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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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world-class

1,122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,225
Gots: 254 | FT: 12
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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VTMaverick

Vermont

1/5  rDev -78.2%

02-06-2012 23:36:17 | More by VTMaverick
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BlackHoleBrew42

Colorado

2/5  rDev -56.4%

12-24-2012 07:06:08 | More by BlackHoleBrew42
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PeprSprYoFace

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 18:30:43 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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SteelersX

New York

2.75/5  rDev -40.1%

05-29-2013 00:22:43 | More by SteelersX
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Naerhu

Japan

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2005 10:53:50 | More by Naerhu
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2beerdogs

California

3/5  rDev -34.6%

10-07-2012 21:46:26 | More by 2beerdogs
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -34.6%

04-18-2014 11:03:49 | More by Andy_Luft
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jrallen34

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 02:56:21 | More by jrallen34
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -29.2%

03-07-2013 22:00:55 | More by theGlasstronaut
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jcalabre

California

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

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2004 22:54:49 | More by jcalabre
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

01-15-2013 22:50:10 | More by Bobbydigi
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tomholland

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

05-17-2012 21:57:42 | More by tomholland
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

06-15-2014 12:08:57 | More by CwrwAmByth
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Kreko7

California

3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

05-26-2013 04:37:15 | More by Kreko7
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Alpar

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

07-08-2013 05:27:43 | More by Alpar
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

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)

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 16:54:40 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Urbancaver

Ohio

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

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 04:32:49 | More by Urbancaver
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jmullock1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

03-19-2012 23:41:04 | More by jmullock1
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mrighelli

Italy

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

05-07-2014 22:31:35 | More by mrighelli
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hombrepalo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

01-29-2014 13:13:49 | More by hombrepalo
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

01-31-2013 23:27:26 | More by CityofBals
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2007 Edition, from a 750 ml green bottle, capped and corked. Pours out a rich translucent garnet hue, tall pink fizzy head that quickly settles.

Sharp acidity and earthy tart cherry sums up the aroma.

Sharp acidity up front in the flavour, tart and sour cherries back this up, revealing mild earthy malt near the finish, more sour cherry, with some barnyard funk joining and lingering in the aftertaste.

Medium-low mouthfeel, sticky and acidic texture. low carbonation.

For those who adore acidic ales this stuff will make their toes curl, however for the kriek fan there's not much being offered from the fruit. I'm rather on the fence with this one, I can appreciate it for what it is (and how rare it is to get), however am quite content after half a glass and not craving any more of it.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 21:54:00 | More by IronDjinn
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: bottle shared at Pinocchio's, I don't know who brought it, but thanks anyway!

2009 vintage, had in Feb., 2012.

Poured bright red, a little cloudy, with some pink-white bubbles on top. It's a kriek, so, aroma of cherries, as would be imagined; hints of acid. Nice tart cherry taste, balanced with maraschino sweetness, mild acidity, but not at all acetic, so the fruit is dominant on the palate. Medium body, tingly carbonation, no alcohol detected at all. Very nice drinker overall, but nothing to go ape over.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 12:49:31 | More by Rifugium
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stcules

Italy

3.85/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2001 vintage.

Cherry red - purple color, hal inch of foam, pink, quickly falling.
At the smell: cherry, black sour cherry, cherry stone, leather. The gueuze taste is well present, and strong.
At the taste: tartness, astringency. Good cherries, anyway. Leather notes, just a bit. Strong tartness.
With a full sip, the relative sweetness of the fruit cover it a bit, but with a little sip, the tartness and acidity it's very strong.
Well, goo! Very good. Fruity notes again (meybe unripe grapes), and citron.
Fruty in the aftertaste, dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2005 16:25:30 | More by stcules
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler into Mad Elf challice on 9/8/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing!

A - Opaque ruby-colored body wth one-finger pink head that diminished into a thin ring of retention and left minimal lacing.

S - Wow! Really strong sour nose with plenty of funky Brett and a hint of vanilla. There is also a paint thinner or magic marker character to the aroma.

T - This is the most sour concoction I've ever tasted. This packs a huge cherry flavor with some vanilla. This is seriously one tart, sour brew with somewhat of a chemical flavor, yet I kept coming back for more!

M - Light to medium body with poppy carbonation and a prickly mouthfeel. Pretty thin and watery, though. Ridiculously sour and acidic on the palate. This will definitely make you pucker up!

D - Man, this is one sour beer that tastes more alcoholic than it probably is. This goes quite well with chocolate, which complements its intense tartness.

Brewslut's Quote of the Day:
"It's like dark cherry Kool-Aid with Sour Patch Kids."

Serving type: growler

09-10-2008 02:27:56 | More by ffejherb
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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
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