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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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world-class

760 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 760
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 805
Gots: 138 | FT: 15
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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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Cs1987

Australia

3.85/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Opaque red, 1 finger of head which reduced.

Smell - Very strong, lots of raspberry and oak.

Taste - This has all the fruits, yeast and sourness I would expect from a genuine Lambic. It is hard to explain why this is so enjoyable despite being so sour, it just is.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, lively, very smooth.

Drinkability - Very challenging, as expected.

Overall - I imagine I would enjoy the Kriek more than this. Pretty impressive nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 12:32:24 | More by Cs1987
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Westsidethreat

California

3.85/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2003 drank out of a champagne fluit.

A: Unbelievable color. Looks like watermelon koolaid! No head once the fizzyness stopped. Scores of microscopic bubbles meander from the bottom to the top.

S: Sour, wood, acetic acid, very floral with lots of pungent mystery yeasts.

T: Wow. Very dry and refined. Nothing like the other framboises on the market. Extremely tart with flashes of bittering hops. Rounded rose pedal notes mellow on the tongue creating B vitamin moments on the tongue. The raspberry flavors are fairly subdued with the lambic flavors taking the limelight

M: Thin body with a prickly carbonation. Good for the style.

D: A lot like the other Cantillons. Very good lambic.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2006 01:33:28 | More by Westsidethreat
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2001

Appearance: Ruby red pink tone with a light whitish pink head leaves some lacing scattered and fine. Aroma: Sour notes of acidic quality, funky wild aromatics with cat pee and horse blanket farmhouse characteristics with a raspberry fruit backbone. Taste: Puckering even more so than most Cantillons I've tried, raspberry sweetness shows up somewhere in there funky edge yeasty note, I know this style is an artform but damn this one is wild. Spontaneous fermentation at it's best hits the palate with a barrage of sour notes but with each sip it grows on you. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied spritzy carbonation world class lambic. Drinkability: One bottle by yourself would be a venture, but I recommend sharing it with beer loving friends or somewhat educated about this tradition style. This one could possibly send a newbie running.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2004 04:32:34 | More by WVbeergeek
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed courtesy of schen9303. 2006 vintage poured from a corked wine bottle into a Ithaca tulip.

A: Standard pour reveals a 1.5 finger creamy, powdery colored pastel pink head with moderate retention. Beer is a semi-cloudy red rose. No lacing whatsoever.

S: Woody skunk and sourness. Sour red fruit in the beginning is barely detectable.

T: First sip is sooo bitingly sour. Subsequent tastes reveal a woody, moldy skunk character along with sour raspberries. Flavor is very deep and overwhelming. This beer really doesn't finish in any way. The sour character lingers on and on and on making every other sip more intense than the last.

M: Medium bodied that borders on full. Mouth is slightly carbonated and very smooth. Finish is messy and lingers forever. I can't tell if this beer is thick from the body or from my mouth watering from the flavor.

D: Not drinkable in the traditional sense as the flavors here are again... overwhelming. However, enjoyable and quite complex. Every bit worth seeking out and sampling.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 19:45:08 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Halcyondays

California

3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood, 2005 Vintage,

A: Pours a vibrant, pure red colour, with a firm, though a little fizzy pink head, good lacing and retention.

S: Raspberry juice and horse blankets.

T: Tart raspberry juice with a surprising sweetness that I don't expect in Cantillon beers. The funk is there - it's on the lighter side, with an acetic finish.

M: Tart, acidic, dry for a fruit beer, spritzy carbonation.

D: A good lambic from Cantillon, didn't wow me like I expected it to, but a solid effort, would make an interesting dessert pairing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2008 08:25:09 | More by Halcyondays
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LittleCreature

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

* Brewed in 2006

Appearance - 4.0
Pours a finger of light pink head that reduced to a thin layer over a dark red body that shines a little orange where the light catches it.

Smell - 4.5
The nose almost cringes from the sourness! Once the initial shock is over there is great depth and complexity - tart raspberry, wood, blackcurrant and wet blanket.

Taste - 4.0
Oak barrels mustiness and classic lambic notes are funky and super sour. Tart raspberry is juicy and a little sweet, but this is just drowned in the sourness and complexity. Wow!

Mouthfeel - 4.0
You have to keep the tongue moving to keep up with the tangy, sticky and lightly fizzy mouthfeel.

Drinkability - 3.0
About as expected for a traditional lambic, but the more you drink the better it is.

OVERALL - 4.0
About as good as a traditional fruit lambic can be. Amazingly complex but very hard to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 09:08:16 | More by LittleCreature
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ricke

Sweden

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

2007 vintage, bottles in September 2009.

A: Ruby red with a small pink head that leaves some lacings.

S: The smell is a bit mild with notes of raspberries, grass and mild funky notes. Not a whole lot of acidity.

