Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


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Fresh sour cherries (krieken) in two year old Lambiek. We use approximately 300 gr cherries for 1 liter Kriek. The second fermentation in the bottle is obtained through addition of a liqueur, made with beer and saccharose.
(Translated from the bottle by Martinus)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (180) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Rouge, rubis. Texture huileuse. Corps incroyable, vraiment dense et et soyeux. Acidité plus légère que les gueuzes Cantillon. Goût d’amande et de la kriek. La bouteille était jeune (2014). Doit être très intéressant à faire vieillir.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SirRaf (23) - - DEC 28, 2014
Really awesome. Tasted some months ago in Cantillon, one bottle for me, hehe. My best lambic till date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (1393) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
750ml bottle. 2012. Red colour, short-lived foam head and aroma of cherry, woody, funk. Taste is sweet cherry, dark fruity, woody oak, sour citric and light bitter. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry sour finish. Complex, well balanced, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1136) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
May 12th, 2013 - Joining our celebrity line up of beers for an eminent tasting event is a thoroughly aged, well bred Lou Pepe from the year 2001. While the world was leaving behind the 90’s, Cantillon was hard at work putting this together. I knew that some age would tone down the sourness, but I think maybe the Lou Pepe went just a little too far, taking 12 years to get here, and losing some of its fang and claw. The first clue comes in the nose, where it smells a bit like chlorine, or a pool freshly treated. There’s a touch of sulfur too, and maybe even baby powder. It’s clean and sanitary smelling, but unexpected from a beer. The palate is still alive and well. Carbonation gives the Lou Pepe some life, activating the thin layer of flavor that seems to be left after much of it has faded away over time. What remains is a clear, pure taste of light watermelon, apple skins, and an acidic splash. The overall impression is a highly sophisticated carbonated beverage, which suggests that this is either an ephemeral beer, or the ravages of time took too much and gave back too little. Still, it is a landmark moment, and I am happy to have given this legendary brew a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mR_fr0g (4385) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Keg at Kernel Brewery at Zwanze Dat 20/09/2014. Deep purple / red with a bright pink head. Georgous. Aroma is big horsey cerry fruits, sour smokey cherry, raspberry. Flavour is big cherry, tart raspberry, cherry sweets, hint of smoke. Nice smooth solid sourness. Huge fruit flavour, rich deep and layered. Palate is refreshing, medium clean sour, highish carbonation. Long fruit duration. Superb beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (442) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at the Birre Sotto l'Albero festival in Rome-ITALY (Macche and Bir&Fud). Pours an amazing red/rose cloudy color, medium tick rose color foamy head. Nose: mild acetic feel, vinegar. Mouth: light, refreshing, dry, thirst quenching. Cherries and red fruits. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (649) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2014
2006 Bottle at Cantillon for drink, no label. Pours gorrgeous red. Cherries, tart, funk, strawberry, quite dry as well. Tarty drink dominated by cherries. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 Well, I was quite disappointed with this one, I am a big fan of the classic version of the Cantillon Kriek, which is I think is the ultimate cherry lambic... The Lou Pepe was not as great as I expected it to be. The nose was quite flat, less aromas than the classic kriek, the taste is also more sour, less balanced. I am thinking I might have bought a bad bottle because also there was a strong cork smell... I will give it another go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theothermatt (257) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2007 Sticker @ post-GABF party. Very sour, very cherry, very, very good. I’ll be chasing that dragon again for a long time... well, at least until the 2011 bottle matures.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
October 24, 2014. Bottle, 2011 sticker. Ruby red with a large pink head. Aroma is cherries, barnyard, citrus, earth, leather and funk. Taste is tart cherries, funky, woody and earthy with a dry woody cherry finish. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

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