Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Lou Pepe - KriekCantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek
BA SCORE
98.8%
Liked This Beer
4.61 w/ 1,738 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:
357
Ratings:
1,738
Liked:
1,717
Avg:
4.61/5
pDev:
7.38%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,751
Gots:
346
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 1,738 |  Reviews: 357
Photo of siege06nd
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.62/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of baybum
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Florida9
4.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Very dark red. Almost purple. Pours with a very fizzy, light pink head. Good retention, but no lacing.

S: aroma is pure cherry essence. There is a very strong vinegar aroma that seems to burn off as the beer warms revealing the tart cherries.

T: Taste is more cherry. Tart cherries, but with some residual sweetness, which is nice since the sweetness is usually fermented out in these types of beers.

M: Lighter side of meduim in body. Heavier carbonation. Mild tartness.

O: This is a very very nice beer. I can really appreciate the restraint shown on this one, as this beers balance makes it quite enjoyable.

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Photo of N1Nkasi
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of david18
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Redbones.

This lambic poured a hazy, ruby color with no foam at all. The smell was a modest sour cherry aroma -- nice but subdued. The taste was tart cherry, somewhat sour, with a bit of horse blanket. A very good flavor overall. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp and tart with medium body and low carbonation. The slightly sour cherry flavor lingered pleasantly on the tongue. This was a very good kriek lambic, good to the last drop.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Petegrieco
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigTravor
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2001 vintage. Amazing beer all around.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2017-08-22
2014 bottle split between four people at the Cantillon tasting room after the tour.

Pours a pretty dark red with a pink head. Smells like cherry -- lots of cherry, with something of a jam character.

Taste is cherry and tartness -- interesting that the aroma seemed fairly sweet, but the taste is not. There's a slight bitterness to it that complements surprisingly nicely.

Mouthfeel is perfect, velvet smooth, exactly what I hope for from Cantillon. Overall, I think one of the best beers I've ever had.

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Photo of Brew33
4.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage bottled in 2011.

This beer is brewed with significantly more fruit than the standard Cantillon Kriek and it shows right from the get go. This beer is a striking ruby red with a crown of pink foam that disappears within a couple of minutes. The abundance of cherries really shows in the nose and appearance. The nose is so deep with sour cherries. The Cantillon funk struggles to make it through the onslaught of cherries.

This beer is an ode to sour cherries. Puckering and sour upfront. Slightly sweet lingering cherry flavors at the finish. Not as dry as most Cantillons. Intense tartness, intense cherry flavors but somehow incredible drinkable. Not the most complex fruit Lambic on the planet but very enjoyable. The mouthfeel is good, I found the level of carbonation to be very good. Overall, this is an excellent fruit lambic and another Cantillon home run.

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Photo of Adamostella
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of shirtless_mike
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ffejherb
3.85/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler into Mad Elf challice on 9/8/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing!

A - Opaque ruby-colored body wth one-finger pink head that diminished into a thin ring of retention and left minimal lacing.

S - Wow! Really strong sour nose with plenty of funky Brett and a hint of vanilla. There is also a paint thinner or magic marker character to the aroma.

T - This is the most sour concoction I've ever tasted. This packs a huge cherry flavor with some vanilla. This is seriously one tart, sour brew with somewhat of a chemical flavor, yet I kept coming back for more!

M - Light to medium body with poppy carbonation and a prickly mouthfeel. Pretty thin and watery, though. Ridiculously sour and acidic on the palate. This will definitely make you pucker up!

D - Man, this is one sour beer that tastes more alcoholic than it probably is. This goes quite well with chocolate, which complements its intense tartness.

Brewslut's Quote of the Day:
"It's like dark cherry Kool-Aid with Sour Patch Kids."

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Photo of unclekeith
4.47/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikeincharleston
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ystazi
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.48/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ncaudle
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of halo3one
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacQ32
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.02/5  rDev -12.8%
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: 98.8% out of 100 with 1,738 ratings
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