Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek | Brasserie Cantillon

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2002

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1,712
Reviews:
353
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

'08 vintage poured into a 6oz wine glass at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia.

Bright bold beautiful red color. Spritzy bubbles come to the surface with little head, but ample carbonation. Aroma is a smorgasbord of ripe juicy cherries and acidic tart sourness.

Taste is excellent and mirrors the smell quite well. Beautifully complex cherry flavor that rides the line between cherry pie, sour cherries, and fresh picked cherries off the tree. Biggest disappointment would be the lack of depth beyond these flavors as I'm struggling to find the barnyard flavors that I love from most Cantillon vintages. I'm finding that I may prefer the regular Kriek with a few years of age.

Mouthfeel is pretty standard. Prickly carbonation and slightly puckering. Pretty much what I expected.

Another amazing beer by Cantillon. Not the best Kriek I've had, but really delicious. Interested in seeing how my '07 bottle compares when I open it in a few weeks.

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

Vintage 2007(label) with a cork date of 2009. Poured from a 750ml cork and capped bottle into my tall Allagash chalice/snifter glass. Pours a cranberry red with a very large pink colored head. Head rises to about 3 fingers and has very decent retention. Light fizzy quick sliding lacing. Appearance is hazy.

Aroma is pretty much as to be expected. Funky, tart, citrus, sour currants, oak. Cantillons have such solid aromas behind their beers!

Flavor is wonderful. Not as sweet as some Krieks, especially Lindemans...but very good. Big tartness right off the bat, followed by a carbonated oaky, tart, and currant flavor. This is another beer to be drank at cellar temp. Fridge temps won't do this beer justice as the flavors become blanded as your palate is shocked by the chill. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, carbonated, and finishes dry. Overall a very pleasant kriek style lambic from Cantillon!

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

Argh. This is the second Cantillon cork I've broken.

Poured into Victory Pint.

Appearance is a cherry juice colour.

Head is pink white. Overall impression is of a creaming soda. Nice lacing.

Smell is pencil eraser, funk with a markedly synthetic edge. There also seems to be cinnamon and cinnamon sugar. Toasted marshallows. The oak's presence is less chocolatey and more savoury, charred; even faecal.

Taste is sour. Not straight lemon sour but a measured, slightly sweet, fruity sour. So I guess that's where the cherries come in.

Body is medium with medium high carb (and sour).

Overall a great beer especially for the harmonious and balanced taste and mouthfeel. Would have a slight preference for the Framboise over this but it's always a delight to sip and contemplate a Cantillon.

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Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek from Brasserie Cantillon
4.49 out of 5 based on 1,712 ratings.
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