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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,323 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,323
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 590
Gots: 314 | 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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dctriman

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-11-2013 15:51:54 | More by dctriman
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap. 1/2pt glass. Enjoyed on mar´13. Amber color & foggy appearance. Yellowish froth leaves a thin layer on top. Yeast, citric/acidic & fresh bread aromas. Floral hues. Mild toasted malting & bread at first sip is overwhelmed by increasing tartaric touch. Light body but voluptuous palate. Moderate carbonation. Moderate hops in the middle. Long sweet/acidic finish. Grapefruit notes on the aftertaste. Delightful & refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2013 11:42:40 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-10-2013 14:08:51 | More by jacewg
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a deep golden color with a light haziness to it. There are plenty of bubbles rising to the top of the beer that forms a generous white head on top. The retention is pretty strong but the lacing is minimal. The smell of the beer is funky, it's slightly acidic and has a bit of oak on the nose too. The taste of the beer is tart at first, it settles down as you drink it and the sweetness comes through a little more. There is plenty of fruity acidic elements in the flavor with the malt balancing it out a little. The mouthfeel of the beer was much thicker than I expected, I was surprised by it's thickness. Good amount of carbonation as well making this beer come to life. Overall it's a pretty good brew, it had some surprising elements to it which made this really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 17:28:24 | More by Knapp85
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-07-2013 07:05:33 | More by dhbiker0889
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

03-07-2013 04:54:23 | More by DaveHack
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. 2007 vintage. Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- Pours a cloudy dark orange, with a 2' white head. Minimal lacing.

S- Sour peaches and grapefruit, barnyard, funk, vegetal and floral notes.

T- Tart/sour citrus, dandelions, bitter grassy notes.

M- Light body and high carbonation. Acidic with slight dry finish.

O- 8/10 sourness. Good sour, very different with the no fruit added and dandelion/floral notes.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 20:50:18 | More by kawilliams81
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DJButters

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-06-2013 17:01:20 | More by DJButters
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BelgianBeerHog26

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-06-2013 10:18:26 | More by BelgianBeerHog26
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Malzie13


5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-04-2013 03:19:34 | More by Malzie13
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-03-2013 14:24:29 | More by williamjbauer
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow...purchased this bottle at avenue pub in New Orleans-bottled May 5, 2012. So pumped about this purchase.
Poured from 750L into Lindemans geuze glass. nice hazy orange color with a thin rim of foam that lingers.
Aroma is just fantastic. So sour and funky and tart with a subtle floral and lemon hint. Wow...
Flavor is floral tart lemony lambic. Its so nice. Some slight hop presence is barely there but im thinking thats where the lemon comes from.
Its so tart and just puckers the mouth but is so pleasant.
Such an awesome and nearly pefect, but unique, beverage. As nearly all cantillon brews, this is more than worth it.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 00:14:18 | More by DrinkSlurm
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A 2012 vintage enjoyed at Tree House Brewery. Reviewed from notes:

A - Poured in to my Tree House glass a nice golden hue with a quarter inch head that faded to leave light wisps. Solid lambic appearance.

S - Yeah, unreal. Goddamn to I love Cantillon. This is musty with nice sour funk. Faint herbal notes too with nice sour/tart fruits.

T - Sour, mouth puckering sour. Nice floral notes along with good fruits with lemon and grapefruit jumping out. Just delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is basically fluid awesomeness. Very good body and carbonation that works so incredibly well with flavor profile.

O - Overall, yeah, you know what you're getting with Cantillon. Just an excellent beer and so well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 20:48:30 | More by rudzud
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owend

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-27-2013 20:27:00 | More by owend
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

02-27-2013 17:44:05 | More by egrace84
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-26-2013 20:50:56 | More by Seaba
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-25-2013 21:27:45 | More by SPRichard
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-25-2013 06:44:31 | More by twelveinches
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-25-2013 01:03:07 | More by duff247
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-24-2013 01:38:23 | More by Duff27
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-23-2013 23:03:26 | More by Hanzo
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mendonza

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-23-2013 00:23:31 | More by mendonza
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-22-2013 18:23:43 | More by ShanePB
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jaylib

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

02-22-2013 06:34:24 | More by jaylib
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to duffextracold for bringing this up from the cellar. 2007 bottle.

Dark gold with a pristine white head. Great retention for a sour. Smells like Sweet Tarts, yellow grapefruit and must. Tastes like it smells with a litte extra straw, hayloft in there.

It's Cantillion. You could open ferment a bucket of spit in that brewhouse and it would be great.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 15:07:12 | More by donkeyrunner
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.