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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 955
Gots: 158 | FT: 17
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-01-2003)
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

08-05-2013 11:13:57 | More by beergorrilla
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-24-2014 00:52:20 | More by SadMachine
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jampics2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-06-2013 13:41:33 | More by jampics2
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-08-2013 00:16:17 | More by zonker17
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-08-2014 16:59:37 | More by mrebeka
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

09-27-2013 18:40:49 | More by vonnegut21
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Adamostella

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-31-2013 13:27:48 | More by Adamostella
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DogFood11

California

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Corked and capped bottle of 2003 lou pepe. Aged in good conditions. It forms a loose head that is really not a factor as it fades to a pinkish outer ring. No lace. Golden body with a few rolling bubbles.

This is an outstanding offering. Funk? you bet but its not as pronounced or raw as other gueze's. In fact to me this has a refined taste to it that is not as raw or funky as most but most definately more complex. Tart? not really man. Very hard brew to explain as it cracks the mold in some ways as its smooth and easy drinking. Sipping may be the best approach as it changes as it warms. This has some vinous character to it and has a nice drying finish with some lingering brett. My personal feeling is this is better cold. I tried it from 45-60 and it was much more lively, fruity and fresh tasting cold. As it warmed it lost the body and all of the fruit presence as mild as it was.

Notes: Disclaimer, I'm a HUGE gueze fan. This is up there with the finest I've had. Blending in older lambics is the greatest invention ever. You might say what about internet? Mass production? the wheel? Nope, its blending lambics. Yummmm

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2006 20:39:29 | More by DogFood11
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-11-2013 02:29:54 | More by MinorThreat
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2011 04:19:59 | More by HopStoopid120
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-22-2013 13:16:35 | More by SpdKilz
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

02-11-2014 16:01:21 | More by mltobin
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 01:35:56 | More by AleWatcher
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FreshHawk

Illinois

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

A - Slightly hazed golden tangerine color with a large bubbly, foamy white head with decent retention leaving a thin layer of lace with some patches.

S - Lighter and sweeter than what I was expecting. A lot of apple along with the tart/acidic smell. Reminds me of an apple cider or apple vinegar. Some sour/tart grapes and hints of barnyard aroma.

T - Like the smell, this was a bit lighter and less sour/tart/acidic than I thought it may be. That's not to say this doesn't have those but they seem a bit more balanced when compared to the fruity flavors. Strong tart and acidic apple and pear along with a base of sour grape. Citrus and barnyard flavors come out but it isn't really all that funky compared to others in the style I have tried. On the finish there is definitely a tangy and tannic white grape kind of feel. At the very end I get a bit of a kick of wheat as well.

M - Medium body with a healthy level of carbonation. Has puckering and drying effects, but for the style this is quite smooth.

D - Very drinkable, especially for a sour. The mellow taste (compared to other sours) make this much easier to drink and drink more of it.

Notes: 2007 Gueuze, bottle on 12 October 2009. This is a fairly mellow sour with the flavors much more in an equal balance with the fruitiness. This still is a sour beer, no question. Good easy to drink sour that has a good mix of flavors and won't kill your palate or overload you with tart/sour/acidic flavors. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 22:48:54 | More by FreshHawk
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CoolEthan

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

10-07-2013 00:02:33 | More by CoolEthan
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-19-2011 20:58:20 | More by Photekut
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

11-16-2011 01:52:38 | More by WeisGuy
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adamette

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Live review. Poured from the 750 ML dark green bottle that I bought at Buckeye Beer Engine several months ago but I cannot recall for how much. The bottle is capped, also has a cork under the cap and has a black foil covering the cap and neck of bottle. Sticker above the front label announces: Gueuze 2005 Lambic Beer aged in Oak Barrels. Cork has "bottled in 2007" stamped on it, no doubt because of the 2 years of aging in oak barrels. Poured into my Brewery Ommegang short flute glass. This is their non-specific glass, possible use with any of their beers.

