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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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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-10-2013 23:01:46 | More by Sarge3130
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A kind of ruby gold... or amber orange? The head from my bottle fizzles up to about a finger then sizzled away to lacing pretty quickly.

S: Funky, earthy, lemon citrus, and woody. Tart apple skins?

T: That old funk taste - the oak barrel is noticable and combines with the earthiness of the hops. Its age is obvious, in a good way. Lemon bitterness and apple cider vinegar. The additional dry hopping makes this a unique Cantillon despite its familiarity in many senses.

M: Gentle and fine carbonation, light, crisp and dry.

O: Familiar yet different, I really enjoyed this beer. My girlfriend took a sip and had a puzzled look while stating "kind of tastes like an IPA?"... the hops really makes this interesting and I'm glad for the variety, though it doesn't make it necessarily better than other Cantillons. I really enjoyed it, but I'd go for a Rose or Kriek first.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 04:14:35 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-09-2013 21:05:24 | More by jtladner
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mani

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-09-2013 13:43:37 | More by mani
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-08-2013 16:27:31 | More by lunarbrew
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bccocx

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

11-08-2013 15:47:24 | More by bccocx
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funkel81

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-08-2013 04:05:46 | More by funkel81
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

75cl bottle, bottled 19 March 2013, poured into a Cantillon sherry glass today, 10/4/2013. Thanks for opening this one up, Shawn. Split 4 ways.

Review #276.

Pours a dark amber, almost an orange-brown body with a fairly solid white head with decent retention.

Smells hoppy.. hard to pinpoint a particular hop varietal, but it is definitely a fairly dank beer that suggests a bitterness.. Comes with the requisite Cantillon brewery bug population that gives off a nice earthy funk, with a small contingent of delicious vinegar acidity.

Very different palate than the nose. Barnyard funk and barrel wood is present throughout, and this is actually a fairly acidic beer compared to Mamouche, Classic Geuze/LPG. Its got a nice earthy bitterness to it; it's probably the most bitter Cantillon I've ever had. Sour quotient is above average Cantillon. It is quite complex and a somewhat intense lambic.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation. Bitterness is actually a little off-putting in the sense that it doesn't make this one as drinkable as the other Cantillons we had tonight.

Interesting sour that is quite different from the others I've had. Tasty, sour with a nice complexity. Might be a little too bitter for me in comparison to the lambics I'm used to. Glad I tried this one though; don't know if I'll go after this one again as I would the more well-known Cantillon lambics.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 06:08:33 | More by Stevedore
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StevenSpringer

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-05-2013 04:28:20 | More by StevenSpringer
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-05-2013 04:23:00 | More by Dactrius
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corysmith01

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-04-2013 19:34:16 | More by corysmith01
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-04-2013 11:29:17 | More by BuckTuckian
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-03-2013 23:32:46 | More by drewone
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-03-2013 05:04:56 | More by IanSpindler
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firesrage

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-01-2013 20:00:25 | More by firesrage
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-01-2013 11:02:49 | More by ManforallSaisons
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cyde

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-01-2013 01:52:07 | More by cyde
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-31-2013 18:55:48 | More by ajcormier
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AndrewSmith

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

10-31-2013 16:50:05 | More by AndrewSmith
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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-30-2013 02:05:15 | More by Chingringo
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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-29-2013 15:59:50 | More by dkw0063
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DMacQ

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-29-2013 15:43:43 | More by DMacQ
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Canti4341

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-29-2013 00:00:09 | More by Canti4341
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WTKeene

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-28-2013 21:31:56 | More by WTKeene
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avschmitt

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-28-2013 14:23:01 | More by avschmitt
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.