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Brute - Ithaca Beer Company

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790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1,135
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:
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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Ratings: 790 | Reviews: 388 | Display Reviews Only:
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tjseveryday

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-08-2011 22:04:41 | More by tjseveryday
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Nevada

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-06-2011 22:54:54 | More by Destral
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Georgia

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-06-2011 07:37:42 | More by awalk1227
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-05-2011 23:30:18 | More by Corkpuller
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

12-04-2011 22:28:56 | More by nmann08
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campfirebrew

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7%

12-04-2011 01:38:26 | More by campfirebrew
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.9%

12-02-2011 22:15:56 | More by klipper
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Damico

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-02-2011 14:45:36 | More by Damico
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dwoolley1

New York

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-01-2011 19:34:01 | More by dwoolley1
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-01-2011 13:16:56 | More by jwelsh
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.9%

12-01-2011 03:23:36 | More by monitorpop
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todisht

Alabama

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-01-2011 02:54:27 | More by todisht
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-29-2011 20:20:31 | More by brandoman63
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abraxel

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-28-2011 14:45:25 | More by abraxel
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LockeSD

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-28-2011 00:52:04 | More by LockeSD
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-27-2011 22:04:19 | More by trapper2408
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-27-2011 21:49:28 | More by Diomede
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JordonHoltzman

New York

4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first ever sour ale.

poured into a champagne flute, foams just like champagne, other than the fact that it is not filtered, it pours and looks like champagne. very bubbly, and instead of fizzling out quickly like most champagnes, this has strong head retention.

has the tart and sour citrus smell, characters that derive from the champagne yeast used in the bottle conditioning.

The sourness is an unknown and interesting taste for me since this is the first time i've had a beer of this style, but i like it a lot. It is not mouth puckering strong, which is a good thing. has notes of grapefruit and lemon too.

mouthfeel is like a champagne, as the bubbles are effervescent. made for great carbonation

I look forward to having this beer a second time as well as trying new sour/wilds. great beer

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 21:24:35 | More by JordonHoltzman
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch E!37

A-Cloudy yellow-orange, two finger head well carbonated but goes flat after a while.

S-Lemon, tartness with some wheat.

T-Lemon, wheat. Not overly sour more of a well balanced tartness.

M-Light an very carbonated at first, but it starts to go flat after a while.

O-A wonderful beer. Not extremely sour but tart borderline sour. The lemon and wheat flavor is great. Glad I went to the release.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 04:15:55 | More by rlee1390
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev -9.9%

11-26-2011 16:48:19 | More by bluntedboywonder
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hippityhops85

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle poured into champagne flute

Pours an opaque orange/lemon peel color. Minimal head that forms a nice ring around the circumference of the glass

The nose is exceptional. Tons of lemon peel, citrus, bretty goodness. Granny Smith apples play a big role here as well.

The taste follows suit on the nose. Really exceptional and clean. Tons of tart lemony flavors along with a big Granny Smith apple puckering flavor. Very Dry. Yum.

The mouth feel is surprising but not expected. It is pretty aggressive on the carbonation but I feel that it adds to the tart characteristics of the beer rather that distract. Embraces the "Brute" label. Highly recommended. I hope this gets to see distribution again rather than a brewery release.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 18:52:10 | More by hippityhops85
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Joecaddie

Delaware

5/5  rDev +12.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.6%

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California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-22-2011 23:09:09 | More by cbanker
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Goldstar81

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

11-22-2011 18:58:56 | More by Goldstar81
Brute from Ithaca Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.