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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,288 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,288
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 584
Gots: 303 | FT: 25
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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PG2G

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-28-2014 05:27:02 | More by PG2G
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TBlightning

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-26-2014 02:21:46 | More by TBlightning
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-26-2014 01:37:43 | More by ddedhed
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

75 cl bottle poured into a tulip glass. A murky ruddy orange-amber hue with almost no head once everything settles out, just a speckling of white bubbles floating there. There is a neat effect where a sip leaves some lacing composed of tiny bubbles that evaporate almost instantly. Sublime aroma, decidedly funky and sour with assertive lime, lemon, horse blanket, aspirin, flower shop, root cellar, and white wine all vying for one's attention but with nothing sticking out in an unpleasant fashion. Palate is similarly complex yet dominated by dry and sour hop and wild yeast elements with pretty minimal sweetness aside from a faint tinge of caramel, discernible in the finish if you concentrate. I get apple cider vinegar, lemon and lime peel/rind, baby aspirin, champagne, tannic grape skins, horse blanket or dry canvas sheet (seems like an apt descriptor, sorry!), and a general forest floor earthiness from start to finish. Supremely tasty sour and more pungent than some other common examples I've tried from Petrus and Rodenbach. No sugar in this sucker. The label is careful to state that this is not a lambic, which is interesting, probably on the basis of the lack of wheat and hopping regime. Very low carbonation but not flat, airy light body and a massively sour finish that manages to hit woody, hard candy, and hay elements before descending into a super-tannic green apple and white wine vinegar finale. What a beer. For some reason my ratings seem high but shall stand. I agree with Jeff Sparrow in "Wild Brews", this bridges the gap between lambic and American sours nicely.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 01:09:10 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Roze

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-25-2014 17:08:25 | More by Roze
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-25-2014 13:54:15 | More by Syracuse12
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-25-2014 00:20:18 | More by leftoverburrito
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I am pretty sure this is my favorite beer on the planet. I just simply cannot bring myself to give anything a perfect score because what is perfect? Call me jaded, call me what you will, but there is always room for improvement, no matter how subtle.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 22:38:26 | More by SpasmWaiter
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RolandBlunts

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-23-2014 19:42:43 | More by RolandBlunts
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-22-2014 03:21:21 | More by mportnoy
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Riggsenater

Indiana

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-22-2014 02:47:04 | More by Riggsenater
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MRVermont

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-21-2014 19:44:45 | More by MRVermont
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brandon911

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-21-2014 00:31:28 | More by brandon911
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-20-2014 18:37:11 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-20-2014 13:15:19 | More by Stum-pub
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kermis

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-19-2014 22:46:09 | More by kermis
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-19-2014 05:06:36 | More by mdeluna
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nharres

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-17-2014 22:39:43 | More by nharres
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gator79

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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hvy1

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-17-2014 13:32:46 | More by hvy1
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-17-2014 05:14:52 | More by browniewithnuts
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Florida

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-16-2014 19:33:19 | More by Flashyspoons
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.