1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek - Brasserie Cantillon

Not Rated.
Cantillon Lou Pepe - KriekCantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,127 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,241
Gots: 254 | FT: 12
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,127 | Reviews: 307 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-08-2013 17:49:55 | More by Jason
Photo of jaminjohnson
jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -2%

06-25-2013 05:17:15 | More by jaminjohnson
Photo of sourdog
sourdog

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

06-24-2014 05:37:32 | More by sourdog
Photo of Cynic-ale
Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2%

03-02-2014 21:07:38 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the reddest 'beers' I've ever seen, a pink and red color blend, minimal carbonation to this one. Definitely delivered on the cherry and sour aroma.

Taste, another winner from Cantillon, this one delivered more of a cherry mouthfeel than the 100% kriek I've had from them, but was not as sour. This one is more for the cherry lover who truly likes the mouthfeel of cherries than the sour tart puckering mouthfeel that much of Cantillon does oh so well. It is very reminiscient of the New Glarus Belgian Red, but with some sour compliments to it. Not dry, its a heavy cherry feel.

Tiny bit of wet oak. More viscosity thickness than expected.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 23:20:53 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of williamjbauer
williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2%

12-22-2013 23:40:08 | More by williamjbauer
Photo of stereosforgeeks
stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2%

10-19-2013 23:56:46 | More by stereosforgeeks
Photo of rhoadsrage
rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a small sherry glass)
A-This beer has a very hazy red body with a strawberry pink foam and a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles.
S- The aroma is pretty clean, as it was served to cold, but as it opens up the fresh cherry aroma grows and grows. It starts to take on some over ripe cherry notes but it becomes more perfumed bright but dark cherries in the finish.
T- The full flavor of tart cherries clings to all parts of the mouth. There is a nice light cheese and brett funk in the finish but then the cherries linger afterward. The tartness as some more acidic lactic character as the beer opens up but that only enhances the cherry complexity.
M- The light mouthfeel has a nice tartness to it but no real lockjaw astringency. Tight carbonation dries out finish nicely. D- This is all about the fruit bit it has great support from the lambic adding nice depth that grows with each sip. Delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2010 21:16:52 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-19-2014 23:58:06 | More by acurtis
Photo of JonnyBeers
JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -2%

04-06-2014 03:26:32 | More by JonnyBeers
Photo of azorie
azorie

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2%

11-15-2013 12:44:28 | More by azorie
Photo of ggaughan
ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle brewed in 2005, bottled in 2008.

Beer poured a brilliant red color, with a deep pink, thick head into my Cantillon tulip glass. The head was nice and crisp but receeded quickly but left nice lacing.

The aroma was very present, sour cherry and a bit earthy.

Taste is very pleasing to the taste buds. No carbonation, wonderful sour cherry taste, smooth body. Dry finish makes this an excellent lambic that is worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 21:47:13 | More by ggaughan
Photo of mdaschaf
mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage

A: Pours a very nice red/purple color with a pink head that foams up nicely. Decent retention, slowly reducing to a nice ring on top. Decent lacing.

S: Very nice cherry flavor, a hint of vanilla and wood. A bold tartness mixes in, slightly acidic. Very big, bold, and inviting.

T: Big cherry flavor upfront mixed with some other stone fruit. A very sharp tartness with nice acidity. A little bit of wood comes through, but not as much as in the aroma. Very tasty.

M: Medium bodied with a great level of carbonation and sourness.

O: Another amazing beer from Cantillon, not much more needs to be said.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 16:54:08 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of Tmappin
Tmappin

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -2%

02-16-2012 00:50:41 | More by Tmappin
Photo of ipa247
ipa247

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

11-23-2011 03:06:13 | More by ipa247
Photo of cacostaj
cacostaj

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2%

06-28-2013 20:29:49 | More by cacostaj
Photo of Dawkins
Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2%

10-23-2013 23:31:30 | More by Dawkins
Photo of augustgarage
augustgarage

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2007 vintage (bottled in 2009) - I always like to sample fruit lambics on the fresher end of the spectrum before aging them significantly. Poured from a capped and corked 750mL bottle into my Drie Fonteinen tumbler.

Sangria body, largely clear (with a careful pour), topped by a highly active yet lasting ultra pink (Crayola) head of sizzling micro-foam. Fast runing lacing, returns to the liquid as if on the edge of a whip.

Pungeant yet very well balanced aromatics - aged lambic comes through clearly with dusty penicillin, barnyard scents, and maybe even ant pheremones. Faint cherry notes abound as well, like a crop of them wafting over on the wind.

Very dark cherry notes, fairly sweet but not cloying - with a tartness coming more from the lambic and oak than the fruit itself. Pickled plum (umeboshi) notes and a slight and bright wine vinegar quality come through mid-palate. Subtle grassy/hay-like finish with light tannins from the oak. "Yummy!"

Light bodied, quite well carbonated for the style, and no real astringency. Smooth drinking.

Very high quality fruit, a distinctive varietal seems to be used here (some say Schaerbeekse, but I haven't sampled 3F's namesake yet to compare) - yields a sweeter smoother base (though still 100% natural tasting) than some other krieks, which serves as a nice foil to the artful complexity of the aged lambic. If not the apex of the style, it is certainly among the very best and exudes quality, care, and tradition.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 21:16:09 | More by augustgarage
Photo of leschkie
leschkie

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

04-08-2012 01:22:22 | More by leschkie
Photo of emilylee
emilylee

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

12-02-2012 05:16:20 | More by emilylee
Photo of joshwith
joshwith

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2%

06-30-2014 06:12:33 | More by joshwith
Photo of GuisseppeFranco
GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2%

11-13-2013 00:49:38 | More by GuisseppeFranco
Photo of beergorrilla
beergorrilla

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-08-2013 18:48:59 | More by beergorrilla
Photo of bbpro47
bbpro47

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2%

12-23-2012 02:26:08 | More by bbpro47
Photo of cwd
cwd

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -2%

10-07-2013 23:16:09 | More by cwd
Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.