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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 952
Gots: 155 | 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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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 Vintage.

Beer is dark golden with a nice, thick white head. Moderate retention and lacing.

Smell is funk city! Horse blanket scents dominate, along with yeast, wheat, hay and lemon. A bit of a sweet malty backbone. A complex scent but all tied up neatly together- very unified.

Taste is full of funk like the nose- barnyard and hay. Lemon and some other citrus flavours, perhaps a hint of apple. Crisp wheat. The beer is very dry. Tart and a bit sour, but not nearly as much as expected- assumedly balanced by the sugar. Some peppery, spicy flavours, almost like a funky, mutant saison. The finish reveals a dry fruity flavour that makes me think a bit of champagne. Very complex, very good.

Light bodied and low carbonation. Puckers the mouth.

Overall, excellent. A very nice beer. No problem finishing this bottle solo.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 04:29:12 | More by jrenihan
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A massive thanks goes out to cmrillo for bringing this one out during his own 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! 2008 Vintage! Served from bottle into a Cantillon taster flute. Poured a golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, lemon rine, lemon zest, funk, sour, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, lemon rine, funk, citrus, sour, and tart. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a great brew. The Lou Pepe treatment really added a nice touch to this brew. There was a nice citrus/lemon aspect going on in this one in both the aroma and flavor. This made it really easy to drink and balanced out the sour and tart characters going on. Definitely worth trying if you have not done so.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 12:24:57 | More by thagr81us
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whartontallboy

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-28-2012 23:50:47 | More by whartontallboy
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EnemyWithin

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 13:04:26 | More by EnemyWithin
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-22-2012 17:59:15 | More by thewimperoo
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-18-2012 00:55:19 | More by Rempo
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-14-2012 20:53:02 | More by theminutemen
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RSchaeffer

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-13-2012 03:09:51 | More by RSchaeffer
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 1 pt 9.4 fl oz corked and capped bottle purchased at Berman's Wines & Spirits, Lexington, MA
2008 vintage
Bottled: 21 April 2011
Best before2031
Served in a traditional Cantillon tumbler

Upon popping the cap, a bit of liquid fizzled out the top of the bottle. This could have spelled disaster. The beer poured a nearly crystal clear, straw yellow color. A tight, creamy, bright white, two-finger head topped the body. Luckily, the seeping liquid did not signify a flat bottle. The head faded to a lasting ring of froth.

The nose was super funky and musty, yet also bright and lemony. You could sense that the critters have been active. Good amount of oak. Wheaty, dry and tart. The tartness however was offset by a mild sweetness. Overall, very smooth and pleasant. Exceptionally well balanced. On the second pour, some of the yeast sneaked into the beer and the nose turned more powdery and dry.

The beer was remarkably flavorful, yet smooth and balanced. Crackery malts came through on the front end. Soon, however, the sourness kicked in. Super strong lemon notes. Quite tart, yet also a bit sweet. Crisp and wheaty. Moderately acidic. Must and leather notes were apparent in the center. Funky. The finish was also nicely balanced. Very lemony. A fair amount of earthy hops came through as well. Exceptional.

The mouthfeel was surprisingly rich, frothy and creamy. Super smooth and supple on the palate. Astonishingly full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine bubbled, moderate effervescence.

Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze is one of the best spontaneously fermented beers to have ever passed my lips. Although it may not be super complex, it is immensely flavorful and astonishingly drinkable. I wish I had purchased more of these when I had the chance to do so.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 01:55:33 | More by Damian
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-06-2012 02:23:32 | More by seeswo
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-01-2012 17:52:12 | More by wdarcy77
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-01-2012 15:35:33 | More by TWStandley
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sgoro

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-30-2012 14:00:42 | More by sgoro
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CADMixes

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-29-2012 23:12:38 | More by CADMixes
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-29-2012 02:33:47 | More by marine1975
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-16-2012 03:15:47 | More by jsilva
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Mag00n

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-15-2012 21:22:41 | More by Mag00n
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-15-2012 01:10:47 | More by nathanjohnson
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ehammond1


4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 16:49:40 | More by ehammond1
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WarnerJC8

Delaware

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-13-2012 14:46:17 | More by WarnerJC8
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pperez38

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-10-2012 08:38:57 | More by pperez38
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-06-2012 02:37:14 | More by hoppymcgee
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Boz12

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-05-2012 06:26:02 | More by Boz12
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-23-2012 01:57:00 | More by DustinSmall
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.