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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
Ranking:
#52
Reviews:
298
Ratings:
1,314
pDev:
6.99%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,314 |  Reviews: 298
Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at a tasting. Dark ruby pour with a small pink head. Smells of raspberries and lambic funk, cherries and cherry cores. The taste is impossibly sour, but of a fruity type, not vinegar-y, with tons of raspberries and some cherries in the mix. Crazy!

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of CTJman
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mportnoy
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of anteater
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2010 LP Framboise - Poured from a 750ml bottle

A: Deep pink/red with a light pink head

S: Some dry tart funk and jammy berries, a little bit of yeast

T: I'm tasting 2 very different and pronounced components of this beer both separately and at once. On one hand, you can taste all the qualities of a delicious Cantillon labmic - funky barnyard, grass, with a pretty heavy sourness. One the other hand you can taste super fresh raspberries, maybe the most natural raspberry flavor I've ever encountered in a beer. Together they are phenomenal.

M: Slightly dry, good carb

O: I was very very impressed by this beer! Really fantastic framboise from Cantillon.

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Photo of M_chav
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of thagr81us
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A massive thanks goes out to cmrillo for bringing this one out during his own 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! 2007 Vintage! Served from bottle into a Cantillon taster flute. Poured a hazy ruby red with a one finger light pink head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, raspberry, tart, funk, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, raspberry, tart, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a great brew. To be honest, this was the first time I’ve tried this one. This one was really enjoyable and well balanced. While not being overly complicated this one made great use of the flavors and aromas present. No wonder I’m loony for these things…

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Photo of popery
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of AgentZero
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Gmann
3.7/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a corked, capped, and foiled bottle, 2006 vintage. Pours a dirty plum purple color with fizzy pale pink colored head that settled into a solid ring. The aroma is of raspberry puree with some light oak and lemon. Nice and fruity, wine like. The taste is of unripe raspberries and lemon, white vinegar, pepper, and oak. Very much a tart bomb. The feel is light and very carbonated; very tart and astringent. For folks that love tart bombs and very dry brews this is an A++ but it's just not my thing. I rated mouthfeel and drinkability at a 3 because of this.

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Photo of Rizzy17
4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sludgeman
4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Jeffo
4.19/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at the Bierkoning in A'dam.

From a 750 into a snifter
VIntage 2010
Bottled 3 June 2013
300g per liter

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, off-white, light red head with decent retention. Clear poppy red in color with almost no carbonation evident. Head fades quickly and it looks almost flat in the glass rather quickly. Pretty color, though I wish the head made more of an impression.

SMELL: Lots of raspberries on the nose, with tart lemons, some funk, and just a hint of acidity. Slightly one dimensional, though the raspberries are quite lovely.

TASTE: Raspberries up front with tart lemon sourness and oak notes at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of tart lemon, sweet-sour raspberries, some funky flavors and wood from the barrels. A hint of bitterness finds its way through too. Well balanced between the sour lambic and tart, sweet red fruits.

PALATE: Medium body and modest carbonation. Creamy and fuller on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry and puckering. A touch of acidity lingers. Good feel here.

OVERALL: This is really nice. Lots of good fruit flavor with a solid lambic as a base, and a full, creamy feel to support the show. Well balanced and very flavorful. The look was a little lack-luster, though we can forgive that for sure. Good stuff and well worth checking out. Recommended.

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3.99/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Brewed in 2009 (label), bottled in 2011 (cork).

3.5 A: Fairly clear plum colored first pour. Three fingers of fizzy pink head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.

4.5 S: Raspberry is huge in this. Tart, sweet, and powerful. Like any good Cantillon fruit, this is full of acid, but low on funk. Tons of lactic acid with a mild to moderate acetic component. Underneath there is a light musty basement type funk.

4.0 T: Moderately sour with a good tart pucker factor. Raspberry and tangy lactic acid galore. Surprisingly, there's a good bit of funk in there as well. Musty basement, rotting wood, and a mild cheesiness. Sharp, tart raspberry finish.

3.0 M: The mouthfeel is kinda dull. Lighter medium body. The carbonation is on the lower end for the style, but good enough. The problem is that it isn't very spritzy. Creaminess is lacking as well. This sits rather dead on the tongue.

4.0 D: Tasty framboise. A bit hard to justify the price, but good for a special occasion, like a Pens playoff game.

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Photo of gford217
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Tucquan
4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2011-04-09 in Columbia, PA. 2007 Bottle.

A - Dark strawberry color, a little hazy with a 1-finger, pink chanpagne-like head that fades away fairly quickly.

S - Very rich raspberry, brett sour yeast, oak, light malt. Amazing, heady aroma.

T - Sour raspberry, lemon-cirtrus, milder oak than implied by the smell, a tad bit of malt sweetness that winks at thinking about trying to balance the tart sourness. This is a remarkable beer with wild yeast flavors that blow into the kettle through the open windows in the attic of the brewery. It tastes medieval if that's possible.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Effervescent, puckering and drying.

O - Top notch. I've been learning to appreciate sour beers like Consecration. This is even more sour but it is so good, there's no break-in period. I'm giving it an A, my wife would give it an A+ because it is right in her wheelhouse.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 sticker at Hopyard in Oslo. This was a pleasant surprise and a real treat. My first time having LPF and I think I rank it best among the framboise that I have had - I prefer it to Framboise du Fermier and Atrial. It is very balanced - pleasantly tart, not super sour.

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Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of francisweizen
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:

2001 Vintage: 750ml brown glass bottle. Corked and crowned. The crown is pried off and the cork is removed. A lovely, exceptional looking reddish liquid emerges from the bottle and is topped off by a lovely off-white/pinkish head of foam. The foam lasts the entire glass and coats the sides, leaving exquisite patterns of Belgian lace.

Smell: The aromas are exceptional (always the case with Cantillon it seems) and consist of freshly picked raspberries, raspberry seeds, pits, flesh, skin, pulp, everything raspberry!, as well as belgian yeast, wheat, farmyard animals, horse blankets, old shoes, musty movie theatres, and old basements.

Taste: The taste is excellent. A lovely blend of lambic funk and fresh raspberries. The taste is a bit too tart (even for us hardcore lambic heads!) up front, but it than smooths out with some lovely raspberry essence in the middle and a lovely smooth, lingering fruity flavor in the finish. The funky hints are very prominent up front and in the middle, but suprisingly the finish is pure, whole raspberries!

Mouthfeel: This one is spritzy with some lovely carbonation going on. This is neither too thick, nor too thin, it resides in between the two in a town called "perfect".

Drinkability: Insane! Very tart and funky, but oh-so good and tasty. The fresh raspberry aromas and the lovely fruity flavors of this Cantillon offering are excellent. The lou pepe series is really quite different than many other Cantillon offerings, as this brew is much sweeter, and fruiter than the Rose De Gambrinus and similar brews from Mr. Van-Roy.

Overall: Expensive? Yes!, but oh-so worth it at least once. At $30 a bottle, this beer is quite pricy, and hard to find...but you should still really try to get some. As the fruit is the main attraction in this one, the fresher your bottle is, the better! Man, oh man do I hope that I can sample some of this fresh at the brewery next week! Please Jean-Pierre, put some aside for me!

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Photo of suckaj
5/5  rDev +9.2%

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