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


on tap

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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
[Bottled RBESG 2006] What vintage was this? Bugger it! Deep red colour. Rich aroma, big on cherries and almond paste, almost like glue. Not as sour as the Cantillons I know. Big vineous flavour, where the Scharbeekse cherriesd add a deep dry sensation. Body is light, but oh so fluffy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 On Tap at O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA. I was extremely surprised to find this gem of a beer from a fantastic brewer at O’Brien’s and I was oh so happy to have it. Deep read apperance with a thin little head. The aroma is extremely tart and cherry. The taste is sour and tart and oh so good. Every sip is full of an insane amount of flavor. It is a joy to have consumed such a robust brew from Cantillon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
2003 Vintage; Nose is tartness with some cherries as a bonus; Transparent hemoglobin red with a small pink head; Flavor is gueuze sour with a little barnyard, and the cherry flavor added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
2003 bottle. Aroma is cherry, with a bit of pie crust, sourness, smells like a black cherry basically. Body is rich mohaganey with a thin pink head on top. Taste is very tart, with cherries, a bit doughy with the sourness and pie crust once again shows up. Complex beer that as drink more brings out balance but still maintains expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Bottled (Lou Pepe Kriek 2002). Deep ruby red colour, small head. Aroma is cantillonish sourness, but a lot of sour cherries also. Flavour is cherry, sourness and some cookies and nuts. Lovely balanced Cantillon. I just loved it. Thanks to Magic_dave6 & co for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
(2002)Pure lambic goodness. Aroma is sour taste is sour its flat its lambic its just greatness!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2006
(label says 2001 vintage, cork says it was bottled in 2002) after i removed the bottle cap, there was a little liquid on the cork (which was soft) but this didnt seem to effect the beer. poured hazey deep red with good carbonation. Funky barnyard aromas noted before i even bring this to my nose. nose is oaky, dry sour cherries, vinegar. Flavor is more funky cherries, with notes of oak on the palate. Sourness is not as intense as its sister (the lou pepe frambroise) but equally enjoyable. Thanks to hopistotle420 for this gift bottle. Amazing stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011 First rating
Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Gothenburg, August 2006
Cantillon Kriek 2002 "Lou Pepe".
Shady deep red blood orange color, small white to pink head. Sour and bitter almond cherry seed scent. Very sour cherry taste, no bitterness at all. The sour goes on all night!

750 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. Vintage 2007
Thanks to Nisse666!
Hazy dark red color, pink head. Cherry pip scent, also moussy smell Acidic but smooth taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

75 cl bottle at 3 Små Rum, 2007 version
Sampled on December 22, 2011
Clear dark deep red color, pink head. Acidic, sour, stable, complex, wonderful scent. Taste about the same as the scent, just beautiful, could smell and taste this all night, damn it is so good! Moussy mouthfeel, at the same time mouthfpuckering sour. Very very low bitterness.
Oh so damn nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2006 Tap at Brouwers.

Pours a saturated light red with a perfect pink head, long-lived lovely fine bubbles that sip like cream. The sour cherry and barnyard aroma is well-reflected in the flavor; there a tremendous sour cherry juice explodes inside a latrine-dominated lambic. Hints of oak at the side of the palate, amply but not overly carbonated; less of that back-of-the-nose lambic burn than one might otherwise expect given the intensity of the lambic character. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 2003 bottle from The Belgian Room, NYC. This beer gains a lot as it warms. Funky sour aroma gives a blast of fresh cherries even 3 years (edit: 1 year) after bottling as the beer enters the mouth. Breathing through the mouth really amplifies the brilliant aroma. After a very brief cherry punch in the mouth, the beer proceeds into familiar sour lambic flavor before imparting a strong white wine muskiness in the finish. The muskiness fades as it warms, allowing more balanced flavors to shine through. More cherry in the finish as the beer coats the lips and leaves lots of flavors for the licking. Sourness wasn’t quite as intense or brutal as I’ve seen in other Cantillons, less acidic/vinegary/minerals, instead softer and smoother. Top-notch stuff.

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