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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,541 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,541
Reviews: 454
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 615
Gots: 346 | FT: 21
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Nuggethops, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Srsly, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8%

mmurphy525, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

tclapper, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8%

ADTaber, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

CwrwAmByth, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8%

rmaste6282, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of brewcrew76
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage

As I popped the bottle cap I noticed the cork was wet and leaking a black watery substance that smelled like garbage in the summer heat. I wiped the bottle off and slowed extracted the cork and wiped the inside of the bottle down. The room smelled like ripe garbage but luckily it appeared none got inside the beer or affected it. Very strange.

A - Hazy amber with 2 fingers of off white, rocky foam. Settles to a thin layer of foam.

S - Strong acidity and funk with ripe green apple, lemon, wet hay, white grapes and wheat malt.

T - Slightly biting sourness, earthy, wet hay, musty farmhouse, lemon and grapefruit. As the sourness fades off the tongue I get slightly bitter herbal hops that cleanse the palette.

M - Light side of medium with medium to low carbonation. Nice.

D - A little worried by the cap issue but since i have had this before it is safe to say it did not affect the beer. Becomes more restrained as it warms. Very enjoyable.

brewcrew76, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

jculler82, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of dansmcd
3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Burnt orange amber, with a thick haze through it. Two fingers of soapy white head saddles the beer.

S - Very fragrant. Apricot, spices and lemon peel. Some powerful floral and funky notes also.

T - Sour green apple and white grapes, brett, apricot, lemon and grapefruit.

M - Light bodied, sour and really tart. Nicely carbonated.

O - I haven't had a lot of lambics and can't say they have grabbed me as a style yet, but this grew on me as I made my way through it. I particularly admire the complexity.

dansmcd, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8%

rpaul2012, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8%

penniwisdom, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8%

mattafett, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

gcare02, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

brez8791, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

pest, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

morimoto76, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an apricot juice (if such a thing exists) colour with nice white head which rather rapidly recedes.

Have had this one fresher and the hops were a lot more dominant. This one starts with classic Cantillon Brett funk, really potent. Then you get the hops coming through in a balanced, integrated fashion. Lots of dried apricot and also some malt.

Taste features more funky notes with some dried apricot.

Mouthfeel is quite good.

Overall a nice beer.

danieelol, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Adrianized, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer on several occasions both were from 2007 and 750ml bottles

This beer pours a golden color with a nice amber hue to it and a decent one finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The smell is funky sour and there is a small but noticeable hop presence. The flavor is pretty similar

rowingbrewer, Dec 08, 2011
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,541 ratings.