Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - GueuzeCantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze
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Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-01-2003

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Ratings:
1,152
Reviews:
207
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
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Photo of cmw2987
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marius
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75cl bottle. Golden orange with a short-lasting white head. Smells like vinegar, macerated grapes, barnyard funk. Sour taste all the way, with interesting notes of mould, barnyard funk, apple vinegar and grape juice. Good stuff - probably the best gueuze I ever tried.

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Photo of Butchnasty
4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of -Rick
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost brown color, with a slight head. Smells a bit funky and citric. There is an intense early tart flavor to this, but it mellows out very nicely. Not overly tart at all. Lots of wood barrel in there also. Some slight carbonation rounds this beer out beautifully. So glad to have tried it.

2011 750ml bottle

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Photo of BNarc
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerforAC
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoldenDurden
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of inspektor
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cosmichop
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GABrew
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Anatole
3.42/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of anteater
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 sticker, 2013 vintage.

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Photo of kingston2
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ACarp
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2009 drank in 2015. best lambic experience of my life!

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Photo of rightcoast7
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tapperm
4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2011 Vintage
L: Apple juice color
S: SOUR
T: Seriously Sour!. Jaw locking type, absolutely loved it! Citrusy, pear, oak, TART
F: Medium bodied. Decent legs on the glass and nice carbination
O: This was fantastic...nuff said

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Photo of ja09
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a classic green glass 750 mL bottle with a 2011 sticker on the neck area. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass.

Appearance (4.5) - Fairly classic look, with a brassy golden, mostly translucent liquid with just a bit of haze on the first pour, and a bit more on the second (sorry, no lambic baskets lying around...). The body is capped by a two and a half fingers of creamy, slightly slick looking foam that is barely off-white. A few larger, sudsy-looking bubbles, but mostly composed of tight microbubbles. Retention is better than I expected, but still doesn't last long, , leaving just a few soapy wisps of lace on the glass after it recedes and some intermittent swaths of film on the surface of the liquid.

Smell (4.25) - Many of the elements of Cantillon's taste profile, but all more muted, or rather, mellowed than a gueuze containing younger lambic. Notes of oak and wet hay as well as an almost sugary sweetness that I don't recall from other Cantillon offerings. Some acidity that brings the impression of preserved lemon and there are also hints of ripe stone fruit as well. Lastly, an undercurrent of soft oak brings everything together. It's very integrated as an aroma--nothing individually jumps out, instead creating a cohesive aroma that really comes forward all at once.

Taste (4.25) - Very similar to the aroma, there is a mellowed overall characteristic to this beer that is quite unique--at least with my experience--to the style. There is a slight tartness, but it is rounded and softer containing that natural sweetness that I picked up in the aroma. I personally wish there was a bit more acidity, as there is not really any puckering factor here, but there is still some nice, musty, oaky funk characteristics and some softer fruit overtones like peach and nectarine. Really, I could see this being a great gateway "sour", as it imparts the core characteristics without melting your face off.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - A nice, light body, but with the impression of some fullness imparted by the creamy carbonation that is on the light side of moderate, not prickly or sharp at all. Some minor viscosity as well and a semi-dry finish on the tongue. All in all makes for a very easy-drinking gueuze (which seems like an oxymoron).

Overall (4.25), a delicious beer, but I have to admit I expected a bit more. I'm not even sure I would put this in my top five Cantillon beers. Perhaps it's that I prefer my gueuze to include some younger lambic for the brightness it provides, as if given a choice, I would choose the classic gueuze over this one 9 times out of 10.

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Photo of brewtus
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
4.4 out of 5 based on 1,152 ratings.
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