It had to be done, a blog about a beer. I decided to make it ‘interesting’ beer of the month as we are tasting so many excellent beers that writing about the ‘best’ one would be too hard.
This Month is will be Cantillon’s Lou Pepe.
Cantillon is an amazing brewery in the heart of Brussels. I visited it with my sister Lenny and her husband Ben 3 years ago. It is like a brewing museum but still in use. Its beers are extremely traditional and unique.
Cantillon is a lambic brewery. Here is some info about lambic beers as they are not very common, but are unique in the world of beverages.
Unlike conventional ales and lagers, which are fermented by carefully cultivated strains of brewer’s yeasts, lambic beer is produced by spontaneous fermentation: it is exposed to the wild yeasts and bacteria that are said to be native to the Seine valley, in which Brussels lies. It is this unusual process which gives the beer its distinctive flavour: dry, vinous, and cidery, usually with a sour aftertaste.
Onto the beer. I had high expectations of the beer as each Cantillon beer I have had has been exceptional. It poured with a plenty of bubbles which dissapated quickly. (normal for lambic beers) It was a ruby red colour from the raspberries and it tasted superb!
Highly recommended if you can find it!