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

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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - SEP 21, 2011
Bottiglia comprata su ilbeershop.it; dolcezza e morbidezza esagerate, acido moderatissimo, una bevanda fantastica, di uníeleganza superba.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebeertourist (4793) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2007
A beer to celebrate Belgiumís national day. 75 cl bottle, labelled 2003 (though the cork states 2005!) . Beautiful orange -pink colour with an initially huge fine head that even has some pink tones in it. Aroma: intense raspberry and lemony lambik, wood, even a slight hint of cheese. When it comes to taste, wood and lemony lambik is far more pronounced, though raspberries start the ball. Wood takes over more and more towards the dry finish. Dry mouthfeel, medium to light body, foamy feel. Incredibly complex and refreshing beer. Fruit and wood, raspberry and lemony lambik, all in perfect harmony. I have a hard time deducting any points here.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Bottle from capones. Dark redish pour with almost not head but lots of carbondaltion on the glass. Aroma is of tart raspberriess and cherries. Taste is perfect sour raspberry with some oak or wook mixed in. I will def be making the trip back to capones to get the kriek. I wish this beer would never end.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
iworkatinitech (24) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2006 vintage - opened last night Wow, they arenít kidding when they say the color is onion skin! The nose on this one was straight up raspberries and barnyard funk! The sourness was impressive but not overly vinegar, and just plain delicious!!! So glad I saved this as long as I did and so happy to have finally had the opportunity to savor it!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rightious1230 (14) - Escondido, USA - APR 7, 2014
Great framboise. Lots going on with the sour rich base and compliments and wrestles with the raspberry in a good way! Very balanced in the big richness of fruit and funk. I loved this brew

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JorisPPattyn (7889) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2003
Note: '99 means released now. Colour: unbelievable deep cherry-red. When yeast mixes in, slight brown haze. Very little head (fruitacids and kernelcontents), deep rosy-red, but fast disappearing. Nose: as a bucket of freshly plucked raspberries - only intenser. Slight nose of wet wood at the back. Also a waft of wet chalk on a blackboard. Taste: taste as from wild raspberries, but more subdued, with heavier wooden overtones. First impression, surprisingly, as from a southern Europe landwine, slightly diluted with water. Extremely refreshing. Very deep retronasal flavour, not aggressive, sourness mainly fruit acids. Hints of lactic acid and acetic acid, but below identification threshold. Aftertaste: raspberries, lingering on and on, tart. Mouthfeel: rather sharp, very dry but not aggressively so. Lou Pepe ('Gramps' in Langue d'Oc, Occitane) stands for gueuze, kriek or framboise made exclusively with 2 year old lambics, preferably on pipes, used before only for wine (Bordeaux). Added is a sugary liqueur, instead of young lambic for secondary fermentation. Also, the content of fruit per barrel is 50% higher than the 'ordinary' Framboise. This is truly a world classic.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Lucky enough to drink this from tap at the Bier Circus in Brussels, I liked the Lou Pepe Framboise. The bouquet and body burst with raspberry. Tart but not overly so....that was in what? 2004? Now HFS drinking a 2004 bottle, been in the cellar, itís late 2011. This beer is freakin fantastic. The bouquet jumps out of the bottle, itís so gorgeous, like total pure raspberry. Then the flavors have just the right amount of fruit acidity, yogurt, and very staid funk, the Cantillon lambic character is just unbeatable, I mean, that dry finish, itís nearly perfect. I could drink this day and night, night and day. Love love love.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2005 (so probably released within the last year). Pomegranate red/orange clear sparkling body, until the last pour when it takes on the opaqueness of some tomato soup. Light rose petal pink head. Aroma of the freshest raspberries, still in wooden crates. More oak influence than typical. Flavor: just a fantastic juicy mouth-puckering old-school hardcore sour Cantillonic lambic with tons of raspberries.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buongiorgio00 (761) - - JAN 3, 2014
Annata 2010. Un deciso sapore di lamponi che si lega allíaciditŗ morbida e rotonda che invade ogni angolo del palato. Avrei voluto, anzi dovuto, invecchiarla qualche anno ma, ho preferito seguire il consiglio degli antichi: carpe diem! E ne Ť assolutamente valsa la pena! Esperienza magggica!


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