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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: 305 | 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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Brycki

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-16-2014 18:10:30 | More by Brycki
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Busker

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-15-2014 20:54:58 | More by Busker
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-15-2014 09:32:51 | More by Sam-VW
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-15-2014 05:14:30 | More by Prospero
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Dbrag

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-15-2014 00:10:02 | More by Dbrag
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orangey amber color, fluffy foam beige head that diminishes and aroma of sour yeast, barnyard, citrus rind. Taste is tart lemon rind, grapefruit, woody, yeasty, with light malt & caramel notes and some lingering bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry sour finish. Complex and tasty, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 01:55:54 | More by jbaker67
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VariAri


5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-13-2014 22:08:54 | More by VariAri
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jackmax

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-12-2014 23:07:36 | More by jackmax
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-12-2014 23:05:53 | More by griffeyb
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-12-2014 15:04:56 | More by kingjohnh
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-12-2014 05:01:46 | More by Beervana
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-12-2014 02:21:09 | More by Moses_Malone
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-12-2014 00:25:41 | More by amstokesdb9
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MaineBrewing

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-11-2014 23:35:55 | More by MaineBrewing
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-11-2014 22:05:29 | More by apasternak
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pcarney8

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-11-2014 20:09:39 | More by pcarney8
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Endtro

Delaware

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-10-2014 19:21:24 | More by Endtro
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mgr78704

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-10-2014 14:30:27 | More by mgr78704
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-10-2014 03:32:36 | More by DarthKostrizer
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srw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-09-2014 01:06:47 | More by srw
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-09-2014 01:05:48 | More by lupercmda
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-08-2014 23:38:46 | More by billab914
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t_carterb

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-08-2014 20:01:36 | More by t_carterb
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In celebration of my new baby girl. Bottled March 19, 2013, served in a tulip glass

A- pours a clear, deep golden-amber color with a small fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving only a few carbonation bubbles shooting to the top

S- vinous aromas up front of white wine, lemon peel, earthy must & apple cider vinegar. Some woodsy aromas mesh with old leather and some horse aroma, sweet floral notes, with an oaky and slight phenolic finish

T- lots of tart apple cider vinegar flavors up front quickly followed by bitter lemon and lime rind, leather and sandalwood flavors mesh with white wine grape flavor, earthy and herbal forrest floor, dried hay, leading to a slightly citric hop finish with lingers of apples & phenolic notes

M- medium body with light foamy carbonation leads to a foamy, slick mouthfeel and a dry and tart puckering finish

O- my first Cantillon beer, I'm very impressed with the complexity of flavors and aromas that seem to keep coming out. A great choice for the birth of my first child!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 18:20:09 | More by Treyliff
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Twal

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-08-2014 14:49:44 | More by Twal
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.