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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,175 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,175
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,292
Gots: 258 | FT: 13
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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5/5  rDev +8.9%

M27, Feb 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Frozenmoses, Feb 09, 2012
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1/5  rDev -78.2%

VTMaverick, Feb 06, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev -8.1%

Shared a 2008 bottle at the bar of EMP in Flatiron, NYC with my buddy Nate.

Deep red pour with ample reddish-white head. Decent lace and strong aroma of fresh cherries linger. Yeasty notes hit the nose too, but fresh cherries remain in my mind.

Taste begins where the aroma left off: cherry fruity-ness meets a mildly acidic base, blending into an extremely pleasant mixture of fruit and tartness. Mildly tart, not extremely sour, but exceptionally balanced. Overall, this is a better, more balanced beer than the Cantillon 100% Lambic Kriek '07 I've had on multiple occasions. My palate, however, prefers the super acidic, extremely sour flavor profile that resulted from that 2007 batch.

Regardless, I really love Cantillon. Bring me more!

brystmar, Feb 06, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -8.5%

Thanks to ZX6Chris for sharing this bottle

Vintage 2008

Look: Pours a darker shade of pink body with a lighter shade of pink head that is just over 1/4 inch and ok retention

Smell: The nose is full of sour cherries and a bit of grassy funk

Taste: Mild sour cherries with a touch of oak and a touch of funk on the backend. Very nice

Mouthfeel: Light body and ample carbonation

Overall: Damn fine beer. Glad I finally got to try this one

DarthKostrizer, Feb 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

freduardo, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

FalconA, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

HopsJunkiedotcom, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Beertracker, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

grownfool, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

KrokodilDundee, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

raverjames, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

beast464, Jan 25, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +0.9%

750ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
2009 Sticker date
Bottled on 01 September 2011, good for 10 years.

This is the 8th beer in my series of sours and is the first of my 3 krieks.

Appearance: This is hands down the best looking lambic I have had! Absolutely stunning deep pink body topped by a large, creamy, pink marshmallow coloured head. The subsequent pour cause more clouding and a much deeper pink, almost purple tinged, body.

Smell: Mmmmm, this smells absolutely delicious. My first whiff seemed to be all funk, but with each subsequent sniff the fruity cherry character seems to increase until the point that is almost more dominant than the funk. The cherry character is both tart (dominant) and sweet (underlying). Other notes include: Sweet strawberries, vinegar, lightly vinous, old wood, musty, wet hay, oak and a hint of feet.

Taste: Simply delicious! Wonderful balance of cherries (mostly tart this time) and funk. Tanic cherry skins, a touch of sweet berry, oak, musty hay, old wood, sweat and a touch of vinegar are also noted.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate, fine bubbled carbonation. Moderate tartness (not mouth puckering) and a light dryness in the finish.

Overall: I have heard this beer described as one of the most intense fruit beers on earth and I wholeheartedly agree! Stunning mixture of sweet-tart cherries and funk. I will certainly be having this again in the future!

Thehuntmaster, Jan 25, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev -3.5%

1049th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750 Ml

2008 Vintage

Thanks to ZX6Chris for sharing
Shared at MrHirschybars tasting

App- A good bit of a mix between pink/purple in the glass with a good white head that fell quickly with a bit of dotty cling.

Smell- A whole lot in this glass. Very tannin forward with some great oak, funk, fruit and sweetness behind it.

Taste- A sour beer to say the least but was very temepered and balanced with fruit/sweet and the oak treatment. Didnt have a huge puckering flavor but was more of a sipper. Cherries are there and provide a bit of acid and vinegar but this was just sublime.

Mouth- A good bit of a light-medium with some very medium-high carbonation to it. The after taste is very wine like with some acid/tannin and fruits. Well balanced residual flavors.

Drink- Chris brought his A game on Saturday and I can't thank him enough for this treat. It was very well balanced, fruity and tasted great. I am very glad I have a bottle at home to now sit on and savor for a bit.

FosterJM, Jan 23, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev -5.2%

Thanks to ZX6Chris for sharing this one at MrHirschybar's place!

2008 vintage.

Pours a murky cranberry red with an off-white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of lots of sour and funky cherry aromas along with some woody aromas. Taste is the same and has a great but very sour flavor. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a great lambic with fantastic aromas and flavors. I am very happy I was finally able to try this one.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2012
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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

eduardolinhalis, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

beermeX2, Jan 21, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev -3.5%

2008 vintage. I've been dying to open this for some time now, glad I'm pulling the trigger finally.

A: Very deep ruby red, this has some serious color to it. A massive spritzy pink head forms that goes down real quick. A pink ring sets around the beer but there's no lace.

S: This has amazing wine characteristics, gobs of oak and sharp fruity tartness. Cherry is in full effect, real fresh smelling. Bugs also cut through the mix no doubt about it, this smells crazy funky. I can practically smell the barrel room at Cantillon in this.

T: The cherries actually keep this grounded when you first take a drink, there is some building tartness initially but the darker cherry offsets it some. Just as in the smell, this is very woody-tons of oaky vanilla, years worth of wild yeast and bacteria. It gets fairly acidic on the teeth, I wouldn't drink this on an empty stomach. As far as sourness this isn't even close to Rose de Gambrinus or the more readily available beers; The sourness is kept in check, to a degree. The carbonation gives you a nice kick of sour while swallowing.

M: This has a lighter-easy drinking body with high carbonation. It really dances on the tongue.

O: LP Kriek lives up to the pedestal I put it on. This beer tastes very mature, the brewer let the beer come into it's own without trying too hard. Simple and complex at the same time, sour enough to appease sour fans, yet down to earth enough for most newcomers.

schwaeh, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

kiki3drt292, Jan 19, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +0.9%

The cork said it was bottled in 2010, the label said it was originally brewed in 2008.

A: Massive 1" pink head that dissipated quickly over murky dark raspberry vinaigrette coloured liquid.

S: Funk, vinegar, some oak and cherries.

T: Tartness and vinegar up front, and this acidity breaks into flavours of sour cherries and some oak on the back end.

M: Thin viscosity and a high level of extremely fine carbonation.

O: The viscosity was much thinner than I had expected, and this has more vinegar and funk than fruit taste as compared to some of the non-aged Cantillon lambics. I found this to be extremely drinkable once my palate settled down.

DaftCaskBC, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

KAF, Jan 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Faina, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

crosamich, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

janetb, Jan 15, 2012
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.