Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,319
Reviews:
749
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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517
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Photo of Phished880
4.43/5  rDev +5%

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

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

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

Photo of aquazr1
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hooliganlife
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of rhong187
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gusler
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer after decanting the 12-ounce green bottle sets in the glass a beclouded orange-red color, the head is creamy in texture an a off white color, the size adequate, as it evaporates rather quickly, the residual lace is a thin satin sheet to drape the glass. The nose is jaw tightening in its tartness, with the light aromas of blue cheese, green grass, rising damp, and yes raspberries floods your senses, with just a touch of sweetness underneath it all, start is lightly sweet and enormously tart, the top light. Finish is devastatingly acidic with the sweet and sour raspberries lingering to the end, “Whoa Nellie”, this is so tart it makes your jaws hurt, ah the wonder of a true lambic, God I love’em.

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Photo of NateF90
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Cantillon Tulip. Bottled 27 May 2013. Thanks Eric for allowing me to try this!

A- Pours a slightly hazy, fizzy cherry colored body with a light pink, 2 finger head that reduces fairly quickly to leave little lacing

S- Upfront is some Belgian funk, citrus/lemon juice, tart berries, and a woody mustyness. The aromas become a lot more pronounced after 20 or so minutes of sitting.

T- Quite dry upfront, tart berries, fermented fruit, bready/yeasty, the finish is somewhat astringent with a slight bitterness reminiscent of citrus peel, followed by raspberry notes.

M- Pretty high carbonation, but light and refreshing on the tongue.

Cantillon never disappoints, and this beer is an example of why they brew the world's most authentic lambics. Very nice when drank fresh. Recommendable.

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Photo of bruachan
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served at pizza paradiso in gtown

mmmm...sour. my first cantillon and i'm in love, though i must say that i might not have been able to drink more than one of these consecutively

it's fizzy and pink—though with amber tendencies (dear god, please do not taste like lindeman's framboise). the raspberry aroma is big and accompanied by some sourness. i can almost taste the seeds

oh man this shit is sour. holy moly...the aroma did not suffficiently prepare me. so sour. frickin' awesome. it's super dry and the raspberry doesn't actually offer much flavor (at least not nearly as much as it did aroma)

it's not a complex brew, but i doubt that's part of the plan. damn tasty

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Photo of AlexFields
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Travlr
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted a 1986 bottle, brewed in 1984, stored well at the Kulminator in Antwerp.
Cloudy orange/amber with scant head. Aroma of raspberries, lemon, and wet horse-blanket (but in a good way!). Potent sourness, dusty dryness, and a yeasty-finish. More complex, more sour, and drier than a younger bottle.

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Photo of GrandCruDrew
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage 750mL, poured in my Cantillon ballon stem.

A- Amber with a rosey hue to it, a little hazy. Poured a 1/2 inch head that quickly disappeared. Very little lacing.

S- Super Raspberry-e, Tartness, the cantillon funk, barnyard w/ a wine like nose.

T- whoa, super sour and funky. Big acid. after a few sips, the raspberries are really coming out! the barnyard carries through.

M- Pretty well balanced. I like this beer with this age on it.

Overall- I can't stop smelling this beer, I love the raspberries! Well Done!

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Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodzm14
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gtreid
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to urwithdave for sharing. Bottle poured into a tulip. MMMM, naked lady beer!

A: Pink. Clear pink, nothing more to be said. The pour dropped a finger and a half of fizzy, pinkish head that hung around for a while.

A: Smells of rapsberries and sour. Citrus abounds with hints of lemon. But the rapsberries really shine.

T: Very nice. Not overly sour, but sour enough to make you know you're drinking a lambic. Berries again shine. Finishes sharp with a nice sour kick.

M: Tingely but smooth. High carbonation levels deliver the flavor nicely.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is through the roof on this one. I typically can't have too many of this style, but this would be one I could drink quite a few of. Overall this is one fantastic brew. I can't wait to try this again. Skal.

