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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

776 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 776
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 816
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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bstyle

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 20:51:11 | More by bstyle
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml bottle "2008 sticker" bottled in 2010. I was a little uneasy with this bottle. It appeared that at some point the pressure must have really build up inside and leaked through both the cork and cap and ran down the side of the label. The cap pried off with a hiss and revealed a layering of beer atop the cork which was riddled with rust. The cork was so saturated that it dissolved/broke as I removed it. Fortunately, the bottom half of the cork formed a solid seal and loudly popped as it came out. Shared with some friends and split into matching Cantillon glasses, this brew pours a fairly dark yet clear ruby red. A pink frothy head retains fairly decent. A light swirl revives a finger of pink froth.

The smell of this brew is surprisingly juicy and fresh with earthy ripe raspberries. It is somewhat pitted and grain or seed-like with a sweet over-ripe raspberry smell that is more rich as sweet smelling than what im use to. It has a light grassy element with a touch of funky/stinky cheese. In the background are notes of oak that are lightly musty. As it warms up, it evolves into almost a floral aspect that is quite appealing.

The taste of this brew is quite sour, the expected acidity of the normal Cantillon offering is augmented with a flavor of unripe raspberry which adds a different dimension of acidity. It is earthy and natural in flavor that is deep and unique that really meshes well with the barrel flavoring that comes across lightly musty. Considering how juicy and sweet smelling this brew was, the level of tartness really shocks the sense which was enjoyable.

This is a light bodied brew with a lively level of high carbonation that is not over-done. For being several years old at this point and in the bottle for more than a year, I found this brew smelling/tasting exceptionally bright and refreshing. I really enjoyed the other Lou Pepe's both on tap and in bottles when I had them, but this came across even more appealing to me. I need more of this brew!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 20:34:58 | More by stakem
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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 20:23:54 | More by hu5om
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-14-2011 19:42:30 | More by djrn2
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-14-2011 19:13:34 | More by jlb502
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beerdweeb

California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 18:48:36 | More by beerdweeb
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 18:16:51 | More by beerwolf77
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-14-2011 17:57:34 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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SourNotes

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 16:14:06 | More by SourNotes
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-14-2011 15:40:33 | More by Kaydogg
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 14:33:02 | More by mikecharley
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 13:56:35 | More by JAHMUR
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bauermj

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 13:55:06 | More by bauermj
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 12:56:02 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 13:13:14 | More by SpdKilz
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kungpao

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage opened and enjoyed for my girlfriend's 25th Birthday.

A- Absolutely gorgeous deep red with a hint of purple. Pours with a nice 1 and half finger pink colored head that quickly dissipates to nothing. This is really unique and interesting looking beer.

S- HUGE bouquet of tart raspberries up front. Strong smell of oak and plenty of funk and acid help add to complexity of the aroma.This thing smells freaking heavenly.

T- A little less raspberries here than I expected, though I'm not complaining. This one is pretty tart up front followed by plenty of raspberry aroma that almost tricks you into thinking its sweet, though its not at all. Lots of oak and complex flavors from the spontaneous fermentation.

M- Lots of lively carbonation.

O- Awesome beer. My first framboise and what a great one! I'll be locating some more asap.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 17:37:48 | More by kungpao
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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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birchstick

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2006 Vintage

A - pours a reddish orange color (more red than orange) without much of a head on it

S - smells beautiful - lots of raspberries with some citric tones with a layer of funk enveloping everything

T - huge citric tones up front that locks up the mouth. There is also a slight raspberry flavor present in the front as well. The more this one rolls back on the tongue the more the raspberries pop. The more this warmed, the stronger the raspberries were. On the backend I got surprise, surprise, more raspberries mixed with an acidic sourness. There is a slight bit of funk in the back too.

M - medium body, a little watery, with a carbonation burn at the back that leaves a dry finish

D - really solid framboise. Even with age on it the raspberries popped like crazy. I really enjoyed the added level of citric tones and subtle hints of funk thrown behind the raspberries. This makes we want to try the other Lou Pepes that much more.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 18:43:34 | More by birchstick
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip with Sam

A - Pours a nice cloudy Pink colour with a nice large Pink head that retains well then laces from a film.

S - Pungent rasberry aromas with a nice vineous aroma and sour. Incredible.

T - Up front some nice delicat Rasberry flavours, with the vineous sourness kicking in afterwards and before it gets too much to handle the rasberyy vapours balnce out and linger to leave you wanting more.

M - Tart, and light body with medium carbonation. Exquisite.

O - I am in ore of Cantillon for producing beers like this with such incredible depth and flavour.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 12:52:43 | More by eric5bellies
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danieelol

Australia

4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Initially listed this review under the Kriek by accident. Phew.

