Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.56/5 rDev +0.7%
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
02-03-2014 23:17:16 | More by MDDMD
4.72/5 rDev +4.2%
Shared at CBS by an unknown BA. 2003 Bottle.
Appearance – Appears a ruddy dark pink color as it pouts into a tulip. Half a finger of light red fizzy head dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.
Smell – Quite pungent – heavy funk and raspberry tartness, acidity, earthiness, and more funk. My mouth waters in anticipation.
Taste – Holy pucker. I’m not sure why this beer, over the other two Cantillons I enjoyed at CBS, had such a high pucker factor. Despite the age, still a wonderful tart raspberry flavor. Heavy funk, slight earthiness, sour acidity, and hints of woodiness.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, sprightly carbonation, finishes extremely dry.
Overall – Unbelievable. One of the best Cantillon’s I’ve had. I really don’t know what made this beer develop as it did but I now want to go buy a ton of this and sit on them for years to hope they become as they did here. I will admit, despite it only being 5% abv, I don’t know if I could finish a bottle of this myself because it was so tart and acidic. But wow, very impressed with this one.
11-04-2011 13:13:14 | More by SpdKilz
4.23/5 rDev -6.6%
2009 on sticker-- shared by phineasgage on 11.09.12
served in my Cantillon stemware glasses.
Bright pinkish red body-- very clear and pretty. Lots of streaming bubbles coming up, though the head was decent, the retention is lacking.
The beer is beautiful raspberry notes with a nice diaper funk.
The flavor is very sweet, very very sweet. Loads of raspberries... The funk is pleasant... The sourness is respectable, but it is clear that it will grow in intensity.
feels perfect. nice tartness pulls gently at the sides of my cheeks. well-carbonated.
Overall-- this is the best of the LP series. For my money though, this one isnt worth the infkated price over Rose de Gambrinus.
11-10-2012 03:29:05 | More by AleWatcher
4.4/5 rDev -2.9%
750ml bottle purchased at Zwanze Day '13 at Lord Hobo. '10 vintage purchased for $45, split four ways.
A- Pours a deep cherry-raspberry red, translucent, just a faint off-white pinkish head forms that recedes to a flat top.
S- Lots of fresh raspberries, some slight raspberry purée, some slight underlying funk that's hidden underneath the raspberries. Fruity presence is very nice.
T- Fresh raspberries, a nice acidic bite that isn't too vinegary, finishes with nice funky lambic qualities of some pepper, barnyard funk, and a tiny bit of hay. Awesome balance.
M- Very drinkable, nice acidity level, nice amount of carbonation.
O- Cantillon really knows oohs to make their lambics, I prefer the LP Kriek slightly over this but both are incredible. I'd like to try this with some more age as I think the funk would come out a bit more while still blending nicely with the cherries. Not the easiest bottle to get (at least in e US), but definitely worth trying if you can.
09-14-2013 13:39:19 | More by jaasen64
4.38/5 rDev -3.3%
I picked up a 750ML bottle of Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise for $24 at State Line Liquors in Elkton MD. I had the opportunity to share it with phnphilly, Slatetank, Risser09, and gottajiboo2.
It was interesting. This was one of the first beers of the night and I thought wow this is really sour. Later when we came back to it. I really appreciated the deep rich fruit flavors and amount of depth that showed through all the intense funk in this beautiful beer.
Initially my wife thought she would like a raspberry beer. She didn't. This is not a transition beer. It is not a fruity for the timid. It is a serious sour done just right.
Appearance: Pours a red color with w fluffy white head that has hints of pink and finally fades to a pick color around that glass. Heavy lacing.
Smell: Raspberries galore. Bold tart raspberries absolutely sour and yet like putting your face in a plate full of squishy overripe berries. At the same time is is wine like, and certainly sour horse blanket musty leather old rotten wooden barrel aromas as well.
Taste: It is exactly like the nose but bigger now in the mouth with rich sour raspberries overripe grapes, lemon peels with an intense pucker effect like sucking on a lemon but it is a woody funky fruity flavor. MARVELOUS!
Mouthfeel: Sharp intense sour makes it a bit rough through the mouth at first but the aftertaste it so magnificent you rush right back into that bubbly babe of beer.
Drinkability: I've got drink it nice and easy but slow and steady wins the race every time, and though it may be a rough ride I enjoy every second of it. I repeat this is a fruit beer! It is a real Lambic with fruit.
