Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon
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3.31/5 rDev -23.9%
First had: ? (probably on tap at Monk's). This review is from a recent tasting.
Pardon my lower rating, but when it comes to Cantillon, I try to be as objective as possible and ignore the overhypage. Not sure what year this bottle was--I think it was 2011 or 2012--and it had some of that gnarly sediment on top of the cork. Hazy orange-yellow pour, effervescent, with a small, fizzy, white head; moderate retention and a bit of lacing. Aroma had a funky sourness to it, wet grass, citric acid and floral notes, some woodiness. There was a rather subdued sourness up front in the taste, lemon pith and grass, horseblanket, notable (and somewhat unpleasant) hop bitterness, floral and somewhat vegetal notes, raw celery, bitter and a bit medicinal in the finish. Dry mouthfeel, light-medium to medium in body. It's decent, but not really my thing.
07-04-2013 14:56:02 | More by Rifugium
4.56/5 rDev +4.8%
A - Pale, hazy, one finger head.
S - tart, vinegar
T - funky, straw, a little wheat, also some wine notes.
M - zesty, lively, refreshing.
O - ok, Cantillons are difficult to rate.... They, to a large extent, are all a celebration of barnyard funk, vinegar, sour, tart, and refreshing. However, it's just by the end of a shared bottle you find yourself thinking, jeez this is just great beer.
06-26-2013 01:10:58 | More by heygeebee
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,399 ratings.