|Taste||fruity, complex, light, sour, dry|
Cantillon iris 2019/2020
The Iris from the Belgian Lambik Brewery Cantillon is not a traditional Lambic, because instead of the usual 35% unmalted wheat, 100% of barley malt was used. Furthermore, the beer was not made exclusively with aged hops as in other Lambiks, but with a mixture of 50% Hallertau hops and 50% aged hops. An even fresher and spicier note is added at the end with the use of Saaz hops, which the Iris was dryhopped with. This is a deliberately untypical Lambik, which is not intended for storage and ageing, but should be drunk fresh.
|Ingredients:||Water, BARLEY MALT, hops, yeast|
|Brewery:||Cantillon, Rue Gheude 56, 1070 Anderlecht, Belgium|
|Beer Style:||Lambic - Traditional|
|ABV (% ALCOHOL):||5,0|
|Drinking Temperature (in °C):||10-13°|
|goes well with:||Seafood, Mild Cheese, As an Aperitif|
Cantillon is certainly one of the most sought-after Belgian breweries among Lambic lovers. The brewery was founded in 1900 and today is managed by Jean-Pierre van Roy. On the historic brewing plant only spontaneously fermented beers are produced, which are stored and fermented for several years in wooden barrels. Spontaneously fermented beers can only be brewed in winter, so Cantillon can only be produced in winter. This type of brewing, the most important ingredient of which are the wild yeasts from the air, was already almost extinct worldwide and has survived in Belgium at a few breweries. Cantillon is very difficult to obtain due to the high demand, the time-consuming production and the limited capacity.