T: The taste is tart with muted but clean raspberry flavors. Somewhat acidic. Notes of grass and raspberry seeds, and funky notes of mud and hey. Wood. The finish has a mild grassy bitterness to it and notes of minerals and dry raspberry notes.

M: Surprisingly full body (still moderate though) with very sparkling carbonation.

D: Good. Very drinkable. However, it seems to lack complexity and is slightly to clean in character. It seems "young", which isn't that weird since this bottle was only a couple of months old. Would probably be way better in a year or so.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 22:15:04 | More by ricke
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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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Richardberg

New York

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

2007 vintage enjoyed in 2010.

A - crazy "purple haze" for lack of a better phrase. Dense pink foam on top.

S - tart raspberry, bit of funk

T - crisp, intense fruity flavor with a very dry finish

M - medium body, decent amount of carbonation, and of course a sour tingle thoughout

D - nice pleasant lambic. Fairly uniform - not used to paying high prices for beers without tons of complexity - but I guess Cantillon is worth it once in awhile.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 03:16:13 | More by Richardberg
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2005 vintage on tap at the Malt House in Madison, WI on its opening night. $10 for a tulip glass.

Appearance: Raspberry vinegar colored dark pink. Beautiful color. No head and almost no bubbles. Flattish. Probably much better looking out of a bottle at least when reasonably young, or, as I have experienced with other kegged Cantillon, this may look better after a few chalices have been served and a few weeks in the keg have allowed this puppy to build a little carbonation. That may sound crazy but it's damn sure what happened to the last keg of Vigneronne I drank from.

Aroma: Huge aroma of raspberries and raspberry juice, plenty of lovely funk, barn yard notes, horse urine, acidic grape skins, very astringent.

Taste: Front is all raspberry and the back is all funk. Pretty cool flavors. The grape skin astringency comes through. The fruit is just magnificent and steady amounts of barnyard goodness beat upon the palate. Yum.

Mouthfeel: Very acidic and without carbonation this becomes hard to take in large doses. Still, it is not unbalanced and generally light to medium bodied. Carbonation would be a big improvement and I will be curious to try this in the bottle when I visit in Belgium in two months to see how it is different.

Drinkability: Not very good. This is a tough one to drink. The acid really gets to my tongue and throat in a much bigger way than most lambics have. I wouldn't want to many of these but again, this could be very different with a bottled version.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2008 18:43:51 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004(label), 2006(cork) vintage courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a deep reddish color lambic with a nice white color bubbly head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of raspberry is dominant with some sour notes as well as some barnyard notes and a weird cough syrup-like finish. Taste is dry with some notes of sour raspberry and some limited acidic notes which I appreciated since I usually find the Cantillon lambic a bit too acid. Full body with some great carbonation. I thought this was really good but I good have done without the weird raspberry syrup-like aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2008 18:48:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Brewed in 2009 (label), bottled in 2011 (cork).

3.5 A: Fairly clear plum colored first pour. Three fingers of fizzy pink head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.

4.5 S: Raspberry is huge in this. Tart, sweet, and powerful. Like any good Cantillon fruit, this is full of acid, but low on funk. Tons of lactic acid with a mild to moderate acetic component. Underneath there is a light musty basement type funk.

4.0 T: Moderately sour with a good tart pucker factor. Raspberry and tangy lactic acid galore. Surprisingly, there's a good bit of funk in there as well. Musty basement, rotting wood, and a mild cheesiness. Sharp, tart raspberry finish.

3.0 M: The mouthfeel is kinda dull. Lighter medium body. The carbonation is on the lower end for the style, but good enough. The problem is that it isn't very spritzy. Creaminess is lacking as well. This sits rather dead on the tongue.

4.0 D: Tasty framboise. A bit hard to justify the price, but good for a special occasion, like a Pens playoff game.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 01:35:27 | More by DavoleBomb
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -11.5%

09-23-2013 14:52:16 | More by joel66
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r0nyn

New York

4/5  rDev -11.5%

08-25-2013 15:22:27 | More by r0nyn
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.5%

06-11-2014 18:04:24 | More by EvoJoe
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grownfool

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-27-2012 01:07:25 | More by grownfool
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-01-2012 20:20:50 | More by aztraz
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Danimal25

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-09-2014 14:21:42 | More by Danimal25
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-16-2011 01:52:22 | More by WeisGuy
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ThomasKoren

Finland

4/5  rDev -11.5%

07-05-2014 14:13:25 | More by ThomasKoren
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-14-2011 15:40:33 | More by Kaydogg
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-15-2011 01:55:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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rand

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-26-2012 02:13:02 | More by rand
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BeerMothaLova

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-21-2014 21:38:27 | More by BeerMothaLova
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
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