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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,289 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 584
Gots: 305 | 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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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-04-2012 14:44:15 | More by mmurphy525
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tclapper

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-04-2012 03:10:45 | More by tclapper
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-02-2012 02:07:32 | More by whartontallboy
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-01-2012 20:21:25 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-01-2012 17:06:04 | More by ADTaber
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-01-2012 14:18:22 | More by CwrwAmByth
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rmaste6282

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-31-2011 21:13:47 | More by rmaste6282
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage

As I popped the bottle cap I noticed the cork was wet and leaking a black watery substance that smelled like garbage in the summer heat. I wiped the bottle off and slowed extracted the cork and wiped the inside of the bottle down. The room smelled like ripe garbage but luckily it appeared none got inside the beer or affected it. Very strange.

A - Hazy amber with 2 fingers of off white, rocky foam. Settles to a thin layer of foam.

S - Strong acidity and funk with ripe green apple, lemon, wet hay, white grapes and wheat malt.

T - Slightly biting sourness, earthy, wet hay, musty farmhouse, lemon and grapefruit. As the sourness fades off the tongue I get slightly bitter herbal hops that cleanse the palette.

M - Light side of medium with medium to low carbonation. Nice.

D - A little worried by the cap issue but since i have had this before it is safe to say it did not affect the beer. Becomes more restrained as it warms. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 20:13:34 | More by brewcrew76
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-29-2011 15:42:03 | More by jculler82
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dansmcd

Australia

3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Burnt orange amber, with a thick haze through it. Two fingers of soapy white head saddles the beer.

S - Very fragrant. Apricot, spices and lemon peel. Some powerful floral and funky notes also.

T - Sour green apple and white grapes, brett, apricot, lemon and grapefruit.

M - Light bodied, sour and really tart. Nicely carbonated.

O - I haven't had a lot of lambics and can't say they have grabbed me as a style yet, but this grew on me as I made my way through it. I particularly admire the complexity.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 14:22:11 | More by dansmcd
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-24-2011 08:00:37 | More by jophish17
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rpaul2012

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-22-2011 00:16:10 | More by rpaul2012
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penniwisdom

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-21-2011 16:15:40 | More by penniwisdom
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mattafett

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-21-2011 04:20:09 | More by mattafett
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-21-2011 00:53:15 | More by gcare02
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-19-2011 18:37:05 | More by brez8791
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pest

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-15-2011 03:55:47 | More by pest
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morimoto76

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-15-2011 01:00:52 | More by morimoto76
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Destral

Nevada

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-14-2011 23:36:36 | More by Destral
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GrindFatherBob

New York

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-14-2011 16:41:44 | More by GrindFatherBob
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danieelol

Australia

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an apricot juice (if such a thing exists) colour with nice white head which rather rapidly recedes.

Have had this one fresher and the hops were a lot more dominant. This one starts with classic Cantillon Brett funk, really potent. Then you get the hops coming through in a balanced, integrated fashion. Lots of dried apricot and also some malt.

Taste features more funky notes with some dried apricot.

Mouthfeel is quite good.

Overall a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 12:13:30 | More by danieelol
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Adrianized

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-09-2011 17:57:34 | More by Adrianized
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer on several occasions both were from 2007 and 750ml bottles

This beer pours a golden color with a nice amber hue to it and a decent one finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The smell is funky sour and there is a small but noticeable hop presence. The flavor is pretty similar

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 13:25:20 | More by rowingbrewer
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-07-2011 04:52:25 | More by spycow
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claaark13

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-06-2011 01:51:34 | More by claaark13
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.