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


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonusWagner (2155) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (1308) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47592) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (3165) - Hsselby, 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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (7632) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (3375) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (3272) - 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. Its a ruby-tinted orange without any head. The aroma is really funky and acidic. There is a wet wood and a funkiness happening thats pretty strong. There is a sharpness to it and a lightly metallic bit on the back end. The flavor is much of the same. Its 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. Im not a fan of this one that much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kasjo (48) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours clear copper. Aroma tart sour, vinegar, some funk, citrus. Taste tart sour, vinegar. Very dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Draft at Thin Mans 2016 Zwanze Day. Pours a dark, slightly hazy copper color with a small tan sudsy head. Aromas of funk, wood, wet hay and grass, dill. Flavor follows the nose with bits of lemon mixed in. Solid, but my least favorite of the day. Light body and texture, medium carb, dry and sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2633) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle @ Cantillon. Pours clear copper with no head. Aroma of barn, acid acetic, light barn, quite sweet, flowery. Taste is rather sour with loads of sweetness, and a dry woody touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Draft->tumbler at Sovereign (opening day, and again on Zwanze Day). Dark copper-orange with no head. Funky wood and tart citrus, wet hay. Lacks some of the sharpness I like, leaving it a bit, well, greasy. Still very good.

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