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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 834
Gots: 141 | FT: 12
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Belgium

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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mdaschaf

Washington

4.41/5  rDev -2.6%

2005 Vintage, at Monk's in Philly shared with BeerThursday. Served in a Cantillon stemmed goblet.

A: Poured a hazy reddish color with no head or lacing at all. A few small bits of cork ended up in the beer, but no big deal. The cap was very rusty and the cork...did not look good.

S: Very nice raspberry and strawberry aromas. There is a bit of oak and some light funk. For a 7 year old Framboise, it smells fantastic and is incredibly inviting.

T: Surprisingly still rather tart, again a nice combination of raspberry and strawberry flavors with a sizeable amount of oak and barnyard funk coming through, slightly musty.

M: Extremely easy drinking, while the flavors are bold the mouthfeel is very mellow and smooth.

O: Extremely impressed at how well this held up. Saying I want more of this is obvious.

07-19-2012 03:03:13 | More by mdaschaf
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claspada

New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev -2.6%

UPDATE: Just sampled the 2009 edition and it was exponetially better. Much fresher berry presence and it just felt like the bottle was treated better over it's lifespan. Increasing my rating to effect.

Bottle courtesy of alpineclimber. 2008 version.

Pours a slightly hazy dark pink color with a huge beautiful light pink-hued bubbly head that eventually recedes leaving some minimal lacing.

Aromas initially made me say Holy F#$% out loud! Sweet, ripe raspberries coupled with that musty Brett that all the best Cantillons have. Some more lemon, oak and some acidic notes emerge as it warms. Really funky and fruity.

The tastes follow the nose but are sadly a little less enjoyable. I expected a big burst of sourness or Brett funk or fruity berries, and they are all there don't get me wrong, but they are muted compared to my expectations from the aroma. Definitely more oak and vinous flavors than I perceived in the aromas as well. Acidic lemon/white grape skin emerge as it warms a little more.

The mouthfeel is quite light bodied but expected for the ABV. Carbonation is also in the medium range. The finish is dry but not overly so and sour/tart but not overly so there either. To be honest it felt a little watery on my palate which I have never experienced with any of Cantillon's offerings.

Overall this was good, but not great for me at the level of Saint Lamvinous or Fou Foune to be honest. While it is definitely still top class, I don't have the urge/need to seek this out again in the future. Maybe the reputation, expectations and/or the awesome aroma got me too hyped up here

06-15-2012 22:30:38 | More by claspada
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

750ml capped and corked bottle, 2007 vintage, nice pastoral European town square imagery on the label.

This beer pours a rather glassy, yet radiant dark red cherry amber hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy, and generally bubbly diluted pink head, which leaves a broadly spaced spread of thin soap scum lace around the glass as it quickly and evenly settles.

It smells quite pungent - the aroma jumps out at you at first with sour, fruity acetic acid - could be lemon, could be raspberry, though the vinegar base is hard to dismiss, with a strong sense of mildly funky barnyard yeast, a mixed berry jam sweetness duly following up, and a further earthy mustiness bookending the extremes. The taste is strong, tart, sour fruit - lemon and underripe raspberry again the obvious suspects, making one's head almost involuntarily shake, before suggestions of musty basement, tannic oak barrel, a soft, actually somewhat sweet pale graininess, and earthy, subtly funky yeast arrive a little less than promptly on the scene, to no ill effect.

The carbonation is indeed there, but sedate in its moderately frothy ramblings, the body on the light side of medium weight, and astringent as an ex-girlfriend's personality assassination in terms of its smoothness assessment. It finishes with a tart 'n fruity 'n funky re-assertion, bringing the nose 'round full circle. How very zen.

A lambic with an inherent tartness that is so full, and yet blended, that I can't really apologize for the difficulty in readily discerning other flavours, i.e. the fruit, which is generally more inferred, than directly tasted. If I wasn't such a fan of sour, spicy, and/or tart characteristics, I don't think I could see how this offering might score so high. However, I am, and it surely does.

02-18-2011 03:45:51 | More by biboergosum
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steeltown71

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

2007 Vintage

Pours a stunning ruby red. Taste offers tart raspberry with a touch of oak on the finish. There was little chance of this disappointing and it assuredly didn't. While I prefer the LP Kriek to this, it's tough to imagine a framboise getting much better.

04-21-2010 02:50:56 | More by steeltown71
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brystmar

Texas

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

Big thanks to Suitcase Jon for opening this at a recent bottle share. 2006 sticker date.

