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

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unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Main differences with the regular Iris:
- Three years in the barrel
- No cold hopping during the last two weeks
- No priming


HonusWagner's rating

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonusWagner (1914) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
I generally dislike still alcoholic beverages. This is no exception, with a completely flat mouthfeel that lets the vinegary character of the lambic come through a bit too much. Another Cantillon I could take or leave.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrumpyOldTroll (55) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Two words on this one: yummy. I love it - will look for it again. Thank you.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
labeerinthum (309) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 19, 2015
On tap @ IBF Pub Edition, Milano. Intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è considerevole. Il colore è ambrato carico. Il corpo è strutturato pesante. L’amaro è medio. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è estremo. Il finale è complesso.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (518) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
Nice funky aroma with earthy spiciness, clear barnyard and a bit nuttiness. Citrus, and lemon all through, extremely drinkable, and prefer this to GCB.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - OCT 17, 2015
From tap at Akkurat. Almost clear red amber color with off white head. Yeasty and malty aroma, barnyard, fruity, wood, wineous, caramel. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Light to medium, thin to oily body with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiammanghilla (910) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 11, 2015
Spina @ eurhop 2015. Ambrata senza schiuma. Secca astringente acida, molto amara. Prima cantillon che non mi fa impazzire

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Mi4i

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
(Cantillon Iris Grand Cru) Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas during Zwanze Day. 250 ml glass. Deep red colour, mostly clear, with a small frothy head on top. Low retention. Aromas of funk, basement, cheese, wheat, mold. On the taste light caramel, mold, basement, nice fruity notes surfacing after a while, after it has breathed a bit. Medium thin body, low carbonation. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (843) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2015
Glass on tap at Parker Pie. Aroma: ripped apples, wild cherries. App: hazy brown with yellow tint, kinda murky, no head. Taste and palate: thin body, watery, no carbonation, sour, oaky and fruity finish. Overall: was expecting much more. What a deception. No carbonation at all combined with the fact that it?s watery makes this beer not really that good, really up to Cantillon standards.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, Belgium. CLear amber, low head. Vinous, spicy aniseed and fenugreek aroma, some notes of wood. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1347) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2015
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY for Zwanze Day. Light reddish pour. Never had the other Iris so not sure how to compare. Really not very sour, kinda sweet, a little bit of almost a cognac feel. Solid.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5451) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft: Hazy, orange/amber with a small, off-white head. Neutral yeast, slightly woody aroma. Taste is fairly bitter over the tartness...tannic, woody. Ok, but not exactly appealing for much more than a sample.


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