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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 760
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8%
Wants: 1,020
Gots: 174 | FT: 15
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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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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

legallysparkly, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

tom10101, Jul 01, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2001 bottle. Cork comes out without a pop, little fragment left strewn about. Pours a clear gold with a thin head that recedes to naught. Very sour, lemony nose, especially after the old Drie Fonteinen and De Cam offerings we devoured previously. Pungent, sour flavor, very musty and funky. Maybe a touch of white wine vinegar. This is quite dry and intense. Reminded me a bit of Cantillon LH12, but blended with their standard gueuze. Had a lot of that earthy, pungent bite to it at this age.

JAXSON, Sep 06, 2010
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3.83/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I drank this 2006 vintage from a 22oz bottle into a Rodenbach tulip.

The beer pours a dark honey gold with about 2 finger of bubbly white head that stays for a couple minutes. It fades to a foamy head. The lacing is nice and thick.

The aroma is really light, wish it was a lot stronger. Mostly what I get is some sour horse blanker and mildew. I want some more complexity!!!

The taste is prett light as well, I taste almost nothing on the front not much in the middle and at the end a big lasting note of tartness. Again like the nose not very comples or strong.

The feel is too light and watery way to easy to drink.

For a gueze its drinkable because its not overpowering and pretty light.

Overall, I had very high hopes but I was pretty disappointed. Its good, not elite, you can probably find something more comparable for half the price.

jrallen34, Dec 23, 2009
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3.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2009 vintage

Slightly hazy. Aromas of hay, mild lemon, and a touch of sulfur. Lightly sweet with moderate tartness and lot of minerality. Medium carbonation and medium-light body. This has been a long-term want and I'm glad to have finally gotten to try it, but overall it was a bit of a disappointment and didn't stand up to most of the rest of the Cantillon line-up, in my opinion.

kscaldef, Mar 24, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lou Pepe Gueuze. Bottled in 2009. Lot 13/09. Into Duvel glass on Feb 25, 2012.

Appearance: 3.5
Hazy honey yellow body with a thin white head that immediately fades to a thin rim around the edge of the glass.

Smell: 3.5
A tart, slight funk nose with notes of lemon, faint candy sugar, and soft bready malt. Subtle, but pleasant. No vingearness is detected.

Taste: 4
Initial moderate sharp sourness, with notes of lemon. Then sweeter/ bready aspects of the malt come through to contrast the sour elements. Also get faint notes of hops. Finishes with a lingering sourness, with hints of tart candy and lemon. Overall, very crisp profile that softens and sweetens as the beer warms. The flavours are simple, but there is good balance, esp with the malt.

Mouthfeel: 4.5
Soft mild carbonation. Mild to moderate thickness. Moderate sourness. A good balance overall in sweet versus sour, and quite appropriate, with just the right amount of pucker to be sour and refreshing, but not too overwhelming. The lingering sourness on the palate makes you want to go back for more.

Overall: 4
A well balance, refined beer with a nice flavour profile, with prominent sourness and great malt notes. Easy drinking.
Recommend.

EnemyWithin, May 26, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

jbeatty, Aug 21, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2006 sticker on my bottle.

Tawny color liquid, with a bit of a white head.

Smells quite cidery, with some wood notes underneath. Reminds me a bit of Taylor's chip dry.

Tastes really cidery; I'm amazed that no apples went into this. The acidity is fairly low for a gueuze. It's very smooth, with only a little sour bite in the end. There is a bit of leatheryness in the finish, but mostly it's a clean smooth taste of cider.

Carbonation is good, light but pleasant.

Probably the most drinkable gueuze I've ever had, since it is so smooth and light. Personally, I prefer a tart bomb, but I'm impressed with the delicacy that they achieved with this one.

brc, Jul 27, 2009
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3.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2000 vintage

Appearance: Not as peachy as most of Mr.Van Roy's Beers, this one is a little more like opalescent apple juice, the real stuff you can buy at the farmer's market. A ring of ephemerous lace on top.

Smell: That unmistakable Cantillon aroma, it smells just like at the brewery...Dank attic with cobwebs, a horse blanket, a wet cat, and this acidic twang that would normally repel the average Beer drinker but that somehow strikes a note with me.

Taste: Sour and crisp, huge astringency, probably moreso than other offerings from this brewery. However the gains in asperity and aftertaste are at the expense of complexity of flavor. Still an excellent Gueuze that I'd be curious to try again in a few years.

Goldorak, Jul 14, 2005
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

boatshoes, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Tyrus, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Denzo, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Hopbomber, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

TWStandley, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark golden orange color lambic with a quite large bubbly head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of sour notes with some distinctive oak and not much acidity which kind of surprised me. Taste was very refreshing with some sour notes and some oak; I was expecting more acidity and some barnyard notes but those were almost completely absent. Well done but considering the price difference I would stick with the regular gueuze.

Phyl21ca, Jun 10, 2009
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Steve212, May 10, 2014
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
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