Pours a light ruby red with plenty of fizz, yielding nice pink head. Pink foam erupts with the aroma of fresh raspberries and sour fruits. Smells funky, barnyard-y, dry.

Tart fruits and strong funkiness dominate the taste. Raspberry sweetness is there early on, yet it fades to finish clean and dry. High acidity, and extremely sour; this brew defines the term puckering. A polarizing flavor profile to say the least, and I love it!

Arguably the most sour Lou Pepe in the lineup, and hands down the best framboise I've had to date. Can't wait to get my hands on another bottle!

02-29-2012 20:28:19 | More by brystmar
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

(From notes)

A - Ruby reddish color; poured with a very thin white head

S - Fruity tartness; fresh raspberries; hint of cherry; bit of vinegar; then again with the raspberry finish

T - Beautifully tart; fresh raspberries and wild strawberry flavors; light on the vinegar but definitely present; mild funkiness as well. Really nice

M - Thinner; effervescent carbonation

D - Really awesome for the style; refreshing and interesting but didn't wear thin and wasn't prohibitively sour

Overall, a great example of the style and a wonderful brew.

09-01-2009 02:09:04 | More by Nickls
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

750mL bottle poured into nonic - 2005 vintage

Pours a deep purple-red color with some copper hues. Thin pinkish head dissolves into a few wisps of film.

Explosive sour and fruity tones in the nose, jam packed with raspberries. Plenty of natural fruit tartness with oak and earth. Funky mustiness and lactic sourness with a touch of acidity.

Building sourness right up front, matched by a ton of raspberries. Earthy oak adds a nice base with plenty of yeasty funk. Musty and yeasty with some hints of red wine and red grapes. Building lactic sourness towards the finish, which is long, dry and lingering.

Medium body, decent carbonation, extremely dry and lingering on the tongue. This is a great example of how delicious and unique a Cantillon beer can be. I tried a small taste of a 2007 bottle right before this, and the sourness had definitely become amplified from the extra 2 years of age.

06-20-2012 13:19:46 | More by xnicknj
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

Had this on 2011-04-09 in Columbia, PA. 2007 Bottle.

A - Dark strawberry color, a little hazy with a 1-finger, pink chanpagne-like head that fades away fairly quickly.

S - Very rich raspberry, brett sour yeast, oak, light malt. Amazing, heady aroma.

T - Sour raspberry, lemon-cirtrus, milder oak than implied by the smell, a tad bit of malt sweetness that winks at thinking about trying to balance the tart sourness. This is a remarkable beer with wild yeast flavors that blow into the kettle through the open windows in the attic of the brewery. It tastes medieval if that's possible.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Effervescent, puckering and drying.

O - Top notch. I've been learning to appreciate sour beers like Consecration. This is even more sour but it is so good, there's no break-in period. I'm giving it an A, my wife would give it an A+ because it is right in her wheelhouse.

04-09-2011 20:39:44 | More by Tucquan
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

750ml bottle served in a Lambic flute.

Bottled @ the 19th of January, 2010.

A: Beautiful bottle art, first of all. 750ml corked and capped bottle. Pours a cloudy dark rose color forming a huge and fizzy rose head. Small retention and practically no lacings left in the glass

S: Very fruity and sour. Funky. Strong noted of sweet pale malts, vinegar, leather and red fruits. Metallic and earthy Lambic yeasts in end. A raspberry bomb

T: Very fruity but quite dry and sour. Notes of sweet pale grains, red fruits and Lambic yeasts. Notes of leather. Metallic and earthy finish

M: Light body. Huge fizzy but quite faint carbonation. Fruity and sour aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. Cantillon pleasure

07-13-2012 18:55:07 | More by eduardolinhalis
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

I let this warm to approximately 40º F and served it in one of my New Belgium snifter style glasses. I consumed the 750 mL bottle over a period that allowed the beer to reach room temperature.

Appearance: Pours a hazy deep red with a thin white fizzy head that quickly dissipates. Sparse bubbles rise up the sides of the glass to create a patchy thin ring.

Smell: Aromas of raspberries, sourness, and an intense funky wet blanket aroma.

Taste): The characteristic lambic flavors are present. There's an acidic tartness that greets the palate. It mellows into fruity raspberry flavors. The sourness reasserts itself in the finish, though not as much as some of Cantillon's other offerings. Funky lambic flavors are also present in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lightly carbonated, light-bodied with a puckering sourness and dry finish.

