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:
2,055
Reviews:
496
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Wants:
709
Gots:
470
For Trade:
46
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Ratings: 2,055 |  Reviews: 496
Photo of brbrocc
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sixpoint
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Proteus93
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2005 vintage, picked up in New York and held onto for a special night. Split with dkachur and CrellMoset. Cap had a fair bit of rust under the wrappe, which I don't believe to have been caused by

A: A deep orangish-amber... rich and deep. Can't see through it, but it's not due to fog or haziness. A big, foamy white head. Retention is decent, not much for lacing.

S: A tartness, but not the standard fruitiness that is often found in sours. The funk is definitely there, and a fair bit of barnyard aroma. There are some citrus hints in there. Quite delicate and nice.

T: Grapefruit, but not sweetened at all. Quite a big horsey flavour going on. Some hints of sour apple and the like, but just not very fruity. Quite an intriguingly tart beer, without the sweet edge I'm used to.

M + D: A mellow carbonation, no real bite or sting at all. A bit of a tingly foaminess, giving way to a moderate body that finishes remarkably dry. Quite an interesting brew... I'm quite glad to have tried it and would be more than happy to go about having it again were it to cross my path.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes seeing as how I drank this 8 days ago now.

Served to me in a goblet. This beer is a sort of hazy medium copper/amber color that reminds me of apple juice, only this one is a bit darker. No head or lacing at all here. The nose has a tarty, floral hop presence along with some oak. Was this beer aged in oak barrels? Has a very sour flavor with some green apple and tart along with the floral hops. Has a crisp, smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation and a light to medium bodied mouthfeel. Fairly easy to drink. Never had a lambic like this one before and I liked this one quite a bit.

Eric

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap. 1/2pt glass. Enjoyed on mar´13. Amber color & foggy appearance. Yellowish froth leaves a thin layer on top. Yeast, citric/acidic & fresh bread aromas. Floral hues. Mild toasted malting & bread at first sip is overwhelmed by increasing tartaric touch. Light body but voluptuous palate. Moderate carbonation. Moderate hops in the middle. Long sweet/acidic finish. Grapefruit notes on the aftertaste. Delightful & refreshing.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of impending
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultimate
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stum-pub
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Buck89
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. A hazy amber-golden color with a modest white head. Huge barnyard and floral notes on the nose. The taste was a mix of funk, grass, hay, tart apple, and citrus. The flavors were seamless together. Clean and dry but with a layered texture. Outstanding.

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Photo of blisscent
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwinship83
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml capped and corked bottle. bottled 2008, brewed in 2006. drank from my lindemans flute looking glass.

A- this one pours out a golden orange colored body with a tall finger of bright white head. the head fades faster than expected and left behind only small spots of lacing.

S- very white wine like with apples and pears as well. very "funky" and musty. it smells tart as well, but not overly so.

T- the first thing i think after tasting this is how well in balance the funk and tartness are. not too much of either one. light summer fruits and wine also in here with the complexities ive come to expect from cantillon.

M- light bodied and tart. high level of carbonation. mouth is left feeling very dry.

D- very enjoyable and easy to finish. very well balanced for a lambic. something id like to try more often.

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Photo of nrs207
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of krl2112
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Filabee
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of klipper
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dkw0063
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mattfancett
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%

Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,055 ratings.
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