Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Lou Pepe - FramboiseCantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise
BA SCORE
4.58/5
1,314 Ratings
Cantillon Lou Pepe - FramboiseCantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#52
Reviews:
298
Ratings:
1,314
pDev:
6.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,188
Gots:
222
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,314 |  Reviews: 298
Photo of putnam
4.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Orange highlights in hazy, deep rose-colored liquid. A soapy ring of pink embraces the wall of the glass. Sexy earth aromas, like honey-drenched slate launch disturbing arcs of cracked, toasted mustard seed. All of this leads to aromas of raspberries of course, but it is a pile of sticky, mashed, partially rotting fruit as much as it is fresh and clean. Plump, bulky texture, citric jelly flavor and outlying gas detail forms the shape and structure of this beer.
Good with butter-seared crotin cheese on a bed of wilted greens and smoked fish.

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Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.95/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of readbaron
4.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2008 Vintage courtesy of KickInTheChalice.

Pours a deep, dark, beautiful red. Darker than the Kriek. There's a hint of white foam that fades into a ring over time. Perfection. I'll be using that term a lot when discussing this beer.

Smells incredible, like fresh raspberries. There's a tiny hint of lemon tartness, and a touch of funk, but the raspberries dominate the nose. Unbelievable.

Taste is equally perfect. Fresh squeezed raspberries assault the palate. It's tart, but not overwhelmingly so. Funk is negligable.

Feel is delightful, light crisp, well carbonated.

Overall - an outstanding beer. Top notch.

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Photo of kitch
4.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A 750ml bottle at the brewery. 2013 sticker, bottled on 3rd April 2016. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear dark ruby colour with a three finger dark pink head that had decent retention and some sparse lacing. Looks so good.

Aroma: Fruity raspberry, strawberry and some light floral notes.

Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, strawberry, oak, apple and light barnyard funk.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: So good. Such nice refreshing raspberries and strawberries. Could very well be my favourite fruit lambic! Must buy.

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Photo of kbuzz
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2008 bottle, enjoyed 10/18/15. This is the absolute best lambic I have had to date. Appearance is bright ruby red, bottle gushed for about 5 seconds after opening but was caught in the glass as it was expected. 1" pinkish head stayed around for quite some time. Nose is straight Cantillon funk with massive raspberries. Taste is better than I could have ever expected, definitely the funkiest, sourest, and most well balanced Loon I have had. The raspberry and funk just do not stop. Mouthfeel is bubbly heaven. So glad I traded for this older bottle and it knocked '14 Framboos out of the water in side by side tasting.

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Photo of HopSavant
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of randylangford
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of holmesmi
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 vintage, enjoyed at Neutnigenough on 06/30/2017.

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Photo of TreeBear
4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sblanton83
4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scotv
4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2012 sticker poured into a fluted glass. While this beer is visually striking with a lovely raspberry scent, the taste and mouthfeel are the stars here. Fantastic balance of funk, fruit and sour. Even a hour after opening there is still huge carbonation. A complete joy. One of the best beers I've ever had.

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Photo of seangibbs60
4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmryan8
4.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of controlfate
4.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The color on this is beautiful. Bright red, nice two finger pink head. Smell of vibrant raspberries, some lemon, a tad sour. The taste is right on with the smell. It's so good, i almost don't believe it's real. Such a great balance of favors and the perfect amount of sour. Carbonation is nice, tingles on the tongue but not too much, allowing you to focus on the intense raspberry flavor. Can't say much more, I love it, and I'm gonna savor the rest of this glass.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2006 Vintage. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tasting glass.

Appearance: The cloudy color is instantly recognizable as the only color raspberries can be. A nice soft white froth gently recedes to a ring around the edge along with a few wisps of lace.

Smell: The raspberry in the aroma is quite sour. There are some light malt notes, and some good funk in there, but at this point it is mostly sour.

Taste: The raspberry flavor in this beer is just brilliant. With five or so years in the bottle, the flavor has become balanced between tart and funky.

Mouthfeel: I suspect that over time the body has dried out and lightened up a bit as the beer continued to develop. At this stage the body is on the light side of medium, with medium strength fizzy carbonation. Somewhat acidic, but not overly so.

Overall: I am a sucker for good raspberry sours, and this is probably my favorite one at this point. Simply fantastic, I would like to always have this in my fridge, and my future beer purchases will probably reflect that desire.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fahmie25
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmgage
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mythaeus
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2010 sticker. Beautiful deep ruby red, even under artificial light at night. Smells of sweet (and surprisingly fresh) raspberries and unmistakable Cantillon funk and the taste follows exactly. One of the best raspberry sours I've ever had, along with Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton.

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Photo of warmbier804
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ead73
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 1,314 ratings
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