Cantillon Rosé de Gambrinus

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Final Rating: 4.43/5 

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

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Cantillon Tulip. Bottled 27 May 2013. Thanks Eric for allowing me to try this!

Appearance- Pours a slightly hazy, fizzy cherry colored body with a light pink, 2 finger head that reduces fairly quickly to leave little lacing. +.25 in this category for the label 😉

Smell- Upfront is some Belgian funk, citrus/lemon juice, tart berries, and a woody mustyness. The aromas become a lot more pronounced after 20 or so minutes of sitting.

Taste- Quite dry upfront, tart berries, fermented fruit, bready/yeasty, the finish is somewhat astringent with a slight bitterness reminiscent of citrus peel, followed by raspberry notes.

Mouthfeel- Pretty high carbonation, but light and refreshing on the tongue.

Cantillon never disappoints, and this beer is an example of why they brew the world’s most authentic lambics. Very nice when drank fresh. Recommendable.

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