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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,121 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,121
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2002)
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nanobrew

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

11-14-2011 18:40:15 | More by nanobrew
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 18:24:00 | More by lpotter
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DJButters

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 18:06:09 | More by DJButters
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

11-14-2011 17:57:55 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 17:22:35 | More by chcfan
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 16:29:08 | More by cbeer88
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 15:41:07 | More by Kaydogg
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2%

11-14-2011 15:38:20 | More by klipper
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aasher

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2%

11-14-2011 14:52:19 | More by aasher
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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 14:38:23 | More by hu5om
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 13:58:57 | More by JAHMUR
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bauermj

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 13:54:53 | More by bauermj
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Keith238

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 13:44:11 | More by Keith238
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 13:33:20 | More by jh1982
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Mavajo

Georgia

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 13:22:23 | More by Mavajo
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 12:56:56 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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jmhart

Georgia

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 11:35:56 | More by jmhart
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bsuedekum

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 09:27:25 | More by bsuedekum
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bombadil

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-14-2011 08:06:17 | More by bombadil
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

11-14-2011 07:46:47 | More by Jspriest
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Auracom

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 oz. 2008 bottle pour into a wine taster at the Bruery Provisions on November 7th, 2011. #5 of a 5-bottle Cantillon flight.

A - Potent, bold, red coloring with a deeper color around the edges. No head, carbonation, retention, or lacing. This one sits very still.

S - I nosed this one for a long time. Excellent cherry component. It is 100% pronounced yet not at all overpowering, and despite the years of aging the fruit smells fresh and intoxicating. Behind the cherries are candied sugar, grass, dry hay, earthiness, dirt, and oak barrel notes. Not deeply funky but well-balanced.

T - Again, great cherries here. Sweet fruit and sugar front notes lead into a sour backend that rivals Classic Gueuze. The tartness lingers in both the finish and aftertaste.

M - Medium body with adequate carbonation. Somewhat smooth.

D - Can't wait to see what age does to this one. I'm feeling blessed to have sampled this one with an identical vintage sitting in the reserves.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 06:52:27 | More by Auracom
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Halcyondays

California

4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 at Provisions,

A: Pours a gorgeous red with a heady cap of pink foam. Nice lace.

S: Cherry pie, notes of funk, definitely fruit forward.

T: This is brewed with 50% more fruit than the regular Cantillon Kriek and it shows. Delicious pie cherries, a great interplay of sour and sweet. The fruit dominates, that's fine with me as is true and delicious.

M: Medium-bodied, fairly light acidity for Cantillon, round in the mouth, unctuous at times, but only slightly.

O: Another classic delicious beer from Cantillon. Not as good for my palate as compared to the regular Cantillon Kriek (much more acid, good interplay of flavours - acid and fruit) this is wonderful as well. Fans of the fruit will adore this.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 22:38:28 | More by Halcyondays
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bottle with a friend. Ah, this is the way fruit beers should be. The cherries complement the base beer without overpowering or oversweetening. There's still that biting citric sour character, but with a gentle layer of the fruit blending in with the funk. That said, this wasn't a life-changing lambic worth the extra cost of a Lou Pepe, but a fine example of the kriek style.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 01:03:28 | More by tempest
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle "2008 sticker/vintage" meaning this was bottled in 2010. Poured into a matching Cantillon stemmed tulip glass. This brew appears a perfectly clear ruby red color. A pink stained head appears 2 fingers strong and rapidly dissolves. Some spotty lacing sticks to the glass. The head holds with a fine ring around the edge of the glass.

The smell of this brew is quite earthy with pitted cherry quality that is deep and almost stem-like and rooted. Lactic sourness fills the nose with a sour and funky quality that makes me salivate. There is some raw oakiness across the back mixes with a light bit of must character. When swirled it brings forth a bit of stinky cheese aspect.

The flavor is sour and earthy with a distinct taste of cherry pits that is flavorful enough to display a mixture of both over-ripe cherry character as well as an exaggerated sourness of unripened tart cherry as well. Some cheesy quality is present as well as the classic Cantillon funky quality. At times this brew gets lightly medicinal but it isn't distracting because the fruited quality is very natural tasting an not sweet. There is some raw oak and musty quality present. It leaves the tongue quite drying on the finish.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Sharp and sour with a very enjoyable earthy cherry flavor that doesn't retain any residual sweetness. There is seemingly no alcohol impact on this brew. It carries with it a pretty big salivation factor. I couldn't get enough of this. Surprisingly for being the same vintage as what I had on tap recently, the experience from on tap verse the bottle is drastically different. This bottle was more sour like the normal Cantillon offering while on tap it was much more fruited and sweet tasting. Certainly worth a try by either means.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 14:56:55 | More by stakem
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip and shared with my buddy Sam.

A - Pours a clear Ruby Red colour with a tight pink coloured head that reduces to a thin film.

S - Plenty of woody oak with some sweet cherry like aromas.

T - First off is the bitter oak vineous flavours that are well balanced out by the sweetness and a really nice cherry vapour fills your mouth.The finish is a nice sourness complimented with the strong cherry vapour that lingers around. Exquisite

M - Light body with full carbonation giving a sprtzy feel.

O - The best Kriek that I have ever tried, and I'm still to have an average beer from Cantillon.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 13:28:43 | More by eric5bellies
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
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