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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,238 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,238
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,313
Gots: 273 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

ithinkimasofa, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

cLin, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

wsucoug96, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

patmcd, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

marieow, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

ColdPoncho, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Destral, Dec 06, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Sarro at our recent Holiday tasting.

A: Beautiful cherry red. Some white head present.

S: Strong sour acidic notes.

T: Sour cherry flavors upfront followed by some funkiness, as expected. Not overly sour. The sour and sweetness of this one are very well intertwined.

M: Medium body. Well carbonated. Champagne-like dryness.

O: A great lambic. Very glad to get to try another great Cantillon. I wish their beer was still distributed to MI.

camil1mj, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

mrbubbler, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

mgbickel, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Kristyn, Dec 04, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle corked and capped poured into wine glass 3/11/11

A pinkish burgundy with a decent carbonation and a short lived pink head that leaves no lace

S tart and sour with a little sweet cherry, with some funk and jolly rancher and cough syrup

T no sweet cherry like I could smell, quite acidic and a little more funk then the nose, the jolly rancher and cough syrup are not as strong, very dry finish, it has a earthy woody thing going for it too, pretty complex stuff

M more bubbles then expected very sour, has quite the pucker too it, leaves a fair bit behind in the mouth

O another step down my road to sourville, pretty bang on from what I've had in the past, big sour notes and not as muck funk as i expected but I'm wondering if that changes with age

I grabbed another pair of these for long term aging and I'm curious to what will happen. Pretty easy too break the bank on this stuff but I just had too try it

wordemupg, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

SpillyBeers, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

KHM, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

stevefinny, Nov 28, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

beagle75, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

Rempo, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage. Consumed Nov. 19, 2011 at Inaugural Bottle Share, thanks tbadiuk! From Notes

A: Clear red with a light fizzy head and touches of lacing.
S: Tart cherry pie with light hints of soap.
T/M: Thin body with a tart sourness in the back of the lower jaw. Hints of funky vinegar. Lots of cherry playing well with all of this. Finishes quite dry.
O: A delicious beer that could be paired with many light and fruity dishes.

kjyost, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Sixofsigmas, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

GRG1313, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Joecaddie, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Exiled, Nov 24, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a ruby, cherry red without much of a head on it

S - the nose consists of cherries with citrus and funk. Nice smelling nose, but to be expected at the same time.

T - sweet cherries up front fade to a citric sourness. The sourness is a bit understated; this isn't as sour as the regular version of this beer. As this warmed, the cherry flavor started to really pop, imparting a really nice cherry pie finish to this.

M - medium body that finishes dry

D - pretty solid kriek. My second venture in the LP series and another winner. This isn't as acidic as the 3F kriek I had next to it or the '05 Cantillon Kriek that I also tried. This had the perfect amount of cherry and lambic to it. Worth the hunt? Tough question when the regular kriek is so damn good as well. But Yes.

Update: I had a couple pours of an '06 LPK in Summer 2013, so 7 years later. The beers was amazing - the fruit was still exploding, the lambic more funky and acidic than fresh. Age this one!

birchstick, Nov 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

ipa247, Nov 23, 2011
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,238 ratings.