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Laissez Faire - Ithaca Beer Company

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80
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: justintcoons on 02-25-2014)
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Reviews by Slatetank:
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this from Brass Rail Deli, poured chilled from the 12oz brown bottle into a tulip.

The color is a golden hue with thick haze and sunny look when place under light with visible carbonation and white capwith average sized bead with light lace. The smell is sort of nutty with lots of yeast esters which are spicy and there is a candy sugar odor with alcohol in the aroma. The feel is decent with sweet entry and medium high carbonation with a slightly thick body with more alcohol in the feel than I prefer with spicy dry finish.

The flavor has an almost creamy yeast w/ slight pear and caramel accent with mix of light floral hop with mild malt and moderately high alcohol which adds to the yeast complexity and light floral essence with sugary element in the finish. Overall this is a very good beer, not bad example of the style even though it does have a pretty noticeable amount of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 13:56:08 | More by Slatetank
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-22-2014 02:16:25 | More by skaboom420
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-22-2014 01:22:57 | More by SuperHop18
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill as part of Ithaca top takeover. Late spring 2014.

Pours very light yellowish. Light white foam on top, straw and malty nose. Chalky bitter taste. :Lemony with the rind. Belgian yeast. Good flavors, but never really popped for me.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2014 13:37:30 | More by KTCamm
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle dated 140122 at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of overripe fruit
Head small (1 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to partial 1 mm ring and partial 1 mm layer
No lacing
Body gold, slight chill haze which dissipates asit warms
Flavor light with yeast phenolics and a taste of alcohol. No hops, no diacetyl.
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

A mediocre tripel, probably an innocuous entry beer for someone building up a taste for tripels.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 20:15:11 | More by Ozzylizard
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-06-2014 01:03:28 | More by paulish
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dakeynr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

07-02-2014 22:55:18 | More by dakeynr
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice golden color with big carbo bubbles. The head formed on the pour was very small and faded very quickly.
Aroma had a spicy phenol smell, some alcohol and dry malts.
Tastes sweet, thin and spicy dry. A good dose of alcohol in the aftertaste.
Some of the better tripels have a more complex taste. Here , it's more like a spicy high abv pils.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 13:04:59 | More by micromaniac129
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2014 00:34:04 | More by SharkNado
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-13-2014 14:40:35 | More by Artjsantos
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-10-2014 00:29:28 | More by bluntedboywonder
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mjtiernan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-06-2014 04:22:13 | More by mjtiernan
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Paid $2.69 for the bottle at Vintage Estate.

A -Just a 1/4 inch of head but it does stick around as a lace ring for a bit. Slight sediment floaties, bubbles throughout and a bright hazy yellow.
S - Fruity esters. some dry yeasts, and a touch of lemon zest. No alcohol smells. I sip.
T - Fruity taste some mango and sugary esters. Has a real smooth taste with no ethanol burn or dry yeasts. Quite good fruity taste with little hop bitterness I dig this!
M - Light to medium in body. Very easy to drink.

Overall I really like this triple super drinkable and at 10% it really packs a punch. Will seek out a six pack!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 02:52:35 | More by DrDemento456
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-21-2014 17:59:13 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-20-2014 02:27:07 | More by Drknight
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BB1313

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 1/30/14. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a light golden with a slight haze; small eggshell white head that fades and leaves solid retention and okay lacing. Right off the bat, this reminds me alot of an amped up pilsener. Subtle sweet yeast. Flower pedals. Some bread. Lots of pear with hints of green apple. Some white grapes in the mix. The flavors are bold and dry. Lots of black pepper. Some spices. Slightly spicy. Earthy hops are there, giving it a crisp bitterness. Not syrupy. More pear and green apple. More grapes. Pretty refreshing. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied, but light with active carbonation. Very smooth and easy drinking for a big beer. It's a crisp and sharp brew making it refreshing. It becomes less quenching as it warmed.

I'm torn. This really isn't a great example of a Tripel, but it's still a beer I enjoyed and would drink again with the hot weather. Reminded me more of an Imperial Pilsener. If you're looking for a solid example of the style, then this is kind of a miss. If you are open minded and just looking to try something different, then this isn't bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 23:08:11 | More by BB1313
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

05-11-2014 20:13:44 | More by mikeburd1128
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

05-11-2014 00:05:18 | More by Oakenator
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-09-2014 20:29:54 | More by nmann08
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-03-2014 23:58:55 | More by DrStiffington
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

05-03-2014 20:58:39 | More by weeare138
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-03-2014 03:46:29 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-29-2014 22:40:01 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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atrocity

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-29-2014 15:44:12 | More by atrocity
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-26-2014 22:44:20 | More by petermethot
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Laissez Faire from Ithaca Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.