Drinkability: Like most lambics, Lou Pepe Framboise is a sipping beer.

Overall: An excellent lambic. The fruitiness is much more evident in this beer than in other Cantillon beers that I've had.

06-30-2006 02:31:35 | More by EPICAC
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bigbeerdrinka

Germany

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

On Tap at the Moan and Dove:

This beer poured a hazy light red color with just the faintest of faint offwhite ruby heads leaving no lace on the glass. Aromas are pungent and tart, with raspberry being just noticeable in the picture along with horseblanket barnyard funk. The initially flavor to this brew is quite acidic and tart, which is overlapped on top of a bed of faint raspberry flavors. Some other fruity tones make their way into the picture but are mostly overwhelmed by the beautiful lambic tart and sour notes. This brew is fairly light bodied but just full of flavor with only a slight carbonation. Considering I had 3 of these magnificent brews while at the Moan I would have to rate the drinkablity of beer to be top notch. A great offering from Cantillon and just amazing that it was on draft at the Dove.

08-22-2004 21:05:16 | More by bigbeerdrinka
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brendan13

Australia

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

A - Pours a slightly hazy pinkish tomato juice colour with a centimetre of pink tinged white head that falls away quite quickly.
S - Loads of raspberry aroma quickly followed by some oakiness and sour lemon notes.
T - Again lots of raspberry flavour with the lemon also coming through with some musty, barnyard like touches.
M - Light bodied and fairly tart. Some slight tannic hints. Pretty high carbonation.
D - Very nice indeed. Would drink again on special occasions.

08-31-2009 11:45:30 | More by brendan13
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jdense

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

Bottle enjoyed at the Brasserie after an enlightening and exciting self-tour my first full day in Belgium, served in the traditional wicker basket into Cantillon tumbler.

Rose colored head, very small bubbles, you can *hear* the dissipation on this champagne like beer. Interesting raspberry aroma, not a big fruity nose, but rather delicate, masks the funky horseblanket notes from this 2010 vintage. Taste is certainly on the tart not sour side, pronounced yet not heavy berry notes, enough funk to keep your interest, nice balance with the raspberries. Mouthfeel on the light side, delicate, huge effervescent mouthfeel. Wow. Beer of the Gods. The exemplar of the style.

11-07-2013 17:36:43 | More by jdense
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dirtylou

Washington

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%

2010 vintage, 750ml at the Brewery

Ruby red - bright, with pink hues. The LP Framboise is beyond jammy - its exploding with sweet and tart berry with a seedy finish. Acetic, musty, vinegar, moderate tartness. My least favorite of the 3 Lou Pepe's but I think that's just a style preference thing. An exceptional Framboise.

08-27-2013 01:30:39 | More by dirtylou
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davod23

California

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%

Another fine brew from Cantillon. Vintage 2006 bottle poured into my Cantillon wine glass.

Deep, clear red raspberry color. A slight cap of light pink, tiny bubbles at the top. Pretty much what I expected.

Aroma is filled with raspberries, raspberries, raspberries everywhere. Also backed up with musty basement and slight funk aromas. This one is going to be sooour.

Sweet raspberry opening, but quickly plunges into sour, sour, sour raspberry and raspberry seeds. This beer is exceedingly seedy. Very interesting. Acidic. One of the sourest beers I've ever had. Not particularly complex, but I didn't necessarily expect it to be, and I love what the beer is presenting.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Light-medium bodied, super-dry finish, good carbonation.

Drinkability suffers only because it's so completely, intensely sour. I still polished off half a bottle without a problem, but this will wreck your palate.

Great beer. Recommended for any fan of lambic.

09-26-2010 21:00:13 | More by davod23
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rodkin

New York

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%

2008 sticker. Cork comes out with a very satisfying pop. Says bottled in 2010.

Pours a gorgeous, deep reddish pink, with a light pink head. Pours about 2 fingers of head, but it reduces almost immediately, leaving pretty much nothing but the most delicious looking raspberry juice you've ever seen. Lack of visible carbonation beyond the occasional bubble is a bit disappointing, though.

Smell is pretty strong on raspberries upfront. Some earthy funk and sourness comes through too. A bit of oak. This is really nice, good meld of smells, but the raspberry definitely takes center stage.

Oh yeah, that's pretty sour. Not as strong on the raspberry as I was hoping or expecting from the smell. There's some raspberry, some oak, some earthy mustiness. The oak is more prominent than in the nose. Very funky. Not quite as nice as the smell, but it's still very tasty. Maybe a bit of citrus and underripe green apple in there too. More like a 4.25, but I'm feeling generous.

