Cantillon Iris | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon IrisCantillon Iris
BA SCORE
96.5%
Liked This Beer
4.36 w/ 2,082 ratings
Cantillon IrisCantillon Iris
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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."

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#334
Reviews:
503
Ratings:
2,082
Liked:
2,010
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
8.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
713
Gots:
482
Trade:
49
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,082 |  Reviews: 503
Photo of sukwonee
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCCIndy
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hdtrice
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IceAce
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec. 2014 750ml into snifter

Pours slightly hazy amber gold with slight head and ring. Good cascade of carb
Funk, tart and a touch of sweet malt / caramel on the nose
Taste is classically funky Cantillon with a bit of bitterness to finish
A touch stickier and less dry than regular gueuze

Overall a delicious beer - something worth seeking out

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Photo of Euroglot
3.44/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the Iris 2006

Pours a cloudy blood-orange colour. Smells tart, syrupy, white grape, and gooseberry. Very tart taste, sour, floral notes, oak/woodiness, and very dry. Aged is the way to go!

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Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dheldman
3.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mertzhb15
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wehabeertrader
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCimpi
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try an Iris for quite some time! Thanks Pete for the opportunity! Very complex beer! Great easy drinking amber beer with some light carb

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looked ipa-ish, vibrant orange and yellow. Lots of lemon and aged hops in the aroma, complex, super nice. Bright oak, french.

Taste lots of white wine notes, green apple, super mild caramel still comes out dry. Damn I love this beer.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jow
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste this on!

The flower aroma mixes perfectly with the lambic and everything balanced to well.
For me I don't notice any oak and this is something I like!

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Photo of RPM3334
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbwimer
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 2,082 ratings
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