Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very impressed with this one. Ruby red body with a frothy light pink head. Rasberry, barn, and cobweb nose. Tartness was definitly there but not at all abrasive. Fresh from the vine rasberry flavor and acidity blended perfectly with earth, stale hops, and a touch of barnyard. Finished nice and clean. Captured essence of rasberry.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 On draught at Redbones in Somerville, MA. You can imagine my huge surprise and delight at seeing a beer as rare as this on draught. I assume it’s a 2002 bottling (kegging), but that’s just an assumption, not really sure.
Pours a bright neon red, cloudy with no head. Incredibly bright and a wonderful color, with obvious sediment mixed throughout. Aroma has fresh, sweet raspberry, light fructose sugars, and hints of moderately tart leathery tannins. A real bittersweet tartness.
Flavor is simply spectacular. Surprisingly, this one isnt that all around tart (for Cantillon). The raspberries dont taste musty or meaty, just quite sweet, ripe and fresh. They mix in nicely with the light yeast notes, and tartness. There is a winey/leathery acidic note throughout but it is coupled with a lovely, hefty wheat body and just sits on the palate and lingers on. Finish is a bit thin, perhaps from being on draught so far from home, but that was the only complaint. Smooth, lightly spritzy and medium-full bodied (loosening on the finish). Great stuff and I will be going back for more very soon.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Color is a deep red with no head. Aroma is of raspberries. Taste is nicely sour with raspberry/citrus finish. Pretty dry. I don’t know how to rate lambics. It’s so different from other beers that it’s hard to compare. As lambics go I like it, but I wouldn’t want a full pint of it.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/13/04. Poured out of 750 mL bottle, sampled at Pizza Port 12-Hour Belgian Festival '04 in Carlsbad, CA 3/13/04. 2001 Vintage. Pours a hazy ruby red with not much head that lingers in a thin ring along the edges. Lacing is patchy and very fast. Not great. Strong raspberry aroma, tart and dry and slightly grassy. Flavor is a bit acidic, tart and astringent. Dry raspberries. Extremely complex, it continues to unfold in the mouth with each new sip. Absolutely delicious. Easily the best of the three different Lou Pepe styles I’ve had the pleasure to try.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
soft reddish color, head is pinkish, thick, mostly diminishing. aroma is very fruity, hot tar, pretty damn funky. flavor is amazingly tart, fruity....awesome lambic.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish/amber color with a very small
pink head. Sweet raspberry aroma with
a hint of mustiness and earth. Beautiful
tart raspberry flavor that is incredibly refreshing. A great lambic along with the
Lou Pepe Kriek.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy red color. Very nice, biting, fruity aroma (pungent). Absolutely sour, fruity, real raspberries. Excellent! Thanks Joris for sharing this bottle.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours with a ruby red body topped by a thin head with little lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet sour and full of raspberry with a touch of barnyard. The flavor is tart, sour and a touch sweet with barnyard notes and a touch of raspberry. Light bodied, crisp and dry.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Pours a briht cloudy reddish/orange with almost no head... Aromas of yeast and that good old barnyard odor. Flavor is tart and sour and te flavor of strawberies isn’t overpowering.. Would go well with fish.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
WCCII: Cloudy light red-brownish with a small head. Light strawberry aroma. Amazingly enough, the taste is of strawberry is rather weak. Even for a Cantillon I found this beer a bit too acidic. Still, it is a good product.