Chipalsa (1087) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks OmegaX, for the share. The pour was a cloudy yellow with somewhat of a head. Aromas were of honeysuckle, sour candies and grapefruit. The taste followed but the carbonation gave way to hints of lemongrass, fresh hops and dried lemons. This brew is delicate and one to be savored for sure, as Iím sure Iíll never see a bottle ever again.
brenn79 (1194) - Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. corked ní capped bottle- Poured very carefully creates a hazy orange one and a half finger white head that reduces. Aroma is very barnyard and tart, funky for sure. The taste is wow, mouth puckering goodness, tart as hell, acidic, trying to detect the hops, being they are more prominent in this beer, possibly there, but not in your face, more imparting a dryness in the finish. This beer is just well made, very good.
Gerardgathier (64) - - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From log; funky smell and not too sour.
Good beer and it is fairly easy to drink.
ken1 (495) - DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 2003. Nice fruity sour flavor with I grapelike aftertaste. Amber in color with a white head.
greenclansman (492) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color, with a nice head.
Sour aromas and taste, with a bit more bitter aftertaste. Not like a Gueuze but still sour and refreshing.
poisoneddwarf (1303) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml corked and capped green bottle; bottled on May 5, 2012; almost 9 months old. After almost three and a half years on this site, an unblended lambic finally comes my way. This is the last style on this website that I have yet to rate, all other styles long since found and rated. Iím not a trader, so this shit is hard to come by, especially here in North Idaho. I have Russell Mann at Enoteca to thank for this. I placed my order for this about two years or so ago and it took him awhile to get it, but he followed through. Pours murky orange with a large cream-colored head with good retention. Aroma is wonderful in its funkiness, classic lambic barnyard with lemon, floral, earth, SweeTarts--nice and pungent, although my favorite American sours are a bit more up my alley. Taste is nice, sour and acidic, but not quite as mouth-puckering as La Folie or Avery Odio Equum; finishes dry and a little bitter. To my surprise, itís not flat. Iíve always heard unblended lambics were lacking in carbonation, but this isnít; itís actually moderate. Really good, but I prefer Cantillonís Gueuze. Definitely a worthwhile beer seeking out, even if it takes awhile to find its way into your hands.
bootsjohn (61) - Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you to my friend Tobey for bringing this fine souvenir from Copenhagen. Vintage 2011, 750 ML, poured into Three Floyds Teku glasses to split with my wife.
The aroma is classic Cantillon. Enticingly sweet and remarkably sour in the nose. Barnyard and fresh cut, wet hay meld with green apple, honey, and lemon zest.
Color and appearance are both notable given the beerís amber hue, which is a clear contrast to the usual golden straw of Gueuze or Cuvťe St. Gilloise. Clarity is nearly perfect, and the beautiful pure white ring of carbonation provides another fine contrast in appearance.
First sip at 45 degrees is full on sour. Sour apple, white grape, citric acid dominate. As the beer warms past 55 degrees, lightly floral notes become present in the finish, likely a function of the growingoy present hopping. The tartness begins to linger in full funk as I continue sipping. This isnít as pleasant as Cuvťe St. Gilloise, but itís close.
The lambic has a greter body than most of its siblings, which I enjoy immensely. The lingering funk and tannins keep the taste buds at attention. Also interesting is a lactose-like creaminess that lingers on the back of the tongue. Definitely unique in Cantillonís already impressive oeuvre
Overall, Iris is not my favorite from this brewery. However, it is enjoyable, delicious, and is worth seeking out again. Iíd love to try it weeks old as well as perhaps 5-10 years old to taste the evolution of the hop presence.
Bamsen78 (810) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with plentiful but airy off-white head. intense vinous aroma with gentle, sweetish malty notes. Extremely dry onset followed by a vinous flavour, edning dry with discrete notes of cardboard. My first pure Lambic. A good experience. :-)
Pyrmir (1136) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 ml bottle, vintage 2005. Aroma tangy with notes of malt and citrus. Flavor is good balanced between sweetness and acidity. Citrus is one of the flavor notes present.
Kosmokrator (286) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color arancio lievemente torbido con un fragile velo di schiuma bianca. Al naso Ť aspra con sentori di fieno, limone, legno verde e profumi floreali; gusto acidulo, meno acetica di altri lambic, quasi fruttato allíinizio e amarognola verso il finale dove si avvertono i luppoli, retrogusto secco e asciutto. Dissetante, effervescente e ben strutturata, un altro centro pieno di Cantillon.