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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,726 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,726
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 698
Gots: 388 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

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."
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totally different stuff from cantillon here. all barley malt instead of some amount of wheat in here make it quite a bit more sturdy then their lambic types, and the hops are definitely more aggressive in flavor, although still really mild, especially by American standards. the beer has a darker caramel color to it, plenty of hazy as per usual with cantillon, and a tall and lasting dull muted whited head of tiny bubbles. the nose is more funk than sour, with some textured sweetness in there, and then of course the oaky mature lacto thing to finish. the taste is just like the nose, exactly like it, with the barley malt influencing this beer more in terms of body I think than flavor. the hops have an earthy dried herbal character to them than likes the bigger body, and carbonation is effervescently bright. I like the slightly richer feel to this, and the longer finish not usually there in their lambic. maybe a little less unique and distinct than some of their other beers, like say fou foune or the lou pepe fruit beers, but I think its quality is as good as any, and its definitely a new direction for them. stoked to have shared this bottle with my brother, who loves sours and wilds but until now has never had a beer from cantillon. we both really enjoyed it.

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Pours a light brown/amber, with a pretty generous head.

Smell is dominated by funk. Smells sour. Sour grapes.

Taste is sour. Vinegar upfront, fades to some funky flavor, not sure how to describe it. There's not a huge aftertaste. Starts big and ends pretty quickly. Interesting flavor.

Mouthfeel is a little carbonated, nice and bubbly and coats the mouth pretty well. Best feature of this beer.

Overall, underwhelming for me. My least favorite Cantillon to date, although it's still pretty tasty.

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Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
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