shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 Ml bottled in 2005 - So the beer went into the bottle 2003. Consumed august 2007. Poured into a Hoegaarden glass. The color is a deep orange, quite hazy. No head. Aroma is quite complex - the obvious part is the sourness and a drying hoppiness. There is a beautiful tartness and fruitiness that reminds me of apricots. The flavor is a match for the aroma. The apricots is there with a dry hoppiness in the finish. I’m struggling to detect the fresh hops, but it has been two years in the bottle. The finish is actually sweet under the hoppy dryness. A really beautiful beer.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle cap & corked from Dilly Deli. Poured hazy yellow color with an minimal frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sour yeasty raw wet woody aroma. Light to medium body. Medium sour citrus flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderated duration. This is a standout for style beer.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Tria, poured a light clear rose color with very little head. Nice tangy flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
shigadeyo (3611) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/12/2007: Cantillon Iris is deep gold to amber in color and has a dense, foamy and frothy head that lasts for quite some time. The musty, slightly acidic and sour aroma is quite alluring and also presents some distant oakiness. The flavor begins sweet and then becomes more sour toward the end (kind of like Brie or a similar cheese does). The flavor is acidic and sour and contains some oak, mustiness, and a tart (slightly puckering) finish. This beer is dense and feels creamy and smooth in the mouth. Overall it is quite unique and very good!
750 mL corked and capped bottle shared by Tmoney99 at the Dilly Deli. Thanks Tom! Rating #341 for this beer...
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light hazy amber color with a tiny white head. Aroma is musty, sour, with some fruit. flavor is sour fruit, earthy, with a long bitter finish.
FatPhil (13051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Lambic days 2007)
Exceptionally sharp sour aroma. Orange colour, almost no head Exceptionally sharp and sour taste too, but quite pleasing. Some apple cider, some oaky wood. Grape seeds.
piscator34 (2284) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample via boutip, shared with oakbluff. Light orange in colour with moderate mellow carbonation. Aromas of lemon-like citrus fruit, mild spicy hops, dried wood, and a bit of pale barley malt sweetness. Mild citrus fruit and wood up front in the mouth, with some huge woody hop bitterness on the back end. Somewhat watery on the palate, but still very drinkable. I found that this one kinda grew on me. Very nice.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy amber orange. The heavy air of wild yeast inside the Cantillon brewery comes through as a notable tone in the aroma. Mould, wood, tannins and citrus like, lemon-ish, acid notes are all present. Light toasted grain and also more hops than your normal Cantillon. Hints of grass, hay, herbs, white wine, yoghurt, vanilla and fruits like pears, apples, grapes and maybe some unripe apricot. Aggressive grapefruit, acid, dry and tannin-ish flavour with a grapey and light white wine-ish touch. Tart and dry finish. Perfect carbonated. The fresh hops make this Cantillon beer quite different. Hints of wet suede, lemon and wood. Medium bodied. A very special Lambic.
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 21, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a simply amazing lambic! aroma: oak, apples, acid, some oranges. cloudy orange, tart but well balanced. Really refreshing but incredibly comlex at the same time, lambic at its very best
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark hazy golden-yellow color with a bit of bubbles forming in a ring on the surface. Funky sour citrusy aroma with a bit of an earthy hoppy grassiness, lemon peel, a woodiness, but overall not too much sourness in the aroma compared. Flavors were an intense explosion of sourness and an earthy, "dirty", woodiness. Really sour stuff. But the extra hops produce an interesting semi-bitterness (which can’t really compete with the super sourness) and some nice green piney resinousness. Pretty lightly carbonated, super sour dry finish. Very interesting stuff, a bit expensive, but worth having again.