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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,162 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,276
Gots: 258 | 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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Rado

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

12-23-2013 17:50:55 | More by Rado
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owend

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

12-23-2013 14:09:25 | More by owend
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2%

12-22-2013 23:40:08 | More by williamjbauer
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cliffjeckel

South Dakota

5/5  rDev +8.9%

12-18-2013 20:48:14 | More by cliffjeckel
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cleonile2000

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8.9%

12-16-2013 15:47:12 | More by cleonile2000
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Bowdoinbeerboy

Maine

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
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emmgee

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2%

12-13-2013 23:57:53 | More by emmgee
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spointon

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

12-11-2013 22:41:18 | More by spointon
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SchuStar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-09-2013 14:29:33 | More by SchuStar
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MWolverines66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-07-2013 05:07:07 | More by MWolverines66
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parris

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2%

12-06-2013 02:09:51 | More by parris
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CheftoDeath

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

11-30-2013 23:22:32 | More by CheftoDeath
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Duff27

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-30-2013 15:48:10 | More by egrace84
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bschinelli

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

11-29-2013 19:55:49 | More by bschinelli
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-29-2013 16:02:50 | More by Brewer1980
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

11-29-2013 01:23:26 | More by Jones153
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2%

11-27-2013 19:35:23 | More by jono0101
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2%

11-26-2013 21:01:53 | More by ncaudle
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

11-25-2013 11:51:42 | More by Ajlvt
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POTABLE83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev -2.8%

750 bottle with pressure cap and corked. Vintage 2010. bottled 8/29/12.

poured into Cantillon wine stem.

Appearance: medium red colored beer with 3 finger of head that quickly drops tothin ring around glass.

Smell: moderately sour nose. Tart cherries. Slight funkiness.

Taste: Mild sourness atleast a 4/10; also has moderate funkiness. It is more funky that I expected from the nose. The funkiness is the signature funky note from most Cantillon sours. Tart cherries and a hint of lemon in the finish.

Mouthfeel: low end of medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation levels. This sour is very drinkable. Fantastic drinkability. I really enjoy how awesome the mouthfeel on this beer is. Semidry finish.

Overall: After finally having all three of the LP series Cantillions; Its close to a toss up which of the Lou Pepe series beer that I like better. I think the gueuze wins by a small margin.

11-24-2013 20:11:07 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

11-23-2013 20:37:07 | More by siege06nd
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2%

11-23-2013 20:36:31 | More by IrishColonial
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billab914

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +7.8%

11-23-2013 20:34:03 | More by billab914
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,162 ratings.