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Cantillon Iris Grand Cru - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Iris Grand Cru
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BA SCORE
87
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 9
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Classic" Iris is a pure malt brew, matured for about 2 years in barrels. The beer gets a dry hopping with Saaz before being bottled and champagnized. This "Iris Grand Cru" was made in the same philosophy as for a "Lambic Grand Cru Bruocsella". We kept the beer for 3 years in barrels and we didn't make the dry hopping and champagnisation. The "Iris Grand Cru" is less bitter and more dry then the "Iris". The beer is still, very fine, with malted notes and a nice lingering finish.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-03-2013)
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2.76/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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Cantillon Iris Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
87 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.