The Gueuze Lou Pepe is made with two years old lambic beers with a mellow taste, often coming from barrels in which only wine has been kept before. In July, the same kind of beer is used to make the Lou Pepe Kriek and Framboise.
Lambic - Fruit
A Fruit Lambic gets its name from the fact that it has fruit added after the fermentation has begun, and the fruit added is generally reflected in the beer's name.
Added fruits can be peach, cherry, apple, black currant, or raspberry. Malt and hop characters are generally low in this style, with the fruit flavor often dominating the flavor profile. Often moderate to high in acidity and low to moderate in sourness.
Best served cool, at 46-54 degrees, in a champagne flute, beer snifter, or a stemmed tulip glass.
Schaarbeekse Kriek 3 Fountains is unique because of the specific taste this wild cherries that ripen in four months young Lambic. The Schaerbeek Kriek is a tree that grows in the wild and gives small, sour cherries with firm flesh.
Due to the success of our provençal beer, 1200 kgs of apricots are delivered now every year to the Cantillon brewery. The fruits are stoned by hand before being soaked in 2 years old lambic. The beer extracts the taste and the aromas very quickly and the Fou'Foune is bottled after two months.