Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus
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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
Ranking:
#440
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,347
Liked:
2,239
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
9.49%
Alströms:
3.8
 
 
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517
Gots:
617
Trade:
58
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375ml bottle dated 11/20/13 in wine glass.

Deep cloudy red pour with ring of white lacing that sticks to glass. Intense sweet raspberry jam aroma with a sour brightness. The sweetness is mostly in the nose. Taste follows the nose with fresh, tart jammy raspberries. Fairly sour with a some vinegar. Finishes dry with some oak and earthy bitterness. The fruit flavor takes center stage. Some earthiness but not too funky. Effervescent but full carbonation with slightly viscous feel. Glad to try this fairly fresh but very curious to find out how this would develop over time. Delicious but if I have to choose a fruited lambic I prefer the Kriek.

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From: Belgian Beer Shop, BE
Date: September 2012 bottling
Glass: Cantillon stem glass

Cantillon's Rose de Gambrinus is a delicious raspberry-inspired lambic, the result of an excellent base lambic and delicious ripe fruit. The result is a strongly sour, at times nearly puckering, beer that still retains its raspberry and lambic base flavors. Excellent, one I would seek out again.

Pours a 1.5cm tall bottle of light pink-colored foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, yielding a frothy appearance. Retention is about average for the style, the foam lasting a bit over one minute and fading to a thin cap atop the body of the beer for the duration of the session, thicker around the edges. Lacing is adequate, with a few dots clinging randomly along the sides of the glass. Body is a dark red-pink color, with light bringing out orange-pink-yellow hues. Carbonation visible through the hazy body, high in number and activity.

Aroma is of raspberry juice sweetness around the periphery, with strong acidity, and farmhouse-like scents (a bit of composting hay, mustiness, Brett-style "funk" - styrene?).

Front of palate tastes a strong mixture of fresh and dried raspberries with a bit of strawberry as well, isoamyl acetate, light tartness, and modest mustiness and composting hay. Mid-palate of very strong acidity leading to a powerful sourness blended with dried raspberry flavors; attendant other flavors are of composting hay, Brettanomyces funk, and mustiness. Back of palate is quite fruity, with strong flavors of sour raspberries, lesser light apple cider like acidity and associated strong tartness, and gentle background washes of Brettanomyces "funk" and mustiness. Aftertaste of strong basement mustiness, lingering raspberry esters, a bit of mineral flavor, and mild tartness.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, leading to a lightly fizzy, then softly foamy mouthfeel that works for the style. Closes dryly, with medium-high stickiness clinging to the palate.

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Bottle shared with Keith_R, served in Cantillon tasters

A - Blush link, no head/lacing.

S - Vinegar and mustard with a pinch of raspberry and a touch of baby diaper.

T - Much better than the nose, straight raspberry bubblegum with a nice acidity.

M - Drying light and refreshing

O - Surprised at how little sweetness remained, I would have preferred a touch more.

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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 95.4% out of 100 with 2,347 ratings
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