Cantillon Iris | Brasserie Cantillon

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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
Ratings:
2,058
Reviews:
496
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
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710
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473
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46
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

my favorite beer. period.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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totally different stuff from cantillon here. all barley malt instead of some amount of wheat in here make it quite a bit more sturdy then their lambic types, and the hops are definitely more aggressive in flavor, although still really mild, especially by American standards. the beer has a darker caramel color to it, plenty of hazy as per usual with cantillon, and a tall and lasting dull muted whited head of tiny bubbles. the nose is more funk than sour, with some textured sweetness in there, and then of course the oaky mature lacto thing to finish. the taste is just like the nose, exactly like it, with the barley malt influencing this beer more in terms of body I think than flavor. the hops have an earthy dried herbal character to them than likes the bigger body, and carbonation is effervescently bright. I like the slightly richer feel to this, and the longer finish not usually there in their lambic. maybe a little less unique and distinct than some of their other beers, like say fou foune or the lou pepe fruit beers, but I think its quality is as good as any, and its definitely a new direction for them. stoked to have shared this bottle with my brother, who loves sours and wilds but until now has never had a beer from cantillon. we both really enjoyed it.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

75cl bottle from the Brewery.

Sharp citrusy sour notes of lemon and citron tickle the nose first, followed by hints of wood, flowers, and earthy hops. There's also a discernible amount of pale and caramel malts toward the back end. Barnyard funk is present in the back end, but isn't as dominant as it is with the Classic Gueze.

Lip puckering sourness leads the charge. Lemon drops and white grapes come into mind, but before the thought has time to settle, earthier flavors of french vanilla and oak shine through. Floral hops also makes a brief entrance before it's washed away by the Cantillon funk.

Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, with a dry dry finish.

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Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,058 ratings.
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