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

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
laiti (8513) - Tampere, - 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.


4.1
Rubin77 (2586) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2017
F: medium size, big bubbles, quick diminishing. C: amber, bit hazy. A: fruity, red currants, caramel, almost toffee, bit honey, woody, leather. T: fruity, woody, bit herbal, brett, bit cheesy, lemon, dry tarty, not very sour, funky, complex, medium to full body, low carbonation, very tasty, fully enjoyed, sample from tap, vintage 2013 @ Pré Zwanze Day at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels.

3.7
Klimaet (3020) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2017
Tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours clear cobbery red, still, with a small bubbly white head. Aromas of citrus, vinegar, oaky, red apples, leathery notes. Taste has vinegar, red apples, orange, citrus, light herbal notes, oak.

3.8
Habanero (4848) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2017
Bottled. Pours hazy deep golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of lemon, wood, barnyard and other funky notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up being dry and tart. Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. A very nice Lambic indeed.

3.7
Erzengel (9497) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2017
Rating from the backlog - bottle drunk on-site in November 2016. Woody sourish parts, very round with funky parts, vinegar, deep and still round. Interesting great stuff.

3.6
drsandman (1619) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2017
Draft - Pours golden amber, no head / low carb. Aroma is wood, white grape, floral notes, lemon, oak. Flavor is funky oak/lemon/must, fairly acidic.

3.6
fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2017

Bottle 375ml. @ Cantillon Brewery/Museum, 56 rue Gheude, Brussels, Belgium 1070.

[ As Cantillon Iris Grand Cru ].
Clear medium orange amber color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, light caramel, sweet malt - sugary, wood, oak, citric, soft funk. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, wood, oxidide, sweet malt, dry, soft funk. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20160916]
7-2-8-3-16

3.6
kryon (3847) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2016
Pours murky rose hip with minimal head Aromas tart of earth, leaves, garden branch Taste has funky notes of earth, over ripe fruits, mold leaves, garden branch,

3.6
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 8, 2016
75cl bottle at the brewery. It pours a clean rich golden orange color with a minimal bubbly white head. Aroma is tart and astringently acidic, with notes of lemon juice, dried leaves, grass, funky basement. Taste is also acidic and lemony, with more big funk notes. This is quite grassy and lightly metallic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, interesting but not my cup of tea

4.1
tomer (3737) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle at the brewery, clear deep oxidsed orange color, aroma of vanila, aged vinegar, dried apricots, white raisons and a hint of barnyard, amazing aroma, extremely mellow, flavor of vanila, spices and sour bread. Tasty, great to linger on and probably excellent with a meal.

3.3
koleminer20 (3976) - 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. It’s a ruby-tinted orange without any head. The aroma is really funky and acidic. There is a wet wood and a funkiness happening that’s pretty strong. There is a sharpness to it and a lightly metallic bit on the back end. The flavor is much of the same. It’s 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. I’m not a fan of this one that much.


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