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Cantillon Iris Grand Cru

Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Brussels, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Main differences with the regular Iris:
- Three years in the barrel
- No cold hopping during the last two weeks
- No priming

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2016
From notes. This was enjoyed at Jolly Pumpkin on October 1 for Zwanze Day 2016! The pour is surprisingly almost not carbonated. Itís a ruby-tinted orange without any head. The aroma is really funky and acidic. There is a wet wood and a funkiness happening thatís pretty strong. There is a sharpness to it and a lightly metallic bit on the back end. The flavor is much of the same. Itís harsh, acidic, funky, and carries a light metallic fruit to it. The mouth feel is thick and syrupy with a metallic flavor lingering on the palate. Iím not a fan of this one that much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kasjo (29) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours clear copper. Aroma tart sour, vinegar, some funk, citrus. Taste tart sour, vinegar. Very dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Draft at Thin Manís 2016 Zwanze Day. Pours a dark, slightly hazy copper color with a small tan sudsy head. Aromas of funk, wood, wet hay and grass, dill. Flavor follows the nose with bits of lemon mixed in. Solid, but my least favorite of the day. Light body and texture, medium carb, dry and sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2304) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle @ Cantillon. Pours clear copper with no head. Aroma of barn, acid acetic, light barn, quite sweet, flowery. Taste is rather sour with loads of sweetness, and a dry woody touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Draft->tumbler at Sovereign (opening day, and again on Zwanze Day). Dark copper-orange with no head. Funky wood and tart citrus, wet hay. Lacks some of the sharpness I like, leaving it a bit, well, greasy. Still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapefuzz (150) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Draught. Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a negligible white head. Aroma is wood, grass, lactic, and funk. Taste is similar but with the addition of acetic acid, light berries, honey, and some malt. Dry. Medium body. No carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Grapefruit and some cracker and pepper. Guava and passionfruit. Hazy brown pour without any head or lacing. Tangy finish. Big thanks to Matt for this. Sovereign.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mad_Ferret (1006) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
Draught at Akkurat Zwanse 2016. Slight hazy deep copper orange, no gead. Nose: acidic with picklejuice, barrel, wood, funk, cornichons. Taste: soft acidic with cornichons and slight grapefruit/lemon, wood and grass. Medium body, no carb almost, oily. Like the normal one better actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2904) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
On tap at JK Zwanze... Pours totally still... Slight tan orange in color... Aroma of overripe fruits, funk, acetic notes... Flavor is kinda thin, light acetic, funk, hay, overripe fruits... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4316) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Draft at Zwanze 2016. Nose is very tart smelling. Acidic. Hazy orange with minimal white head. Light citrus as it warms. Orange notes. Taste is moderately sour, nearly still. Lightly acetic, not bad but not that great either.

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