Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus

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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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A crystal clear ruby red topped with a tight mircofoam of 2 fingers of pale rose bubbles. Losing so of it's volume the head settled to a thin blanket.

S: Sweet and tart raspberry with a lasting note of funk and some very subtle wheat.
Somme hints of minerals mixed with the sweetness of the raspberry.

T: Sweet tart red berries, bright, dry and refreshing, suggestive of lemon pith. Followed with an earthy funk and minerals. Tart and dry on the finish, puckering and tangy with a hint of pepper.

M: Clean, crisp and dry in the mouth - some puckering that is enjoyable and refreshing.
High carbonation supports the dry clean mouth feel.

O: The mix of red fruits with sour notes and the clean refreshing minerals offer a complex drink that is worth enjoying on each and every sip. The ruby red colour and pale pink foam is rich and shines with a jewel like intensity. Beautiful to look at and well blended with a mix of sweet, tart, and earthy funk, Rosé De Gambrinus is a complex drink worth lingering over.

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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,376 ratings
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