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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,317 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,317
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,372
Gots: 299 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2002)
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1/5  rDev -78.2%

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1.92/5  rDev -58.2%

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2/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
2.7/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Just to clarify I think I probably got a bad bottle. I will re-review in a couple weeks when I get another ($30 down the drain) but I believe that this one should be part of my review because a company having a bad product should not go unnoticed.

2006 vintage

Pours a deep red raspberry ish color. No head. No lacing. Looks flat.

Aroma is of Sulphur and cherries. Almost plesent but the sulphur is kinda strong. Smells tart and funky as well.

Tastes just as it smells. Lots of sulphur and funk. Cherries are there but these other flavors are just too much.

Mouthfeel is straight flat. And sort of thin.

Overall I dumped half a bottle ($15 worth) of beer down the drain and me and my buddy choked down the other half. Very dissapointed I paid $30 plus shipping (not sold in So Cal any more for some reason) just for it to suck. Hopefully my St. Lamvinus is better.

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2.75/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of Naerhu
2.78/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Beautiful red, super fine bubbles. Glorius.
Aroma: Sour cherry pie and cinamon. Lovely.
Taste: Ungodly amounts of sourness. Dry cherries, more specifically dry cherries, like cherry pits. Rude.
Mouthfeel: Thin, sour, and caustic. Harsh.
Drinkability: This is a punishing beer, not bad so much as punishing.

This beer was a big hit at the tasting (Silverhand's review of this beer is from the same), however, I found it ultimately hard to drink.

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3/5  rDev -34.6%

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3/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.15/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this 2007 version from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Lindeman's flute.

This lambic pours a dark blood red, reminds me of sangria. There is tons of carbonation, a 4 finger dark pink head rises quickly with surprsing retention. The lacing is pretty light.

The aroma is quite subdued, especially compared to its sister, the Lou Pepe Framboise. The aroma is pretty much just sour cherries. It is not overly funky or have the typical barnyard funk I'm looking for in a lambic. The sour is more in the form a naturally tart fruit as opposed to mold. Its quite disappointing in his regard.

The taste is almost equally as boring. The taste is totally dead from start to finish. As you start to swallow you finally get some sourness hit you but its much to late and not balanced at all with any amount of sweetness from the cherries. At the very very end after you swallow you get a little sweet cherry.

The feel is on the lighter, but it does have quite a dry finish that makes you pucker.

The drinkability is high for a lambic because there is no funk that puts you off. However, it is quite bland so why keep drinking.

Overall, I was terribly disappointed. This lambic is severly lacking in so many ways. I believe it gets it lofty rating from those that are more accostomed to a fruit lambic, as a opposed to the try sour lambics that Cantillon is so known for. Maybe, I just got a bad bottle or it needs to age several more years. For now though, I'd advise all true lambic lovers to avoid.

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3.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pinkish head, dark red color, sour sour sour cherry flavor and aroma, with some leather & other stinky notes. There must be a great food match for this beer b/c it's tough to drink by itself. Perhaps some marscapone? Boon's Mariage Parfait Kriek is so much better

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3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on 8/11/08. Bottle, vintage 2004 (bottled in 2006). Pours a cloudy red with a pretty pink head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of sour fruit, tartness, barnhouse funk, and cinnamon. Flavor of sour fruit, cinnamon, oak/wood, and apple skins. Quite tasty but this really wore on my palate after a glass. Very acidic, like many Cantillons are. Good, just hard to drink.
7/4/8/3/15 (3.7/5)

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3.58/5  rDev -22%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- phenomenal pink colour. Great head retention

Smell- smells sour and tart... Can also smell hints of oak. Similar in a way to consecration

Taste- tastes like a carbonated consecration... Not as good I think as other krieks I've had

Mouthfee-: highly carbonated and tart. A bit of funk

Drinkabilit-: too funky and sour to drink much of

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3.71/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
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