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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,280 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,280
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,341
Gots: 287 | FT: 15
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.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vintage: 2009
Cantillon's site says: "The Kriek contains 200 g of fruits per liter on an average, while the Lou Pepe beers contain about 300 g. This fruity taste, combined with the wine flavour coming from the Bordeaux barrels, distinguishes these special beers from the other Cantillon products."

Bubble-gum pink, fluffy head.

Aroma of fresh sour cherries. Brings me back to my grandparent's cottage out in rural Ukraine where we'd eat baskets of ripe sour cherries. Note that these are not the sweet Bing variety most Americans are probably used to. Rather, these cherries are smaller and mouth-puckeringly sour. Oh, but how delightful.

Flavor is pure cherries. What I love about this beer is the absence of any flavor that stands in the way of tasting these cherries - no harsh alcohols, caramel flavors, hops, or off-flavors. Just sour cherries. The acidity perfectly accentuates the fruitiness.

It would be interesting to see how this ages - a year, two years. I suspect that fresh is best for high fidelity to the fruit.

Mouthfeel is light, but not watery due to the acidity that forms this beer's backbone and the mild carbonation.

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,280 ratings.