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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle shared with blankboy, tupalev & HogTownHarry - tupalevís bottle. Rating #1500! Hazy dark orange-pink with a small light pink head. Aroma - holy crap, thatís funky! Lots of tart, acidic raspberry with hints of rubber and yeast - so good. Flavour has killer sour notes to start, tart raspberry, lingering dry notes, more sourness in the finish - yeah, itís sour alright. Really fine stuff, and a great milestone beer. Thanks for sharing, Jeff!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev, tupalevís EXPENSIVE bottle. Murky pinkish red, small head. God, thatís a funky, burnt-rubber, yeasty sour aroma, hints of raspberry, itís a real lambic, I want to weep. Taste is sour, acidic, fruit-funk, yeast- more fruit character on warming and palate-adjustment. Thick, syrupy body, very light carbonation, very acidic indeed - complex and wonderful. Great beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Not sure how my description could possibly add anything to this beer. Pure raspberry; pure lambic goodness; a perfect beer in every possible way. Much as we aspire to the angelic order, so raspberries aspire to become one with the transcendent berry perfection that is Lou Pepe Framboise.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2003 Vintage. This beer really aged to perfection, or can it get better? The raspberry was very nicely balance between its tart and sweetness. It has mellowed in acidity and sourness and just smoothed over to complex and long lasting enjoyable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2001 bottle: If you like blinding sourness, like lemon juice (w/complexity), then this is the beer for you. Drinking this "beer" induces a reaction in me not unlike what would occur if I squeezed lime juice directly into my eyes. Aaaaaaaugghhhh! Nevertheless, who am I to say this mouth-puckering stuff is bad, necessarily. It is extremely complex and has interesting aromas which I can comtemplate as I rush to get a glass of water to douse my agonized taste buds. It has fascinating barnyard flavors about which I can fondly reminisce as I brush my teeth and tongue frantically. Very little raspberry taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2006
Draught at GBBF 2006. Red/pink hazy beer. Great raspberry aroma. Sweetish raspberry fruit in mouth. Sour finish. Very nice fruit. Really like it. Sticky sweet fruit and sour blend is perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Beautiful in its frosted Bordeaux robe and ephemeral rosy white crown, thereís no doubt youíre in the presence of a majestic beer. Rich red fruits are vibrant in the nose, raspberries of course are escorted by cherries, wild strawberries and grapes. Bubble gum and brown sugar conjointly add a sweet dimension to the continually accreting complexity. A metallic resonance appears with time, followed by buttered toast, cafť au lait, watermelon and apple. The unpleasant odor of rubber gloves prevents me from awarding full marks to an otherwise exceptional aroma. Taking a sip, a deluge of berries first floods the tongue until appears a corrosive sourness that lasts long after the swallow. Pineapple, lemon and rubber share the denouement of this decidedly acerb lambic - even by Cantillon standards! My bottle was labeled 2001, and I would say it was already far downhill of its peak as the fruity flavors were not as apparent as in fresh Rose De Gambrinus, despite a double dose of raspberries. Nonetheless an excellent Framboise but I can only imagine what it must taste like young.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Draft. Raspberry red color with no head. Fruity (raspberry) and earthy aroma. Fruity, earthy, tart flavor. Not overly tart, but it does linger. Verty cleansing. Nice balance. Doesnít have the over-the-top acidity of most of their other beers. Drinkable, but didnít find it outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7552) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
2003 bottle. This reddish lambic ale poured with a modest pink head that dissipated quickly. You can smell the raspberries and you can certainly taste them - fruity, carbonated and very tart. This is one of the better examples of a framboise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2027) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Draft at OíBrienís. Very fruit punch red. Not a lot of head. Very Raspberry aroma. The raspberry was still in the flavor, but it was so tart... and so yummy. Very Good


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