Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise | Brasserie Cantillon

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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:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,291
Reviews:
295
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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1,189
Gots:
225
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24
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Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 sticker date. Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Cantillon stemmed lambic glass. Allowed to warm to just under room temperature over 3 hours.

Pours a maroon body with a pretty big, 3 finger light pink, fizzy head that dissipates pretty quickly to leave no retention or lacing.

Wow.. the aromas on this baby are mesmerizing - a huge wave of fresh raspberries fills the air. So much fruit here. Light funk and oak on the aromas but fresh, bright berries dominate.

On the tongue, it starts with fresh, sour raspberry juice notes.. really delicate but pronounced. This gives way to a good amount of oak, lactic sourness, earthy light funk, finishing crisp, clean, acidic, tannic almost. Ever so slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is fantastic - medium carbonation, and medium light, easy drinking body.

I can see why the Lou Pepe series is sought after, these beers are true masterpieces. I wouldn't say this beer is overly COMPLEX, being pretty fresh the berries dominate, but that's exactly why it's so great. World class.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wulfie85
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Share bottle with 2010 sticker. One of the best framboise's I have had and I'm not much of a sour person. With the age the sharp tart had fallen off, but the raspberry and a some funk was still there and great

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of judkinst
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vtmel82
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of randylangford
4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rifugium
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

'08 sticker, consumed Sept. '16.

With Zwanze coming up and me never having had a Cantillon Framboise other than Rose, I decided to pull out this old bottle. I still haven't had the LP fresh, but maybe I'll score one of the latest batch for comparison. Dark mahogany color, with a fluffy off-white head that settled down after a few minutes. Aroma was full of funk and cobwebs, with the fruit present but a bit muted. Yeasty funk up front in the taste, old lambic goodness, with berry skin/seeds. Fruit was perhaps somewhat faded at this point (again, I never had this fresh), but still very present. Tartness/acidity was mellow, no vinegar here at all. Dry and lightly woody. Very good overall.

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Photo of absoluthamm
4.81/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of moose1980
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2008 sticker consumed at the brewery. I don't think raspberry jam smells as much like raspberry jam as this beer.

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Photo of chinchill
4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Large shared 2013 bottle.
Looks great, with a deep red body.
Moderately high tartness. Hints of raspberry and strawberry jam. Very fruity aroma.

Medium high carbonation in a medium light body.

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

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jayhunter357
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shehateme
4.81/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2010 sticker ....had a little scare when the cork disintegrated and there was a film under the cap but all is fine in the universe as it was fine ....had this right after a framboos and there is no comparison this is one of the most delicate beers I have ever had ....not a review guy but this on deserves every bit of praise it can garner .... Pours a beautiful auburn color with a ton of head . The scariest moment was the smell ,expecting the worst after seeing the shape the cork was in I immediately knew it was fine with one sniff ...taste and mouthfeel are the reason this beer is so sought after wow Tart raspberries with a full mouthfeel and wonderful funk ....one of the best beers I've had in recent memory

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Photo of tblack4d
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stephenlee
3.95/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.95/5  rDev +11.5%
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 BourbonAgedGuru
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Beer! This was a 2012 vintage.

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Photo of DeutschesBier
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2008 bottle at Cantillon Brewery.

Slightly hazy, red/amber appearance. This has to be the strangest beer I have ever smelled. Extremely complex which is difficult to describe. Raspberry is definitely present on the nose, but there is this funky aroma that is overpowered by all kinds of notes. Just very strange. The taste doesn't follow the nose as much. That funk is still there but raspberry sour, other red fruits, almond, nutmeg, barnyard hay, funky cheese.... it's all somehow blended perfectly. Oaky for sure! The aftertaste is smooth with light carbonation/fizzy feel. Could sip on this beer all day long and enjoy every sip. But I simply could not stop smelling the beer. Probably took 2-3 whiffs for every sip.

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Photo of RobinLee
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TychoNDC
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,291 ratings.
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