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Photo of mothman
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage poured into Bruery snifter

Pours a fizzy pink head that fades down fast. Color is a dark raspberry red. Color is very appealing, but no head retention.

Aroma: Sour and funky. Raspberries with some horse blanket. Fresh cranberries. Maybe a hint of leather. Nice oak in the background. Solid. Mouth watering.

Taste: Very funky. Some acidic notes with a lot of horse blanket going on. Sour as well. Raspberries with some other fruits lingering around. More oak flavors here. This beer is pretty solid.

Mouthfeel: Sour and tart. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends dry with some fruit/oak notes.

Overall, another solid beer from cantillon. I wish I could drink this all the time. It has a lot of flavor and is very sour. I can imagine aging this would be fine as well. Very drinkable. I highly recommend.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 08/21/10 notes. Had at Monk's Cafe in Philly.

a - Pours a ruby red color, with no head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of tart raspberries and cherries, and sour dark fruits. Also some funk to it. Very enjoyable.

t - Tastes of sour, sour cherries, raspberries, and other dark fruit, with a hint of funk. Also some wine and earthy tones to it.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - Overall I really enjoyed this lambic and it is one of the best beers I've had from Cantillon. Would love to try again.

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Photo of bs870621345
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled December 23, 2009.

Pours a cloudy red color with a minimal head that fades quickly. No lacing at all.

Smells like wet hay, horse, must, raspberries, and oak.

Taste opens up with a raspberry, funk and lemon sourness, in the middle there is a nice sweetness that seems to emerge, followed quickly by a vinegar sourness and finishes dry with the oak tannins in the throat and on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is light and spritzy. Activates the salivary glands on the first sip.

Overall its good, almost great. Very enjoyable lambic.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottle side by side with Kriek at Brasserie Cambrinus in Beuges. Pours bright pinkish red with a very small pink head that recedes quickly. Plenty of dry tartness on the aroma with light raspberries supplementing lots of funky acidic Gueuze notes. Flavor follows very tart and funky--much more so than Kriek--with a beautiful supplement of lightly sweet and tart raspberries that don’t overwhelm. Light bodied, very dry and crisp, plus carbonation. This is exactly how a raspberry lambic should be.

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Photo of cyrenaica
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml corked bottle
5.0% ABV

Bottled February 18, 2008

I tried this beer on May 23, 2008 at "The Beer Bistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a cloudy pinkish red with a thin white head. The aroma was musty with some hints of raspberry. The mouthfeel was thin, and very champagny. The flavour was primarily sour raspberries, very dry, and delicious. Very expensive, yet worth it.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a flute.

Appearance: Hazy, with rose and raspberry hues, definitely lighter and more pink at the edges. A white energetic cap mostly clings to the outside, with just a bit of lace left behind.

Smell: Tart raspberry is the first aroma I sense. Nice barnyard funk, a fair amount of leather, and a little oak round out the nose.

Taste: Each sip starts out with a strong tart raspberry flavor, which I really like. As I was drinking it, I figured that the sour effect would be reduced with every sip, but I was oh so wrong. With each sip the sour raspberry flavor came back strong. A modest amount of vinegar joins the fruit, with some light vanilla leading into a musty oak flavor. As it warms, much more funk and leather come into the flavor, right at the end. Some light tannins leave the mouth with a complex flavor.

Mouthfeel: The sour flavor puckers my lips and causes profuse salivation. This is really able to hit my sensory sweet spot, because neither of these effects is too over the top. Overall the body is on the light to medium side, with an acidic nature. The full, vibrant, effervescent carbonation really makes this jump off the tongue and awakens my senses even further.

Overall: At this point in my lambic drinking career, I can safely say that my bias leans toward the sour raspberry varieties. Also, each beer I have had from Cantillon has been simply top notch.

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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
4.22 out of 5 based on 2,319 ratings.
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