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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon

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793 Ratings
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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 1,064
Gots: 183 | FT: 16
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-01-2003

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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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

Bottle shared by sweemzander. Thanks sweem! Bottle date 06 cork 08.

Golden amber hue with a rather small amount of off white head. Surprisingly modest lactic sour. More funk than sour. The mold and wet wood are very prominent. Wet straw and lemons. Flavors are much more sour. The lactic is bitingly tart with plenty of moldy wood and dirty basement. A touch of black pepper in the finish. Lightish body with mild carbonation. Overall a great gueuze. Although I was hoping for a tongue ripping sour.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ADZA
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2008 vintage and yeah i know its a little early to be cracking it but after today i thought i deserve it plus i always like comparing beers when fresh compared to aged and it pours a hazy apricot hue which leaves a wispy one finger head that doesnt stay long and not much lacing either,the smell is parmesan cheese,white grapes,vinegar and wet hay,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,zesty and bone dry and has nice tastes of Sav Blanc grapes,lemon zest,a touch of tangerines and finished with a funky sour dryness that makes you want another sip straight away and overal without doubt this has to be one of the top versions of this style fresh or aged as this brew will definately hold for the 20years it says it will on the back label and thoroughly recommend you try cheers.

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -33.2%

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4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decided to split a bottle of '04 with foofaa at Monk's Cafe. At $45 a bit pricey but very much worth it.

A - Pours murky orange with a small one finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of lots of horse blanket funk, green apples, a touch of lemon zest, and some light sourness. This one is a bit subdued but it is still quite enjoyable.

T - Starts off with a big dose of strong horse blanket funk slowly giving way to a mix of bright sourness, apples, lemons, and some damp earth. The finish is dry with a nice amount of pucker, lingering on the pallet for some time. The flavors are all there, although some of them are a little to light for my liking.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Dry, funky, feel that lingers long after the finish. It remains light, allowing you to drink quite a bit of it before it begins to wear on you.

O - Other than the Armand Lente this was my favorite beer of the day. The balance of funk and fruit was spot on and I had no problem putting back my half a bottle. Worth every penny.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

07 bottle into tulip.

Dark murky gold in color. Nice white bubbles with some spotty lace.
Smells HUGELY oaky with a deep musky funk.
The taste is nice-- oaky and funky with a good sour bite to it. Some light citrus notes hide in here, but the big oaky funk is lo is the best.
Feel is a bit medium and syrupy. Feels like it could use more carbonation.
Overall-- I'll take the classic gueuze over this one. This is not bad, but is the least best of the Lou Pepe series.

Fun to try, nonetheless.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.