Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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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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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml corked and capped green bottle dated December 11, 2011 poured into a Cantillon branded long stemmed tulip glass

Pours a raspberry red with dark pink accents and a pink sea foam-like one and half finger head that quickly dissipates. Over-ripened berries, cherry notes, barnyard funk, earthiness, and mild vinegar on the nose. Opens with acidic sour that moderates to tart raspberry, floral notes, some sweetness, and musty funk. Finishes dry with tart raspberries and a citric sour bite. Effervescent carbonation and light bodied. A very enjoyable framboise that paired perfectly with Moon Dust triple creme brie from Canada.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Rose de Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon.
Score: 90

Unknown vintage bottle, though I suspect it is from 2011 or 2012. Served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 05/15/12 at my law school graduation tasting. Review is from notes.

Appearance: Pours a Jello reddish pink color with a thin fizzy later of pink head that settles to a ring around the glass. Good lacing, above average retention, minimal cling. 4/5

Smell: Raspberry candy, vinegar, and a little funk. A little beach water and sea salt. The nose is fruity/floral and slightly herbaceous with a light yeastiness. 4/5

Taste: Tart raspberries throughout. Fruity vinegar on the midpalate. Very clean and straightforward on the palate; pleasant and refreshing. A good amount of midpalate tartness. Acidic and sweet-and-sour berry fruitiness with a touch of rose pedal and lemon, though less sweet than the nose led on. A bit of mustiness in the finish as the beer warms up. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, high-medium carbonation. Clean, fizzy, and tart with a mild pucker effect. 4/5

Overall: Very solid and tasty, but unspectacular. For the $13.99 this cost me, I would rather spend the extra couple of bucks for a 750 ml of the Classic Gueuze.

Recommendation: Not worth the sticker price, but definitely a beer worth drinking.

Pairings: Chocolate cake,

Cost: $13.99 for a 375 ml bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7oz green bottle, corked and capped, bottled 2MAR2011. My first 'loon...split into red wine glasses with the wife, who wasn't missing out on this...

A: Red body, fairly transparent, with almost no head and zero retention.

S: Lemony tartness and a lactic quality...funk galore, reminiscent of BO...earthy as well...faint hints of malt and raspberry/fruit on the back end.

T: Slight sweetness cuts through the lemon tartness...raspberry notes are soft, with a palate that is dominated more by funk and tartness...softer, sweet-tart finish.

MF: De Gambrinus has a lighter mouthfeel for sure, with low levels of carbonation and plenty of tartness.

O: Its a decent lambic, and more funk-forward than fruit-forward. This might be more of a raspberry-centric beer the fresher it is, however with how pricy and rare these are, I'm glad to have tried it at all.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from a 375 ml bottle, bottled on 12/29/2010

A-pours a mostly clear pink grapefruit color with a fast receding 1 finger bubbly head i recedes to a nice fresh pink cap

S- tart raspberries with sweet /sour light fruit slight funk

T- excellent it follows the nose with tart sweet raspberries a slight funk lingers in the back of the mouth its just right

M- sweet tart and dry lower carbonation

O- a delight to drink raspberries compliment this lambic, really it as good as it gets

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a dark bloodish cherry/plum red colour with an extreme amount of carbonation present. no visibility looking through the glass.

S: huge depth with raspberry hitting you straight in the face! can smell the sweetness and sourness of the beer.

T: a sour note that isnt too overpowering is the initial character that strikes. and the carbonation which from appearance was extreme stays extreme in tasting! lingering sweetness and a twinge of dry fruit.

M: carbonation being super high creates a sensation of the beer jumping around all surfaces of the mouth, a sour bite as expected which complements the fruit and a dry character making it easily drinkable.

O: a really nice lambic style beer, one i would recommend to anyone starting out into trying new styles and one that is easily drinkable for one person.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
4.22 out of 5 based on 2,319 ratings.
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