Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek

Lou Pepe Pure Kriek

 

Cantillon in Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style - Kriek Winter
Score
8.53
ABV: 5.0% IBU: 25 Ticks: 115
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 on 29 Feb 2020 at 07:30


9

Great!

Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 30 Dec 2019 at 16:33


8

Grzeczniejszy od 2008 ale podobny. Czad piewerko

Tried at Bufet u Pana Marka on 14 Dec 2019 at 17:22


8

Pestkowe wisnie z nalecialoscia kibelk. Wytrawne mocno, duzo bardziej niz swiezsze. Bardziej w kierunku 3f schaarbekse. Robi wrazenie.

Tried at Bufet u Pana Marka on 14 Dec 2019 at 16:33


10

Funktown

Tried from Bottle on 25 Nov 2019 at 13:36


9

Old cherry pie funk

Tried on 09 Nov 2019 at 16:34


8.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle. Pours hazy dark red with thin pink headlines. 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.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2019 at 17:20


8.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8.5

Very hazy pink purple color. Lovely big massive pithy cherry character and spicy nose. Modest oak. The cherry character is unreal. Not as sour as I might as imagine. But cherry character is absolutely amazing. Modest funky yestiness. Dry. Amazing.

Tried on 19 Oct 2019 at 10:07


9

Kann man mal machen

Tried from Bottle at Mon Petit Cafe on 28 Sep 2019 at 20:56


9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Bottle at home. Dark pink, deep red colour with lovely pink bubbly head. Aroma sour, lots of cherry, lemon, grapefruit, lovely. Very fruity. Taste lovely, spritzy, lots of fruit, bit vinous, some sourness and tartness but not overpowering. Sweetness but not cloying. Lovely, can't describe it properly. Really nice. --- Beer merged from original tick of Lou Pepe Pure Kriek on 09 Sep 2019 at 16:06 - Score: Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9. Original review text: Bottle at home. Dark pink, deep red colour with lovely pink bubbly head. Aroma sour, lots of cherry, lemon, grapefruit, lovely. Very fruity. Taste lovely, spritzy, lots of fruit, bit vinous, some sourness and tartness but not overpowering. Sweetness but not cloying. Lovely, can't describe it properly. Really nice.

Tried from Bottle on 09 Sep 2019 at 15:54