Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek

Lou Pepe Pure Kriek


Cantillon in Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style - Kriek Winter
ABV: 5.0% IBU: 25 Ticks: 121
Blend of Schaerbeek cherries with two-year-old lambic - 300 g per litre.

Beer with character that is balanced and very fruity.

Schaerbeek cherries originate from the Brussels Region, and up until the 1960s these local sour cherries were used exclusively for blending kriek. Unfortunately, the introduction on the market of pasteurised and sweetened industrial lambics marked the beginning of the end of the cultivation of this superb fruit as brewers of fake lambic switched instead to syrups and artificial flavours. Schaerbeek cherries are very delicate, and the harvest is unpredictable at best. On average, we still manage to acquire one or two tonnes per year from local producers, who are now few and far between.

The lambics we select must have enough character, while still retaining a fruity side. It takes two to three months of soaking to make Kriek Lou Pepe, and due to the very limited supply of fruit available production of this superb beer is limited to a few thousand bottles a year.

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Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 02 Nov 2021 at 16:24


Nose: straight funky cherry. Palate: super soft, nice fruit and a very strong funk and sweet finish

Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 09 Sep 2021 at 14:04

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

1,5l bottle at the brewery. Intense smell, cherries, marzipan, spices, super marzipan forward, lovely smell. Full body, soft carbonation. Tastes of marzipan, cherries, jammy, nutty, berry forward, vanilla, stone fruits. Finishes lightly sour with notes of cherries, marzipan and spices. Lovely, lovely, heavy on the marzipan and spices. So smooth

9,4, 8,4,18

Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 02 Sep 2021 at 16:50


Yeah it’s LPK and its awesome as always. Thanks for sharing mainz crew ;)

Tried from Bottle on 14 Aug 2021 at 18:50

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9.5

14/VIII/21 - magnum bottle, shared @ Cantillon brewery (Brussels), BB: n/a (2021-786) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!

Clear deep ruby red beer, small creamy to aery pink head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, some cinnamon, nice cherries, very intense, super aromatic and opening up as the beer warms up in the glass. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lovely, lots of cherries, nice acidity, dry, bit oxidized, spicy touch. Aftertaste: lots and lots of cherries, even after 8 years, bit sweet, cherry pits, some cinnamon, bit oxidized, very fruity, juicy, lovely beer!!

Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 14 Aug 2021 at 08:45


Hapu, krlirsine, kirsikivid, vanilje, kelder, väga mahlane. Mõnusalt mahe. Väga hea.

Tried from Bottle on 31 Jul 2021 at 18:52


Tried from Bottle on 08 May 2021 at 20:35

Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9.5

Bottle thanks to sjogro. Yes it's very nice. Showing some age and funk, but still very fruity. Awesome as always.

Tried from Bottle on 08 May 2021 at 18:41

gave a cheers!


Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 27 Sep 2020 at 19:46


Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 14 Sep 2020 at 22:20