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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 949
Gots: 157 | FT: 18
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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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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
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-17-2012 08:28:08 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After a St. Patrick's Day filled with Imperial Stouts (no Guinness, here), we figured we should hit something lighter, and when @LaitueGonflable mentioned that he'd "love something sour" there was no question about what was next.

This was the 2008 vintage, tasted in 2012.

Pours a slightly hazed, but refined golden colour, with a mild, frothy but lively head of pure white. Ah, Gueuze really is the champagne of beers, isn't it? Fine bead of carbonation and a fluid but solid body that holds its carbonation well. Looks really excellent.

Nose is classic gueuze, with refined peppery overtones, mingles with earthy aromas and a sharp plastic character. Latex rubber, slight resin, wine cork, cellar, dust. Oh, it does such a wonderful job of riffing on the classic aromas, while still maintaining its basis. Lovely.

Clear and clean on the palate, and surprisingly mellow, without the biting, oesophageally challenging acidity that marks many a Cantillon brew. Light vinous characters, with a touch of oak, some banana leaf, and a hint of pepper, but without the bite or the piquancy. Oh, it is so very refined and sophisticated. It perhaps doesn't have the intense complexity of some gueuzes, but there's something very special about the smoothness, the roundness and the clean power of it. It's just lovely.

Feel is clear and bright, with a very fine carbonation that only goes so far as to enliven the palate; never to overwhelm.

Really gorgeous beer. In fact, very near sublime. It's so smooth, and yet with all the refined haughtiness of the best gueuzes. I love that the acidity is so restrained. It makes for a less raw and powerful, but more sophisticated brew. Really, the skill that has gone into its preparation is astonishing.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 06:49:19 | More by lacqueredmouse
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-08-2012 02:58:24 | More by sisuspeed
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mdfb79

New York

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought a bottle of this at Pizzeria Paradiso tonight. 2008 vintage, 750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

a - Pour a somewhat transparent bright yellow color with one inch of fluffy white head and low carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of funky cheese, oak, tart fruity malts, citrus hops, earthy notes. Super funky and cheesey, really great.

t - Tastes of funky cheese, sour fruits, oak, citrus hops, floral hops, earthy notes, light must, acedic notes, barnyard funk. Again, super funky, really awesome.

m - Light to medium body and low carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink beer.

o - Overall this is a fantastic gueuze and an improvement on the Classic Gueuze, which is one of my all time favorites. Another winner in the Lou Pepe series, I think I would rank this very slightly behind the LP Kriek and in front of the LP Framboise. Super funky and cheesey, would love to get some bottles of this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 02:20:52 | More by mdfb79
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patm1986

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-06-2012 06:21:45 | More by patm1986
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared during Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

2008 vintage.

Pours a murky honey yellow with an off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is just all over the place with sour, funk, tart, and barnyard aromas. Taste is exactly the same as the smell with an acidic bite to it. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good gueuze with some extreme aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 23:37:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007. 750 ml bottle into, in de verzekering tegen de grotto dorst lambic/gueuze glass. Huge, active, fluffy, soapy head with high retention and lacing. Aroma of green apple, horse blanket and light sweetness. Taste refreshingly sour, tongue coating, jaw stretching and puckering. Very very tasty. 

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 23:38:31 | More by KickbacksSteve
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danieelol

Australia

4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice yellow-gold colour with not a lot of head.

Smell is parmesan cheese rind and lemon. Corny umami. Developing some faecal funk at this point. Some rye and soy milk. Lots of raw soy. Chocolate. Pineapple.

Taste is way more parmesan. lots of umami goodness, with some lemon. More rye/soy. Quinine.

Good mouthfeel, nice and salty and sour.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 13:26:01 | More by danieelol
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birchstick

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage; bottled 4/11/11. Pours yellow in color with a soft, white head on it that settles to form a nice rim around the glass. The nose is sweet citrus, hay, lemon. Taste starts with lots of sweet sugars up front that move into more citric flavors. A little funk gets added to the mix and then tartness overtakes it. This is super sweet and sugary, which works well in the size I tasted. I think a whole bottle would induce diabetes in a normal person, however I highly recommend splitting amongst others! Another winner from the LP series.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 17:27:04 | More by birchstick
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bmur112

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

02-20-2012 14:28:40 | More by bmur112
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 Lou Pepe Guize served from vintage bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke in Belgium.

A: Light and golden with a 2 finger white head

S: Bright pronounced lemony citrus with some light yeast, spice and a faint bit of barn yard funk.

T: Nectarine, plum skin and lemon zest. slowly growing more sour. A bit acidic in the finish with lingering sourness.

M: Starts off smooth yet crisp, then fades to a lingering pucker.

O: Smoother and less initial in your face sour than a recent standard release Cantillon gueuze. Nice last beer to end my short trip to Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 02:35:08 | More by monitorpop
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-02-2012 20:16:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
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henskejk

California

4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - light orange color with very thin white head

S - very tart smelling with a little bit of wood and earthiness on the background

T - tart in the front that fades into a bit of sweetness and woody flavor but ends tart yet again

M - light bodied and well carbonated but also pretty smooth

O - fantastic beer very interesting and very enjoyable. Very complex flavor that i'm sure I didn't do justice in this review

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 03:50:41 | More by henskejk
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

01-30-2012 16:52:49 | More by Wisconsinality
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spicelab

Australia

4/5  rDev -10.9%

01-30-2012 04:24:48 | More by spicelab
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
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