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

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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - JAN 25, 2013
2008 vintage. Aroma is Tannic cherry sour lemon cranberry. beautiful dark red off whut pink head.. smooth dark cherry lemon cranberry. Crazy beautiful mouthfeel. Super sour and beautiful.


4.8
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (138) - 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!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1129) - 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 !

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (866) - Berlin, GERMANY - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3344) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rood (60) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
Appearance is a WTF. The most beautiful pink you can imagine. Head is nice and stable. Aroma is a lot of funk. Cherrries are to me less pronounced. Mouthfeel is oily & smooth. Taste is cherry in your face, oaky and barnyard. The oily charachter and good balance between the diffferent acidities make this a wonderful beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1449) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
pinkish head. purple red murky colour. aroma is almond, cherry, cherrypits. taste like aroma, great sweet sour balance with a dry and long fruity finish. very soft silky mouthfeel, soft carbonation. delicious! bottle 75cl / 2011 sticker

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Sample from 2012 bottle at Tomahawk Warrior’s First Birthday party on 06/06/2015: Pours a deep ruby red color with a medium pinkish-white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sour cherries, funky yeast and malt. Light-bodied with a tart cherry character and notes of yeast, doughy malt and berries. The finish is moderately tart with a sour cherry aftertaste. Really good all around.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1131) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Bouteille 750ml, 2012, partagée par tom10101, merci beaucoup Tommy! Couleur rouge voilée, mousse rose laissant une jolie dentelle. Arôme de cannelle, cerise, boisé, levures sauvages. Goût de cannelle, levures sauvages, cerise, boisé, bonne acidité. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, courir moyen.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Tons of cherries and tart pear aroma. Excellent there. Taste cherries, yet somewhat cherry skittle and syrup. Overall really good beer would like some more tartness and dryness to balance this out. Still a 4 in my opinion.


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