2007 Vintage, Bottled September 2009

When I first breached the cork there was loads of vinegar to be smelt.

Red colour. Not much head but there's ample carbonation.

Smell is field and wild and cooked mushrooms. Very pleasant funk to this one, nothing potentially disagreeable in here. Does remind me a bit of Lindemans sweetened Lambics in the nose profile though. There's lemon and herbs and really savoury vegetables. Ripe/overripe/fermenting fruit. Honeycomb, malt and carob. Cherries and roses. Smell does get a bit more faecal and organic as I get down the bottle.

Taste is more mushrooms and sweet potato. A pleasant sourness with the tiniest sweet touch. Not cloying at all in either direction. Something about this beer makes me think of regional French cooking, in a really good way. It's like there's garlic in the nose and taste. This beer is deeply interesting.

Mouthfeel is nice. Bubbly and tickly.

I was a bit put off initially by the nose profile but lying behind it is a delicious, drinkable and complex beer. I would love to get more of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 13:11:09 | More by danieelol
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readbaron

Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2008 Vintage courtesy of KickInTheChalice.

Pours a deep, dark, beautiful red. Darker than the Kriek. There's a hint of white foam that fades into a ring over time. Perfection. I'll be using that term a lot when discussing this beer.

Smells incredible, like fresh raspberries. There's a tiny hint of lemon tartness, and a touch of funk, but the raspberries dominate the nose. Unbelievable.

Taste is equally perfect. Fresh squeezed raspberries assault the palate. It's tart, but not overwhelmingly so. Funk is negligable.

Feel is delightful, light crisp, well carbonated.

Overall - an outstanding beer. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 18:53:07 | More by readbaron
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2006 Vintage. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tasting glass.

Appearance: The cloudy color is instantly recognizable as the only color raspberries can be. A nice soft white froth gently recedes to a ring around the edge along with a few wisps of lace.

Smell: The raspberry in the aroma is quite sour. There are some light malt notes, and some good funk in there, but at this point it is mostly sour.

Taste: The raspberry flavor in this beer is just brilliant. With five or so years in the bottle, the flavor has become balanced between tart and funky.

Mouthfeel: I suspect that over time the body has dried out and lightened up a bit as the beer continued to develop. At this stage the body is on the light side of medium, with medium strength fizzy carbonation. Somewhat acidic, but not overly so.

Overall: I am a sucker for good raspberry sours, and this is probably my favorite one at this point. Simply fantastic, I would like to always have this in my fridge, and my future beer purchases will probably reflect that desire.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 21:29:16 | More by KickInTheChalice
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tewaris

Minnesota

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

Thanks Andrew! For this one and for Gratitude.
Pours burnt orange-pink with a dirty collar for head. Aroma is massive funk, sulfur, leather and maybe some fruit lurking somewhere. Smells abrasive!
Tart, dry, pungent. Did I already say dry? I don't think I have ever had a monster comparable to this beer in its dryness and sour character except the Beatification that I don't remember having at Darkness Day 2010 :/
Excellent mouthfeel with loads of crisp carbonation.
4, 4, 4, 4, 4.5

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 06:31:56 | More by tewaris
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks translucent for sharing this beer.

2002 label, 2004 cork.

A- Pours a nice looking reddish brown color, cloudy body, yellow hues come out, ½ fingers worth of a light pink head.
S- Very pungent smelling beer, huge funky musty raspberry presence, tart, vinegar really nice, makes my mouth water.
T- WOW….huge tart flavor, the sour presence is so big, really acidic, very puckering, some oak is present, raspberries are there but not upfront, ageing has done wonders to this beer.
M- Light body, moderate to low carbonation, really puckering, dry finish.
O- This beer was pretty impressive, incredibly puckering and tart, really enjoyed my 5 oz pour, would love to try a fresh bottle of this to compare.

Recently had the 2008 Version and i enjoyed the freshness of the beer more so than the aged version. Love the fresh raspberries that come out, really easy drinking, nice tartness and funk.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 05:30:43 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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FosterJM

California

4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

757th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
750ML Cap/Cork

2001 Vintage

Big thanks to Adam for this one @Woodshop Classix

App- A very light brown with a lot of streaking gold. Not a head, just whispy bubbles in the glass, same thing with a quick swirl.

Smell- Damp and dank apple, small yeast notes and a hefty bit of funk with some tart notes as well.

Taste- The taste follows the nose and this was super acidic with an unmatched, apple like funk. A very superb well done beer. Has aged amazingly well with a nice dry oak and musty notes.

Mouth- Suprisingly light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Spritzy yeast and barnyard notes abound on this one.

Drink- 1 word. Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 17:39:39 | More by FosterJM
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