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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,424 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,424
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 608
Gots: 329 | 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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Photo of Mikeypnh
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a light brown/amber, with a pretty generous head.

Smell is dominated by funk. Smells sour. Sour grapes.

Taste is sour. Vinegar upfront, fades to some funky flavor, not sure how to describe it. There's not a huge aftertaste. Starts big and ends pretty quickly. Interesting flavor.

Mouthfeel is a little carbonated, nice and bubbly and coats the mouth pretty well. Best feature of this beer.

Overall, underwhelming for me. My least favorite Cantillon to date, although it's still pretty tasty.

Mikeypnh, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

Vintage 2005. Bottled in Feb., 2007.

12.7 oz. green glass bottle, corked and capped.

The cap comes off without the slightest hint of carbonation. The cork comes out like a bottle of wine. I fear at this point that it might be completely flat.

Served cool into my etched-bottom NB goblet, Iris is golden orange color with a faint pinkish hue. It's slightly hazy with a tight head that settles quickly.

Aroma is sweet, floral, funky, and sour. There is some vinous quality to it as well. It's definately one of those beers that you take a whiff and it makes your taste buds come to attention. It reminds me of La Folie in that way.

The flavor is really much more mild than I expected. The floral quality comes through here too and suddenly the name makes sense. The sour and funk are very light and easy to handle. Bright fruit and wild yeast blend perfectly.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Body is a little thin and the carbonation is very light. I wonder if this is how it's supposed to be or if the cork and cap weren't doing their jobs.

Overall a unique and special beer. I would definately recommend this to someone looking to break into the world of sours.

GilGarp, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a cloudy white yellowish with orange tint. Minimal white fizzy head dies down quickly, but a ring around the glass remains.

Nose is typical cantillon sour raping of the nostrils. Some flowery spice as well.

Taste is not as sour as alot of other cantillon, but still quite tart. Notes of spice and oak come into play. Fairly uncomplex, but i almost like that about it.

Mouthfeel is nice, where it should be, ample carbonation and good refreshing tartness.

Drinkability is solid. Nice and refreshing tart brew.

Overall another winner from Cantillon. Sort of a simple lambic by their standards, but a fine one, as they constantly seem to acheive.

AKBelgianBeast, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of Etan
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

A 100% barley malt, heavily hopped sour beer from Cantillon? Should be interesting. 750ml bottle into a Cantillon tulip. 2011 vintage.

A: Pours an amber body with a large white head. Already different from the usual light gold color of lambic.

S: Malt profile comes through in the aroma - it's slightly sweeter than expected. Mild caramel, lactic acidity, fresh hay, dry wood.

T: Puckering dried peach tartness, drying tannins, palpable yet subtle floral hop bitterness melds well with the acidity. Plenty of woody and cheesy funk, too.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very dry.

O: This beer is a bit of an oddity, but I really liked the way it worked.

Etan, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

bottle @ La Brocante, Brussels

brewed 11/13/2009
bottled 3/8/2011

A: Amber color. Almost completely clear. Little head and a lack of bubbles makes me conclude that this is relatively uncarbonated. Looking at the bottle date (2 months ago), I assume it probably needs to age for a few more months.

S: Some sweet fruit, like apricots or pears. Funk barely present (again, too fresh).

T: Dried apricots. Some sweetness (very slight) perceptible. Only slightly sour, with a clean aftertaste. Little astringency.

M: Flat. Light body.

O: It's definitely a unique lambic, probably due to it being made only with barley (traditionally ~30% wheat is used) and fresh hops (traditionally aged). It is pleasurable but flavors are a bit subdued. Again, this might be because it was bottled recently, and I would love to try a more aged one. Overall, not my favorite Cantillon, but still good.

jibbyvonjibb, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of SiphonKing
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

2005 Cantillon Iris. One word: Delicious. Would love to compare to the '08 bet I would not be disappointed. Want to know about the beer? Buy one...and if you can't imagine this: Brett, pure un-adultered heavy Brett with no sour bite. Not your typical Belgian experience. Nirvana in a glass...no joke. Made with mostly barley and some fresh hops (according to Cantillon's description on their website). Worth seeking out.

