Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

749 Reviews
Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of alos31
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent every day sour beer with above average flavor. There was bright fruit, but the flavor was muted. A bit of bitterness on the finish with a good amount of acidity along with funk. This is not a beer for beginners, but is rewarding non the less.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, bottled Sep 2015. Bought this in Barcelona a year ago, and kept it for a special occasion, which turned out to be Valentine's Day. That's appropriate for a beer that is a gorgeous pinkish-red, clear, not cloudy. Chilled from the fridge, there's a big foamy head that quickly dissipates.

The aroma is tart fruit, with a little funk. The taste is dry, tart, and raspberries. Maybe lemons too, as it's really tart. And dry, there's just hardly any sweetness at all. The body is very light, with a ton of carbonation.

It's an excellent beer, but I have to say that I didn't find it as ethereal as many BAs seem to. And I do like sours.

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Photo of dro7
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 26 Sept 2016, drank on 16 Feb 2017, poured into a tulip wine glass. Aroma: nice funk, fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries, wild yeast. Taste: tastes just as it smells, nice berry flavors, slight acidity, wild yeast, fresh oak, natural sugars. This is a great and refined lambic. It tastes natural and fresh.

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Photo of zonker17
4.43/5  rDev +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 TheUsername
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found at a bottle shop in Paris, France (La Moustache Blanche, highly recommended), bottled in 2015, "nude label" (i.e. Non-export)

Fantastic beer. Notably different than a typical lambic: think "hints of fruit" rather than "made with fruit". However, it was quite young: light sourness absent funk.

Other features of note:
> Raspberry flavor is light, fantastic, and notably absent any "musk"
> NOT syrupy-sweet - this is notably more drinkable than the popular versions of this style (for example, Lindemans)

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Photo of Derek
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11Jan2016

Transparent ruby red, with a pink head that quickly dissipates.

Raspberry bud candy on the nose.

Generous raspberry flavour with a light funk, not too tart... Actually a slight residual sweetness as well.

Good body for its weight, surprising that it's not more attenuated.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pulling off the cork, I smell some powerful peppery notes, and hibiscus.

Appearance is pinkish red, with a large, light pink head that is loudly active and fizzy, but dies very rapidly, almost soda-like. The fluid leaves behind some wine-like legs,

The true nose is peppery oak, very crisp and defined, with nothing muddled at all--herbal, literal rose petal, raspberry, and strawberry. As it warms, some light smoke or cypress develops.

Taste is raspberry and dark cherry skin, light and refreshing, and very bright. Again, these are very fine, pinpointed flavors. A little bitter in aftertaste, again like rose petal, and yes, I've bitten one or two before.

Tart, tingling the back of the throat, but smooth and wine-like. Slightly acetic, semi-wet and crisp, with a slightly fizzy finish.

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Photo of DankScuba
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: raspberry red, and very clear. Thin, pinkish foam, that dissipates quickly.

S: Raspberry, funk, Brett, citrus, cherry

T: sour, sweet, raspberry. Funk. Super clean finish.

F: light, perfectly carbonated.

O: Such fantastic balance between sweet and sour. Fantastic.

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Photo of stevoj
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle share courtesy of BuckeyeBoy. Nice fruity nose, raspberries dominate without distracting. Clear pink pour, sweet and sour play well off each other.

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Photo of eifster82
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
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 yesterdayfaraway
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: looks like a red raspberry. no head
S: Very tart with slight funk but big raspberry
T: Big raspberry with tartness to follow and finishes dry straw
F: big carbonation but easy drinking
O: my real sour to speck of so i don't have a good frame of reference to rate but i liked it.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: A ruby red, amber, lingering pinkish hue head
S: Wow, Raspberries, a dark forest full of raspberries that is so complex and rich, a funky yeast hint with a sweet sour scent
T: A fantastic sour sweet and tart blend of raspberries, yeast and that Cantillion Lambic funk, fantastic
F: A prickly beginning that is very high in carbonation but evens out and dances around your palette. Nice
O: A fantastic Lambic that is definitely worth the cost or trip. Very nice.

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Photo of kitch
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A 750ml capped and corked bottle bottled on 26th January 2016, poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear ruby red colour with a one finger pinkish white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Tart and juicy fresh raspberries with a hint of lemon, berry jam, oak and barnyard funk.

Taste: Sweet, sour and tart raspberries followed by lemon juice, oak woodiness and a hint of barnyard funk.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry, light bodied with moderate lively carbonation.

Overall: A great raspberry Lambic that I could drink all day. So refreshing with great balance.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taster glass. Another excellent bottle from our friend Shannon.

A: Raspberry pink with just a hint of pink bubbly froth across the top.

S: Raspberries, oakiness, a bit of barnyard funk.

T: Such a sweet/tart fruity decadence with raspberries leading the way. A light funkiness with some oakiness follows and only makes it all better.

M: Low to medium with light carbonation, but just right for me. Perfection.

O: So very lucky to be able to sip this wonderful lambic. Now I see why Cantillon is world class.

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Photo of Roguer
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tart and oaky; supremely musty; noticeable raspberries without really tasting like a raspberry lambic. The focus is really on the terroir - Cantillon's yeast and barrels.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

375ml capped and corked bottle into a Cantillon stemmed balloon glass. Bottled 29/04/15

Pours a clear, bright ruby coloured body with a generous amount of fine streaming visible carbonation. A one-finger in height, pinkish-white, bubbly head disappears almost instantly, leaving behind absolutely no lace of any kind.

