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Cold Front - Ithaca Beer Company

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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: WesWes on 09-04-2009

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Aroma was pleasent enough and bordered on the dubbel side too.
Yeasty and malty upfront with a dry sweet sherry aroma.
The appearance is murky russet ruby brown. A medium sized head was produced and was long lasting.
Taste was pretty good. Had a sweet and sour taste but also had the sweet dark fruits one associates with a dubbel.
A good beer with som promise.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

poured from a bottle into a unibroue belgian style chalice glass.

it pours a cloudy dark red, amber color with a 3/4" head. the head is tan & robust at first then fades quickly to lacing on the glass. their was a bit of sediment on the bottom of the bottle that i swished to top my glass off with.

the smell is of sweet & sour fruit, smoke & very little hops. a very odd smelling brew!

the taste up front is sour fruit.... slight belgian spice... uhhh?.... i like the yeast flavor.... the alcohol is there but well hidden... ive never tasted another ale like it.... slightly smokey & the hops are not prevalent. the taste is belgian but not quite belgian. paradoxical.

the mouthfeel is slightly carbonated & smooth.

this is an original brew! the bottle says "belgian style amber ale" & i would agree. it's belgian inspired but original all on its own. as the ale warms it offers more belgian flavor notes.... i really dig this brew as it's very easy to drink. i give the ithaca brewery credit for this daring offering!!

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Cold Front from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.