Cantillon Iris Grand Cru - Brasserie Cantillon
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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Rifugium:
2.76/5 rDev -29.2%
First had: on tap at Monk's
Yikes. Medium brownish-amber pour, no head, practically no noticeable carbonation, maybe a few stray bubbles on top. Aroma of stale malts, light rindy fruit notes, dank wood, herbal with a bit of funk. First sip revealed what was hinted in the appearance: this beer was essentially flat. Quite woody in the taste, tannins, herbal and earthy hop notes, harsh bitterness, dry and stale, syrupy sugar, bland malts, medicinal. I'll say it again: yikes. Almost a struggle to get through a 6oz. pour. Light-medium body, flat, watery mouthfeel, dry and slightly puckering. Put any other brewery's name on this beer, and the ratings would plummet.
09-14-2013 18:40:16 | More by Rifugium
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
On tap at Redlight Redlight.
Appearance - Flat deep reddish brown. Lifeless and a little hazy.
Smell - Very oaky. A little vinegary. Malty with a complex acidic aroma. Lactic, acetic, everything going on. Sweetness, sourness, oak, caramel.
Taste - A variety of malt flavors. Caramel and toast. Sourness kicks in. Lemony at first, but vinegar behind it. Oak rounds it out nicely. Complex.
Mouthfeel - Well it's flat. Bit it doesn't bother me much. The flavors come out more due to the lack of carbonation, so it's a trade off.
Overall - Stunned that this could be as good as it was. The absence of hops really lets the malt complexity shine through. Reminds me of a well-put-together BFM beer.
09-16-2013 02:20:00 | More by Alieniloquium
4.11/5 rDev +5.4%
On tap during Zwanze Day 2013. Quick review from written notes.
Dark amber, wine like appearance. Still on the surface, bright clarity, with the occasional stray bubble. No foam or lace, as to be expected for the style.
Aroma is soft, lightly woody and funky, mellow malt presence.
Supple feel, initial sourness moves into a firmly bitter aftertaste that lingers. Medium bodied with a lightly mellow maltiness to the taste. It has a fullness and maturity, the bitterness leaves more of a barrel tannin impression than from the dry hopping of Iris. Overall it's an interesting variation of Iris to try, but i'd prefer the regular Iris or Bruocsella over it.
09-15-2013 23:05:09 | More by emerge077
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured on tap into a snifter at Churchkey during Zwanze 2013.
Peach amber body, fairly opaque and somewhat cloudy. No head presented and barely a faint collar presented.
Bouquet is slightly sweet vinegar, but more of an acidic kick. Some interesting fruit angles of cherry and lemon.
Palate brings some mild vinegar with a good malt backbone. Deep malts and light airy funk with a good soft acidic body. Mild finish with good depth, almost a minty hot aftertaste, with some slight white pepper heat.
Overall a good solid Cantillon.
09-14-2013 23:10:41 | More by smakawhat
4.04/5 rDev +3.6%
A-Cloudy red pink, two finger light head.
S-Oak, funk, grapes and cherries
T-Rather acidic, grapes, wheat, oak and mild funk. Balance wasn't where it could have been.
M-Light, well carbonated, tad watery.
O-My first Cantillon, was expecting more. But on tap at Zwanze day I really couldn't complain.
09-19-2013 00:03:59 | More by rlee1390
Cantillon Iris Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
87 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.