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

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RATINGS: 986   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   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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4.3
The_Osprey (9122) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
March 2017 - 375ml cork and cage bottle at Cantillon, as ’Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek’, 2013 vintage. Short review with Teresa. Pours opaque purple with a big foamy pink head. Aroma is huge on the cherry – rich cherry and cherry sherbet. Body is light, touch frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is dark cherries, plastic notes, not too sweet, light tartness. Like the most intense cherry essence you’ve tasted. But importantly it’s not sweet. Love it. (4.3)

3.9
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle shared by tom10101 and Minderbinder, thanks bros! Tasted blind. Pours a really dark cherry red with a thin pink-ish head that leaves low lacing. Nose is of sour cherries multiplied. Taste is quite acidic but not over the top, just really sharp and lightly puckering. More fresh cherries, both flesh and stones. Body is moderately light, carbonation moderate. A really solid kriek for sure! For a moment I thought it was 3F’s Intense Kriek (which is my favorite oude kriek out there) but it really makes sense that it is Lou Pepe after all! I would certainly get again if I had the occasion.

4.6
Iznogud (4338) - CROATIA - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle, 375 ml at the brewery. Shared with Miro. Pours deep red with large lasting pink head. Lots of cherries in aroma and flavor, funk, light to medium sourness, dry finish. Light to medium bodied. Easy drinkable. Great.

4.3
copestx (227) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Backlog from 2016. ’13 bottle at Himmeriget. Oaky, lactic, funky and tons of cherries. This is of course amazing but I feel like this has a tartness/hay/chestnut thing going on that isn’t as crisp and refreshing as the normal Kriek. A teeny bit out of balance (relatively speaking). Hope I get to try it again, though.

4.3
Aarslew (52) - - FEB 11, 2017
2012 vintage on tap at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours ruby red with small pink head that disappears. So much cherry in the aroma. Also packed with jammy notes, wood, tarty deliciousness, stable/barn, funky, vinegar. Taste is amazing! Super complex, but bounds of tartiness and is tastefully dry. Has all of the woody, oaky flavours alongside the fruitiness you’d wish! Such a lively beer.

2.6
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Pas mon style de bière à la base. Trop acide pour moi. Pas mon truc quoi.

4.1
Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle at tads. Pours deep ruby, nose is cherry, cinnamon, funky, oak, taste is similar, bretty, juicy, pretty tasty.

4.5
koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Cantillon on November 12 during the brew day. Shared this 2013 sticker, 375 mL bottle with berntholer when we met up for a trade. The pour is a deep red color with a thick-ish pink head that falls down to a thin ring quickly, leaving a couple spots of lace. The aroma is dominated by juicy and fleshy cherry. There is a light raspberry kind of sweetness, almost like a jam happening. There is a light woody pit in there as well, but it’s amazing. The flavor is just as excellent. The cherry absolutely dominates with a touch of funk and a light pit addition. This is just so tart and lovely. The smoothness really blows me away. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a bright carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and tart cherry that lasts forever. I love it!

4.1
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Sample at the brewery museum after the tour. fresh sour and fruity finish, absolute fan.

4.8
Lowenbrau (4727) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2016
75cl bottle @Irreale, Madrid. 13-04-2015.
Bottled 2012.
Pours reddish with nice pinkish head. Fast vanishing head, little to poor lacing. Sour, cherries, lactic, spicy and horseblanket nose. Light body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is really sour, cherries, some spicy, clove, cinnamon, lots of brett character, wet cellar, nutmeg. Lovely.


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