SiphonKing, Sep 25, 2008
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

Enjoyed out of a dark green 750 mL bottle with a wine-style cork and cap. The bottling vintage--2013--is stamped on the cork. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack series tulip glass.

Appearance (4.5) - Pours a beautiful hazy reddish orange with some lighter amber highlights where the light manage to penetrate the murkiness. Initially, the pour doesn't seem to generate much foam, but by the end of the pour, there is a two-and-a-half finger cap of tan head with an orangish twinge. Retention is slight-to-moderate and when it disappears, it leaves no lace and the faintest of ringlets on the edges

Smell (4.00) - I'm surprised that the smell is a little milder than expected. Musty oak and vinous characteristics are present alongside notes of wet hay and funk from the Brett. There is also a nice citrus element that I imagine is from the hops, but it's hard to tell--it could also be coming from the residual flavors imparted by the wine barrel aging.

Taste (4.25) - In a nice changeup from the smell, the taste on this is both subtle and complex. It's not face-meltingly sour--far from it. But there is a nice tartness from the wild yeast. I also get some subtle sweetness from the grain that, when combined with the sourness, gives off a sort of sour candy aftertaste, but in a good way--not artificial tasting. The finish also has a nice level of grapefruit-like bitterness from the dry hopping that gives this lambic a greater level of depth than your run-of-the-mill lambic.

Mouthfeel (4.25) - Light bodied and moderate carbonation with a slightly puckering finish.

Overall (4.25), an really nice beer from Cantillon that stands out from their other beers for the higher presence of hop characteristics. Given that it's unblended, I can only imagine that the beer itself changes somewhat from year to year, with the fermentation being spontaneous. I would be curious to sample other vintages to see how different it actually gets.

LambicPentameter, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of hayesez
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

Cracking open my first Iris sounded like a pretty good way to kick off Super Bowl Sunday. Poured into a tulip glass early in the afternoon.

Poured a dark copper with a massive off-white fizzy head. Caught all of the good stuff at the bottom with the last pour; left a dark tan trail on the head which dissipated throughout. Bunches of bubbles continued to surface throughout the beer. The head reduced quickly, but remained throughout the drink. No lacing left on this one.

Smells funky with a tart tinge...kind of like a sour fruit. Nothing to surprising in this guy...smells like I hoped!

Wow...sour. Dry. Astringent. Whew, the first drink got me right in the cheeks and the back of the mouth! Definite tart sour blast. Has that citrusy bitter finish...like the taste you get when you lick a lemon peel. The bulk of the flavor vanishes quickly and leaves behind a lasting bitterness that was a bit "off" to me.

I really did enjoy this beer. Fizzy, sour, musky, light to medium bodied, and dry. Excellent flavor. The only thing that detracted from this guy was the weird bitterness. When that first blast of sour hit me, I wasn't sure I was going to get through this, but about halfway through, I knew this one bottle wasn't going to be enough. Excellent!

Consumed: 2/6/2010

hayesez, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of jgasparine
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

A- Poured from the tap with a thin white head, which quickly evaporated. The body was an opaque, moderately dark orange-amber color. No noteable traces of lacing or visible carbonation was observed.

S- Sweet malt and some vinous notes are detectable under a moderate, yet pervasive, acetic quality throughout the nose. Some charactaristics are akin to vinegar, others to cider. Overall, the aromas are notably balanced between the sweet and acetic notes, and this makes for an interesting and inviting nose.

T- Sweet candy-like malt character meets some acetic notes from infection... many shared characteristics with a Flemish Red Ale. Some oakiness comes through midway... and it finishes very dry with an echo of cider-like flavor.

M- Highly attenuated and thin, with almost no carbonation. Not overly impressed, but not underwhelmed either for the style.

