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

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RATINGS: 973   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayaron (1727) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle at Cantillon Brewery, Brussels. Cloudy red with pinkish head. The aroma has notes of raspberry juice, wood, sugar and candy. The flavor has notes of raspberry yogurt, candy, wood, fruit cake and cookies. Dry, flat, light to medium-bodied. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zvsn (2006) - ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2017 Bottle at the brewery. 2014 bottle. Hazy red color. Aroma full of cherries, oak and vanilla. Sour cherries, yogurt, lemon, oak, finish is mildly dry. Light-bodied, smooth texture. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (14771) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle - Vintage 2014 - Dark cherry, complex and rich. Dark purple with a small pink head. Rich dark cherry, light sweetness, light sourness and a nice finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (2127) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2017
2014 vintage at Cantillon Brasserie. Pours dark ruby with a lightly pink foam, not very stable. Aroma is pure cherry and stone, over hints of funk. Body is medium to a full taste of cherries, lightly tart and sour, fizzy but low carbonation, for an incredibly smooth experience. Lingering sour cherry palate, yet dry. An experience not to have missed!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
The_Osprey (7811) - 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 youve tasted. But importantly its not sweet. Love it. (4.3)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3904) - Qubec, 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 3Fs 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (3698) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (217) - 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 isnt 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aarslew (48) - - 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 youd wish! Such a lively beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Renobob (2026) - Besanon, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Pas mon style de bire la base. Trop acide pour moi. Pas mon truc quoi.


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