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LeBleu - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

419 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 419
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 723
Gots: 91 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: almychristopher on 01-01-2010)
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled shared by RoyMunson.
Pours a light reddish gold in color. A very nice, frothy, inch of white head on the pour.
Smell is much more funk than I was expecting. Really was expecting much more of a fruity, floral nose.
Very tart in the mouthfeel. Very high amount of carbonation as well. That could be toned down a bit. Good flavor none the less.
This is relatively new and fresh, but the amount of funk it's already showing is incredible. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 00:45:18 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch E!032.
Blind tasting, and had this one next to a E!027 Brute. I hadn't been a huge fan of the Brutes I've had before, but I liked 27 a LOT, and it definitely was my favorite between that and this beer in our tasting.

Cloudy pour, ruby-amber in color, with a thin, wispy, white head that dissipated, leaving a few stray bubbles on top. Well, even in a blind tasting, it was apparent there was either fruit or flower petals in this one. Funky aroma, brett, horseblanket, leather, light berries just barely peeking through. Twinge of tartness up front in the taste, floral notes, light berry notes that probably didn't come out as much as when the beer was fresh, funky yeast, leather, fresh cut grass. Light-medium body, prickly and somewhat acidic mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Very nice overall, even if Brute overshadowed it, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 05:32:45 | More by Rifugium
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-07-2014 22:46:55 | More by BucketBoy
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-04-2014 06:02:20 | More by BA_Berto
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-24-2014 16:13:08 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-16-2014 12:17:51 | More by tectactoe
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-13-2014 03:02:19 | More by gcare02
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-30-2014 02:10:03 | More by AlanBeerMan
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2014 15:38:51 | More by Zaphog
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-19-2014 22:07:25 | More by ajzy
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the Ithaca Luminous release, how fitting, right?

This was a huge highlight, possibly my favorite sour ever.

Pours a murky, hazy, golden orange, with not much head or lacing.

Smells like a great mixture of sweet and sour- with some floral notes as well.

The taste is pretty awesome. Mild to medium tartness, like some sort of puckering sour candy, with some citrus fruits as well, some hay, sour lemon. There is a long and sour finish to this one- it lingers for a while on the palate, and leaves the lips tingly.

Light bodied, crisp, refreshing, spritzy carbonation.

Just awesome. I wish they still made this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 02:03:11 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Maryland

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North Carolina

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LeBleu from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.