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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

788 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 834
Gots: 141 | FT: 12
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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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-14-2011 14:33:02 | More by mikecharley
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Moc513

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-04-2014 12:40:59 | More by Moc513
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mjn5036

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.4%

03-07-2013 15:35:56 | More by mjn5036
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ajs4bd

Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-15-2012 14:17:05 | More by ajs4bd
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adamant1912

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-11-2013 05:31:27 | More by adamant1912
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-03-2012 23:25:04 | More by eagles22
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mjohnson17

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-11-2013 14:41:44 | More by mjohnson17
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marshmeli

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-15-2013 19:43:08 | More by marshmeli
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-13-2014 20:40:18 | More by Arsenal0328
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HopsJunkiedotcom

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-28-2012 16:43:59 | More by HopsJunkiedotcom
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DrLaFollette

Kansas

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-01-2012 23:54:14 | More by DrLaFollette
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AndyCowles75

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +10.4%

08-01-2014 23:43:50 | More by AndyCowles75
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

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.

04-09-2012 01:00:28 | More by pokesbeerdude
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homebrew311

Illinois

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.

07-09-2014 00:46:18 | More by homebrew311
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Jerico

New York

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!

07-06-2008 02:09:25 | More by Jerico
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Travlr

District of Columbia

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.

12-02-2009 01:29:16 | More by Travlr
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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.

06-05-2011 16:49:33 | More by barleywinefiend
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putnam

Michigan

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.

06-04-2005 19:49:16 | More by putnam
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readbaron

Illinois

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.

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

New Hampshire

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.

04-30-2014 18:12:28 | More by Mikeypnh
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

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.

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

Washington

4.91/5  rDev +8.4%

Booya! Poppin tops with the ole lady to celebrate an occasion and pulled out one of these (2009) bad boys. Just raspberries up in there! You can smell them skins and seeds, the whole fruit. It's like Whaaat?! Bangin tartness. This one feels like the first, feels like the very first time. Lady loved it too.

04-14-2013 09:35:34 | More by CraftBrewhaha
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.9/5  rDev +8.2%

Bottle has 2008 sticker date, poured in July 2011 for my Cantillon birthday tasting.

This is a BEAUTIFUL beer, pure raspberry pink with an equally pink head. What a crazy looking head! Gorgeous beer.

Smells wonderful, tons of raspberry and tons of acidic sour.

Tastes even better, there is a CRAZY amount of raspberry flavor in this beer. This is the fruitiest lambic I've ever tasted. Also an extremely sour beer, this is heartburn in a bottle right here. The extreme fruitiness and extreme sourness combine into a remarkable lambic.

Very nice carbonation, good body to support the fruit and sour kick in the flavor.

Generally I prefer kriek to framboise but this one blew me away, much better than the Lou Pepe Kriek, just as good or better than the Blabaer we had the same night. I love this beer and want more!

9.9/10

07-07-2011 17:50:06 | More by AlexFields
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +7.7%

2001 vintage, consumed with oakbluff. Translucent pink-gold in colour, with spritzy carbonation. Aromas of raspberry, rose, funk, earth, and nettles. Flavors consist of more raspberry, lemon zest, and a bit of lactic funk on the finish. Wickedly acidic! It practically burned going down, but was so refreshing and tasty. Near perfect for someone like me who can't get enough sour/acidic flavors. I'm going to need to track down more of this stuff.

08-27-2008 20:15:32 | More by fisherman34
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
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