D- Goes down really smooth. One of the easier drinking Lambics I've had.

jgasparine, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of jwinship83
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

750ml capped and corked bottle. bottled 2008, brewed in 2006. drank from my lindemans flute looking glass.

A- this one pours out a golden orange colored body with a tall finger of bright white head. the head fades faster than expected and left behind only small spots of lacing.

S- very white wine like with apples and pears as well. very "funky" and musty. it smells tart as well, but not overly so.

T- the first thing i think after tasting this is how well in balance the funk and tartness are. not too much of either one. light summer fruits and wine also in here with the complexities ive come to expect from cantillon.

M- light bodied and tart. high level of carbonation. mouth is left feeling very dry.

D- very enjoyable and easy to finish. very well balanced for a lambic. something id like to try more often.

jwinship83, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of KingG
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

375ML bottle. 2004 vintage but bottled in 2006.
Served at cellar temp and poured into my Abbaye des Rocs chalice.

Appearance is good. Nice murky blood orange colored beer with absolutely no head at all. Lighter orange color around the edges.

Smell is very good. Strong and wonderful aromas of tart lemons, funky yeast, horse blanket and a mild hop presence as well.

Taste is good. Starts off with a sharp tart lemon bite with a big dose of sour funk. Acidic but not overly so. Hops are noticeable but are in the background and round out the finish with a nice bitterness. Crafted well and different than your typical lambic flavor.

Mouthfeel is good. Mild dryness for a lambic. Below-average levels of carbonation. Salty and heavy on the palate. Finishes with a slight acidic harshness on the swallow.

Drinkability is very good. Like most good lambics, i can drink this all night.

Overall:
Nice change-of-pace lambic when I'm in the mood for funk but done differently. Certainly not one of the best beers Cantillon makes but without a doubt a very good one. Recommended.

KingG, Oct 08, 2007
Photo of mothman
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

Thanks to pmccallum86 for sharing this one. Randomly in the mood for a sour, I was alright with it!

2007 bottled in 2010

Poured into St. Bernardus chalice.

Pours 1/2 finger of off-white head that fades to a ring. Some active carbonation in the glass. Color is a clear dark orange gold.

Aroma: A decent amount of citrus with herbal flavors. Lemons and pears stick out a bit. It has a decent amount of funk to it with a touch of oak. I also get a bit of sweetness from it, along the lines of honey. Normally I can't detect hops in sours, but there seems to be a bit of floral hops showing.

Taste: First thing I notice is that there is a lot more oak showing here than other sours I have had. Second, the hops show a lot here. It has some acidic citrus here, mainly lemons. Also has some sour yeasty flavors. Pretty funky with some hay and horseblanket showing. The fruit flavors are a little more subdue here, but are in the backgound.

Mouthfeel: Herbal feeling with a sweet, yet tart feel to it. A light to medium bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and oaky with the slightest medicinal aftertaste to it.

Overall, this is a pretty drinkable sour. It has a lot of nice flavors to it and very unique from some of the other lambics I have had. More oak and more hops show from this one. A very solid offering.

mothman, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of auroracrisis
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

750ml into a tulip, bottled on 2/17/2010

Amber with marmalade highlights, a small white head upon the pour that dissipates into a ring.

Sour grapes and sweaty cheese, with nice barnyard funk on the nose. Horse blankets and haystacks with a bright, citrus fruity tingle. Even more funk behind that similar to gym socks.

Opens with a tart green apple fruityness then after a few seconds, moves into a sweaty cheeseyness. Aftertaste of gym sock and wet horseblanket.

Medium bodied and dry.

Great nose with plenty of funk. Another good beer from Cantillon. Wish it were more available.

auroracrisis, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of kmatlack
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

2010 vintage. 750 ml bottle, surprise gift brought home by my dad.

A- Pours a hazy orange yellow. Aggressive pour into my Duvel tulip rendered a very small bubbly white head that rose up, and went right back down. Bummed there is no head.

