Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 1,580
Gots: 331 | FT: 22
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2002

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Ratings: 1,491 | Reviews: 335
Photo of jjdc
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2007 bottle. This is flat out an extraordinary beer. Had in the same tasting with some fantastic Side Project sours. This was a good bit superior.

Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.01/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 bottle
Color and nose were amazing. Thought the flavor was too sweet and lacked the funk I was expecting. Will be looking for a bottle with some age on it.

Photo of Tbub18
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cherry Cheesecake. Good god. Unreal.

Photo of MikeWoj
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best sour I've ever tasted. That is all

Photo of Bsquirrelbrewer
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 bottle at Parker pie. 2012 vintage.

Simply phenomenal. Beautiful red color. Cherry tartness without being mouth puckering.

Amazing cherry aroma and flavor, not overly sweet.

A great great beer.

Photo of Joey2timer
4.99/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

love this beer but like the LPF more

Photo of craft_shannie
4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

had 2 pours (my friend gave me hers) at wild friendship blend at allagash. completely blown away. standout even w all the stellar beers that day. must get more.

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had at Allagash WFC- the perfect sour. Color is beautiful, taste is sublime.

Photo of Givemebeer
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I could drink this the rest of my life and nothing else and be totally happy. Beautiful and elegant. Plenty of cherry in there, tart, sour, but all in such perfect balance.

Photo of timmytime161
4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2006 LPK is drinking exceptional right now. Can't go wrong with Lou Pepe

Photo of Dr_King_Schultz
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The is the perfect beer.

Photo of Jonada
4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 Sticker

750ml bottled 9/5/2015. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed glass

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby red color with a finger of a pink head that dissipates almost instantly. No retention or lacing. Body is dark, but only lightly hazy when held to light, with mild visible carbonation.

Smell: Cherry skins, juice and cherry pit. Very oaky with notes of hearty red wine, musty basement and hay.

Taste: Lots of whole sour cherry character. Like the aroma, it's not just cherry juice, but the entire cherry that comes through. There's also a good amount of barnyard funk (more than in the nose), hay, mild cheesiness and hints of vanilla and green apple. Sourness is medium.

Mouthfeel: Light-ish bodied a somewhat soft feel and mild carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Another great beer from Cantillon, and while I prefer this to the regular kriek, I'm not sure the gap is as wide as I was expecting. Still well worth seeking out though.

Photo of iSkiCO
4.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Paid $100 to consume at a bar, my first Cantillon. Good, but way too much hype built into this.

Photo of chickenwing
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection in a bottle. I cannot make any construction criticism.

Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep red in color, Bold cherry that is neither sour or sweet, but slightly tart.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Adam last night, '08 cork, '10 sticker. Drinking a kriek originally brewed 7 years ago, I live a blessed life.

Pours a brilliant deep clear red, with a spotty small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells quite sour and pretty funky, tons of lactic acid, some lemon, and a plethora of fresh sour cherries that are still bright and vibrant all these years later. I get cherry skins, and a good amount of oak. This one's pretty sour at this age, but it's not bracingly so, making it really drinkable. The sourness does not linger long with each sip.

There's a light body on this one, with a crisp and juicy mouthfeel- it goes down so easily. There's a higher level of carbnation.

This is a classic and one of the best lambics there is. So good.

Photo of illinikap
4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2010 vintage from a bottle share!

Photo of CraigTravor
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2001 vintage. Amazing beer all around.

Photo of cfalls
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My second favorite sour -- I slightly prefer the Framboise.

A bit of dirty socks on the aroma, and the sour fruit will make you pucker. And then somehow it will make you want to take another sip.

I think the brewers at Cantillon wish that people preferred the 100% lambics over the "Lou Pepe" versions, but my taste buds agree with most people.

Photo of Thoroughbred88
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2012 Sticker. Strong cherry but not as much as regular kriek

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Sticker. Sour cherry juice. It's fresh, so it wasn't too sour. Balanced.

Photo of Franck
5/5  rDev +8.7%

2013 vintage. Smell of sweet cherries. In mouth, Cantillon renowned sour taste is quite shy. It's cherry and cherry and cherry and sour comes in final. Very fruity and creamy. Cantillon c'est bon!

Photo of safaricook
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

deep red color and substantial fine off-white head
Sweet cherries, sour cherries in Aroma
Barnyard, tart and fruity in Taste
well carbonated with fine tickling
Excellent Oude Kriek

Photo of dboon
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

’08 vintage bottle thanks to Destructo. Ruby red pour with a pinkish head. Raspberry, vanilla, and oak aromas. Tart cherry, sour raspberry, semi-acidic with light funk, and oaky notes.

Photo of JulioH
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Great beer, lots of cherry.

This is a classic lambic kriek. It pours a red beer. Smells of funky yeasts, and cherry candy. Taste is sour, yet it is also sweet. I could not help thinking of a cherry soda, since this beer has that type of feel. Not much foam forms at the head. This beer is pretty light, and I wouldn't say you can drink the whole bottle, but at least half easily.

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
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