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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (366) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
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!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoePeesie (870) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1859) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Errl (1681) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nische (848) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4591) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1712) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1205) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bièregourmet (46) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2014
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.

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