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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,331 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 594
Gots: 318 | FT: 24
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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matt2591

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-05-2014 01:51:47 | More by matt2591
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-04-2014 21:51:31 | More by TxUltraRunner
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natbarr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -8%

07-04-2014 16:04:35 | More by natbarr
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Moc513

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-04-2014 12:39:54 | More by Moc513
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-03-2014 20:38:18 | More by Iparedman
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a stemmed Teku glass
2014 Vintage; thanks to KeKeKumba for the bottle!

A: Poured a orange-hued amber color, clear, with two plus fingers of white head that settles nicely to a thin collar and no lacing.

S: The nose is brilliant, big and sour with some pleasant funk, lemon, white pepper and some floral notes. It smelled so good, that I kept smelling the glass after the beer was gone!

T: The very first sip was a shock to my palate, very dry and sour. After the first sip and my palate relaxed, all the subtleties started to come out. There is a lot of sour and dry hop bitterness, but also nice funkiness, barnyard, lemon rind, white pepper. The finish is very dry and bitter.

M: It has a medium body and nice carbonation keeping it light and refreshing.

O: This is the driest of all the Cantillons I have tried (which is not that many!). This was a real treat, a beer to be sipped and enjoy over a long period of time.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 19:20:10 | More by mtomlins
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Ant4711

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-03-2014 12:41:19 | More by Ant4711
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-03-2014 02:41:09 | More by mikefuski17
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-02-2014 20:20:18 | More by IPAchris
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage into Iris balloon.

Pours dark burnt bronze with tiny, fizzy head that dissipates quickly to nothing. A dark lambic that's for sure.

Aroma is musty, horse coat, wet earth, orange rind, pungent field flowers, and subtle malt vinegar. A little less citric than standard Gueuze most likely due to the maltier base and hopping.

Taste is apple peel, lemon zest, old Pinot Grigio, flowers and dry prairie grass, with a resounding yogurt culture acidity. Again, maltier than regular Gueuze and slight bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light with soft carbonation around the 30 percent mark. Slicker mouthfeel than typical Gueuze which is related to the heavier malt base. Dry throughout with a touch of malt sugar coming through

Overall a nice lambic slightly maltier than the norm with a noble hop bitterness throughout. Delicious now but only gets better with age :).

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 02:08:43 | More by MarcWP
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-02-2014 00:31:52 | More by FondueVoodoo
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eulerthegrape

California

3/5  rDev -31%

07-02-2014 00:07:00 | More by eulerthegrape
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

07-01-2014 23:16:14 | More by waddellc2
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8%

07-01-2014 02:08:32 | More by JMS1512
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littlehoppyone


4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-30-2014 16:46:57 | More by littlehoppyone
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whitenads

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-30-2014 14:00:31 | More by whitenads
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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-29-2014 06:37:59 | More by sourdog
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

06-29-2014 05:21:36 | More by facesnorth
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PG2G

California

4/5  rDev -8%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -8%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +9.2%

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

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-25-2014 00:20:18 | More by leftoverburrito
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.