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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 952
Gots: 158 | FT: 17
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-01-2003)
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Reviews by GreenCard:
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4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled in 2001, purchased from the brewery directly...

Appearance: a stunning pale gold with a slight haze and a dense creamy layer of off-white foam speckled with chunks of cork (the cork would not come out so I had to shove it into the bottle instead)

Aroma: dusty malts, apple cider vinegar, hint of citrus, horse blanket, slight honey notes

Flavor: sumptuously balanced tartness with a crisply dry wheaty nuance, subtle lambic "funk", finishes dryish with a lingering acidity overlying a mild enteric bitterness

Mouthfeel: light body, spritzy but fine-beaded carbonation, crisp texture

Other comments: Wow! This is a truly amazing geuze! I bought this bottle some time in 2003 (I think) from Cantillon when I was living in Brussels. It has been stashed in my "cellar" since then. Now that I'm in England (and getting seriously bored with English ales), I decided to dig this one up again. I'm both glad and disappointed that I did. Glad because this is just a fantastic beer; disappointed because it is the only bottle I had. Oh well! That's the problem with beer, I guess, you end up drinking it. Anyway, Cantillon can sometimes be overpowering, especially to the unitiated, but this is very accessible. Would be a great "starter geuze", if you are OK with sharing it with someone who might not appreciate it!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 17:58:21 | More by GreenCard
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

07-23-2014 05:10:27 | More by layinbrix
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4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2010 bottle @ Nüetnigenough

Clear golden beer with a white head. Looks like a gueuze!

A sharp tartness to it and plenty of funk especially on the taste where this beer seems to shine. Wood, mustiness, stone fruit, grapefruit, green grape.

Perfect carbonation for the beer and ends dry.

A must try gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 17:24:43 | More by MattSweatshirt
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District of Columbia

4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage (2013 bottling). Teku glass.

There is some beer under the cap but over the cork that smells like an old wine cellar.

A: Pours a hazy, light golden color with a half finger of fluffy, sloppy white head. Some champagne-like bubbles. Very good retention and a few streaks of lacing.

S: A mild aroma featuring funkiness upfront, along with grass, flowers, white grape, fruit-like light orange, sugar-coated lemon, and stone fruit.

T: Funk and earthiness with straight new oak, a mild tartness, with some flowery and honey notes, and vague fruitiness. Mild tannic bitterness which is accentuated by the bone dryness.

M: Medium-light, soft carbonation and medium body.

O: Very tasty and exceedingly drinkable at 5% and with such light tartness. Among the LP versions, I think the Kriek is my favorite. This is about as good as 3F OG. Off the top of my head, I can’t distinguish this and Classic Gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 23:15:18 | More by pmarlowe
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-20-2014 18:05:41 | More by Jas45678
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-19-2014 20:23:36 | More by Ben7773
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-19-2014 05:36:34 | More by cyrushire
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-18-2014 22:25:55 | More by JohnnyChicago
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-18-2014 15:29:14 | More by WTKeene
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4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle sealed with Cantillion pressure cap and cork.

2010 sticker bottled in 2013.

Appearance: Pale yellow bodied beer with 2 full fingers of white head that eventually drops to thin ring around the glass.

Smell: Tons of cantillion funk and light tartness. Slightly fruity and grain.

Taste: Tons of funk and oak. Light sweetness and funkiness in the background. Pears and honey with a hint of white grape and lemon. Funk is dominate, but does take away all the delicate flavors of the gueuze.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation. Soft, delicate and creamy carbonation. This drinks so easily its just silly.

Overall: This is my favorite of the Lou Pepe Series! Fram and Kriek are also amazing, but a gueuze is the perfect style for cantillion funk. I think this is far superior to cantillion classic gueuze. This beer is in my top 5 gueuze that I have tried. Cantillion LPG is not quite as good as, but gets close to 3F Lente, 3F Golden Blend, and Bullfrog Vertiable gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 01:59:07 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-15-2014 07:59:04 | More by mdeluna
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New York

4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Identical apple juice gold body color to the standard gueuze. Thin white head has low retention and lace.

S - Dry oak, soft peach, dust, plant stem, green tea leaves. Softer, drier, dustier, and slightly more muted than the standard gueuze.

T - Wow, the flavor profile really pops compared to the standard gueuze. Bright oak, grapefruit pith, sharp lemon, touch of honey, peach ice tea, and pollen.

M - Smooth, creamy body with a medium frame.

O - Stellar. Outstanding flavor profile with a near-perfect mouthfeel. The best example of the style I've had.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 01:00:08 | More by vfgccp
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-15-2014 00:14:32 | More by Jonathan2291
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-15-2014 00:06:55 | More by DrBier
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4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, 2010 year on the sticker, poured at the Tipple's Rare and Barrel Aged Beer tasting on July 13, 2014. Nice job, guys!

Pours clear golden colored with a small white fluffy head. Aroma is of the lemon peel and mint leaf kind that I get from a lot of gueuze, some dry dusty oak, funky yeast, very nice. Flavor is pretty funky lacto sour with lemon peels, super dusty dryness, oak, some other citrus notes, hay. Excellent. Like this better than the Classic Gueuze version. Body is very light, with medium plus carbonation and super easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 23:21:39 | More by BMMillsy
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New York

4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-14-2014 22:58:18 | More by HugeBulge
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-14-2014 19:59:10 | More by farnold
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

07-13-2014 01:34:14 | More by klipper
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

07-11-2014 12:53:10 | More by erbu
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

07-10-2014 20:32:09 | More by canadianghetto
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-10-2014 15:34:46 | More by julielynndubee
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4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage poured into Cantillon Balloon. 3 years in the cellar.

Pours a radiant gold to light bronze, clear body, light fuzzy white head that dissipates quickly. Gorgeous color to this Gueuze.

Aroma is a brilliant combination of funk, bright fruit, white wine, with hints of oak and mild gruyere. Lots of tart berries, kefir lime, and acidic peach. Almost perfection on the nose.

The palate comes through with heavier funk and earthiness than on the nose. Has a mellow floral character throughout. Lighter fruits, lime, lemon peel, crisp green apple, musky barnhouse, Riesling, sour grape mash, and nectarine/white peach acidity.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and soft carbonation for the style. Drinks pleasantly and is evidently dry and tart but not overly sour or lacking in juiciness. Phenomenal.

One of the finest I've had from Cantillon and the three years age has added a good amount of funk, quite perfect at the moment (or is it this hot weather?) As of late, this, Zomer, and Duck Duck Gooze are my favorite among the "style". Could drink this all day, everyday. Mid-palate is full of complexity while the finish is a lot cleaner. It's that clean finish that makes this so drinkable. Look forward to re-visiting this soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 20:19:27 | More by MarcWP
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-08-2014 00:49:32 | More by MeisterSmudge
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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
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