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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,491 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 612
Gots: 336 | FT: 22
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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5/5  rDev +14.9%

IPAIsaac, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

mjohnson17, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Chriscrundwell12, Sep 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Theortiz01, Sep 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Denoas, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

thampel09, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a bloodred brown (if that makes any sense) with practically no head or lace. Very sour and tart aroma, but thankfully the beer isn't as sour/tart/unbalanced as the somewhat wineline aroma. There is some funky spice and there's a touch of sweetness and oakiness that balances the sour, tart flavors of mostly cherry and touch of grape. Not a big red wine drinker but this reminded me of some light reds (no heavy merlots or cabs). Wish I could describe it better but it is a must try and enjoyable sipper.

clayrock81, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

akang, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

closisinthehouse, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

blklabel, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

ScottP, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

djtomain, Sep 15, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at DDC`s anniversary party/Zwanze Day.

Smooth yet lactic feel, aroma is of wood and cherries flavor is much the same but with some sour strawberries thrown in. Tiny bit of sweetness, not really tart, well balanced. This is some serious good stuff.

papat444, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

utah44, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

pknyc, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

dwagner003, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

petermethot, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

neorunner, Sep 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Drtfinelli, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

adrienne, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

dksl16, Sep 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

AlexChillton, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Kirk_Grant
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had this at a local bar in Southern Maine after giving away a bottle of it while I was in line at a local store to a guy and his girlfriend that had never had it before...so when I saw it listed on the menu I had to get a bottle.

Appearance is Hazy due to the sediment and the bar having to store these on their side...but I'm not one to complain. I love how this beer smells, it's funky, there's a barnyard, forest floor, citrus acid thing going on that is hard to pin down...but I could smell this for hours if I wasn't drinking it so fast.

This seems more sour than some of the normal Geuze that I've had...and it seems to get more sour with age. Buy it if you can find it!

Kirk_Grant, Sep 05, 2013
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.