Friday, 16 March 2012

Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 2008 - 75cl Bomber

This is my review of Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 2008. For transparency I feel it is important to note that I was not paid to review this and this was not a free sample and it was purchased at a store for £14.80 from my own money.

On the eye this beer is extremely pleasant. Extremely red on the side but if you hold it up to the light there is a lovely sunbeam golden red colour which is really stunning. It is very hazy and dark but the colour is still gorgeous. The aroma is strawberries; perfume, white wine grapes and very faint lemons. The taste is plenty of strawberries, a sweet and ripe texture, the acidic levels is quite sharp and dry, very tarty but not too aggressive.

The palate is sticky and almost lemon-tart like but very drinkable and an interesting taste of maybe elderflower combined with the strawberries. Really complex and challenging to describe. The sourness sticks to your mouth for quite some considerable time afterwords and this is no complaint. The finish is incredibly long; vinegary and woody. This beer is a bomber from 2008 and has evened out well. A classic lambic. Bought from Utobeer in Borough Market, London.

1 comment:

  1. Of note, obviously framboise is raspberries however, much like Prototype 17 by Brewdog I get the texture and taste of strawberries.