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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,430 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,430
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 608
Gots: 330 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the brewery's website: "Although it is a spontaneous fermentation beer, the Iris is very different from the Lambic. The amber colour and the bitter and slightly caramelized taste make it a complex beer."

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-05-2002)
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

fultonj, Dec 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

legend8706, Jun 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Kristyn, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

ShaneTheWalrus, Jan 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

volta, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

bigcat101, May 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2005 Vintage. Amazing. It smells like a pig farm, and it tastes like old yeast, dirty socks and underripe grapes. Yet as unappetizing as that sounds, it's one of my favorite Lambics of all time. Probably too sour & funky for some tastes, I find it has just enough hoppiness to balance it out and crisp it up. This baby works on every level.

sanhedrin, Jul 24, 2008
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

VncentLIFE, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

atpca, Jul 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

kiki3drt292, Jan 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

ChrisFischer, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Goldstar81, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

parris, Wednesday at 05:50 PM
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

sludgegnome, May 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

hu5om, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Alpar, May 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

mythaeus, Mar 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply beautiful. Had a 2010 Iris on tap tonight at Hair of the Dog on Washington Ave. in St. Louis. Pours a yellowish, golden hue, with a terrific head that retains and laces the best I've seen. Smell is of sour notes intermingled with slight hints of lemon and citrus as well as the tiniest bit of hops.

Taste is superbly balanced. Sour up front with lots of lactics. As it progresses towards the back of your mouth and warms a little the citrus and lemon flavors ring through. Slight hops bite towards the end, but not bitter by any means. Great balance throughout, with a creamy smoothness going down, yet still light and refreshing for a sour.

Definitely among the best beers I've ever had, as evidenced by the straight 5's. I think this being aged a couple years and on tap puts it over the top. If you get the chance, try it; you won't be disappointed.

boilermakerbrew, Aug 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

smarcoly, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Bonko_the_sane, Jul 05, 2013
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,430 ratings.