Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.25/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
12-31-2011 20:13:34 | More by brewcrew76
3.88/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
12-27-2011 14:22:11 | More by dansmcd
Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.