Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Cantillon Low Pepe Framboise 2005
Another bottle our table tried at the Pliny the Younger event at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia was the Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise, 2005 vintage. The beer pours a red amber color with a thin filmy white head. The aroma consists of sour cherry and apple with background hints of vinegar. The taste is puckering with sour cherry and apple before the vinegar taste kicks in and sharply. Some lemon and raspberry poke through a little bit with some earthy hops. The alcohol content is 5.0% ABV. The vinegar may have begun to take over this beer a little too much due to age, but the backbone was still present and it was a very drinkable beer. I enjoyed how much of the earthy hops remained in this beer and were paired very well with the tart fruit flavors.