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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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840 Ratings

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Ratings: 840
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 874
Gots: 156 | FT: 16
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 11-03-2003)
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

IndyDad, Sep 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

beernads, Sep 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

marshmeli, Sep 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a Cantillon balloon glass.

A: Vibrant, deep pinkish red. Gorgeous pinkish hue on the finger or so of head.

S: Fresh picked raspberries. That wonderful lambic acidity, funk, a bit of mustiness. Sour, funky and tannic.

T: Raspberries are prevalent. Like biting into a slightly overripe berry. I need to check my teeth for seeds. Great balance of acidity, fruit jammy-ness, oak tannin and just the right touch of funk. The freshest, most prevalent fruit character I've ever experienced in a sour beer.

M: Effervescent, smooth and superbly drinkable. Puckering and refreshing all at once.

O: Incredible. I tend to prefer fruited sours and this might be the best one I've ever had. The raspberry character is just incredible. I'm thankful I have another bottle.

vonnegut21, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

powz87, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Davepoolesque, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

ScottP, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

cp45, Sep 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

djtomain, Sep 15, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage from bottle at ChurchKey for 2013 Zwanze Day. Tumbler glass.

A: Pours a bright purple color, crystal clarity, with light pinkish purple foam. Excellent retention though little lacing.

S: Bright juicy raspberry, horse blanket funk, some malt.

T: Lightly tart, slight tannins, raspberry is more restrained than the nose, with a mild sweetness rounding out the flavor.

M: Medium body and medium-light, smoothish carbonation.

O: Solid though not exceptional. Not as fruit forward as I would like, but complex and well integrated. Maybe I would prefer a fresh bottle.

pmarlowe, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

HeadyTheElder, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

allenson21, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Churckey DC for Zwanze 2013. Vintage 2010.

Deep dark red, nearly cherry, but just a touch of pink with a good thick collar that stays of pink bubbles.

The bouquet on the Lou Pepe is the perfect match of sweetness and tartness balanced, with perhaps the light funk and acid edging out just nicely enough. Sweet raspberry with a moderate funk kick. Hints of lemon also seem to burst out as well.

Palate comes with less funk and acid than expected. Fruit forward raspberries with a very light palate. Great mixture of sweet and tartness, but the acid and raspberry sensing sourness is predominant. Light pepper finish, with some hinting sweetness as well.

Overall a great example of a framboise of a different nature. Surprising example of what sweet and sour can accomplish in a beer.

smakawhat, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

mantissa, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

dctriman, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

jtladner, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

salthemonster, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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

Immortale25, Sep 14, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Night of the Funk

A-Pours a beautiful reddish pink. The color is deep and concentrated. Tiny, pinkish head. Very beautiful.

S-Aroma is excellent. Jammy, ripe raspberry. Also there is an abundance of tart raspberry. Sweet and sour all in one. The raspberry is rich and layered. There is also a pleasant oakiness. Another cool component of the nose is this earthy, pungent 'terroir' like aroma. Great aroma.

T-The flavor does not disappoint. The jammy raspberry is big and rich. The tartness is set perfectly. Raspberry flavor like nothing I have come across before. Sweet and sour perfection. The earthy 'terroir' component really sets this beer apart. Oak seals the deal.

M-Puckering and light bodied with tickling bubbles. Tannic. A bit sticky.

O/D-Easily my favorite Framboise. The depth of flavor is impeccable. I was super excited to try this and it blew me away. A delicious beer. Must try the other Lou Pepe brews.

VelvetExtract, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

thampel09, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

HopsHopenstein, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

billab914, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

IrishColonial, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Phillyz, Sep 14, 2013
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.