Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus | Brasserie Cantillon

2,340 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:
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to VegasBeerMan for the 2011 375ml bottle...

A: Pours a wonderful semi-translucent red/pick. There is one full finger of rosy white head that settles quickly along the top of the beer. No lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is salty, sour, tart, acidic, and sweet. It smells like the Cantillon Gueze mixed with raspberries. The salt is the stand out scent. It's intense.

T: The initial blast is super salty and tart. There is a slight raspberry note in the beginning, but it fades quickly as the sour and tartness come on strong. The middle of this beer is intense and drying. The finish brings back a blast of raspberries, but the tartness lingers forever.

M: Light bodied beer. It's sweet and stinging to start, and it finishes super tart and drying.

O: This beer is intense. It's basically the Oude Gueze mixed with some slight raspberry flavor. Tart and dry and stinging, and salty. It's good. Really good.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle date of June 16th 2010.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: beautiful deep medium red 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, yet the brett give good contrast with its trademark flavors.

Overall: This was my first Cantillon. Really nice sour beer, looking forward to more in the future!

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Photo of aasher
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, 2011 vintage.

Rose de Gambrinus pours a light bodied very bright cherry red in color with a highly carbonated yet quickly dissipating three finger head. The nose is dry and tart. It smells of Brett and musty raspberries. The flavors are sour and tart without having a whole lot of fruit. The raspberry is present but I would say that this is full of old dusty attic. It's dry, dirty, plenty of must. It's pretty acidic for being so young too. This is more sour than the 2009 LP that we had last week. I like it and I haven't had this one aged so I look forward to opening my ther bottles down the road. This is a nice framboise and certainly the driest and most sour one that I've seen yet.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

375ml bottle shared by blatantdream. Bottled Dec 2011.

Bright red body yields pink-white head. Decent retention in Denise's glass while mine subsides, never to return. Raspberry tartness shows up in the initial aroma but fades with the head. Still had plenty of funk in the nose by the time I finished.

Taste is a bit watery and lacks boldness. Fruit is there with its funky yeast support crew, but gimme a more concentrated flavor, Jean! Nice body; much better than the draft version in this regard.

Would love to try a vintage bottle -- I've got a feeling this lambic improves tremendously with age.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from 750 bottle into snifter glasses.

A: Rose-red, mostly clear, small head.

S: Raspberries and floral notes. Very nice, and not jammy at all.

T: Heavy on the raspberry flavor, with balance provided by a good level of sourness.

M: Light carbonation, which is a good thing, in this case. The level of acidity is perfect.

O: The perfect example of a framboise.

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3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1" pink head (haha) that fizzled out quickly over pinkish-red liquid.

S: Oak, funk, yeast, raspberries.

T: Oak, funk, yeast and a hint of raspberries in the finish. The fruit flavour isn't very strong in this one.

M: Dry with medium viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Not one of Cantillon's best offerings, but at least the label is pretty cool.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Jason--Parrothead in Shelby, OH!

Pour is translucent pink with an insane amount of carbonation. Smell is loaded with funk and just a hint of raspberry. Not your typical Framboise. Well maybe for Boon. The taste is dry with a nice hint of tart raspberries. Light body. The funk is almost an afterthought in this one. Very light and drinkable.

Looks like Brut Champagne. Carbonation feels prickly.

I hate to say, but no my favorite Raspberry Lambic. It was too dry for my tastes. Could have used a bit more Belgian funk or raspberry flavors.

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

The beer pours a garnet red when held to the light with little visible carbonation & no head. The beer looks a lot like an actual rosé with elegant clarity, hues of the fruit it's infused with, and no sediment. The beer's nose is zingy, tart, and fruity (raspberry). This beer is quite balanced in comparison to the gueuze, but a little more acidic in comparison to the fou foune. It's definitely a very drinkable beer, but still packs a funky bite in the aftertaste...would it be a cantillon otherwise? Taste initiates with bold vinegar and is followed by a mellow dryness. This beer certainly captures the essence of a fruit lambic, but is not my favorite cantillon available.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle
bottled Dec. 2011
bought from BeerPlanet
drank at home

A: Beautiful. Crimson red color. Pink head.
S: Intense raspberry. Funk. Oak barrels.
T: Clean lactic acidity. Raspberries comes through nicely with a touch of sweetness. Finish is dry with a lingering tartness. Delicate bitterness,
M: Dry. Medium carbonation. Very sprightly and light on the tongue.
O: I love it. It's like drinking a bowl of raspberries. And this is an important point: if you love raspberries, you will love this beer. If not, well, this will probably not excite you much. Either way, you can't say it's not authentic.

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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  rDev -5.2%

Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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