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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (796) - 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 (272) - 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 (1936) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (2062) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle 2007 sticker bottled September 04 2009. I purchased this off the shelf 5 years ago back when you could just buy them. Pour has a rich red color and a fat one finger pink head that held very well. Aroma has mild cherry, light acidity, some fruit skin, funky touches, and a fair bit of jam for a beer aged this long. Mouth feel is medium and carbonation plenty strong. Flavor is where the cherry starts to pop, nice dry acidity, mild funk, cherry skins, dryness from the barrels, and a lingering jammy finish. This has aged better than I would have hoped for and is a fantastic treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1180) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Poured 2011 from bottle to glass. Blood red hue with fizzy pinkish red hue. Aroma is jammy, cherry, lactic, slight peppercorn, straw. Mouthfeel is great with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a tart following that extends through the finish. Overall this is a great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1241) - Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep red with pink head. Aroma vanilla, cherries, sour, wild, very jammy. Taste is very sour, great tart cherry, light bodied, high carbonation. Overall, super good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
750 ml bottle. 2008 vintage. From some web store long time ago.
Dark ruby red colour with a small pinkish white head. Cherries, sourness, acidity, vinegar and some red berries in the aroma. The flavour is dry red berries, cherries, tartness, sourness and mild acidity. Rather drinkable for a such sour and acidic brew. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophomo (4) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014 does not count
This is a damn good beer. Sweet pink color and foam. It’s kinda sour, yet, still got the sweet taste of cherry! Recomented.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
(On tap at Akkurat, Oct 14 2014) Pours a nearly opaque intense deep reddish pink with a moderate pale pink head and no lace. Aroma has a huge whack of cherry, a slight cheesiness, musty moist barnyard sort of character, a little woody but not overpoweringly so, and not too sour. Oh,, did I mention tart cherry? On the palate, another huge whack of tart cherry begins things, light lemony acidity, fading into a moderately bitter, lightly woody and barely musty finish. Dry, lightly tannic feel to the aftertaste with nice lingering fruit tartness. Medium bodied with a little chewiness and effervescent carb. Words don’t describe this. The fruit character, feel and balance is almost off the map of typical kriek, and it is an amazing beer period.

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