S- Smells of strong lemons and vinegar. Getting some funk, grapefruit, grapes, green apple peels, unripe pears, sour malts. A small amount of spicy floral aroma present as well.

T- On the front of the palate it is moderately sweet, prickly carbonation intensifies the sourness. Mid palate, the carbonation dies down, and the funk kicks in. The green apple is strong in this one. Getting alot of lemons, sour fruits, oak. On the back end, there is a lingering bitterness and sourness reminiscent of grapefruits.

M- Surprisingly carbonated on the tongue for being flat looking in the glass. High drinkable, would be great on a spring/hot summer day.

O- Another great beer from Cantillon. Really look forward to all the offerings from them. Wish this shit wasn't so friggin expensive though.

kmatlack, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of AlexJ
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

My notes say 1996, which means it was bottled in 1999 (right?) Anyway, this well aged beauty pours out murky apricot colored with a thin white head that remains as a thin ring. Quite ugly to look at as mote lambics are.

Aroma is a powerhouse of crushed grape skins and musty rotting orchard fruit. There are notions of festering cut grass and dead horses. Cherry pie laced with vomit. If this was an unfamiliar liquid you would turn away in revulsion but in this respect it's fantastic. Part of the lambic appeal is that you are drinking something foul and wonderful at the same time.

Flavor starts with decaying concord grape skins and vinegar barrel must. It has dark cherry and currant notes with a pit fruit astringency. The barn notes are overpowering as is the cadaverous notion of a body decaying in wood. Why is this good I do not know but it is.

Body is light but leeches into your palate like acid. Light carbonation and the supremely wierd and tart nature make the mouthfeel difficult to assess.

Overall one of the most deliciously strange things I have ever tasted. Masterfull complexity.

AlexJ, Dec 19, 2007
Photo of tai4ji2x
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

RE-REVIEW

i've now had this numerous times during the week of april 20-25, 2009, during the craft brewers conference when jean van roy visited boston.

i had this a year ago when i was only just getting to like sours, and didn't understand the nuances of this particular beer.

this is actually technically NOT even a lambic, because it DOESN'T use the traditional proportion of malted barley and unmalted wheat. instead it is ALL pale ale malt. and instead of 100% dried, aged hops, this has 50% fresh hops. an additional "cold hopping" of fresh hops takes place before bottling as well.

i had previously attributed the floral and barn characteristics to some weird and possibly undesired result of fermentation. now i know it is probably the fresh hopping.

m. van roy jokingly calls this his "ipa" or "extreme beer". fair enough.

appearance 3.5 -> 4.0
smell 3.5 -> 4.5
taste 3.5 -> 4.0
drinkability 4.0 -> 4.5

>>>>>>>>>>>>
OLD REVIEW 7-22-08

vintage 2005. cork says bottled 2007. poured into tulip.

hazy, deep honey color, slightly orange. nice head, but soon fades to just a very thin ring. no lacing.

smells of fresh cut hay and flowers, mixed with horse blanket and weak phenols. faint yeast and whiff of oak.

tart and tannic, hints of esters, phenolic with horse blanket and barn flavors again. moderate bitterness with acidity. semi-dry finish. faint hints of wood here and there.

not watery, some acidic texture. gentle carbonation.

looks like i prefer blends and gueuzes. this one just seems a bit too straightforward with the tartness and barn flavors.

tai4ji2x, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%

750ml bottle, at BeerBistro in DT T-dot. 2006 vintage, the cork says it was bottled in 2008.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden amber hue, with two skinny fingers of puffy, yet thinly foamy, soapy dirty white head, which leaves little beyond a low ebbing lace wake around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of sour lemon candies, mild earthy funk, a touch of brewers' sugar, pale cereal grain, white vinegar, American virgin oak, and faint noble hops. The taste kicks off rather abruptly with a lip-puckeringly sour lemon and apple fruitiness, followed by some further nondescript funky vinegary tartness, a decently supportive, and relatively sweet musty white graininess, and some weirdly plucky earthy, leafy hops, somehow not lost in the multivalent acrid morass.