Hope this is helpful.
03-24-2007 08:45:24 | More by Phatz
3.9/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
01-03-2010 19:45:08 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.13/5 rDev -8.8%
2006 Vintage on tap at MapRoom
A - Hazy reddish, pink with little to no head.
S - A mixture of tart and sweet raspberries.
T - Sweet raspberries at first with some tartness in the finish. Not as tart/sour or funky as I have come to expect from Cantillon beers.
M - Medium body with low carbonation and a dry finish that made it very easy to drink.
D - Not as complex as other Cantillon offerings I have had but still tasty.
01-07-2009 20:47:34 | More by brewcrew76
4.63/5 rDev +2.2%
750ml bottle, 2010 sticker. Purchased at Brasserie Cantillon for on-site consumption, 11€. Poured out of a lambic basket into Cantillon stemmed wine glasses, 7/5/2013. Drank this one after drinking a 2010 Lou Pepe Kriek.
Pours a lovely red-pink body, with a nice fluffy 2cm pink head with good retention. Not a ton of lacing to be seen. The colour on this is very similar to that of the Lou Pepe Kriek. I love how fruity and glowing these beers' colours look.
Smells like straight up fresh raspberries with a ton of that musty Cantillon brewery funk and hay, accompanied by a nice dose of vinegar acidity. Although, like the other beers I'm drinking on premises, I can't promise that its because I'm drinking it at the actual brewery which smells like that. Its a great combination regardless.
Drinking this beer yields a crapload of raspberry fruit flavour along with a strong, delicious acetic sourness that has some oak barrel components. In the background is some earthy funk, leather and horseblanket. But the raspberries are definitely not missed here, and the acetic sourness is just perfect. Unlike the Rosé de Gambrinus, this big brother version is more complex with more of that earthiness in the background with a more complex acetic sour flavour.
Fizzly, great carbonation, actually a bit thinner bodied compared to Lou Pepe Kriek. So easy to drink, and I was able to down most of this bottle on my own. No hints of alcohol which is no surprise.
I really enjoyed this one. This is beyond better than Rosé, as it is more complex while being more fruity and brings out the other flavours of the brewing process very well. Still, raspberries don't provide as much complexity as the cherries do in the corresponding Krieks. I prefer Lou Pepe Kriek to this, but this is still an absolute delight to drink.
07-07-2013 04:58:32 | More by Stevedore
4.49/5 rDev -0.9%
A: The body is ruby pink with a light pink lacy head.
S: Sweaty estery aroma with sour raspberries.
T: Light fruity flavors of raspberries and strawberries. There is a pleasent tart and sour apple running through the entire flavor of this beer.
M: A little light but that was expected for this style of beer. Very high carbonation.
O: Amazing beer. Worth getting.
02-09-2013 16:08:10 | More by jvillefan
4.55/5 rDev +0.4%
Lou Pepe Framboise glimmers a brilliant ruby red in my oversized flute. Faded orange highlights the body near the stem of the glass. A pink tinted head snaps to attention at over a finger in height before fizzling down to a skim coat. The collar is rather thick and leaves behind thin sheet lacing. The color of this beer is amazing.
Ahhh...Cantillon! That incredible Cantillon funk is present in all it's glory. Crazy amounts of mustiness cradle every other aspect of the nose and there's a bracing green raspberry and vinegar sourness that instantly makes my mouth water uncontrollably. A mild but interesting floral quality sneaks up along with a touch of Sweet Tart sweetness. I could happily take deep whifs of this beer all night long.
Each drink is cheek puckeringly sour. Green, underripe raspberries get things moving and they're as musty as ever. A Sweet Tart candy like sweetness comes across mid palate while trying to balance out the sourness and falling miserably short. Dusty, funkiness runs throughout this entire beer. Another absolutely delicious Cantillon. The raspberry seems to ripen up as this warms.
A light body combines with the puckering sourness that I get used to halfway through the glass. The carbonation is tiny and somewhat prickly. It does a great job of scrubbing the tongue clean after each drink.
Drinkability is off the charts. The acidity will bring along the heartburn but it's worth it for a beer of this caliber. The light body and refreshing sourness make this bottle disappear far too quickly.
Lou Pepe Framboise is another gem of a beer coming from Cantillon. Great raspberry flavor and great sourness. I won't be drinking this often because of the price tag but it will be in the rotation from now on.
08-19-2013 03:05:47 | More by joe1510
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
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