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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - GueuzeCantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#131
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,174
pDev:
7.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.77/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JAXSON
3.78/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2001 bottle. Cork comes out without a pop, little fragment left strewn about. Pours a clear gold with a thin head that recedes to naught. Very sour, lemony nose, especially after the old Drie Fonteinen and De Cam offerings we devoured previously. Pungent, sour flavor, very musty and funky. Maybe a touch of white wine vinegar. This is quite dry and intense. Reminded me a bit of Cantillon LH12, but blended with their standard gueuze. Had a lot of that earthy, pungent bite to it at this age.

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Photo of mattboyer182
3.8/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieKu
3.81/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle. 2011 version.

A: pale and clear. Poured with 2 fingers high of head.
S: Fig. Sour notes.
T: Intense sourness. A little balsamic. Moderate bitterness. Dry.
M: Light bodied.
O: Quite sour for me, but is not too harsh.

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3.81/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I drank this 2006 vintage from a 22oz bottle into a Rodenbach tulip.

The beer pours a dark honey gold with about 2 finger of bubbly white head that stays for a couple minutes. It fades to a foamy head. The lacing is nice and thick.

The aroma is really light, wish it was a lot stronger. Mostly what I get is some sour horse blanker and mildew. I want some more complexity!!!

The taste is prett light as well, I taste almost nothing on the front not much in the middle and at the end a big lasting note of tartness. Again like the nose not very comples or strong.

The feel is too light and watery way to easy to drink.

For a gueze its drinkable because its not overpowering and pretty light.

Overall, I had very high hopes but I was pretty disappointed. Its good, not elite, you can probably find something more comparable for half the price.

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3.87/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2009 vintage

Slightly hazy. Aromas of hay, mild lemon, and a touch of sulfur. Lightly sweet with moderate tartness and lot of minerality. Medium carbonation and medium-light body. This has been a long-term want and I'm glad to have finally gotten to try it, but overall it was a bit of a disappointment and didn't stand up to most of the rest of the Cantillon line-up, in my opinion.

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3.9/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lou Pepe Gueuze. Bottled in 2009. Lot 13/09. Into Duvel glass on Feb 25, 2012.

Appearance: 3.5
Hazy honey yellow body with a thin white head that immediately fades to a thin rim around the edge of the glass.

Smell: 3.5
A tart, slight funk nose with notes of lemon, faint candy sugar, and soft bready malt. Subtle, but pleasant. No vingearness is detected.

Taste: 4
Initial moderate sharp sourness, with notes of lemon. Then sweeter/ bready aspects of the malt come through to contrast the sour elements. Also get faint notes of hops. Finishes with a lingering sourness, with hints of tart candy and lemon. Overall, very crisp profile that softens and sweetens as the beer warms. The flavours are simple, but there is good balance, esp with the malt.

Mouthfeel: 4.5
Soft mild carbonation. Mild to moderate thickness. Moderate sourness. A good balance overall in sweet versus sour, and quite appropriate, with just the right amount of pucker to be sour and refreshing, but not too overwhelming. The lingering sourness on the palate makes you want to go back for more.

Overall: 4
A well balance, refined beer with a nice flavour profile, with prominent sourness and great malt notes. Easy drinking.
Recommend.

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3.92/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 vintage, tasted 5/29/11

A: Pours hazy burnt orange with small frothy head that fades, leaving a bubbly slick around my glass, slight lacing.

S: Smooth, but subtle barnyard funk, leading to tart peaches, transitioning into an earthy oakiness to finish.

T: Initial taste is more tart and acidic than the nose would suggest- lemon citrus, expanding into classic lambic flavors on the mid-palate, cheese, ending with bitter grapefruit, slight vinegar in the back. Dry finish that lingers.

M: Light, oily and smooth in the mouth, but light carbonation detracts a bit from the experience for me

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3.97/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2006 sticker on my bottle.

Tawny color liquid, with a bit of a white head.

Smells quite cidery, with some wood notes underneath. Reminds me a bit of Taylor's chip dry.

Tastes really cidery; I'm amazed that no apples went into this. The acidity is fairly low for a gueuze. It's very smooth, with only a little sour bite in the end. There is a bit of leatheryness in the finish, but mostly it's a clean smooth taste of cider.

Carbonation is good, light but pleasant.

Probably the most drinkable gueuze I've ever had, since it is so smooth and light. Personally, I prefer a tart bomb, but I'm impressed with the delicacy that they achieved with this one.

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3.97/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 1,174 ratings
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