The carbonation is averagely peppy, which is obviously difficult to discern beyond the sourly funky hit one takes in each and every sip, the body coming across as duly light and somewhat oily in its gay attempt at smoothness. It finishes rather dry, with that same tart, edgy, and funky fruitiness we've all come to accept and, er, love.

Nice to see what happens when things go 'unblended' in the Senne Valley - like this is all that different from this one's blended ilk - except maybe for any specific fruit's neutered contribution to the matter, and perhaps a heavier leaning on the wood vinegar way of things. At any rate, a heady, uncompromising affair of a beer, worthy, I suppose of the $30-plus price tag in tony King Street beerdom.

biboergosum, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of gcamparone
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Cantillon tuilp glass. Purchased in Wakefield, RI. 2013 vintage bottled January 28, 2013.

Appearance - Pours a hazy amber body with a thick fluffy white head that reduces slowly.. leaves some lacing. The head sticks around for a while.

Smell - Very unique.. I've never got hop notes from a Belgian sour but this one emanates aromas of pine and resin, combined with some more traditional Lambic aromas of funk, sour lemons, white wine, citrus, and earthyness.

T- Pretty sour upfront, lemon juice and lactic acid, some spiciness and funky yeast. This gives way to a piney, resinous, floral flavor reminiscent of faded hops in an old IPA. The finish is both slightly bitter and citrusy, citrus rind.

M- Medium-light mouthfeel. Medium-high carbonation. Easy drinker.

Was sitting on this for over a year and it delivered. Very unique, complex, and flavorful. Another great from Cantillon.

gcamparone, May 05, 2014
Photo of kevanb
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%

750ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed glass.

Pours a great honey amber color, very cloudy, hues of copper and orange rind. A slightly off white head rises quickly, but recedes into nothing, barely a hint of film with no lacing to speak of. The aroma is very nice, a bit soft, but start with great fruit character, tart apple, citrus and white grapes. Lemongrass bridges the barnyard funk, hay and a bit of vinegar that come out so nicely behind the fruit, fantastic balance and integration, I just wish it was a bit more pungent. The flavors are wonderful, the fruit character really pops. The addition of the fresh hops really gives this beer something unique and special, great earthiness and grassiness plays with the tart fruits, lemons, apples, sweet oak acts as the bridge here and leads so well to the mild funk, straw, and yeast. Great body, nice and lively, but not overly carbonated, great drinkability that finishes smoothly, yet very dry.

Verdict: Absolutely wonderful lambic from Cantillon and I feel like a broken record saying that. The hops really make this a unique treat, it adds a great fruit component that goes so well with the milder funk character.

kevanb, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.22/5  rDev -3%

(Served in a chalice) 2007 vintage bottled in 2009
A- This beer has a hazy deep copper body with an effervescent carbonation. There is a creamy head that fades to a few big bubbles of off-white.
S- The lactic acid tartness gives way to a barnyard nose that is perfumed with some faint apple pulp notes in the finish. There is a soft spicy wood note and some musty cellar notes aswell. The cheese rind note of brett comes through also.
T- The big sharp tartness fades to wet wood and grapefruit flavors with a stone fruit flavor to follow. The dry tartness in the finish lingers just a moment.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a crisp dryness from the carbonation and no real astringency just a good pucker.
D- This beer has a nice crisp tartness with some good depth of funk and fruit.

rhoadsrage, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of Brenden
4.22/5  rDev -3%

