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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.61/5
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1,750 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34
Reviews:
358
Ratings:
1,750
pDev:
7.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,754
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,750 |  Reviews: 358
Photo of TheDole
4.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopDropTheElder
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
4.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaximus
4.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BNarc
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Arsenal0328
4.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

2008 vintage. 75cl bottle at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst.

Cherry pie is the immediate impression I'm getting straight from the get-go. Lots of tart, fleshy fruit skins, funky spicy oak, and a bit of vinegar on the back end.

Sour cherries hit you hard with the first sip, followed by some lemon-y zest, and an almost a Sauvignon Blanc like dryness. Tartness and barnyard hay remain as the cherries subside, but it's a very moderate amount of both; not a butthole-puckering level of sour, and whereas there's a good amount of cheese and vanilla present, it certainly isn't as funky as some of Cantillon's other offerings. Again, superb balance is Cantillon's game, and Cantillon does it better than anyone else.

Very mild carbonation, and light-bodied; for some reason I always think Krieks should be a little sticky, but this one doesn't leave any unpleasantries behind.

This is certainly better than Cantillon's 100% Kriek Bio, but surprisingly didn't run circles around it quite the same way I expected it to. Nevertheless, there probably isn't too much room for improvement to be found in this amazing classic.

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Photo of jrubenst12
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Flawless beer. I was fortunate enough to venture into a new place in DC called The Sovereign and grabbed the last Lou Pepe. It was a 2012 and so worth the pricetag. It has a beautiful red pour and tastes like cherries.

I've only started getting into this style within the last six months, so have less ability to compare than others. That said, I can't see a beer that is much better than this.

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4.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.3/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of David_Menendez
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rightcoast7
4.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tapperm
4.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2014 vintage
L: RED!
S: Cherry, oak, tart, sweet
T: Funky cherries. slight oakyness. Dryer finish
F: Nice light carb. Near perfect, but think it would get better with age
O: WOW!

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4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 303beer
4.64/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Pours a beautiful clear red with a light pink foamy head that dissipates after a minute leaves a ring. The nose is of cherries and tartness. Umm it's got some spice in it. Like cherry pie. The taste is light and refreshing.

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4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 1,750 ratings
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