The sharp and dry nose consists primarily of equal parts tart juicy raspberries, acidity and barnyard funk. Subtle aromas of lemon, citrus, hay, grass, musty hops and oak are also noticeable in the background. Taste follows suit. Sweet and sour raspberries along with a touch of tart cherry lead above the wild, sour Lambic base. Mid-palate, fruits fade to the background, revealing a sourness and acidity that peaks just short of mouth puckering. Sharp, raw lemon juice, lactic acid, and funky farmyard yeast profiles transition to complex earthy and musty notes of wet hay, modest grassy bitterness and dry oak towards the finish. In the mouth a light body and lively carbonation make for an incredibly clean, crisp and dry feel. Oak tannins from extensive barrelling give a bone dry finish, leaving the palate with a dry white wine-like astringency that cleans up small amounts of lingering fruit flavours.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. Masterfully crafted to give each complex flavour ample time in the spotlight. Tart fruity profiles perfectly compliment the wild, funky and earthy Lambic base, making for wonderful balance and a great introductory beer to the style. Recommended.

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Photo of Omisco
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle picked up in a care package cork was labelled may 2014, I enjoyed

A - Beautiful red/pink color that shines brilliantly. Nice fluffy pink head from a moderate pour
S - Tart funk, and ripe raspberries. Barnyard but very enjoyable.
T - Bursting with ripe raspberry flavor and the bottle is almost two years old, I can't imagine a fresh bottle! Perfect mix of funk, sweetness, tart, sour and fruit. If i had more experience on my palate I would give this beer a 5 but I'm such a novice I'll retain from doing so.
F - Medium/light body, awesome mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation IMO
0 - If you like funky fruit beers that aren't jammy find this one! I personally would pay a pretty penny for this beer again! Luckily my buddy who traded me has a few more bottles!

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Reddish pink with fluffy pink head
S- Raspberries, funkiness, straw, earthy
T- Slightly tart, ripe raspberries, more wild and funky than sour. Not too sweet either.
F- Medium-light body, very drinkable
O- Nice raspberry beer. Well balanced with tart and sweet.

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Photo of champ103
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Having had this on multiple occasions, it is always a treat. Thanks the Show for being able to have this once again. This is Sept 2015 bottle, which might be the freshest Cantillon I have ever had.

S: Pours a stunning garnet red. Beautifully bright and clear. A white/pink head forms and recedes quickly, with a bit of lace. The color is absolutely stunning.
S: Tart and jammy fruits up front and center. Raspberries are so fresh, and just burst with a wonderful tartness and funk. Having had older bottles, I know the funk character develops much more, and is no less amazing. Though the supper fresh berries here are amazing.
T: More acidic than the nose suggests. Sour/tart raspberry jam. With a touch of funk, but the acidic and sour character is...again...amazing.
M/O: A light to medium body. Perfectly effervescent carbonation. The fruit adds a bit of sweetness, but finishes wonderfully dry. As well as an other worldly cleanness. I can't say how much I love to drink this. I have said both these words, but amazingly stunning (hows that).

This has always been one of my favorite Cantillon offerings. As there beers go, relatively easy to get and always on point. That is to say one of the best fruit Lambics ever produced.

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Photo of Timdejay671
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml into a snifter. Two finger Pinkish head with nice lacing. Nice fruity--raspberry nose. Slightly tart jammy mouth feel with robust berry notes. Light oak after taste that lingers a bit. Overall very nice beer!

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Photo of AnotherBrick00
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 375ml. Beautiful color. Its kind of hard to rate a beer with such legendary status, and such efforts required to obtain...Definitely a great experience to enjoy.

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Photo of papat444
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at Vices & Versa's anniversary.

Very nice dark pink/red body, raspberries galore in flavor and aroma but very balanced as well as is the acidity. Very glad to have tried this.

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Photo of pagriley
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 into snifter. Bottled 10 months ago.

L - Pours brilliant ruby red with modest pink head that recedes to nothing
S - Fresh raspberries and a touch of funk - very bright and refreshing
T - Crisp acid with fruit and sweetness to balance. A bit sharp, and not the most depth or complexity, but really tasty and refreshing
F - Moderate carb and a crisp light feel

Overall a really tasty beer- not sure I would ever seek it out again given the difficulty in getting a bottle, but super tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing color, all pink and red. The visibility is great. Pink head, amazing lace on it.

Aroma hits equal parts sweet and sour raspberries. Just a little bit of oakiness. Taste is the same, sweetness and a heavy sour quotient, oak, highly carbonated, mildly hopped. Finishes with a dry mouthfeel and lingering raspberry.

World class framboise/lambic stuff right here. As usual, the regular rotation of loons seems to supercede in terms of quality, the rare one off stuff from them.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pink froth that goes in a flash over lurid fuscia. 3.75
Raspberry seed, balsamic, soap, lemon rind and some earth - deep and signature. 4.5
Jam sweetness that is gone quick, raspberry tart, some flint, copper, acetic, plum skin, lime sorbet, and wet wood. Fruit mellows as it opens. 4.25
Earthy, soapstone finish and clean bright linger with a touch of herb.
Dry, fizzy, crisp. 4

Starting to get the house style - that metallic, Pinot Grigio thing of completed Brett. Raspberry adds surprising balance and brightness without actually being sweet. Farm end gets bigger as it warms.

Cantillon quality stands tall. 4.25

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