Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,302
Reviews:
297
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Arsenal0328
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of HopsJunkiedotcom
5/5  rDev +12.6%

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

Photo of DrLaFollette
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of AndyCowles75
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of cdJensen
4.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 4truth
4.98/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Tony_D
4.98/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of bcornwell74
4.98/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of homebrew311
4.98/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I saved this one to log as my 1,500th review. Big thanks to jcvanderbilt for the trade. Pours a bright juicy reddish pink with nice clarity and minimal head. The nose is unbelievable. Full of jammy raspberries, a hint of earth, layers of signature Cantillon funk, a hint of vinegar and oak, but mainly ripe fresh berries. I could smell this all day! The taste lives up to the delightful smell with fresh juicy berries, waves of tartness which are counterbalanced with sweetness. Each flavor pops as this is the tastiest lambic I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, this beer is fantastic. Definitely the best of the loons I have tried and one that I will have to seek out again.

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Photo of Phil_H
4.98/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of steve032
4.98/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of hambone
4.98/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of davistabuff
4.97/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jerico
4.97/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - creamy pinkish red color with a light frothy head.

S - wow! Very clear raspberry smell, with a hint of funky goodness.

T/M/D - very tart, not too sweet but not too dry, with a delicate taste of raspberry (not as noticeable as in the smell, and far from syrupy - typical of Cantillon). The sourness lingers for a bit too, enough to entice another sip. Outstanding, if you like your lambics nice and tart!

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.97/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml, 2009 sticker, bottled in 2011. Into an oversized red wine glass.

A: Pours a gorgeous burgundy with a pink head that foams up to about half an inch and quickly fades away. Lively carbonation moves through the glass. Absolutely gorgeous, the color of raspberries.

S: Funky and sour with an absolutely huge raspberry aroma as well. Smells like crushed raspberries and oak barrel. Lots of funk and lacto sourness. Trademark Cantillon sour in the nose with a ton of raspberries as well. It does not get better than this, not at all.

T: Again, massive sourness and a ton of raspberries. Lots of funk and barnyard that follows over nicely from the nose. Intensely sour. Oaky and fruity. Fresh, ripe raspberries contribute to the pucker factor. Absolutely delicious.

M: Surprising amount of body, lively carbonation, incredibly puckering and dry. Tons of thick spit from the lacto. Spot on here.

O: I love framboise, but this is far and away the best framboise beer I've ever had. My new benchmark for framboise lambic. Absolutely wonderful.

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4.97/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle dated 17 Oct 2007, front label reads 2005. Stored in my beer cellar since September 2008 and consumed on 1 December 2009.
A: Medium purple color, bright pink cherry soda-type head that rapidly disappears to leave no bubbles or lacing.
S: Raspberries, lemons and grapefruit nose.
T: Immediate acidity progresses to sour fruit with a background of wood, soil, and wet blanket. Finish is extremely dry and sour. Amazingly complex.
M: Almost chewy.
D: A spectacular brew, among the best of the Cantillon line.

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4.97/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2003 Vintage

A: Poured a glowing, cloudy grapefruit, ruby color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Whoooa! Raspberry, cherry, vinegar base and funk

T: Tart and acidic. Some barnyard funk, horesblanket smothered in raspberries and a hint of cherry, vinegar on taste buds with some woodiness and Earthy notes

M: Tasrt, medium body, booze seems a bit more prominent than the 5% but was not to hot.

O: Best I have had, ever.

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Photo of cj8311
4.96/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise from Brasserie Cantillon
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,302 ratings.
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