Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon
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3.58/5 rDev -22%
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
10-03-2010 04:32:49 | More by Urbancaver
District of Columbia
4.58/5 rDev -0.2%
2009 vintage. Tulip glass.
A: Pours a reddish purple with a thin effervescent pink colored head. Excellent retention and clarity, and nice lacing.
S: Slight funk, delicious cherry, toasted oak, cinnamon, a little raspberry. Almost a red wine nose once warm.
T: Mouth puckering tart red cherry, some light barrel character, funk, tartness is mild to moderate and doesn't limit drinkability.
M: Smooth medium body and medium-high carbonation
O: The cherry complements the beer perfectly. Tastes real and in good balance with the base. Overall just really nice and highly drinkable. I could drink this all day.
12-10-2012 18:17:09 | More by pmarlowe
4.1/5 rDev -10.7%
Poured hazy reddish color with an average frothy reddish head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex sour cherry aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and lively carbonation. Heavy sour cherry flavor with a medium tart sour finish of long duration.
Sour refreshing brew.
01-30-2009 00:30:09 | More by tmoneyba
4.63/5 rDev +0.9%
750ml bottle poured in a chalice.
Bottle from September 2009. Cork in perfect state.
A: Absolutely beautiful deep ruby red color with a huge rose aired bubbled head. Medium retention and practically no lacings left
S: Acid and fruity on the nose. Cherry tart. Oak and Lambic yeasts
T: Mild sourness. Cherry, crispy malts, barrel and yeasts
M: Light body. Bit molasses. Reasonable carbonation and good moderate sour aftertaste
O: High drinkability. Beautiful beer. The best Cantillon I've ever had
01-22-2012 01:52:52 | More by eduardolinhalis
4.55/5 rDev -0.9%
Drank on-tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA
Served in a Cantillon tumbler
The beer poured a hazy yet brilliant burgundy color with pink highlights. A tiny cap of light pink froth quickly settled to a thin ring of lace.
The aroma was an amazing balance of both sweet and tart. Strong notes of sour cherries were nicely countered by a moderate oaky, earthiness. Fruity (lemony) and zippy. Slightly funky.
The taste was terrific and quite similar to the aroma in many regards. Lemony and slightly acidic up front. Notes of earth and funk came through in the center. Sour cherries made their appearance here as well. The clean, crisp finish was lemony and quite sour. A faint herbal hoppiness was also detectable.
The mouthfeel was outstanding. This beer was fuller bodied for the style with a very fine yet lively effervescence. The liquid was silky smooth and pillowy and it covered my tongue like a blanket.
Drinkability was terrific. This beer was both flavorful and refreshing. While many of the better lambics overwhelm the palate with intense tartness and funk, this one impresses with its grace and finesse.
The key word in describing this beer is "balance." Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek walks the line between fruity and funky like few others do. This is a world-class fruit lambic and one that I will definitely be visiting again.
11-20-2009 04:03:39 | More by Damian
4.35/5 rDev -5.2%
2007 Vintage. Pours a dark red color with a medium, light pink head that disappeared quickly. Scent was quite acidic at first with sour cherries and other red berries. Tons of oak aromas with a subdued funky aroma (not one of the funkiest Cantillons I've had). Some spiciness with barnyard hay and some more berry...raspberry. Taste is very tart cherry at first, but casually transform to sweet and juicy. Slightly acidic with some lovely oak barrel flavors. Not the most sour Cantillon I've had, but very complex. Makes me wonder what this tasted like fresh. Probably like Cantillon Kriek. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this beer was fantastic. Not the best Cantillon I've had, but they're all so good and all so different (even when it's the same beer, just a different batch)...this one was great though!
07-21-2012 07:48:06 | More by DovaliHops
4.1/5 rDev -10.7%
750ml split 3 ways, this was the 2007 sticker/2009 bottled vintage.
Pours dark red, huge pink head falls quickly to a half finger and eventually a cap. Not much lacing left, but great looking beer.
Strong, tart cherry in the nose, with oak and some cream.
Very fruit forward in the taste, surprising amount for Cantillon. Strong, fresh cherry, oak, wine notes all around. Sourness and light funk comes out more as it warms but the cherries definitely win here. Smooth, light mouthfeel, carbonation on the lower side for the style.
Definitely the most drinkable Cantillon I've had so far, smooth, tasty and goes down too easy, but truthfully nothing blew me away about this. I was hoping for a bit more considering the price.
06-10-2011 09:50:23 | More by Chico1985
4.63/5 rDev +0.9%
2004 Vintage on Tap at Monk's in early 2010
A: Dark blood red. Nice one finger bubbly pinkish head. Quickly receded to a nice skim and collar. Spotty lacing left in the glass after each sip.
S: Tart and sour cherries hit right from the start, a bit of musty funk and acidic vinegar.
T: Delicious cherries. Simultaneously sweet, tart and sour. Waves of flavor sensations come at you with each sip. A nice underlying funk, and musty oak -- that quintessential cantillon vibe is definitely here. Some general acidic notes round things out. I am a fan of aged krieks even though they start to lose some of the cherry flavor. This was divine.
M: Medium bodied with good gentle carbonation. Smooth, almost juice like. Quite puckering.
D: I had one glass, and probably could of had a second, but this was a small sip beer for sure.
06-08-2010 14:57:26 | More by callmemickey
4.5/5 rDev -2%
Pours out purple grapes with a slight reddish tint. Beautiful color and nice small bubble ring.
Smell is sour dry dark cherry skins with a sugary finish.
Taste is like grandma's sour cherry pie. You can smell the roasty bread crust as you drink this concotion.
Mouthfeel is very clean and bitter sour. Love this feeling. Sour and sweet and Sour.
Drinkability is good but would be better if I could get this locally.
11-09-2008 00:51:33 | More by peabody
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
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