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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,726 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,726
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 696
Gots: 387 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-05-2002

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,726 | Reviews: 463
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches0Who
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of straightlambic
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of funk. Admittedly not my favorite style, but still enjoyed it.

Photo of Ultimate
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xdtfx
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rhong187
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toothirsty
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yergermeister
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iong516
4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Highbury09
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful subtle, big head, with a vibrant amber orange, nearly brown color.

Zippy, sour, fruity aromas, with hints of malts, appleskin, leather and wet hay.

Intense sourness from the very beginning, but more complex than the usual lambic with the help of a well developed malt foundation. Creates a vivid, tart mouthfeel, driven by a dough, leathery funkiness. The taste inherits both, green apples and musty white grapes among a gentle amount of white citrus peel, accompanied by their earthier stonepits. Malts turn even more intense during the finish, calming the brews lactic acidity, while creating a very interessting counterpart to citrus peel and mild hops.

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4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

December 2013 bottling. Taster at a share.

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4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,726 ratings.