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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,397 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 1,504
Gots: 321 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2002

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Ratings: 1,397 | Reviews: 323
Photo of Knapp85
3.91/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out looking like a carbonated fruit punch, the color was very bright red. It looks beautiful! The head is a bit on the fizzy side and has a very nice looking pink color. There isn't any retention or lacing on this beer. The smell is of tart cherries and some minor sweet malts in there too. The taste is actually a lot more subtle than I expected. It is definitely tart but it seems to be nicely balanced as well between the tart vs the sweetness. The mouthfeel is sharp and crisp, it feels clean and doesn't coat your mouth with any syrupy cherry flavors. Overall I enjoyed this actually. I am not a big fan of these kind of beers but I did appreciate having this one.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage, poured into a tulip

A dark red color with a creamy pink head that rose and fell quickly. Some stray pink bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. Large amounts of tart/sour cherries greet you as you lean in for a whiff. Some clean hay and acidic notes along with an underlying aroma of oak. On the palate, loads of fruit. Cherries and raspberries lead the charge onto the palate with some acidic notes quickly in tow. A sugary sweetness lingers with a moderate acidic tartness. The finish is primarily sour with a touch of hay funk. A smooth, even mouthfeel with low carbonation. Really on point here. Just lush and smooth as it rolls around in the mouth. This is an excellent kriek. Great fruit flavor with a solid punch of sour. Delicious.

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of larryi86
4.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, 2008 vintage, poured into a snifter

A- A nice bright clear red with a small pink head.

S- Barnyard funk, cherry pie, tart cherries, awesome balance.

T- Wow, sour cherries, sweet cherries, cherry pie, barnyard funk, some oak, sour but has great balance.

M- Light, smooth, crisp.

O- A great, well balanced lambic. I love this beer, I wish I could drink this all day. Makes me sad that Cantillon is so hard to get.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lou Pepe Kriek 07
Bottled 08/09
Champagne Flute
Enjoyed at Teresa's Next Door in PA

***Review 550***

A: Pours a reddish pink. Fluffy off white pink head. No lacing. No alcohol feet. The head sticks around for a little while. Really pretty beer.

S: Tart cherry. Funk. Barnyard. Delicious.

T: Tip of the tongue, tart cherry. Not overly sour with the age. It's just really amazing how clean this is in comparison to American sours. Actually pleasant. Close is dry but not bone dry.

M: Light leading to medium.

O: A

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rudzud
4.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage enjoyed at the Armsby Abbey to kick off their anniversary week. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed tulip.

A - Pours a glorious almost crystal clear fruit punch hue with a nice one and a half light rosey pink head that fades to leave a thin blanket. Wonderful.

S - Aromas of solid funk, light tart cherries, and subtle barrel.

T - Taste is an explosion of floral oak, light funk, and tart cherry juice. Its so floral and potpourri that it almost lends a perfumey vanilla quality to the lambic. So delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is quite nice for a lambic. Again the floral and oak qualities dance around with the lighter carbonation.

O - Overall this beer is just as good as everyone says. Love having it on draft, works wonderfully with the raspberry and espresso tarimisu.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
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