Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The highly acclaimed kriek in the Lou Pépé series, which is made of only 2 year old lambics and refermented with the help of a sugary lambic solution to feed the yeast - and of which no residual sugars remain in the finished product. Dirty pink head, pearly, crackling but quickly dissolving as often in traditional lambics (and no lambic lover really cares for it anyway), dark cherry red colour, hazy. Amazingly complex lambic aroma, hay, tons of fresh sour cherries, citric and lactic acidity, sulphur, wine vinegar, barnyard but in a completely elegant and ’noble’ way. Fresh fruity taste of the sour cherries beautifully mixed with the lambic esters, tomato, powerful lambic sourness, sharp, appetizing, earthy, woody, sparkling ’champenoise’ mouthfeel, with a very complex, long, oaky, dry finish. One of Cantillon’s great masterpieces, like the other two Lou Pépés.
biggsbowler (366) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2011 - Pours a dark red. A nice sour cherry aroma and some sweetness. The taste was mostly cherry and slightly sour w/ a little banyard funk. Overall, damn good!!!
JoePeesie (870) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2009 vintage Pours a beautiful deep red with a white head. Nose is acidic cherry, taste is puckeringly tart cherry. Not a sour guy, this didn’t change anything. Those around me who like the style seemed to enjoy it very much.
Niall73 (1859) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at gbbf. Pours ruby with a pink head. Aroma is wonderful - lightly sour with lemon, red berries, light custard, cherry... Light body, light carbonation. Lemon, light egg, cherry, raspberry, white wine, peach, apple... Lovely.
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Errl (1681) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to mora..Pour is dark red with a thin whote head..Nose is cherry, oak, cherry skin, earth, berries, tary, sourness..Taste is tart, cherry juice, cherry skin,
Nische (848) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark pink with low pink head Aromas are intense of bretta, cherries, red fruits Very nice sweet and sour taste from cherries, caramel, wild strawberries Nice and balanced palate ending nicely dry but still lightly sour
Beerman6686 (4591) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a Ruby red color with a pinkish head. Aroma was of cherry cough drops, cinnamon, and mild funk. Flavor was similar, dark cherry skin cinnamon character with underlying barnyard funk. Pretty good.
artmcd8 (1712) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Reddish purple pour with a pinkish head. Aromas of slight earthiness, barnyard, big sour cherry. Taste is sour with a sweet syrupy finish of cherry. Medium thick mouthfeel. Medium carb.
charule (1205) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd88. Poured light hazy red with pink head. Aroma of acidic citrus berry. Light carb med bod. Light sour quite acidic taste.
bièregourmet (46) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl Pours a hazy purple pink with fluffy dissipating pinkish white head that leaves very light lace. Aroma of funky yeasty awesome fruit, lactic hay. Taste follows, nice cherry flavor, wow. Bubbly and refreshing on the tongue, not overly sour. Amazing.