Cantillon Iris | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon IrisCantillon Iris
BA SCORE
4.36/5
2,088 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:
#333
Reviews:
504
Ratings:
2,088
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
712
Gots:
482
Trade:
50
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Ratings: 2,088 |  Reviews: 504
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of SveNss0N
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brystmar
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a LONG time since my last Iris. Was a total sour (and Cantillon) newbie last time, glad to re-visit! 2011 cork date.

A gorgeous looking lambic: hazy caramel body with plenty of white head and tons of sticky lace. Floral, funky yeast aroma. Sour fruit too, smells acidic.

Tart and acidic, bitter earthyness with some hops at the end. Yeasty as hell, crazy complex. Wish I bought more of these when they were abundant on the shelf :(

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of kbutler1
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. 2006 vintage. Pours a golden orange color with minimal head into my stemware. Very floral and funky type aromas in the nose. I'm taken aback slightly as this smells like nothing Cantillon I have had before. Beyond the floral notes are some fruity and lemony aromas. The taste is quite good although again, different, from other Cantillon beers I have had before. Fairly tart and sour. Lemony aftertaste with some barnyard. Light mouthfeel. Love to try this one again.

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3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottled 20 February 2012 and drank 28 December 2012.

Poured into a Cantillon tulip presenting a slightly hazy orange beer with not much of an off white head that eventually forms a ring of foam around the edge.

The aroma brings forth lemon, flowers, grass, and a nice musty funk.

On the first sip is a jowl shocking punch of tartness. After the initial shock the sour level on this is actually not too great. It has a good body and carbonation level. Lemon and white wine vinousness abound in this. The funk and oak fall in right behind. Touch of bitterness at the end.

This is a nice lambic to relax and sip on. Highly enjoyable like all Cantillon beers tend to be.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of kingcrowing
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

37.5cl corked & capped bottle poured into an oud beersel glass at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. 2005 vintage.

Pours a crisp clear amber with a thin white head that fades quickly to nothing, very little bubbles visible. Nose is light, tart an sweet.

Taste is very sharp and sour but super smooth and easy drinking given the style. Hints of flowers, honey and tart candy. Finish is tangy and fruity.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Filabee
3.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 2,088 ratings
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