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Brute - Ithaca Beer Company

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791 Ratings
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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1,133
Gots: 142 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: albern on 06-22-2008)
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

12-23-2011 02:47:03 | More by hotmanflab666
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

11-14-2011 21:20:19 | More by splax23
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Georgia

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in chalis

Great looker! hazy straw color, nice light white head that dies to a thin layer but is persistent. Visually carbonated.

Strong tart sour smell in a good way, makes your mouth water

More tart and sour than expected, makes you pucker at first taste, but then your mouth relaxes. Citrus and spice notes come through the complexity

It is a very dry spritzy beer but the spritz is a soft feeling with some slipperiness. And the low bitter and sour tend to linger.

Over all a very good beer. I plan to purchase another bottle for saving.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the American Craft Beer Fest and it was a very good change up from the preponderance of IPAs at the festival. They labeled this beer as an American Golden Sour Ale, which really doesn't exist as a separate style. It is a Farmhouse ale with all of its yeasty sourness. As to the availability, I have no idea of this beers frequency, so you'll have to seek it out on its own terms. This beer poured a fairly cloudy pale color with a stong nose of vinegar, florals, and yeast. The taste reminded me of some fig and/or Hibiscus Flowers. I also got a strong flavor of juniper and maybe some ginger. The farm house style isn't may favorite, the sourness is a bit yeasty, not nearly as sourly refreshing as say the Belgian Flemish reds, but I appreciated it as one of the few of its style at the festival.

Serving type: on-tap

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Brute from Ithaca Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.