Cantillon Iris Grand Cru - Brasserie Cantillon
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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
3.74/5 rDev -4.1%
On at at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin. 12oz served in a wide stemmed glass 7/17/2014.
A- Slightly hazy mahogany-oak reddish-brown body. Half finger head consisting of fairly large bubbles for the lambic style, not much retention, fairly flat appearing. No lacing.
S- Oak, a small bit of Cantillon funk, white vinous character, a bit of earthiness. A fairly strong malt sweetness. Slight tartness to the nose. Not particularly strong or impressive, in fact the nose is a bit underwhelming in comparison to all of the other Cantillon offerings.
F- Solid Cantillon funk presence, with a bit of a cidery tartness and white wine character to accompany it. Fairly oaky with bread, caramel and a touch of earthiness. Tarter than it smells, but not particularly tart or funky at all. I am reminded of fresh Bruocsella Grand Cru as far as the flavour profile goes but this is sweeter, yet has less of the funk and tartness that I liked about Bruocsella.. it overall has less of a "pop" to it as well.
M- Medium bodied, smooth and creamy as can be for a lambic that's relatively undercarbonated (if carbonated at all). Drinkable and refreshing, missing a bit of the crispness that I'm used to with carbonated geuzes. But this is still quite nice to drink.
O- Decent lambic; I didn't have high expectations coming in, and my expectations were met. This is a decent Cantillon to tick off if you're a fan or if you're bored, but otherwise this is not anywhere near the best that Cantillon has to offer.
07-17-2014 23:27:42 | More by Stevedore
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
On tap for Zwanze Day. Pour is dark copper amber with thin bubbly white ring. Nose has a strong oak presence, dusty and a hint of vanilla. Light cellar musk but faint. I hint of apricot in the back. Taste is heavily sour, virtually no carbonation on a tight creamy body. Lots of vanilla and oak, some notes of toffee and and caramel. Interesting beer, heavily sour with an interesting malt complexity. Faint earthy lambic notes but not much. More dusty wood and sour notes with an unusual malt presence that is enjoyable.
07-15-2014 14:37:37 | More by cpetrone84
Cantillon Iris Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
87 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.