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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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world-class

1,121 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,222
Gots: 253 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2002)
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augustgarage

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2007 vintage (bottled in 2009) - I always like to sample fruit lambics on the fresher end of the spectrum before aging them significantly. Poured from a capped and corked 750mL bottle into my Drie Fonteinen tumbler.

Sangria body, largely clear (with a careful pour), topped by a highly active yet lasting ultra pink (Crayola) head of sizzling micro-foam. Fast runing lacing, returns to the liquid as if on the edge of a whip.

Pungeant yet very well balanced aromatics - aged lambic comes through clearly with dusty penicillin, barnyard scents, and maybe even ant pheremones. Faint cherry notes abound as well, like a crop of them wafting over on the wind.

Very dark cherry notes, fairly sweet but not cloying - with a tartness coming more from the lambic and oak than the fruit itself. Pickled plum (umeboshi) notes and a slight and bright wine vinegar quality come through mid-palate. Subtle grassy/hay-like finish with light tannins from the oak. "Yummy!"

Light bodied, quite well carbonated for the style, and no real astringency. Smooth drinking.

Very high quality fruit, a distinctive varietal seems to be used here (some say Schaerbeekse, but I haven't sampled 3F's namesake yet to compare) - yields a sweeter smoother base (though still 100% natural tasting) than some other krieks, which serves as a nice foil to the artful complexity of the aged lambic. If not the apex of the style, it is certainly among the very best and exudes quality, care, and tradition.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 21:16:09 | More by augustgarage
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A- An absolutely gorgeous ruby red with a large pink head that dissipates somewhat quickly. It glows in the glass and is one of the prettiest beers I've seen!

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
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