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


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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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)

togaswimmer's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
togaswimmer (6) - , Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2009
I had the Lou Pepe 2005 Vintage. This poured a ruby red with a small white/off white head. The smell was excellent, it was fruity with a hint of vinegar. The taste was fruity and sour. I felt like the vinegar taste was not to strong. Overall this is a very good beer to have while relaxing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (552) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
2012 btl at nuetnigenough, july 15. Looks..deep cherry red, sml White/pink head Smells..sour cherries are all still there in force, farmyard socks soaked in cherry juice. Tastes..super sour cherries, green apple, lemon.. So Puckery and astringent, more so than any memory of the standard cantillon kriek. Wowzer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (343) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Draft at akkurakt Nice deep red, minimal head, clear. Aroma of fresh cherry jam, cellar. Taste fresh, cherry notes. Nice fizziness and texture. Dry, sour, sweet and bitter in perfect harmony.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vjohans (535) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Draft at akkurat Wow. Cherries, sour, tart, mindblowing kriek. Full body. Rich cherries. This is excellent. Well balanced. One of the best beers i have tried. Wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1586) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Taste shared by Nick at Zwanze. Thanks! Pours beet red with a pink head. Aroma is heavy barnyard funk, cereal, mild cherry. Taste is very tart, cereal, tart cherry, finish has yogurt, a hint of oak. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (8039) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle @ Voldby øl-messe. Pours hazy pink with a light pink head. Aroma of light sourness, wood, almond, rich cherry, both sweet and sour, cherry stones. Flavor is light sour, light sweet, rich cherries, almond, wood, almond, light cinnamon, sourness, light barnyard notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, light tart fruity finish. 290815

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (164) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
A: Dark read with a small head. N: Loads of cherry! T: Cherry, marzipan, almond, hint of vinegar. O: Not as tart as expected, very much of the cherry flavour. Very nice Kriek!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1207) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle from 2011 shared with friends @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: deep dark red beer, clear with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: nice cherry nose with almond. And cherry kernel notes. Very nice fruity domination well balanced with sour and tart notes. Taste: really nice fruity taste. You really feel the cherry, not so sweet good tart balance. Very amazing. Finish almond and sour cherry. Aftertaste: astringent sweet sour cherry. Really amazing beer !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (891) - Beijing, CHINA - AUG 13, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2015 Flasche („Lou Pepe Kriek“, 75 cl, Jahrgang 2009, abgefüllt 2011 und einige Jahre daheim gelagert). - Intensives Kirschrot, klar, wenig Schaum. - In der Nase auch fruchtige Kirsche, vor allem aber die Geuze-typische muffig-kellerige Herbe mit deutlicher Säure. - Im Antrunk dominiert zitronige Säure, Kirsche kommt nur am Rande vor. Das berüchtigte „Pferdedeckenaroma“ ist deutlich ausgeprägt, kommt aber nicht gegen die schroffe Säure an. Mild rezent, trocken. Im Abgang noch mehr Zitronensaft, dazu holzige Herbe, aus der die Kirschkerne herausschmecken. - Typisches Lambic, aber als Kriek fast enttäuschend: von den berühmten Schaarbeeker Kirschen ist herzlich wenig zu schmecken, das erinnert eher an Zitronensaft. Dennoch eine interessante Erfahrung. - Bewertung: 3,3

Der Rest aus der Flasche am nächsten Tag schmeckte schon viel überzeugender, immer noch sauer aber mit einer unvergleichlich kirschig-säuerlichen Herbe. Doch ein großartiges Bier. Es braucht nur etwas Gewöhnung.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2015
Cantillon Lou Pepe 2007 Bottled in 2009. I’ve been waiting for a reason to crack this special brew and an upcoming trip to it’s birthplace, Belgium, as well as celebrating my 4th Wedding Anniversary seemed to fit the bill. The aroma once this bottle was uncorked was fantastic - rich juicy cherry, tannic barrel caracter & a bit misty and maraschino cherries candy as well. Deep red with a fizzy pink head. Light bodied with an effervescent mouthfeel. The taste is sour, tart cherry at first, mouth-puckering, some barrel and the finish is remarkably sweet. This is a kick ass beer that deserves the praise heaped on it. Awesome.

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