Despite the appearance to the contrary, the mouthfeel is actually really nice. Decent carb, not overwhelming, and a slightly thin body, which seems perfect to me. Very slight creaminess, and a smooth finish.

I'm new to Cantillon, and to sours in general, but I've yet to find a loon I didn't enjoy. Another hit.

06-25-2012 02:14:49 | More by rodkin
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DoubleJ

California

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

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

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%

Draught @ Ebenezer's, 2005 vintage.

Pours a clear bubbly red with a very pink fizzy head.

Aroma is a slightly tart, dry rasberry, hint of fruity sweetness.

Very tart, sharp, with rasberry emerging after initial shap vinegar tartness. Finish is lightly sour, with a faint rasberry exhale.

Very carbonated, crisp, light bodied. Delicious.

03-15-2009 12:50:06 | More by JohnQVegas
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%

750 ml bottle. 2005 vintage, bottled in 2007.

Thanks to knight84 for sharing this bottle! Pours a tawny pink to ruby red grapefruit with a slight haze. Cottony, pinkish-white head stays around a while and climbs up the glass nicely. Very nice. Intense nose of total and utter undomesticated critters and their funky, musty byproducts. Attic cobwebs mix with horse blanket and almost-rotten raspberries and raspberry seeds. Tart, fruity sourness permeates. Wow.

Not surprisingly, the taste features assertive, puckering sourness. It is a little overwhelming at first, but after a few sips, other flavors make themselves known. Tart fruit, raspberry and grapefruit, and a slightly metallic hay taste. Acidic sourness clearly dominates and makes for a very dry, refreshing palate. Raspberry seeds mix with lemon juice in the finish. Medium bodied with a tickle-y feel.

10-31-2008 02:39:42 | More by alexgash
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Verecund

Texas

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%

2008 sticker date (2010 bottling). No bottled on date. Opened on March 7, 2011.

A brilliant ruby red with a one finger raspberry-stains pink head that dissipates to a ring about the glass, saying, "Here. This is what you came to drink. I found it."

Juicy raspberries, citrus, a nice acetic acidity. Faint brett. Raspberries and raspberry vinegar.

I can never understand how they get so much colorful and piquant raspberry character in this. This is young, and the slightly viscid body makes me feel as if I'm drinking the blood of some yet undiscovered race of raspberry creatures. Instead of iron, their hemoglobin carries subtle traces of funk and oak.

Slightly undercarbonated at this point in its young life. A nice balance of acidity and tartness.

I've enjoyed LP Framboise up until the three year mark, but I always enjoy a fresh bottle of LP for the vibrant fruit character. Unbelievably juicy.

03-08-2011 00:44:50 | More by Verecund
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tarheels86

California

4.46/5  rDev -1.5%

750mL 2004 ed thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours a clear, very light pink with a scant, white head. Looking like an unblended and certainly not a rich looking as LP Kriek. Aroma of raspberry preserves, bright grapefruit, true Cantillon subtle funk, fresh berry yogurt. Taste is very sour, bitter citrus for balance, lemon yogurt, woody tannins, lots of geuze character more than just raspberry. The base lambic here is center stage. Mouth watering all the way. Lactic sour palate devastation. Super wet mouthfeel. 1/11/2011 8/4/8/5/16=4.1

750mL 2001 ed thanks again to ygtbsm94. Pours a fire amber red with an excellent pink head that is extremely healthy for a sour albeit a little fizzy. Aroma is unreal: so much fresh raspberry, raspberry preserves, and insanely sharp funk. Taste is sharp, ultimate level of lactic acidity, seedy raspberries, rhubarb, sorrel, and starchy earth. Palate is all consuming, zippy, dry, insanely powerful but quick on your body. What a complete devastation of the framboise category. I cannot believe it but Puzzl and others are right- there is some serious aging potential for krieks and framboise. This has become sharper and more fruity heavy with 10 years on it rather than more mellow. 2/12/2011 9/4/8/5/16=4.2

09-25-2013 21:35:41 | More by tarheels86
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev -1.3%

Sampled on tap at Monk's Cafe before their New Belgium dinner. The beer poured a hazy bright red color with a slight carbonated body and a dull pink head. The nose was nice and funky as expected with some fresh raspberry notes. The taste was one of those nice pucker up tart tastes to be expected for a gem like Cantillon. The raspberries tasted so real and refreshing. Despite the tartness, this was a very easy drinking beer and had a nice peppery taste on the back end.

