"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 rose, dedicated not to Bacchus but to Gambrinus. The process to make this beer is identical to the one to make Kriek. When young, the Rose de Gambrinus will still present its full fruity taste. Later on, the lambic taste will become dominant at the expense of the fruit taste.
Due to the rareness of Cantillon beers we have limited the purchase quantity to a single bottle of each item per customer, this will ensure as many people as possible can enjoy their beers.