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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 (1222) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (900) - SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
On tap at Akkurat. Hazy light red with no head. Aroma is tart cherries, hay, earthy and barnyard. Taste is tart fruity cherries, citrus, yeast. Smooth medium body, low carbonation. Refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2014
On tap at Akkurat. Almost clear amber with a minimal head. The aroma was mild with citrus, funk and light earth. The taste was also quite mild, not that sour. Citrus, funk, some yeast and white wine. A relaxed and easy to drink Lambic. It’s always a pleasure to drink a new one from Cantillon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a minimal head.
Aroma: Sour, fruit, acidic.
Body: Medium body, very low carbonation.
Flavour: Citric, acidic, some yeast and funk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
Keg at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy amber, minimal head. Funky cobwebs horseblanket up front. Surprisingly mild acidity, medium body, soft mouthfeel, low carbonation. Some citric acid, lots of horseblanket. Distinct stale hop bitterness. Relaxed, deep and seemless.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andy_ (516) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Tap @ Tuulensuu
Clear amber coloured beer with no head. Aroma is sour with white wine and saddle leather, some sweetness and citrus crispness. Flavor is sour with white wine, apples and saddle leather. Finish is quite long, dry and sour but not bitter. Mouthfeel is flat and medium full. Not as sour as their gueuze, but because of the flat mouthfeel, not more easily drinkable. I don’t get this stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarpa (666) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Tap at Tuulensuu. Pours dark orange with practically no head. Sour, earthy woody aroma, some grapes. Wood and berries, earth notes, smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Draught at Moeder Lambic. It pours hazy amber-brown with a bubbly beige head. The nose is earthy, wet leaf, plenty of florals, hay, straw, must and wood. The taste is tart, earthy, acidic, big floral notes, wet wood, light bitterness and must with a dry, somewhat acidic finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Perhaps a touch acidic for my liking, but rather nice anyhow...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3069) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Draught @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere

Pours dark reddish orange with a bubbly head. Aroma of tart berries, sourness, earthy and floral notes. Taste is smooth, tartish and sourish with some notes of berries and earthiness. Finish is sour, sweetish and tart with notes of berries. Okay, quite raw and smooth lambic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
laiti (4944) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Draught @ Gastropub Tuulensuu
Sour and earthy aroma with grapefruit. Flavour is rather sour with malty notes typical to Iris. Also floral notes, grapefruit and distant woody tones. Flat palate, no CO2 at all. I like the sourness here. Perhaps a bit more woody and less malty, but no big differences with the basic version.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (336) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Surprised to see it still on for Thursday since it was tapped on Sunday, guess the whale hunters are on spring break. Pours a dark amber/golden brown with hardly any head. Aromas of vinegar, red wine, white wine, tart fruit. Tasting notes of vinegar, red wine, tart fruit, light oak. Medium-light body with a dry and tart vinegary finish. Thin mouthfeel, low carbonation. Pretty nice, hope to try the regular Iris some day.


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