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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - KriekCantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek
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4.61/5
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1,751 Ratings
Cantillon Lou Pepe - KriekCantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35
Reviews:
358
Ratings:
1,751
pDev:
7.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,757
Gots:
346
Trade:
18
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 bottle
Color and nose were amazing. Thought the flavor was too sweet and lacked the funk I was expecting. Will be looking for a bottle with some age on it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

well, what can you expect from a Cantillon beer? Their definite signature... of course! It's stinks, but we like it!!!

Beautiful colour. Ruby red, translucide without any yeast suspension. This is quite surprising. Nose is typical of cantillon. It smells bad, like dirty sweaty feet! Definitely Cantillon yeast signature. Carbonation is low, almost no head when poured. Sweetness from the fruit is nearly absent and fruitiness is low too! This is certainly due to the high acidity of this beer. For having tasted the regular Kriek and the Lou Pepe kriek to far apart, I cannot tell major differences between the two. This is to bad because I'm sure their are notable differences...

This is a very good traditional Kriek. Don't expect to drink something sweet as the Lindemans... For aficionados only!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Verecund for the trade. 2000 sticker date. 2003 cork date. Poured from a 750ml. Bottle into a Cantillon Iris glass. Shared with schen9303.

A: Standard pour yields a .5 finger fine light strawberry colored head with good retention. Beer is a clear red. Lacing is sparse with little to no stick. Nice head retention but otherwise rather standard.

S: Nose is dense cherry puree, Brett funk, wet wood, and a slight cheesiness. Deep and subtle. Enticing if not the most aromatic.

T: Opens ascetic and sour lemon rind with slight hints of sweet and tart cherry fading in and out. Time has really taken the fruitiness out of this one. Vinegary towards the middle. Hay, straw, and Brett funk at the end with a sharp, tart finish. Aftertaste is puckering sour lemon and cherry. Very well balanced but seems a bit past it's prime in terms of fruitiness.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth with a nice dryness and biting tartness on the tongue. Goes down nice and silky with an accented tartness at the finish, which is dry. Aftertaste is dry and slightly puckering. Feel is near perfect for it's style

O: At this point, this vintage is a bit past its prime in terms of fruitiness. However, it's still an incredible representation of it's style. Very well balanced in terms of smell and flavor and with a near perfect mouthfeel. 2 or 3 years ago, this may have been a perfect 5. Currently, its simply very good.

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 1,751 ratings
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