dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ok I didn't read the label first were I was to let it breath first. I was thirsty for a beer. Lambics are not my style but this one was bad. Very tart.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2001 bottling. Had an unusual weight to the body, and rapidly dimishing head. Red and orange, yep, and slightly cloudy. Warms up to great tartness, whoa. A softer woodiness than Hanssens.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 1997 edition, sampled 2003: poured a spooky cloudy ruby red with an orange glare to it..the head dissapeared a tad too quickly...the aroma was tart yet with lots of oak notes..some cherry too..and juicy stuff..wow that is some sour stuff..with a strange cherry flavor..sugary cherries..but the tartness is strong in this bad boy..the cherry has a wierd smokiness to it..or something like a hard candy..
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in 1998. Pours a red/orange color with a slight, light pink head. The aroma is very tart and woody. The cherries show their face after a little time, as does some old cheese. The flavors are again quite woody and sour/tart. The cherry is even less pronounced here than in the nose. Smooth and satisfying fell, but the finish is a little short and sort of drops off. Not Cantillonís best, but still good drinking.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cherries, old midewy wood, and viniger. Lambic tartness with oak and cherry. Not too overpouring but a definate zing to it. Lemon grass and some dusty grapeskins. Not as tart as others from Cantillon.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
burnt orange in color. white head that leaves thin streaks on top of the liquid for a while. tart smelling! also a bit of wet hay in the aroma. the first hing to mind as it is tasted is that this is a tart, sour drink. highly acidic. the flavor has tart grape skins in it. only a hint of cherry in the very end of the taste. leaves the mouth nice and clean. the cherries become more apparent in the burps afterwards but inst that always the case?
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It makes my mouth all hurty. Incredibly sour acidic concoction--lemon, vinegar, grapefruit skins, hay, and just a hint of cherry.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well Iím glad I didnít get the Lou Pepe... some basement, earthy, slightly wooded barn/wet dog aromas, very mild acetic acid, not bone dry, sour cherries with no sweet relief. Iím glad itís not too effervescent or the acids would kill me. Instead itís pretty easy drinking. Perfect picnic brew.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
slight horsey smell at first but a lot of cherries too.
blood red color with a effervescent head.
great mix of sweet and sour flavours.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
LOU PEPE 1999: Ruby red color. I pretty much agree that it does taste like red cherry vinger. Sour, tart, sour.