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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

807 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 853
Gots: 145 | FT: 14
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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5/5  rDev +10.4%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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parris, Dec 06, 2013
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hu5om, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

mikecharley, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

ajs4bd, May 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

adamant1912, Nov 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

eagles22, Dec 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

mjohnson17, Nov 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

marshmeli, Sep 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Arsenal0328, Jan 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

AndyCowles75, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.98/5  rDev +9.9%

750ml, 2009 sticker, bottled in 2011. Into an oversized red wine glass.

A: Pours a gorgeous burgundy with a pink head that foams up to about half an inch and quickly fades away. Lively carbonation moves through the glass. Absolutely gorgeous, the color of raspberries.

S: Funky and sour with an absolutely huge raspberry aroma as well. Smells like crushed raspberries and oak barrel. Lots of funk and lacto sourness. Trademark Cantillon sour in the nose with a ton of raspberries as well. It does not get better than this, not at all.

T: Again, massive sourness and a ton of raspberries. Lots of funk and barnyard that follows over nicely from the nose. Intensely sour. Oaky and fruity. Fresh, ripe raspberries contribute to the pucker factor. Absolutely delicious.

M: Surprising amount of body, lively carbonation, incredibly puckering and dry. Tons of thick spit from the lacto. Spot on here.

O: I love framboise, but this is far and away the best framboise beer I've ever had. My new benchmark for framboise lambic. Absolutely wonderful.

pokesbeerdude, Apr 09, 2012
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4.98/5  rDev +9.9%

I saved this one to log as my 1,500th review. Big thanks to jcvanderbilt for the trade. Pours a bright juicy reddish pink with nice clarity and minimal head. The nose is unbelievable. Full of jammy raspberries, a hint of earth, layers of signature Cantillon funk, a hint of vinegar and oak, but mainly ripe fresh berries. I could smell this all day! The taste lives up to the delightful smell with fresh juicy berries, waves of tartness which are counterbalanced with sweetness. Each flavor pops as this is the tastiest lambic I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, this beer is fantastic. Definitely the best of the loons I have tried and one that I will have to seek out again.

homebrew311, Jul 09, 2014
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4.97/5  rDev +9.7%

A - creamy pinkish red color with a light frothy head.

S - wow! Very clear raspberry smell, with a hint of funky goodness.

T/M/D - very tart, not too sweet but not too dry, with a delicate taste of raspberry (not as noticeable as in the smell, and far from syrupy - typical of Cantillon). The sourness lingers for a bit too, enough to entice another sip. Outstanding, if you like your lambics nice and tart!

Jerico, Jul 06, 2008
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4.97/5  rDev +9.7%

Bottle dated 17 Oct 2007, front label reads 2005. Stored in my beer cellar since September 2008 and consumed on 1 December 2009.
A: Medium purple color, bright pink cherry soda-type head that rapidly disappears to leave no bubbles or lacing.
S: Raspberries, lemons and grapefruit nose.
T: Immediate acidity progresses to sour fruit with a background of wood, soil, and wet blanket. Finish is extremely dry and sour. Amazingly complex.
M: Almost chewy.
D: A spectacular brew, among the best of the Cantillon line.

Travlr, Dec 02, 2009
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4.97/5  rDev +9.7%

2003 Vintage

A: Poured a glowing, cloudy grapefruit, ruby color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Whoooa! Raspberry, cherry, vinegar base and funk

T: Tart and acidic. Some barnyard funk, horesblanket smothered in raspberries and a hint of cherry, vinegar on taste buds with some woodiness and Earthy notes

M: Tasrt, medium body, booze seems a bit more prominent than the 5% but was not to hot.

O: Best I have had, ever.

barleywinefiend, Jun 05, 2011
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4.95/5  rDev +9.3%

Orange highlights in hazy, deep rose-colored liquid. A soapy ring of pink embraces the wall of the glass. Sexy earth aromas, like honey-drenched slate launch disturbing arcs of cracked, toasted mustard seed. All of this leads to aromas of raspberries of course, but it is a pile of sticky, mashed, partially rotting fruit as much as it is fresh and clean. Plump, bulky texture, citric jelly flavor and outlying gas detail forms the shape and structure of this beer.
Good with butter-seared crotin cheese on a bed of wilted greens and smoked fish.

putnam, Jun 04, 2005
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4.95/5  rDev +9.3%

JohnnieNepal, Sep 08, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

readbaron, Oct 07, 2011
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4.93/5  rDev +8.8%

The color on this is beautiful. Bright red, nice two finger pink head. Smell of vibrant raspberries, some lemon, a tad sour. The taste is right on with the smell. It's so good, i almost don't believe it's real. Such a great balance of favors and the perfect amount of sour. Carbonation is nice, tingles on the tongue but not too much, allowing you to focus on the intense raspberry flavor. Can't say much more, I love it, and I'm gonna savor the rest of this glass.

Mikeypnh, Apr 30, 2014
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4.93/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

KickInTheChalice, Sep 26, 2011
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
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