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


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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 18/20
Klimaet (713) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy dark red with thin pink headlines. Aromas of tart cherries, vanilla, almonds, yeast, vinegar, some straw and barnyard. Taste is absolutely booming with sour cherries up front, marzipan, vanilla, vinegar, lots of barnyard. This is truly amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fredd_an (201) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Fantastisk frisk & syrlig smak av bär! Speciellt ja.... Körsbär.. Underbar surhet & frän, frisk doft. Underbart! Blir inte bättre än såhär! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mauro976 (6) - mezzane di sotto, ITALY - JAN 5, 2015 does not count
acquistata al museo Cantillon Lou Pepe 2012 rosso carico, schiuma color rosa carico, la densità della birra è la prima cosa da prendere nota, al naso profumo di ciliegie sciroppate ed amarene, in bocca l’acidità aiuta a pulire la grassezza delle ciliegie. davvero ottima

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Franckg (471) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Vintage 2013, dégusté après 1 an

Odeur de cerises rouges sucrées. En bouche, le goût acidulé renommé des lambics de Cantillon est ici plutôt discret. Ce n’est que des cerises et encore des cerises. Le côté plus acidulé s’installe brièvement vers la finale. La texture et sensation est superbe. Très fruité et crémeuse.

Cantillon c’est bon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (195) - 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 (1640) - 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 (1223) - 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 (5404) - 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 (775) - 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

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