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Cantillon Iris | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.36/5
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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
Ranking:
#332
Reviews:
504
Ratings:
2,089
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
712
Gots:
482
Trade:
49
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Surprised to not see a review here for this one, prob buried in a notebook somewhere, none the less, 2012 out of a batch 1 iris glass.

Brew pours a murky orange thin fizzy head. Golden, minimal lace.

Floral grassy hay a bit of lemon and nice sweetness on the back end

Taste is real nice, very earthy grass with some lemon tartness

Funky tart puckers feel

Real nice. Earthy dryness. Tart. Lemon. Grassy. Enjoyable.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a tulip.

pours a hazy dark orange with a nice head. smell is quite dry hopped and funky. taste is extremely dry and funky. traditional cantillon farmhouse flavor. slight sourness but much more funk. mild body with mild carbonation.

overall just a superb dry hopped lambic. YESSIR.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of dar482
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%

The beer comes in a hazy golden color.

The aroma hits of that signature Cantillon funk of wet hay and slight brine. A good amount of tart.

The flavor follows with that tart quality up front, then straight into that wet hay funk. The beer continues to a floral and honey sweet quality.

Pleasantly impressed. A subtle, delicate, yet still a complex delicious Cantillon.

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Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 2,089 ratings
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