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

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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 2004. This beer has a very brilliant "dark-bright" cherry red appearance. Full sour cherry nose, with the classic cantillon funk on the background. Very complex but enjoyable and drinkable in mouth, sour cherries, metallic, oak, refreshing tartness. fantastic. My favourite Cantillon so far. [email protected] di Sherwood--20/08/09***** Taste& smell just wonderful. Love it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2007
Dark red cherry beer with a nice pink head. The aroma of sour cherries is overwhelming. We smelled it already when the bottle wasnt even near our table. Sour cherry flavors as well. Nice tartness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Tampa RB Gathering Beer #15....2001 vintage, big thanks to Degarth for cracking this one....the star of a great tasting, for me at least....its amazing how our perceptions and palates can change in such a short time, in March I was literally pouring traditional lambics down the sink, now I have 2 in my top 10, with another tied for the 11th spot....huge aroma on this guy - barnyard, sour cherries, vanilla bean, oak, dont know why I just dont give it a 10 for aroma, another sample and I just might....light red body with a very small head of bubbles....flavor is as good as the aroma, huge notes of mouth puckering cherry pie filling, vanilla, oak and some solid earthy notes, barnyard to the max....palate is sublime, medium bodied but dancing around, even at this age, never cloying....finish is supremely long, tart cherries and vanilla abounds....wow, what a beer....I must have more

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Draught at The Farmhouse. Beautiful red body with thin head. Aroma is heavy horse blanket, sour, light fruit. Flavor is a nice sucker punch of sour, light berries and fruit, cherries. Nice tartness to it. My mouth is watering just thinking about this one...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17478) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
On draught at Moeder Lambic. Deep red, pink head. Lovely aroma of Gamay grapes, raspberry and red cherry. No real condition in mouth. Mouthfeel is disappointing. Aroma is good, the rest suffers a bit. Decent cherry flavours throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 2004 vintage from Holiday Wine Cellar. Not being a huge fanatic of lambics, this one impressed me. Effervescent pour that produces a bubbly pink head that eventually settles to fine lacing. Plenty of carbonation amidst the nice ruby red color. Funky acidic aroma from the wild yeast, backed by loads of berries and earth tones. Amazingly easy to drink, very smooth flavor of breadish yeast, raspberry, cherry and melon. Just the right amount of tartness and carbonation for a crisp, clean finish. Presence of wood as well. Not much lingering, yet I looked forward to each sip. An expensive bottle, but worth every penny.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle 2001. Cork 2003. Pours ruby red with a light red head that dissapates to a thin sliver around the glass. Aroma of cellar and wood and a bit of cherries. Taste is tart and sour upfont with wood and then sweettart in the end. Will take some time to aquire a taste for it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Label reads 2003. Cork reads 2005. Off notes 1/2007. Pours an extremely slightly hazed garnet color with a pink head that doesnt stick around. Smells like when you have a bandaid on and it gets really wet and you dont take it off for a while, but when you do, your skin smells funny. Antiseptic smell. Also a fair amount of fruit and a very mild yeast influence. Flavor is of the best aged lambics. Mildly funky at first with a typical sour punch in the mouth that isnt very powerful. Definite wood influence on the palate. Calmly there, but not overpowering at all. Feel is typical. Not a ton of bubble, but a little bit. Extremely drinkable. In my limited experience with lambics, this is by far the best I have had. And rightly so for $21 a bottle. If you see it, try it. Worth the money IMO. Bloody marvelous.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle 2003 - Very beautiful clear red body with a huge lasting pink head; Huge very fine nose, lots of kriek aroma: pit marzipan, peel like tannins, a very limited very balanced amount of yeast aromas gives it an extreme degree of complexity; Big body with lots of fill, perfect soft carbonation, lots of fruit acids, lots of lactic acids but superbly balanced (much better balance then your usual Cantillon); Very elegant fine tuned finish, again super balanced fruity acidy, initially lots of cherry meat aromas, late lots of yeast aromas, barrel, very late lemon both meet and peel. Overly complex, very balanced, overly elegant what an amazing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010
Name: Lou Pepe Kriek
Date: February 21, 2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RateBeer SE Gathering, 2004
Appearance: dark red
Aroma: tart aroma with an under current of rich cherry
Flavor: huge tart flavor with a wonderful balance of cherries, long tart finish
Overall: best kreik ever

Name: Lou Pepe Kriek
Date: January 05, 2010
Mode: draft
Words: bsp
Appearance: opaque purple, creamy pink head
Aroma: big tart cherry aroma, touch of sweetness, nice musty character
Flavor: big rich cherry flavor, light sweetness is balanced by a big tartness, musty character adds depth

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

Name: Lou Pepe Kriek
Date: December 25, 2006
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2001
endless tartness, rich cherry adds good balance,


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