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Brute - Ithaca Beer Company

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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 1,111
Gots: 143 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: albern on 06-22-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with vintage (aged) local hops, barley, wheat, corn, aged in oak with Brett and finished with three types of champagne yeast.
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From notes. Actually tasted on 11-15-09.

As I take the cork from this one, a whiff of the cork makes me wince at the oncoming sour promised. This beer sits hazy golden wheat colored with a glow in the glass. head reaches two full fingers of off white head that has excellent retention, but leaves no lace. Nose is full of citrus based sour tones including lemon zest and citrus peel. A bit of soapy yeast is there also. With first sip the sour tone to this one is very balanced with yeasty bready tones followed closely by strong citrus tartness. The Champagne yeast really shines here to create a dry crispness that is lovely. The mouthfeel is really alive on the tongue for this one making you want the next sip. This is a perfectly drinkable sour ale I can't wait to have again.

Note to Ithaca:!: bring this one back. Don't stop making incredible beers.

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Brute from Ithaca Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.