be disappointed if you come across it.

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

Photo of zonker17
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

December 2014 bottle consumed 1/31/17. Deep red hue with light pink head. Raspberry and slight funk on nose. Super clean lactic with great fruit representation. The raspberry lingers on the finish. Quite sour yet balanced. Below average body and above average carbonation.

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

Photo of Phished880
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%

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

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

Photo of Orangevango
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is one Ive been lusting after for quite some time. The color when poured is quite striking, a bit darker than a typical rose' wine, but still pink, with a 2 finger pinkish head that quickly dissapates leaving only a ring of white foam aorund the glass. The aroma is unquestionably funky, suprisingly not sour, and has only a hint of raspberries, and surprisingly strawberries. Describing the taste is difficult. The raspberry presense is quite assertive, but so is the brett funk and the acidity, it tastes beautiful. The mouthfeel is pleasent, fizzy and on the thin side, tannic on the sides of my tounge. I would drink a whole 750 of this any time i could get away with it.

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

Photo of aquazr1
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hooliganlife
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to brent for sharing this! vintage 1997 bottle.

pours light reddish orange with a nice fizzy head. light lacing and light retention.

very sour and very dry up front. light funk hidden beneath.

this was massively sour. everything else was more or less hidden behind this sour bomb. lots of lemon and vinegar through out. in the finish was a nice light dry raspberry flavor. i stress that it was very light.

bone dry... not only lip puckering sour but bone dry. very carbonated as well.

this was amazing. the raspberry had faded heavily but this was amazing. i would drink the hell out of this all day, every day.

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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,355 ratings
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