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Brute - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
98
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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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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-02-2013 23:33:05 | More by egrace84
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage.

Inch tall off white head, fizzy bubbly head. Body is a dull peach. Cap and collar. Recede after about 4 minutes.

Grapes. Tart peaches, champagne yeast influenced.

More with the sour grapes with a funk presence this time. Beneath all of this there is a balancing sweetness about it.

Very lively bubble mouthfeel and carbonation level. Unique and perhaps my favorite aspect of Brute.

A solid, well built sour. Balanced with a great lively mouthfeel and carbonation. Thanks kawilliams81 for the long time want share! Thanks Kent.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 00:13:34 | More by Duff27
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JayAre46

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-01-2013 06:32:38 | More by JayAre46
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-29-2013 23:59:53 | More by jkane101
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mobius387

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.9%

05-26-2013 10:22:32 | More by mobius387
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BigbROB

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-22-2013 15:38:22 | More by BigbROB
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grover37

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +12.6%

05-22-2013 04:25:46 | More by grover37
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dcloeren

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7%

05-21-2013 20:57:32 | More by dcloeren
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Busker

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +12.6%

05-21-2013 18:01:17 | More by Busker
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

05-21-2013 04:34:37 | More by CosmoHopHead
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TheBronze

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

05-19-2013 23:21:10 | More by TheBronze
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ShawnMH

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

05-19-2013 15:47:25 | More by ShawnMH
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-16-2013 01:12:52 | More by lakersfan16
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

05-12-2013 18:40:06 | More by mtrog313
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-12-2013 15:42:35 | More by coldmeat23
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

05-08-2013 06:42:27 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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drewone

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

05-07-2013 07:04:08 | More by drewone
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JMAC45

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.6%

05-06-2013 02:23:17 | More by JMAC45
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bobv

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7%

05-03-2013 20:42:06 | More by bobv
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

05-03-2013 16:49:09 | More by KevinmusPrime
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

04-29-2013 21:02:13 | More by CuriousMonk
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-29-2013 02:13:50 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-28-2013 20:37:17 | More by zachattack555
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Listed as a "Golden Sour Ale" it's exactly that! Gorgeous golden coloring, effervescent, lively, bubbly; like a champagne.

The aromas are strong Apple with hints of pear. Sour and sweet.

Big juicy Apple sweetness with a sour airy finish the carbonation plays into the taste and feel. The bubbles dance on the tongue and lift the Apple taste and finish with a light airyness. It's inherent in the style to produce such carbonation so it is understandable that it may detract from the overall experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 23:46:24 | More by KYGunner
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sgoro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

04-27-2013 19:00:52 | More by sgoro
Brute from Ithaca Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.