This, my first ever pure, unblended Lambic (as I recall), is a moderately hazy golden-amber in color. It forms a head one finger tall or so with good retention and stick to it.
There are essentially 3 major elements to the aroma: funk, hay, and tartness. There's quite a barnyard essence to it. All kinds of wild, appropriately adulterated yeasts are roaming around in here, throwing in lots of wet hay and grass with lots of white wine and green apple all over the place. Words being what they are, musty, vinegar and bark notes are also detectable. Deep in the back there seems to be something that shouldn't here. I'm no Lambic expert, but I do get some phenols that don't seem to belong. This is a very well-structured aroma, so the off element really only pushes it down to good.
Tartness and funk lead the charge, green apple actually being the first thing I taste. This is accompanied by the white wine dry tartness, just a touch sweet, and the apple cider element. There's plenty of earthy and grassy flavor throughout, with a sort of wood that's more like bark. Hops are actually not too difficult to detect, making a solid presence in the background. Mostly, more tartness pulls out of here with lots of complexity underneath, then throws a bit of sourness in the finish.
The body is light but not close to empty, with moderate carbonation. Each sip is crisp and smooth.

Brenden, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of hoppymcgee
4.22/5  rDev -3%

Poured from a 2005 vintage (bottled in 2007) 375ml into a white wine glass.

A: Gorgeous pinkish-red color with a quickly fading sparkly head similar, but much more subdued, to champagne.

S: Barley, yeast, beets, grapes. Not as lively/vibrant as other Cantillons.

T: Leathery, oaky, and even a little plasticy? As this warms up I can sense the traditional wild lambic Cantillon goodness. Time did this beer well.

M: The best feature of this beer. Sparkling, with good body, and just enough a tart and dry finish to leave you wanting more.

D: It's not so hard to take down a 375ml bottle of this.

Overall, not as fruity as other Cantillons but it's not supposed to be. This is for the oak cask flavor traditional lambic lovers. This pairs very well with most dinners.

hoppymcgee, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of Boilermaker88
4.22/5  rDev -3%

Paid $15 for a rather dusty bottle which turned out to be a Y2K vintage. Had a slightly hazy light peach color with a creamy white head that fizzled down quickly.
The nose had a mild fruity sweetness mingled with a herbal note. A definite lemon citrus and damp cellar mustiness also lingered around the edges. The taste was initially sweet with a bit of fruit and some earthy malt. Then came that familiar jaw-cramping sourness and tongue-prickling acidity. The eyes tear up a bit and the tongue sizzles. The hops were subservient and hardly noticeable to the tart, stinging bite. The feel was light, crisp and very dry in the finish.
Overall: I wish I had started investigating lambics a while ago as I like nearly all I've tried, including Iris. Definitely worth trying out.

Boilermaker88, Mar 22, 2004
Photo of JLeege
4.22/5  rDev -3%

2007 Vintage ~ Bottled in 2010
750 mL ~ Poured into a flute

Appearance- pours a slightly hazy light orange color, with a bubbly white white head. No lacing but there is a nice thin constant ring atop the drink.

Smell- Tart with lots of funk. Leather and barnyard, earthy.

Taste- Tart up front with sweet notes of lemon and peach. Fairly dry in the middle, where the earthy tones show up again, hay and grass, with some semi musty leathery notes. Lingering tartness on the palate with a sort of sharp acidic bite; green apple.

Mouthfeel- Fairly low carbonation, pretty sticky. A bit drying.

Overall- My first unblended lambic. So far, so good. Very drinkable considering the strong acidic notes.

JLeege, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of alcstradamus
4.22/5  rDev -3%

Pours a copper color with a mountain of head. The aroma is of tart lemon and grapes, grass/earthiness, dusty funk, and sunflowers. Your typical (great) funky citrus Cantillon aroma.

The flavor is extremely tart and sour up front, with a big citrus body reminiscent of lemons and apples. Funk is present but not overwhelming. A bit cobwebby, and nicely integrated with the citrus profile and the earthy hoppiness.

The body is medium and carbonation is high but appropriate. Overall, another stellar beer from Cantillon. Can't say it really separates itself from the rest of their lineup, but is that really a critique? Speaks volumes for a brewery when an average beer by their standards is a solid A-

alcstradamus, Apr 18, 2010
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,424 ratings.