Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon
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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
British Columbia (Canada)
3.88/5 rDev -10.8%
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
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,400 ratings.