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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

857 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 898
Gots: 162 | FT: 16
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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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

thanks to egrace84 for the bottle share!

750ml bottle sealed with pressure cap and cork.

Sticker on bottle says 2010. Cork says bottled in 2013.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: translucent mediumred bodied beer with massive 3 fingers of white head. Head has some serious staying power and eventually drops down to a thin cap.

Smell: Apple cider vinegar. Loads of juicy raspberries. Light level of funkiness.

Taste: Tons of raspberries! Hints of green apples and lemons. 6/10 on the sour scale. Light musty funk just like in the nose. Bright tasting fruity sour!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carboantion levels. semidry finish. wouldnt chance a think about the mouthfeel. Supurb!

Overall: Between LP Kriek and LP Fram, the clear winner is the Framboise. What a great sour beer by Cantillion.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of JulianC
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

JulianC, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of anteater
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2010 LP Framboise - Poured from a 750ml bottle

A: Deep pink/red with a light pink head

S: Some dry tart funk and jammy berries, a little bit of yeast

T: I'm tasting 2 very different and pronounced components of this beer both separately and at once. On one hand, you can taste all the qualities of a delicious Cantillon labmic - funky barnyard, grass, with a pretty heavy sourness. One the other hand you can taste super fresh raspberries, maybe the most natural raspberry flavor I've ever encountered in a beer. Together they are phenomenal.

M: Slightly dry, good carb

O: I was very very impressed by this beer! Really fantastic framboise from Cantillon.

anteater, Feb 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

lunarbrew, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

twenty5, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

MWolverines66, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Danimal25
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Danimal25, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of dspinler
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

dspinler, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of tetu
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

tetu, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
5/5  rDev +10.1%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

teddyarrowhead, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage

A-translucent dark pink color with a small light pink head and no lacing

S-raspberry, apple, funky, hint of lemon and oak

T-nice funky base with tart raspberry, light tart green apple, hint of oak with some lemon notes, beautifully balanced

F-light body with moderate carbonation, tart, dry and puckering

O-delicious sour for all raspberry lovers, like the balanced flavors

MDDMD, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of nrs207
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

nrs207, Feb 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Bockerdoppel91, Feb 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

jwat, Feb 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

pearljam118, Feb 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

williamjbauer, Jan 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

iamdariusstone, Jan 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Joecaddie, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of hombrepalo
4/5  rDev -11.9%

hombrepalo, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Burt
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Burt, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Jonada
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage served in a Cantillon lambic glass

Appearance: Pours a bright ruby red with hints of purple. Less than a finger of a light pink head dissipates quickly to a collar. Body is somewhat clear with light visible carbonation streaming throughout the glass.

Smell: Huge fresh raspberries, oak, hay, barnyard funk, green apple, vinegar acidity. Light musty character present as well and intensifies as the beer warms, but probably still a little lighter than a typical Cantillon.

Taste: Tart juicy raspberries, basement, oak tannins. Hugely tart, almost mouth puckering, tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, with low/medium levels of spritzy carbonation. Super smooth and drinkable. Nearly perfect.

Overall: Not surprisingly, this is another winner from Cantillon. Huge fresh, jammy raspberry with tartness and funk that are strong enough to add additional complexity without overwhelming the fruit character. Best raspberry lambic, and possibly best fruit lambic of any kind that I've had. Definitely worth seeking out.

Jonada, Jan 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

AndrewSmith, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of nollie77
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

nollie77, Jan 26, 2014
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.