04-14-2007 03:19:09 | More by ggaughan
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev -1.3%

2008 Vintage shared with my parents over breakfast on Christmas morning.

Appearance. Pours a deep ruby red, pretty clear with a big, frothy, nearly 3 finger of pale pink head.

Smell. Fresh rasberries, some sour barnyard funkiness.

Taste. Lovely sour funk, some really tart rasberry, lemon juice, and just a hint of vinegar.

Mouthfeel. Light+ body with big spritzy carbonation.

Overall. Just awesome. Perfect with the eggs benedict we had for breakfast. Refreshing, sour, just enough funk. Good call on choosing this one, if I do say so myself.

12-25-2011 16:54:20 | More by Rutager
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bignick

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev -1.3%

On tap @ TPH 5/23/06. Served in a Cantillon glass.

This one is very yummy. It pours a blood red with a quickly receding head. I love the classicl Cantillon absurd tartness, but I also dig the way the rasperry flavor lingers in the mouth. It is obviously very sour, but also a very enjoyable drink.

05-24-2006 06:26:35 | More by bignick
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev -1.3%

For the most part, I've been disappointed with aged framboises. This is the 2007 vintage, bottled 14 Sept 2009, consumed 29 April 2011 in celebration of our last night living in DC (for now, at least) and having those French bastards rip us off $10K for a POS UHV tee they made for us.

Decanted, this is clear with a dense, light pink head with excellent retention and lacing, this is a great looking lambic. The nose has a beautiful, bright, raspberry character, fruity and jammy with macerated fruit. The lambic base is expressed as a more lemony, ripe character, in line with Cantillon's Lou Pepe line. A little grass and hay are present as well.

The palate opens with quite an intense sourness, very lemony, very lemon-rind like with a distinct raspberry fruitiness, moderately jammy but also very bright, ripe and almost floral. Demonstrating the dichotomy that is a fruit lambic - ripe, delicate, fruit character coupled with an intensely sour base. There's a definite musty character, one that's lightened up by the lemony sourness. Drying, sour and lemony acidity are present on the finish, along with a rather prominent fruit character. Despite being relatively young, this does has a touch of solventy, rotting raspberry character present. Seedy tannins are present, lending a mild nuttiness to the flavor, especially the finish. Despite the high acidity, I seem to have no problem plowing through the first half of the bottle and savoring the second.

Ultimately, this is the completely unlike Hommage in that it leans more heavily on the sourness rather than the fruit. Additionally, this just doesn't seem to age as well as the Drie Fonteinen framboises seem to (I only have Hommage as a reference, but I hear Framboos is rather amazing even 12 years on).

**Original review :03-08-2009 08:36:11**
4/4/4.5/4.5/4.5
2003 vintage picked up at Sam's in Clybourn today. At $30 a bottle, I wasn't going to pay up another $15 to carry it back home. Into a wine glass

A: Hazy pink with a thin white head that recedes fairly quickly. This would be clear (it was when I picked it up) but it doesn't take well to a train ride in a backpack

S: Opens up with a ton of funk - wet leather, horse blanket - before a mild raspberry note comes through. Fruit character is well expressed, with the aroma carrying through very well. Age might have something to do with the shift in balance towards a more funk-forward beer. Acidity is noticeable

T: Opens up sour and tart with plenty of acidity. Funk is restrained compared to the sourness - very forward and bracing. Acidity is prominent, lemony in nature. Fruit comes through in the middle, with a delicate raspberry flavor that works very well, now that my palate has been opened up by the sourness. Finishes dry, tart and long

M: Soft carbonation, light body and a delicious finish. Great stuff

D: A 750 is going to be no problem. OTOH, I think I'm going to drink my fruit lambics fresh and age my gueuzes.

**Edit 26 March 2011**
Joe was kind enough to share a bottle of the 2002 vintage (bottled in 2004). Light, this is a clear amber and is lightly carbonated. The nose has rotting, overripe raspberries and nail polish remover. Not much funk, there's some pie-like cooked fruit character, mildly jammy. The palate opens super sour, definitely too much so. Not really acetic or lactic, is this what an excess of malic acid tastes like, but it is unpleasant. Light in carbonation, this is too sour in my book. 3.5/3/2.5/3/2.5

04-30-2011 03:13:49 | More by DefenCorps
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
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