Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by spoony:
4.38/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 750 ml bottle into a tulip. (Reviewed from notes dated May 27, 2013).
A-The brew has a slightly darker, more caramel color than other Cantillons. Head is pretty minimal, and the beer is nearly still in the glass.
S-The beer is mildly tart with a surprising amount of caramel-sweetness on the nose. The hops come through as vaguely bitter and floral scents. There is an oaky, almost cognac-like boozy scent. I'm intrigued.
T-The taste, like the smell, has only a mild tartness versus a full-on sourness. Again, I detect some caramel sweetness that balances well against a dry, slightly boozy oak flavor. The hops peak through to provide a bit of bitterness, but I knew I was drinking a lambic -- and not an IPA -- the entire time. The whole package is complex and delicious.
M-The beer is pretty flat with only a light whiff of carbonation to stir up the palate. Despite the lack of carbonation, the brew retains a lightness that is fitting for the style.
O-This is a tasty, but slightly different beer. I really enjoyed the cognac hints that I kept detecting on the nose and in my mouth. Although this beer is less tart than the base lambic on which it is based, the acidity is still here and would make this beer pair wonderfully with food.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 21:16:09 | More by spoony
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4.24/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Surprised to not see a review here for this one, prob buried in a notebook somewhere, none the less, 2012 out of a batch 1 iris glass.
Brew pours a murky orange thin fizzy head. Golden, minimal lace.
Floral grassy hay a bit of lemon and nice sweetness on the back end
Taste is real nice, very earthy grass with some lemon tartness
Funky tart puckers feel
Real nice. Earthy dryness. Tart. Lemon. Grassy. Enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 02:22:47 | More by cosmicevan
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
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