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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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world-class

760 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 760
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 805
Gots: 138 | FT: 15
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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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 23:17:16 | More by MDDMD
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

04-14-2014 01:55:41 | More by mltobin
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 13:39:19 | More by jaasen64
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a 750ML bottle of Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise for $24 at State Line Liquors in Elkton MD. I had the opportunity to share it with phnphilly, Slatetank, Risser09, and gottajiboo2.

It was interesting. This was one of the first beers of the night and I thought wow this is really sour. Later when we came back to it. I really appreciated the deep rich fruit flavors and amount of depth that showed through all the intense funk in this beautiful beer.

Initially my wife thought she would like a raspberry beer. She didn't. This is not a transition beer. It is not a fruity for the timid. It is a serious sour done just right.

Appearance: Pours a red color with w fluffy white head that has hints of pink and finally fades to a pick color around that glass. Heavy lacing.

Smell: Raspberries galore. Bold tart raspberries absolutely sour and yet like putting your face in a plate full of squishy overripe berries. At the same time is is wine like, and certainly sour horse blanket musty leather old rotten wooden barrel aromas as well.

Taste: It is exactly like the nose but bigger now in the mouth with rich sour raspberries overripe grapes, lemon peels with an intense pucker effect like sucking on a lemon but it is a woody funky fruity flavor. MARVELOUS!

Mouthfeel: Sharp intense sour makes it a bit rough through the mouth at first but the aftertaste it so magnificent you rush right back into that bubbly babe of beer.

Drinkability: I've got drink it nice and easy but slow and steady wins the race every time, and though it may be a rough ride I enjoy every second of it. I repeat this is a fruit beer! It is a real Lambic with fruit.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 08:45:24 | More by Phatz
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CoolEthan

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-06-2013 23:12:40 | More by CoolEthan
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-19-2011 20:58:02 | More by Photekut
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

09-30-2013 20:47:15 | More by Kmlund
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2006 Vintage on tap at MapRoom

A - Hazy reddish, pink with little to no head.

S - A mixture of tart and sweet raspberries.

T - Sweet raspberries at first with some tartness in the finish. Not as tart/sour or funky as I have come to expect from Cantillon beers.

M - Medium body with low carbonation and a dry finish that made it very easy to drink.

D - Not as complex as other Cantillon offerings I have had but still tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2009 20:47:34 | More by brewcrew76
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bum732

Lesotho

4.25/5  rDev -6%

09-14-2013 16:12:52 | More by bum732
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed courtesy of schen9303. 2006 vintage poured from a corked wine bottle into a Ithaca tulip.

A: Standard pour reveals a 1.5 finger creamy, powdery colored pastel pink head with moderate retention. Beer is a semi-cloudy red rose. No lacing whatsoever.

S: Woody skunk and sourness. Sour red fruit in the beginning is barely detectable.

T: First sip is sooo bitingly sour. Subsequent tastes reveal a woody, moldy skunk character along with sour raspberries. Flavor is very deep and overwhelming. This beer really doesn't finish in any way. The sour character lingers on and on and on making every other sip more intense than the last.

M: Medium bodied that borders on full. Mouth is slightly carbonated and very smooth. Finish is messy and lingers forever. I can't tell if this beer is thick from the body or from my mouth watering from the flavor.

D: Not drinkable in the traditional sense as the flavors here are again... overwhelming. However, enjoyable and quite complex. Every bit worth seeking out and sampling.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 19:45:08 | More by SpeedwayJim
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nlmartin

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

04-06-2013 11:46:01 | More by nlmartin
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-03-2012 19:35:44 | More by baybum
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

04-22-2014 16:27:17 | More by DoctorB2B
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-16-2011 01:52:22 | More by WeisGuy
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

05-27-2013 00:35:30 | More by ajzy
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6%

01-12-2014 15:46:51 | More by doremite
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augustgarage

California

4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2006 vintage (i.e. bottled in 2008). Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Drie Fonteinen tumbler.

Venetian red liquid with a large, active, faintly pink head that fizzes down to a lasting collar and slick. Very light lacing.

The presence of raspberries in the nose is fleeting. The aroma is otherwise vaguely soapy, woodsy, with a hint of seaweed and pickled plum.

Tart on the palate, suggesting fresh sour cherry, lemon juice, and a hint of vinegar (though I wouldn't say this is vinuous). The oak contributes a tannic bitterness which adds a nice complexity to the lambic base. Instead of the expected barnyard funk developing, there is a secondary acidity that is surprisingly intense and lasting. The finish is bright yet almost musty or even salty - definitely has "umami."

Mouthfeel is a touch astringent and maybe a little oily.

There is an underlying sweetness from the fruit that never quite comes to the front of the flavor profile but keeps eluding you as you slowly sip away the bottle.

An excellent aged framboise, but there is room for improvement. Perhaps it needs more time to cellar (or maybe it is better when very fresh)?

