loscovar (380) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2017 bootsjohn (68) - 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 beer’s amber hue, which is a clear contrast to the usual golden straw of Gueuze or Cuvée 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 isn’t as pleasant as Cuvée St. Gilloise, but it’s 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 Cantillon’s already impressive oeuvre
Overall, Iris is not my favorite from this brewery. However, it is enjoyable, delicious, and is worth seeking out again. I’d love to try it weeks old as well as perhaps 5-10 years old to taste the evolution of the hop presence.
Bottlr frpm saveur bière. Honestly, it’s a good beer, but somehow i was expecting more from the brewery and the price Marduk (7722) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2017
750ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear deep dark amber golden color. Huge size, thick beige head, stays. Sweet, malty, fruity, sour, caramel in aroma. Cherry stones, sour, fruity, raspberries in taste. So dry! I need a beer after every sip! So dry! Uhh not bad, but dry. Dry brew. czlowiekmotyka (325) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Very nice and complex Lambic. Aroma is quite classic - stable like hell. But it is surprisingly bitter in the aftertaste and it is very pleasant. I like it. Dogbrick (13040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Sample at Lizardville Westerville during the Sour Beer Night event on 05/17/2017. Hazy orange-gold color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of funky citrus, yeast and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of pithy citrus, funky yeast, doughy malt and a touch of earthy hop. The finish is moderately tart with a citrusy aftertaste. Pretty good overall. MartyW (278) - DENMARK - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle. Aroma is less funky than regular geueze, fruity hops, pine needles, a tad flowery. Sweet malty flavour with a touch of hops and fruit notes. Good beer.
GarageBrewer80 (540) - SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Importerad flaska. Bärnstensfärgad med minimal kolsyra. Doft av citrus och vitvinsvinäger. Sträv och träig munkänsla. Smak av citronzest, vitvinsvinäger och ungt träffat. Mkt beska. TychoJames (1316) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Flaska brewdogs webshop. 75 cl. Grumlig orangelysande vätska. Syrlig och stallig doft av vinäger, citron och blommor. Mycket syrlig även i smaken. Trä, citron, jäst och harsyra. Mycket torr och sträv. FunkyF (1198) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Flaska beställd från Brewdog. Orange med inget skum. Syrlig doft med aprikos. Sur och sträv smak cmacklin (1179) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2017
750ml bottle. 2016 vintage. (6.5% ABV) Pours a hazy orange with a medium, fizzy, short lived, off-white head that leaves spotty lacing. Tart aroma of lemon rind, white wine, cider, horse blanket, flowers and oak with caramel malt lingering in the background. Tart flavour of lemon, lime, apricot, brett, white wine, apple cider, vinegar, oak and caramel malt with a dry, bitter, acidic finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and average carbonation. Awesome, full of complexity. World class.
brewerale (151) - - APR 8, 2017
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