Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon
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5/5 rDev +8.9%
Had at Novare Res 12/13/13 for "Bier Geek Christmas."
I was told by the staff that this is a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old gueze's that then spend about a year on cherries. If this is indeed similar to their regular gueuze blend, the fruit has really taken the acidic and sour notes down a notch, this is maybe a 3/10 on sourness.
This beer poured a very red color (sort of like red wine, but a bit hazy). It is literally cherry red. The foam is a lovely pink and settles down quickly to some lovely pink lacing around the class. Beer is essentially opaque.
The nose is nothing like what I expected. It is mostly tart funk, not too acidic, not too much fruit, perhaps some hints of must (general lambic awesomeness). I had expected the nose to be really fruity and it really isn't.
The taste is a three part event. Up front I get a semi-sweet cherry bit, this slowly fades to a definite fruity sweetness (fruity not malty) that peaks a second or two after tasting and then fades to an acidic/tangy/funky bit in the aftertaste. This beer is by far the most complex beer I've ever had, so much going on here.
Great palate coverage, its a thin beer, but it never seems "watery" it holds up well on the palate.
This beer was simply fabulous, it was totally worth the $9 per 8oz pour, simply delightful.
12-14-2013 01:27:02 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.