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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,284 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,284
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,346
Gots: 287 | FT: 14
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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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.15/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Brewed in 2008, bottled September 8th, 2010. I had a 2010 non-LP Kriek a few months ago and it was quite an ass-puckering experience. I hope this is a little less caustic.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed deep cherry mahogany color. Two and a half fingers of pink, fizzy head. Retention isn't so great and no lacing is left.

4.0 S: I'm a bit surprised. This is way more funky than fruity/tart. Musty basement type funk dominates with rotting wood and old sweatsocks. Cherry is surprisingly faint for how "young" this is. Mildly tart with mild to moderate notes of lactic acid tanginess. Very light acetic acid. It's quite nice, but I was expecting a bit more depth.

4.5 T: The cherry definitely comes out more in the taste. Mildly tart with a big hit of cherry flavor. Again, this is much more funky than sour. Musty basement, musky large mammal, dry-rotted sweatsocks, decaying wood, and apple orchard. Mild lactic acid, but it's just enough to add some fruit depth. Acetic acid isn't really detectable.

3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation is on the higher end, but it's fine except that it isn't very spritzy. Also could use a bit more creaminess. Super smooth though.

4.0 D: What a completely different experience than what I had with the regular Kriek! This one is not only palatable, but also mighty tasty. I'm not too crazy about the price of this though.

DavoleBomb, Feb 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

fo1ksguitar, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

brewinglawyer, Feb 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

jsilva, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

AutumnBeerLove, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

amcmaho1, Feb 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

YaKnowBrady, Feb 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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1/5  rDev -78.2%

VTMaverick, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4.22/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.2/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%

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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%

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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
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,284 ratings.