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LeBleu - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
95
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420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 725
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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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another one enjoyed at the tasting, this one pulled out by yours truly. Batch E!021. Big thanks to Kmurray8621 for sending me this one.

The pour is beautiful. It starts out a clear reddish-pink, but as the yeast is added it gets extremely cloudy and looks like grapefruit juice. The carbonation coming from kbutler1's etched glass is insane, but otherwise appears normal. The head has a pink tint to it, with great retention and leaves some intense sheets of lacing.

The nose starts out strong with sour fruit and funk. Berries and barnyard aromas are the strongest coming out of this, with a tart and sour character that I've come to know and love.

The near perfect carbonation, light and bubbly from the champagne yeast, intensifies the sourness and tartness of this one. Fruity characters, as well as a light woodyness. Incredibly complex and tasty. Vinous. Finishes dry and mouthpuckeringly sour.

Like I said before, this one has a near perfect carbonation. Light in body, and incredibly drinkable.

Overall, this is exponentially better than Brute, and I don't care what anyone says. This stuff is really good and I would love to see what time would do to this. Thanks Kevin!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 06:33:57 | More by Mistofminn
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Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
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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.

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LeBleu from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.