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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 7.56%
Wants: 969
Gots: 165 | FT: 17
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-01-2003)
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.15/5  rDev -7.8%

Glad to see more Cantillon on shelves around anchorage. Purchased at La Bodega. 2006 vintage.

Pours a clear yellow with a slight peachy tint to it and a nice white head that quickly reduces to a ring around the glass and leaves little lacing.

Nose is full of lactic action and some sharp lemony notes. A bit of horse blanket and some very slight spice as well.

Taste is quite nice. A smooth drinking gueuze with moderate to high sourness. Lemon zest and some light green apples appear. Very lactic and the oak is noticeable. A good blend. Very dry finish and the oak lingers on quite a bit on the aftertaste, along with those green apples. There is a tiny touch of a spice like character in here, but its very slight, and can probably be atributed to the barrels.

Mouthfeel is good, but the carbonation is a bit lower than it should be for the style. Love the dryness.

Drinkability is quite solid. A very easy drinking gueuze with a refreshing tartness rather than abrasive lactic face-banging sour. As fun as those are sometimes, a nice moderate to high tartness is nice when ive got a 750 to myself and am out of Zantac.

Overall this is yet another winner from Cantillon and Lou Pepe. A refreshing and tasty queuze that totally defines the style. I am excited to see how my other bottles do in a decade or so. A fine beer.

11-11-2009 02:46:35 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -18.2%

Green Cantillon bottle with a cork and cap. 2001 vintage. $35 at Toronado in the Haight, shared with Brewbacca. Expensive, but worth a try.

Alas this one has not aged well, either that or it’s the most mellow geuze I have tasted. Personally, I have grown to appreciate battery acid and vinegar in my geuze. This one is just mellow lemons. Still, there are some things to point out.

The aromas are wonderful. Tart and highly acidic lemons that scorch your nostrils and rancid white grape skins. Balanced, mellow, and nearly perfect.

Appearance is a hazed lemon/apricot with stunning effervescence that maintains a long lasting, albeit thin head.

Flavor is mild lemon tartness. Very mellow and not terribly complex.

Mouthfeel is not particularly sour. Not sour enough for me at any rate. Quite crisp and very dry but mellow.

Drinkability is like a fine sparkling wine without the headache.

Not my favorite geuze. It’s not big enough, ballsy enough, nor sour enough. Still, I feel lucky to have tried it.

05-21-2006 02:17:33 | More by DaPeculierDane
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-29-2014 14:22:18 | More by tectactoe
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ricke

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Vintage 2003. Bottled in 2005.

A: Golden orange with quite a big off-white head with good retention. Good lacings as well.

S: Nicely edgy but very well composed funky character. Notes of clean bretty aromas, horse blanket, aged cheese and mud. Grass and mild tart fruit notes. Lemon juice and perhaps a faint hint of mint.

T: A quick acidic punch at first followed by a massive funky brett character. Pleasant citric notes, grass and apple rind. Lots of barnyard and horse blanket and hints of aged cheese. After a while in the glass, the funkiness dominates almost completely. Gently husky wheat character. The finish is nicely dry with a considerable grassy bitterness, a hint of stomach acid, funk and minerals.

M: Medium body with very tingly carbonation. Refreshing and very easy to drink.

D: Very good. A complex and very funky gueuze. Not very acidic considering the brewery behind it. It's actually almost too easy to drink - it seems like it looses character after a while, as if the acidity mellows out.

10-22-2009 22:26:33 | More by ricke
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Ben7773

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2014 20:23:36 | More by Ben7773
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jbeatty

New York

3.95/5  rDev -12.2%

2004 vintage, tasted 5/29/11

A: Pours hazy burnt orange with small frothy head that fades, leaving a bubbly slick around my glass, slight lacing.

S: Smooth, but subtle barnyard funk, leading to tart peaches, transitioning into an earthy oakiness to finish.

T: Initial taste is more tart and acidic than the nose would suggest- lemon citrus, expanding into classic lambic flavors on the mid-palate, cheese, ending with bitter grapefruit, slight vinegar in the back. Dry finish that lingers.

M: Light, oily and smooth in the mouth, but light carbonation detracts a bit from the experience for me

08-21-2011 22:39:21 | More by jbeatty
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joel66

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-09-2013 16:32:07 | More by joel66
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-21-2011 04:54:45 | More by Callmecoon
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-01-2012 17:44:09 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Shankopotamus

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev -2.2%

Light amber in color with a bit of haziness. A minuscule layer of off white foam covers the majority of the top of the beer. Aroma of pineapple and green apples is very compelling. The body is moderately carbonated,crisp,and dry. The front of the palate is sharp with a champagne like taste that quickly tuns to pineapple and green apple with a quick dry finish. Very refreshing.

03-29-2014 00:49:28 | More by Franziskaner
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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ehammond1


4.53/5  rDev +0.7%

Bottle (2009)

Thanks for opening this, schmoopsbeer!

A bright, light orange and a tall white head. Highly carbonated. Lots of lace left on the glass.

A spicy, musty, funky aroma, consisting of bright fruit, lemon and apple, tangy Brett yeast, hay and grass, and lots of barnyard funk. Pretty awesome. Seems comforting, inviting, and welcoming.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, but perhaps a bit more bright with fruit--lemon, apple, and pear. The tart funk and sourness is huge here as well, though balances exceptionally well with the sweet, fruity flavors. Tremendous!

Light, bubbly, airy mouthfeel--an absolute pleasure.

A definitive version of the style. A classic. Just about perfect.

04-13-2012 16:49:40 | More by ehammond1
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.1%

04-01-2014 21:42:13 | More by boatshoes
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-28-2014 02:28:25 | More by Mantooth
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-31-2014 12:45:12 | More by Cynic-ale
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-08-2013 14:47:00 | More by doremite
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

01-06-2013 21:44:31 | More by Soonami
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mondegreen

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-16-2013 11:36:34 | More by mondegreen
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-14-2013 21:10:26 | More by williamjbauer
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Belgium

4.5/5  rDev 0%

08-27-2013 12:53:32 | More by simoen
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-29-2013 16:44:50 | More by stereosforgeeks
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

12-07-2013 21:22:38 | More by acurtis
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-18-2014 02:52:19 | More by RichardMNixon
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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
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