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:
2,329
Reviews:
751
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy with a rose reddish color. Low retention on its pinky head.
Sour aroma with good raspberries notes.
Predominant fruity flavor with a nice tartness. Quite funky and not really sweet as other copy cats. Strong as expected on raspberries, with some lemon citrusy. Hints of oaks and earthy yeast with spicy notes. Yeasts going wild. Dry finish.
Light body with decent carbonation and a robust acid feeling.
For this one you got be ready, do your homework first, don’t jump straight to this level on sourness. Go smooth first and climb the ladder.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 375 ml bottle (dated September 22, 2012) into a tulip.

A-The brew is a pleasant rose/raspberry color and slightly hazy. There is very little pink head and just a few streams of ultra-fine carbonation are visible.

S-The predominant smell is a funky, earthy fruit-flavored barnyard note. Sweetness and sourness are pretty minimal and the whole thing has a musty feel to it.

T-The taste initially follows the smell pretty closely with funky, earthy, musty flavors up front. However, the sweetness of the fruit builds and the finish is tart and acidic. There is a mild grainy flavor underneath the beer.

M-The feel is light and crisp with the aforementioned finish being long and saliva-inducing. The carbonation is very light.

O-This is not my favorite Cantillon because it lacks some of the vinous complexities that make the other Cantillons so damn good. Nevertheless, this is still a decent beer with good balance of fruit and funk and nice mouthfeel.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rose de Gambrinus was a Cantillon beer than I was very excited for, both because I love Cantillon's brews and because I'm a raspberry whore. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one and crack it open. It pours a deep, blood red color with a pink-ish, lavender tinted head. Very volatile and effervescent in appearance; the head wisps away within a minute or so and fades to a mere ring at the edges of the ruby brew.

The aroma that met my nose as I leaned in towards the glass was wonderful; near perfect execution of funk and fruit that seems unobtainable by any brewery other than Belgium's best. The amount of raspberry in the aroma was stunning; simply gushing with juicy puree and bursting raspberry skins, both tart and sweet. Despite the heavy hand of the framboise, I was picking up on a nice bit of strawberry in the aroma, too. The pungency and tartness of the fruits sting and cling-on to the saliva glads up front and never seem to let go.

The insane fruit bill collides with an equal share of delicious, Belgian, yeasty funk. Huge notes of must, cheesy funk, barnyard, damp cellar, old cork, and sloppy, wet hay. The funk is incredibly powerful, yet so delicately offset by the marvelousness of the fruit. Without each other, these two parts fail. The fruit is too harsh and tart, or the funk is too powerful and off-putting. But together, they mate and form a complex and lovely display of aroma-melding that not many brewers can achieve.

Fearful that the flavor would not follow through with the wonderful aroma, I bring the glass to my lips. I'm in luck, because Rose de Gambrinus tastes amazing, too. The fruits are up-front, first and foremost, with a huge fruit profile that consists most heavily of raspberries, followed by strawberries, and contains faint portions of grapes and cherries. Tartness is quite high and the juiciness from the fruit is something to be in awe of. Acidic, bursting with power, and exceedingly refreshing.

Funk makes it's appearance a few moments into the first sip and gets stronger as Rose gets warmer. Musty barnyards come to mind, and maybe even a solid helping of horseblanket. Wet cork, hay, and old, damp cellar notes can be found as well, slightly hidden under the blanket of fruity goodness. The finish is as good as the start, full of a largely sweet and fading tart raspberry profile that meshes eloquently with the display of funk. Thin bodied with lots of carbonation for a nice upper-lip smack; sharp, tart, and dry in the finish.

I love sour beers and I love raspberry beers, so there were certainly high expectations going into this bottle of Rose de Gambrinus. It's safe to say that my expectations were not only met, but exceeded by a fair amount as well. Quite simply a wonderful execution of raspberry sourness into a funk-filled, yeast-heavy lambic. Cantillon never disappoints, and their most popular raspberry-centric beer is definitely a home run.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy red-orange with a finger of frothy slightly pinkish head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet wheat, raspberries, oak, vanilla, barnyard funk and sour yeast, tart berries and green fruits.

T - Sweet wheat, sweet, sour, and tart raspberries and other berries, vanilla, oak, barnyard funky yeasts, tart green fruits.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sweet, funky, and sour finish.

D - Nice balance and complexity.

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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
4.22 out of 5 based on 2,329 ratings.
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