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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,400 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,400
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 604
Gots: 328 | FT: 24
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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DRBiser

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

04-22-2013 08:43:31 | More by DRBiser
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TallSaint

New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

April 21st, 2013

It pours a dark hazy orange with a healthy finger of head.

The nose is dominated by very floral hops with a bit of citrus. Underneath is a nice biscuity sweetness.

On the palate it is inviting upfront with a huge floral, earthy quality. In the mid-palate the malt shows its teeth with a biscuity sweetness. In the back a big sourness hits with a touch of resinous hops.

Mouthfeel is quite dense for a Cantillon but that would make sense considering there is no wheat used, only pale malt.

An interesting lambic with a very different flavor profile that is dominated by the malt body and the floral hops, not the funk. I liked it, it is a very different lambic and I would love to see how it ages.

04-22-2013 00:43:47 | More by TallSaint
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-21-2013 05:00:14 | More by mendvicdog
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-17-2013 16:41:51 | More by innominat
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nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-16-2013 04:13:41 | More by nollie77
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8%

04-14-2013 01:19:38 | More by Noyt
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

04-11-2013 00:46:58 | More by Atomicskis5
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8%

04-05-2013 20:55:18 | More by Caudalie
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

04-03-2013 15:15:40 | More by Gonzoillini
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

03-31-2013 15:28:54 | More by Farnswurth
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Adamostella

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-31-2013 13:29:24 | More by Adamostella
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-29-2013 01:12:32 | More by hotsudge
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-29-2013 00:13:29 | More by beergorrilla
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8%

03-28-2013 23:37:51 | More by Zaphog
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-27-2013 16:49:15 | More by adamant1912
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-27-2013 00:30:55 | More by JulianB
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aranton

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-26-2013 20:14:17 | More by aranton
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npfisher22

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-25-2013 03:09:29 | More by npfisher22
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-24-2013 13:47:07 | More by CypherEnigma
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -36.8%

03-24-2013 03:12:12 | More by kscaldef
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -10.8%

2012 bottle.

Appearance. Pours a hazy, rich amber-orange with a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Bright lemons and a bit of sweet funk with some herbal hops, more herb than hop.

Taste. Whole lemons and limes, earthy and savory herbs including, but not limited, to lemongrass and sage. I wasn't sure what aged hops really tasted like, but it's very clear that this is the primary flavour in this beer.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, lower carbonation.

Overall. My least favourite of the Cantillon beers so far, but still a nice beer. Interesting for sure, and an experience as this brewery's beer always is. I've heard this is nice when aged, I'll wait 5 or so years to try my other bottle.

03-23-2013 02:44:03 | More by Rutager
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8%

03-20-2013 19:52:21 | More by tom10101
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-20-2013 03:27:13 | More by kingmaker
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-13-2013 03:56:47 | More by alysmith4
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afksports

New York

4/5  rDev -8%

03-12-2013 19:49:21 | More by afksports
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,400 ratings.