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Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Rosé De GambrinusCantillon Rosé De Gambrinus
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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:
"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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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

750 ml cork and capped green bottle split and poured into a Central Waters tulip.
Bottled: 29 Sept. 2010, Store and serve at cellar temperature (50-55°F)
(Reviewed 06-07-11 - from notes)

Thanks Todd!

A - Bright fire engine red in color with an effervescent pink head. Clear throughout with a poorly retained foam and no lace.

S - Tart funk and wet straw with a mellow barnyard aroma open followed by fresh raspberries adding smooth fruitiness to the armpitty nose. Floral aspects balance the nose out.

T - Fresh, thin raspberries aren't anywhere near sugary as the bulk of the beer is funky yeast and tartness.

M - Dry as can be, the overly tart finish is surprising but quite welcome. A little gut-churning acidic but quite a good feel.

O - Score another win for Cantillon and the guy on the bottle! This framboise is fruity but well-balanced and has the right amount of funky, wild yeast to it.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Tnudish
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle brought to our Saturday couples by Baron. Thanks a bunch for the tick Baron.

A-Hazy light pink in color when held to the light with about a fingers worth of tight, light pink head.

S-Nose is full of fresh raspberry and not much else.

T-Flavor is full of fresh raspberry again, some lemon, and has a little vinegar/acetic acid to it.

M-Light mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, pretty bracing acidity, and a moderate finish.

O-Good beer, but one of my least favorite Cantillon offerings. I think Lou Pepe Framboise is much better as far as their framboises go.

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4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with my wife from a 375ml bottle into a wine glass.
Appearance: Dark pink with a faint pink head that dissappates quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Very earthy, barn yard feel. It is also extremely tart. It definitely prepares you for the tastes to come.

Taste: Tart, like you would expect from a Lambic. Very little raspberry flavor, but what is there adds to the tartness. The barn yard funk is there as well. Very crisp.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, smooth going in and sits very easy on the tongue.

Overall: A good lambic, and definitely a solid offering from Cantillon. I can not wait to try more from them.

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1/5  rDev -76.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This butte pours a beautiful apple red color with a quick dissipating ring of pink head. Whatever lacing there is slides gracefully into the red liquid.

The nose tells me right away that this will be a tart brew. Barnyard funk, tart raspberries and some sweet candy-like tones.

The flavors are showing less raspberries but they have a light presence. Sweet and very tart with a lot of acidic undertones. The funky horse blanket flavors are showing throught each sip.

Mouthfeel is dry, crisp and intense from the acidity.

Overall, this is a well integrated lambic that has almost everything i'm looking for. I just wish the raspberries shined more.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2010.

Appearance: Pours a mildly hazed deep rose. Moderate carbonation on the pours produces a quick light-pink, bubbly head. Drops to absolute nothing. No cap, no collar. Lively carbonation pulls from the bottom.

Smell: Tart citric bite. Nice underlying push of raspberry flesh and tannic fruit skin. Powdery yeast. Some underlying funky aromas hitting at hay and damp earth. Sweet, but not sugary. Pure fruit sweetness. Some lemon zest as well. Very clean.

Taste: Tart raspberry flesh, juice, and skin. Obliterated tart raspberry. Nice citric kick in the back. Lemon rind. Some damp earthiness and hay. Slightly powdery. Tartness builds as the beer warms and brings a sharp, lip-puckering, acidity to the finish. Tons of earth and raspberry. Fresh picked.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy with a lively, yet not even close to effervescent, carbonation. Moderate body overall with a slight crispness as well.

Overall: My tongue can taste infinity.

A solid blend of destroyed fruit and tart. Almost brutally tart, but nicely sweet. Another great beer that I'll never see on shelves again. Alas, it was a treat while it lasted.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy cherry red color, light covering across the top.

S - Sour raspberries, yeasty, nice Brett and Belgian funk aroma, slight vinegar.

T - Lots of raspberries, very tart, pleasing sourness offsets the tart just enough to try and balance each other. Lots of puckering from the combo of the two flavors and sets your salivary glands in motion, my mouth won't stop watering. Acidic tartness, light funk, lemon juice.

M - Light medium body, gentle and refined carbonation on the tongue, and leaves your mouth watering.

O - A really enjoyable beer, refined complexity, wish I had some bottles of this to stash away in the cellar to see where it goes. Lucky for me, this sample was on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,370 ratings
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