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%
 
 
Wants:
710
Gots:
472
For Trade:
46
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of taospowder
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LanguedocRocks
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had the pleasure of tasting this at Cantillon after the tour. Amazing. Funk, funk, funk and more funk. Super complex and tart. More body than a lot of the other beers they produce. Would again.

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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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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4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 2016.
Pours dark amber almost like apple juice, very small head.
Aroma has green apples, funk, bitter hops, lemon, wet wood.
Taste is lemon, grapefruit, oak, little green apple, not as funky as the aroma, wet cellar, dry bitter finish. Soft to none carbonation.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Love the concept of Iris, fresh/cold-steeped hops, unique malt bill vs traditional lambic. Starts off nicely, really cool nose, light tire rubber, maybe some wet paint, touch of sweetness and some definite acidity. That acidity comes home to roost on the palate, exhibiting mild throat burn, alongside pale malt sweetness and a combined and balanced bitterness of hops and Brett. Personally, I thought the body a little too heavy/full, which amplified the sweetness, and the throat burn was strong enough to distract. Nevertheless, as ever with Cantillon, a thoughtful and interesting beer.

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

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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
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