A Awfully clear light orange/yellow body under a puffy, off white head that started out 2 inches tall but moved down to less than 1 cm within 60 seconds. Fair look really. 3.0

S Moderate citrus like tartness with a bit of a softened feel that I attribute to the oak barrels. I find this to be a very typical Gueuze smell. 3.5

T Gotta love the funk of a true lambic, in this case a blast of citrusy tart horse blanket that really packs a punch but then lays off, leaving a pleasant, oaken funk of a classic Gueuze. 4.5

M Rather light for having the strong tastes that it does and the aftertaste is much more gentle, thin, than the initial feel. 3.5

D Very good for the style which is not normally (for me) a tremendously drinkable beer style. 4.0

Notes: To enjoy this beer is to experience a true lambic from the world's foremost producer of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 07:00:12 | More by adamette
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

11-11-2013 14:25:37 | More by trxxpaxxs
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Steve for this one. Sampled the 2001 and 2000 vintages side-by-side. Review is for the 2001 vintage though there will be comments about the 2000 throughout. 4oz. pours from capped and corked 750ml bottles into matching wine glasses. Reviewed at a tasting 2/19/11. From notes.

A: Pour generates a small ring of white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a slightly cloudy yellowish-white peach. Lacing is minimal and with little stick. The 2000 vintage is surprisingly much more carbonated. More head, more lace and darker beer color overall also. Still, pretty much what I'd expect from a Gueuze.

S: Nose is sharp cheese, overwhelming horse-blanket and Brett funk, wet wood, and notes of tart lemon pulp and ripe sour peaches. Very aromatic and impressive overall. 2000 vintage is much more earthy and grassy with a much more woody presence and significantly less sharpness and funk.

T: Opening is accented by a sharp, lemon and sour apple tartness. Notes of stale and damp air, wood, and blankets of Brett funk. Mild sour peaches at the middle and end with a building sourness right at the end. Finish is moderately dry and puckering with no aftertaste. Very well done. 2000 vintage is much less sour and with more of a bitter, grassy, yeasty presence.

M: Light to medium bodied and near still. Oily and silky in the mouth. Saliva-generating. Puckering and moderately dry. Very slight graininess going down. Crisp, clean, and dry finish. No aftertaste. Very appropriate and the combination of dryness and a slightly prickly finish is what makes this one.

D: What is surprising about this beer is the stark contrast between the 2000 and 2001 vintages. 2001 was, in my opinion, far and away, a superior beer with more funk, more tartness, and simply more character. Still, regardless of the vintage, seek this one out and sit on it. A gem of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 13:48:39 | More by SpeedwayJim
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-27-2013 00:34:52 | More by ajzy
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nlmartin

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer was served in a flute. This beer was the 2001 vintage.

Appearance: The beer has a peach coloration. The beer has a nice tight rolling carbonation. The head was pretty much nothing to speak of.

Smell: The beer smells very acidic and has a load of funky yeastyness. The beer gives me a bit of sour apples and lemon.

Taste: The beer doesnt taste any where near as sour as the smell. The beer gives alot of funky yeastyness. The beer has a sour apples and lemon tartness.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is light bodied. The beer has ample carbonation. This is the least harsh of any Cantillon product I have drank. This beer is oddly refreshing and made me wish for more.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2006 07:14:14 | More by nlmartin
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

11-03-2012 20:49:07 | More by baybum
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-22-2014 16:30:32 | More by DoctorB2B
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with little to no head.

Nose is reminiscent of marbled blue cheeses and fresh pungent breads like rye, with a chalkboard white oaky component as well.

Palate is assaulted with sourness right off the bat, with bitter apple and Champagne-like fruitiness. In fact, this beer comes across simply as a low carbonated sour Champagne, if there is such a thing.

If you're accustomed to sour offerings, it's easy to drink. Otherwise, you may want to stick to that bottle of Champagne in the back of your refrigerator instead.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2008 00:49:01 | More by yemenmocha
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.