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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

799 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 841
Gots: 143 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 11-03-2003)
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kermis

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-08-2014 22:52:02 | More by kermis
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-03-2014 13:55:34 | More by uvm2003
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blabaer

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-02-2014 09:40:01 | More by blabaer
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-30-2013 20:43:51 | More by mtrog313
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nharres

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-30-2013 17:10:15 | More by nharres
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EliotRosewater

California

4.66/5  rDev +2.9%

2010 sticker

A - gorgeous light red with hint of pink in color. Aggressively dissipated carbonation.

S - that prototypical Cantillon funk comes at you right out of the box. Bright raspberry, currant and cherries.

T - big raspberry and mild funk. Just a pure and total expression of the style.

M - nice carbonation. Great interplay of sweetness and acidity. Flawless balance.

O - without a doubt, the best framboise I've ever had. Rose de Gambrinus is a great beer and this one is just like RDG, but on steroids.

12-30-2013 04:55:28 | More by EliotRosewater
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Hopbomber

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-29-2013 22:08:56 | More by Hopbomber
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david18

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-29-2013 18:06:15 | More by david18
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dgilks

Australia

4.73/5  rDev +4.4%

Slightly hazy red colour with a small but very short lasted white head.

Intensely fruity aroma. Massive raspberry and raspberry seed aroma coming out of this 7 year old vintage. Funky too. Complex with fruity, tart and earthy notes. Big.

Massive tart funkiness but not powerfully acidic. Just rounded acidity that plays off the raspberry flavour and aroma. Interesting lemon note. Low barnyard flavours but the fruitiness really makes this a winner.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Super.

An excellent beer in the finest Cantillon style. The Lou Pepe range truly is the pinnacle of what they produce. The even rarer stuff is hardly worth the effort compared to this sublime product.

12-29-2013 07:58:07 | More by dgilks
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.86/5  rDev +7.3%

Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise is perhaps the most classic and refined beer I've ever tried - but it has the colour of a Swedish Berry candy, the glossiness of nail polish, and looks flamboyant enough to be singing a Liza Minnelli tune. Even its head is hot pink.

This has a smell reminiscent of a dank, musty basement - the fruitiest, most perfumed and agreeable wet basement you'll ever come across. There's a strong whiff of oak wood but most of all there's the wild yeasts and trademark bacteria of the Senne Valley. It's a scent unique to Brussels and, more specifically, one that can instantly be traced back to Cantillon.

Jean Van Roy - pick your generation - is a prolific father; others have carried on his sour, wild yeast and barrel-aging lineage, but Lou Pepe Framboise reminds us "who's your daddy". Nothing is this distinctly funky, obviously fermented *and* friendly. The extra dosage of fruit doesn't distract from the sour Lambic but increases the subtle flavour present in the Rosé De Gambrinus.

One is always kept aware of the old oak barrels in which this beer is aged (minimum of two years in Lou Pepe's case). As is virtually always the case with every Fruit Lambic Cantillon brews, the contents of the wood are as apparent as (or arguably more than) the fruit. This thing has a shot of lemon juice with every mouthful; very sour but also, in a huge way, very refreshing.

Of all the dozens of Lambics I've reviewed on my home (North American) turf, none have recaptured and recalled the charm, character and cuisine of Belgium - at least those elements that I've always taken away from it - better than Lou Pepe Framboise. Each trip to Brussels is relived with every sip. It is a dazzling beer and easily one of the more memorable ones I've tried.

12-29-2013 07:31:12 | More by biegaman
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-28-2013 15:56:05 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-28-2013 05:11:42 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-27-2013 04:09:27 | More by atoulouk
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-27-2013 02:10:10 | More by asparkoflife
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-26-2013 00:39:43 | More by ddedhed
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DCon

Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-25-2013 17:33:18 | More by DCon
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Rado

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-23-2013 18:02:39 | More by Rado
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-21-2013 05:16:42 | More by Dactrius
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-19-2013 15:06:57 | More by ThrashMaster
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cleonile2000

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-16-2013 15:50:50 | More by cleonile2000
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irv2424

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-12-2013 19:40:18 | More by irv2424
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spointon

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-11-2013 22:43:44 | More by spointon
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thedarkestlord

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-11-2013 18:16:54 | More by thedarkestlord
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adamdarcy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-11-2013 05:19:43 | More by adamdarcy
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-10-2013 01:50:53 | More by jhillwastaken
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
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