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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

857 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 898
Gots: 162 | FT: 16
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

greenspointexas, Mar 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Howlader, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Arbitrator
4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle into a glass. 2007 vintage (made with 2009 harvest), purchased at the brewery and shared with some friends in London. The brewer remarked that this year's fruit crop was excellent. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a hazy magenta color in the glass, with a frothy pink head that reveals its high effervescence. Retention is poor, as expected for this style, and the final result is a thin halo with no lacing down the sides.

S: Tart, slightly sour raspberry notes hit the nose first. They are joined by oak, leather, must, and whispers of barnyard funk.

T: Starts off seemingly sweet with a raspberry-dominated flavor, but it reveals itself to be tart, sour, very well attenuated, and uber-dry, nearly burning in the back of the throat. Swirling in the mouth and sampling the beer's myriad flavors turns up a woodsy flavor, leather, and hints hay / must / horse blanket.

M: Acidic and cuttingly dry, reminding us of potential heartburn problems. Light-bodied and lively.

D: Out of the 3 Lou Pepes I opened, this was our least favorite. An excellent and complex flavor, but more austerely dry than any of us really preferred. I'd get it again but I would pair it with food.

Arbitrator, Nov 10, 2009
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4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2011-04-09 in Columbia, PA. 2007 Bottle.

A - Dark strawberry color, a little hazy with a 1-finger, pink chanpagne-like head that fades away fairly quickly.

S - Very rich raspberry, brett sour yeast, oak, light malt. Amazing, heady aroma.

T - Sour raspberry, lemon-cirtrus, milder oak than implied by the smell, a tad bit of malt sweetness that winks at thinking about trying to balance the tart sourness. This is a remarkable beer with wild yeast flavors that blow into the kettle through the open windows in the attic of the brewery. It tastes medieval if that's possible.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Effervescent, puckering and drying.

O - Top notch. I've been learning to appreciate sour beers like Consecration. This is even more sour but it is so good, there's no break-in period. I'm giving it an A, my wife would give it an A+ because it is right in her wheelhouse.

Tucquan, Apr 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

baybum, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Herky21, Nov 07, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

'05 Vintage.

Very nice lambic from Cantillon. Pours a raspberry color with a thin pink head.

The nose has lots of wild mountain raspberries, oak, musty funk, horse blanket, and damp soil.

Taste has mixture of sweet and tart raspberries up front and through the finish. Red pinot grapes, oak, sour funk and an earthy famyard presence.

Very dry yet full body has an acidic finish. Perfect carbonation enhances every flavor. Perfect blend of fresh raspberries and the usual Cantillon funk. One of the best offering from Cantillon thus far.

rye726, May 02, 2009
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4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

07 vintage bottle split with Bar fly B.

A- a steady pour yields three fingers of fluffy pink head that settles quickly leaving only a few wisps on top. Beautiful slightly hazy deep pink in color that's glows spectacularly when held to light.

S- ripe juicy tart raspberries and musty funky wet wood. Sharp acidity and touches of red wine vinegar. Some barnyard aspects going on but this one is all about the fruits.

T- wow! Now that's a butthole ripper right there. Bracingly sour right upfront with super tart under ripe raspberries and lemon juice. Musty funky yeast and rotten oak. Touches of sweetness attempting to fights its way through the sour but barely making a dent. As the brew does some serious warming the rougher edges smooth out and the whole thing comes together to a level of perfection that no framboise I've had can touch.

M- a few steps less then medium in body and a good bit of sharp bright carb. A pucker that will rip the drawls from yo ass a pull them out ya mouth. My juices are flowing for minutes after each sip.

