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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

772 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 811
Gots: 135 | FT: 13
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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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -33.6%

03-31-2013 23:50:46 | More by Thedrizzle
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Steve212

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

03-31-2013 03:55:10 | More by Steve212
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6%

03-22-2013 17:03:35 | More by BeRanger
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.5%

03-20-2013 20:05:18 | More by tom10101
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fiver29

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6%

03-20-2013 12:50:16 | More by fiver29
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Quackus

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

03-16-2013 18:18:31 | More by Quackus
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

03-15-2013 17:37:52 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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DoubleJ

California

4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Double imported Cantillon. 2002 Vintage, with a 2004 printed on the cork. Bottled and imported from Belgium first by Belgian Beer Paradise, then bought in Brazil and sent to America in 2012. Now it's ready to drink in 2013. Let's hope the cork works with me. Coming out of a 750 ml bottle, on to the beer:

The cork is a little mushy, but I am able to put the cork opener into it without having it fall apart. Pull out, pour into a glass, get a muddy brownish pink color with no head on the pour. No worries. The aroma gets me in a good way, plenty acidic with some good doses of raspberries which still remain 9 years later. A rustic barnyard note sits behind all that. Somehow, the aromas are balanced very well.

As one could expect, this one attacks your palate in several ways. It's plenty acidic, which is a given, not just from being a Cantillon, but also the raspberries bring a pleasant acidic that's not so sharp as say, Fou Foune. Yet the raspberries also bring some tart, sour, and sweet flavors which soak into the palate and help this beer going down. It's surprisingly drinkable despite the intense activity and fullness found in the liquid.

Suffice to say, this is a fun and lovely fruit lambic. At a decade old, there's still plenty of life in this bottle, a bottle which I plan to finish on my own tonight.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 06:58:08 | More by DoubleJ
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dcguitar

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-08-2013 20:33:28 | More by dcguitar
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mjn5036

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-07-2013 15:35:56 | More by mjn5036
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Shankopotamus

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-06-2013 23:15:21 | More by Shankopotamus
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DJButters

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-06-2013 16:51:44 | More by DJButters
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 03:16:28 | More by jjheinrichs
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kevanb

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, 2009 label, poured into an Echt Kriekenbier glass.

Pours a lovely raspberry red color, tones of purple and garnet, slightly hazy with a nice, thick, billowy pink head that has decent retention and leaves a touch of spotted lacing behind. The aroma is of fresh, fleshy, pungent raspberry, funk, light chewy oak and touches of vanilla. The flavors are right in line with the nose. Lots of freshly squeezed raspberry, oak, funk, light acidic vinegar, touches of sweet vanilla at the end. The body is great, it's juicy, thick, almost pulpy with a nice zippy level of carbonation that is very lively on the tongue with a great creamy finish.

Verdict: Spectacular fruited lambic from Cantillon and my personal favorite of the Lou Pepe beers. The raspberry is just so fresh and juicy and doesn't really need any support from other flavors to make this a spectacular beer, a great celebration of raspberry.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 06:21:17 | More by kevanb
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mendonza

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-27-2013 03:52:25 | More by mendonza
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-25-2013 16:20:42 | More by MaseFace
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MMAJYK

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -6%

02-22-2013 20:25:44 | More by MMAJYK
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Geuzedad

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

02-22-2013 02:15:58 | More by Geuzedad
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Azrael


4.25/5  rDev -6%

02-21-2013 04:27:00 | More by Azrael
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2008 vintage, bottled in 2010

A: Super carbonated bottle with some leakage. Cork started slowly pushing out as soon as the cap was removed and could be pulled out with fingers rather than needing a corkscrew. Raised a significant head filling nearly half the glass before quickly receding. Beautiful, clear red liquid with lots of bubble activity.

S: Lots of funk and raspberry. A little jammy with a hint of parmesan cheese

T: Really sharply tart. Lots of fruit, wood, and acetic acid.

M: Highly carbonated, explodes with foam in your mouth. Long linger.

O: This beer could be great, but the over-carbonation in this bottle is really a problem, making it hard to serve and hard to taste until some extended, vigorous swirling gets most of the carbon dioxide out of solution. The smell is lovely and the taste is also very appealing once you can get to it, but the carbonation is just crazy.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 21:18:49 | More by kscaldef
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

02-19-2013 15:16:02 | More by ShanePB
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oline73

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting to try this. 2009 bottle poured into a goblet.

Pours a red color with a light pink head that fades quickly. The smell isn't very pleasing, kind of like raspberry farts. The taste is much better. I'm getting fruity vinegar notes with a very nice funk. There is an herbal note behind the fruit. The raspberries are good even after a couple of years.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 01:26:42 | More by oline73
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6%

02-16-2013 03:15:02 | More by cbeer88
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emerge077

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 23 January 2012
Glowing ruby red, wispy pink foam, jewel tone but light haze. Cobweb skim, spotty lace.

Funky barrel aroma, wet oak, seedy fresh raspberries.

Blistering sourness, super puckering. Juicy raspberries make your mouth water before going completely bone dry. Nice and oaky, explodes with fruit. A fuller feel, with a slight spritz of carbonation, balanced acidity and a light hit of sharpness. Stable funk with soiled hay and washed rind farmhouse cheese. Just the right amount of nuance and equal parts sour fruit delivery system.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 02:29:26 | More by emerge077
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-13-2013 04:15:02 | More by Urbancaver
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
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