Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus
2,402 Ratings
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:
"It has the colour of onion skin", said a voice behind me. It was Raymond Coumans. He was admiring the colour of the raspberry lambic reflecting in the red copper of the buckets used to empty the barrels. At that time (1986), "Raspberry-Lambic" already was synonymous with a sweet, artificially flavoured beer. This is why we decided to distinguish our beer from the other raspberry beers. Raymond proposed to call it a rosé, dedicated not to Bacchus but to Gambrinus.

The process to make this beer is identical to the one to make Kriek. When young, the Rosé de Gambrinus will still present its full fruity taste. Later on, the lambic taste will become dominant at the expense of the fruit taste.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-16-2002

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,402 |  Reviews: 765
Photo of NJB145
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Noyt
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jtladner
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DStoked
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raffy313
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Denoas
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of lucas1801
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of baybassboy
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Danny1217
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Rainier
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of emerge077
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Seldom seen around these parts, I fondly remember picking this up years ago off the shelf and introducing friends to what traditional lambics could be.

375ml split into two goblets.

Deep rosy reddish orange color, slightly murky (likely due to handling). Thin layer of foam with pinkish white hue, it maintains a thin ring at the edge.

Farmy wet pasture aroma, leafy fresh raspberries, oaky sandalwood, authentic and fruity at the same time.

Spritzy and moderately tart, sour raspberry with a dry finish. Seedy and pulpy raspberries, wild sour ones, not at all sweet. Puckering though not extremely sour in the scheme of all things Cantillon. A nice aperitif to be sure, first time I had this it seemed more sour years ago... Chalk it up to a threshold shift in sour tolerance I guess, though batch variation is a possibility too. A classic framboise.

 856 characters

Photo of sleuthdog
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ajzy
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of justforrazors
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of scotv
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Pinknuggets
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jvillefan
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hatfulofhollow
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of SupremePie
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beerpirates
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

75 cl poured into cantilion tulip glass.

Appearance: beautiful deep medium rose/red colour with a 2 fingers of pinkish red head. Drops quickly to a ring. The beer is constantly moving from small little bubbles that are everywhere in this beer.

Smell: Juicy raspberries and a mild to moderate funk. Little bit of "sweaty hay" is noted in the nose as well.

Taste: All the flavors in this beer all seem to hit immediately up front. Funk, hay, lemons, raspberries, oak and musky / dusty barnyard. The tart is moderate and is kept balanced with the fruit and musk, but the tart character still dominates this beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry. Carbonation is lively. Fresh and crisp

Overall: Really nice sour/fruity beer !

 765 characters

Photo of phishphorce
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,402 ratings