Luminous - Ithaca Beer Company
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3.81/5 rDev -11.4%
Bottle pour at the Rochester Tap Room. I have one bottle of this myself, but I'm not going to open it for a while, so I thought I'd see how it's doing now.
Pours a hazy golden yellow into a champagne glass, with a small, half inch fizzy head. Not a lot of lacing.
Smells like lemon, hay, vinegar, lactic acidity, etc.
The taste is similar. Not as sour as I'd thought, maybe this will pick up some sourness along the way, aging-wise. Mild acidity, with some peach, lemon, hay, slight grassiness. Fairly floral. Slightly watery.
Light bodied, crisp, airy mouthfeel, high carbonation, blocks some of the deeper flavors.
This was ok. It's no LeBleu (I've never tried Brute) but it's good to see Ithaca getting back on this horse again.
06-13-2014 23:36:01 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.69/5 rDev +9.1%
Finally typing up my first review for this one.
750 mL bottle picked up at the brewery yesterday afternoon. Pours into my glass a dull yellow-orange, topped by about two fingers of bone white head that quickly fell down to just a half-finger around the edges. First hit on the aroma is huge on Bretty funk; classic barnyard, old gym socks, aged cheese. There's a lot underneath that, though; an almost floral character, hay/straw, citrus, stone fruit, some tropical fruit. I don't get the pineapple or cherry mentioned on the label. On the palate, more of the same. Some dried fruit and grass, lemon zest, the cheese coming through clearly. This is fairly dry and tart, but not as aggressively as a lot of sours. A bubbly, almost prickly carbonation, somewhat reminiscent of Champagne. Finishes crisp and sits on the palate for a minute after swallowing.
I have to admit, I was skeptical about how Ithaca's sour program was going to hold up after Jeff O'Neil's departure, but this is great stuff. I'll be very curious to revisit this one after it's had a year or two in the cellar.
04-17-2014 18:36:41 | More by Arrr
Luminous from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.