O- to say this brew is one dimensional is all wrong. Its powerful and confrontational in flavor but very pure and to the point. Massively sour and fruity with all funk playing second fiddle but in a good way. Each and every time I have this beer I'm blown away by it.

oglmcdgl, May 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

jampics2, Sep 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

jegross2, Dec 04, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage

A-translucent dark pink color with a small light pink head and no lacing

S-raspberry, apple, funky, hint of lemon and oak

T-nice funky base with tart raspberry, light tart green apple, hint of oak with some lemon notes, beautifully balanced

F-light body with moderate carbonation, tart, dry and puckering

O-delicious sour for all raspberry lovers, like the balanced flavors

MDDMD, Feb 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Burt, Jan 28, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle, 2010 sticker. Purchased at Brasserie Cantillon for on-site consumption, 11€. Poured out of a lambic basket into Cantillon stemmed wine glasses, 7/5/2013. Drank this one after drinking a 2010 Lou Pepe Kriek.

Pours a lovely red-pink body, with a nice fluffy 2cm pink head with good retention. Not a ton of lacing to be seen. The colour on this is very similar to that of the Lou Pepe Kriek. I love how fruity and glowing these beers' colours look.

Smells like straight up fresh raspberries with a ton of that musty Cantillon brewery funk and hay, accompanied by a nice dose of vinegar acidity. Although, like the other beers I'm drinking on premises, I can't promise that its because I'm drinking it at the actual brewery which smells like that. Its a great combination regardless.

Drinking this beer yields a crapload of raspberry fruit flavour along with a strong, delicious acetic sourness that has some oak barrel components. In the background is some earthy funk, leather and horseblanket. But the raspberries are definitely not missed here, and the acetic sourness is just perfect. Unlike the Rosé de Gambrinus, this big brother version is more complex with more of that earthiness in the background with a more complex acetic sour flavour.

Fizzly, great carbonation, actually a bit thinner bodied compared to Lou Pepe Kriek. So easy to drink, and I was able to down most of this bottle on my own. No hints of alcohol which is no surprise.

I really enjoyed this one. This is beyond better than Rosé, as it is more complex while being more fruity and brings out the other flavours of the brewing process very well. Still, raspberries don't provide as much complexity as the cherries do in the corresponding Krieks. I prefer Lou Pepe Kriek to this, but this is still an absolute delight to drink.

Stevedore, Jul 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

ElGallo, Nov 21, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

CTJman, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

MinorThreat, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

bonbini26, Jan 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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4.95/5  rDev +9%

JohnnieNepal, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

WeisGuy, Nov 16, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared at CBS by an unknown BA. 2003 Bottle.

Appearance – Appears a ruddy dark pink color as it pouts into a tulip. Half a finger of light red fizzy head dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – Quite pungent – heavy funk and raspberry tartness, acidity, earthiness, and more funk. My mouth waters in anticipation.

Taste – Holy pucker. I’m not sure why this beer, over the other two Cantillons I enjoyed at CBS, had such a high pucker factor. Despite the age, still a wonderful tart raspberry flavor. Heavy funk, slight earthiness, sour acidity, and hints of woodiness.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, sprightly carbonation, finishes extremely dry.

Overall – Unbelievable. One of the best Cantillon’s I’ve had. I really don’t know what made this beer develop as it did but I now want to go buy a ton of this and sit on them for years to hope they become as they did here. I will admit, despite it only being 5% abv, I don’t know if I could finish a bottle of this myself because it was so tart and acidic. But wow, very impressed with this one.

SpdKilz, Nov 04, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle purchased at Zwanze Day '13 at Lord Hobo. '10 vintage purchased for $45, split four ways.

A- Pours a deep cherry-raspberry red, translucent, just a faint off-white pinkish head forms that recedes to a flat top.

S- Lots of fresh raspberries, some slight raspberry purée, some slight underlying funk that's hidden underneath the raspberries. Fruity presence is very nice.

T- Fresh raspberries, a nice acidic bite that isn't too vinegary, finishes with nice funky lambic qualities of some pepper, barnyard funk, and a tiny bit of hay. Awesome balance.

M- Very drinkable, nice acidity level, nice amount of carbonation.

O- Cantillon really knows oohs to make their lambics, I prefer the LP Kriek slightly over this but both are incredible. I'd like to try this with some more age as I think the funk would come out a bit more while still blending nicely with the cherries. Not the easiest bottle to get (at least in e US), but definitely worth trying if you can.

jaasen64, Sep 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

MikeCactusGordon, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

ystazi, Jun 08, 2013
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
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