Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon
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3.8/5 rDev -15.4%
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.
09-06-2010 20:13:40 | More by JAXSON
3.83/5 rDev -14.7%
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.
12-23-2009 02:44:35 | More by jrallen34
3.88/5 rDev -13.6%
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.
03-24-2013 17:56:23 | More by kscaldef
3.93/5 rDev -12.5%
Lou Pepe Gueuze. Bottled in 2009. Lot 13/09. Into Duvel glass on Feb 25, 2012.
Hazy honey yellow body with a thin white head that immediately fades to a thin rim around the edge of the glass.
A tart, slight funk nose with notes of lemon, faint candy sugar, and soft bready malt. Subtle, but pleasant. No vingearness is detected.
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.
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.
A well balance, refined beer with a nice flavour profile, with prominent sourness and great malt notes. Easy drinking.
05-26-2012 13:04:26 | More by EnemyWithin
3.95/5 rDev -12%
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
08-21-2011 22:39:21 | More by jbeatty
3.95/5 rDev -12%
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.
07-27-2009 11:48:06 | More by brc
3.98/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
07-14-2005 00:22:19 | More by Goldorak
4/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
06-10-2009 16:55:35 | More by Phyl21ca
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
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