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 01:45:21 | More by augustgarage
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brystmar

Texas

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Suitcase Jon for opening this at a recent bottle share. 2006 sticker date.

Pours a light ruby red with plenty of fizz, yielding nice pink head. Pink foam erupts with the aroma of fresh raspberries and sour fruits. Smells funky, barnyard-y, dry.

Tart fruits and strong funkiness dominate the taste. Raspberry sweetness is there early on, yet it fades to finish clean and dry. High acidity, and extremely sour; this brew defines the term puckering. A polarizing flavor profile to say the least, and I love it!

Arguably the most sour Lou Pepe in the lineup, and hands down the best framboise I've had to date. Can't wait to get my hands on another bottle!

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 20:28:19 | More by brystmar
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cadaugherty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-07-2013 23:44:34 | More by cadaugherty
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kbutler1

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. F’ing semi old bottle. Cork 04 date. Pours a rich red color with a light pink head. The smell is a pungent, musty, dusty raspberry. The smell is either really good cheese or really bad meat. Tanic and basement like. The taste is very funky and intense. Acidic, lemon, funk, and fruit. Really glad I got to taste this. The sourness sticks around for a while after your finish your drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 00:55:35 | More by kbutler1
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage poured at Zwanze Day

Pours red/pink with a big pink bubbly head. Low retention although there was some lacing around the edges.

Great funky raspberry aroma. Funky and tart with a little fruity sweetness.

Lots of raspberry flavor in this one. Very sweet up front until some of the funk hits mid-palate. Finishes with some tasty raspberry tartness. Straight up sourness isn't as high in this as some other Cantillons, but it's still funky and the raspberry tartness makes up for it.

Well carbonated and creamy mouthfeel. Spot on for Cantillon.

I normally don't like Framboises too much, but was really surprised by this one (probably the first time I've ever had it on a clean palate). Liked it better than the other LP beers and glad I still have a bottle left in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 17:56:33 | More by jmarsh123
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UnionMade

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2002 bottling.
The first half of the bottle pours a clear, resonant, cherry juice brown, capped by a fizzy, sputtering head that dies away immediately like cola. Amazing color, very pretty. The remaining pours get steadily hazier, until the last dregs are an opaque, purplish, brick red mud. I wasn't that brave. The aroma is bitingly acidic, lightly tinted with raspberry essence. Funky and wild, with notes of aged swiss cheese and crabapple. Very complex and farmy. The flavor is immediately and unequivocally tart. Sour with just the slightest bit of give to keep your eyes from watering. The raspberry flavor comes through mostly in the end. It's sort of a raspberry apology for what your tastebuds just went through. Funky and wild through and through, very acidic with little in the way of sweetness or bitterness. Moldy and bacterial, with light cheesy sharpness and vinegar notes. Light on the tongue, with fizzy, energetic carbonation that carries the flavors well. Very challenging and unique. Delicious, but the sourness gets almost painful after half a bottle. Funny, because I recall easily splitting a bottle of the Fou'foune with the old lady, and that's one of their most intense. Something to share with a couple friends. Hopefully they chip in on the big pricetag, too!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2007 06:30:32 | More by UnionMade
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joe1510

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml
$22
Binny's Orland

Lou Pepe Framboise glimmers a brilliant ruby red in my oversized flute. Faded orange highlights the body near the stem of the glass. A pink tinted head snaps to attention at over a finger in height before fizzling down to a skim coat. The collar is rather thick and leaves behind thin sheet lacing. The color of this beer is amazing.

Ahhh...Cantillon! That incredible Cantillon funk is present in all it's glory. Crazy amounts of mustiness cradle every other aspect of the nose and there's a bracing green raspberry and vinegar sourness that instantly makes my mouth water uncontrollably. A mild but interesting floral quality sneaks up along with a touch of Sweet Tart sweetness. I could happily take deep whifs of this beer all night long.

Each drink is cheek puckeringly sour. Green, underripe raspberries get things moving and they're as musty as ever. A Sweet Tart candy like sweetness comes across mid palate while trying to balance out the sourness and falling miserably short. Dusty, funkiness runs throughout this entire beer. Another absolutely delicious Cantillon. The raspberry seems to ripen up as this warms.

A light body combines with the puckering sourness that I get used to halfway through the glass. The carbonation is tiny and somewhat prickly. It does a great job of scrubbing the tongue clean after each drink.

Drinkability is off the charts. The acidity will bring along the heartburn but it's worth it for a beer of this caliber. The light body and refreshing sourness make this bottle disappear far too quickly.

Lou Pepe Framboise is another gem of a beer coming from Cantillon. Great raspberry flavor and great sourness. I won't be drinking this often because of the price tag but it will be in the rotation from now on.

Reviewed: 6/22/09

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 03:05:47 | More by joe1510
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-23-2014 23:35:24 | More by dfhhead25
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-22-2013 14:23:07 | More by trxxpaxxs
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
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