Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,720
Reviews:
354
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
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343
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Ratings: 1,720 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of campfirebrew
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MRVermont
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MarkJC1018
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Cherry red with a touch of amber, lots of carbonation, a hint of haze, and a finger of Pepto Bismol pink head.

Smells acidic and fruity, of vinegar, cherries, spices . Notes of cloves and nutmeg, deep, cellar like funk, and dusty attic, just like the Cantillon Brewery where I purchased this masterpiece at the end of 2013.

Sour, dry and fruity. Very acidic but with a softness that makes it non abrasive. The essence of cherries and red fruits are in there, along with the breweries classic funk and cellar and dust. Cobwebs come to mind, and macaroni. Floral notes are also present.

Medium body, moderate, foamy carbonation, and a very dry but smooth finish.

The label says 2011, so when I purchased this in Brussels at the brewery in 2013, it was already 2 years old. Today its been in the bottle for 5 years. Amazing, legendary, classic brew I've been cellaring in China and now in Thailand for 3 and a half years. It was one of my favourite days in Belgium, the day I got this brew. May 7th, 2017.

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Photo of MattMorin
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nvbrew
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pat61
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am drinking a bottle brewed in 2008 and packaged in 2010.
L: foams up like champagne with a pink tinted cap that dissipates almost as soon as it forms. The hazy pinkish red liquid demonstrates it effervescence with as torrents of tiny bubbles rush to the surface, producing a continuous soft hiss.

S: Despite its age, which can diminish a fruit lambic's aromas, the cherries in this beer hit the nose from over 3 feet away. Closer up detects sour aromas, light funk, traces of wet horse blanket and a hint of red wine and oak.

T: Big, tart cherry flavors dominate the palate joined by traces of diacetyl, wheat, vanilla, and wine remind me of a fresh cherry tart. the flavors are intense, well balanced and complex.

F: The carbonation has some bight in this light, refreshing and highly effervescent beer.

O: as good as it gets

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Photo of Nicolaiw
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rating is for 2013 Vintage:
Pours deep ruby with pink head.
Aroma has lot of cherries, lemon, tart, sour
Taste is sour cherries, lemon tart, sweet cherry jam, little funk, dusty, oak.


Review for 2007 vintage:
Pours ruby, not as deep as 2013, with slightly pink head.
Aroma has lots of dusty cellar, tart, barnyard, red berries, funky.
Taste is a lot like the aroma, more sweetness than the aroma, red berries, barnyard, jam.
L: 4.75 S: 4.5 T: 4.5 F: 4.5 O: 4.5

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Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spoda1983
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013

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Photo of cj8311
4.94/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Danny1217
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yeaprolly
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of South2NW
4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hop_God
3.99/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mandypants11
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chrissy820
4.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcp5296d
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the only beer I've rated a 5 across the board. I can't imagine a better fruited lambic. Home run in every department. 2012 sticker.

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Photo of Ken_P
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
4.49 out of 5 based on 1,720 ratings.
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