Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus Vintage 2009
From Cantillon – “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.
Cantillon – Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus Vintage 2009 – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 5% abv. Shared at DLD 2010.
Appearance: Pours a bright florescent red with a stripe of white head.
Aroma: Unripe and sweet berries and sourness.
Taste: Raspberry and tannins.
Mouthfeel: Tart,puckering astringent.
Overall: Fan frickin tastic. This wasn’t afunky sour, but fruity candy sour. I’d love a big glass of this.