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LeBleu - Ithaca Beer Company

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407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%


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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SiepJones

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky rose, which makes it appear almost like a glass of grapefruit juice, just not as bright. A large pile of fizzy, hissing head sits on top of this beer. The head doesn't hang around too long as it fizzles away. Color aside this brew pours like a glass of champagne. A musty funk aroma rises from my glass, there is a slight touch of blueberry on the finish. Funky flavor of brett, some mustiness, slightly tart/acidic blueberry flavor on the finish. The mouth has lots of carbonation due to the champagne yeast. Slick body, with tingly carbonation, and a tart finish. A very drinkable sour, the beer was funky then nice and tart, while the blueberry flavor is not overpowering and melds in perfectly with the finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 02:29:35 | More by SiepJones
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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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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%

03-16-2014 15:44:20 | More by rrski198
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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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

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle courtesy of sliverX pours a hazed dark gold color with a small, fizzy off white head. Gushed slowly, so beware.

Nose does show a little bit of blueberry tartness, but it is mostly sour goodness from the bacteria. YES! Beautiful...love it already.

Taste is so well balanced it is just about perfect. Its sour, but not overly so, there still remains a hint of fruit and brett. There are not too many beers that I think would be perfect in almost every situation, but this one comes damn close. Morning, noon or night...all perfect. If we could get breweries to do this easily and drink have sixers available for ~$15, Nirvana my friends...Nirvana.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 02:19:54 | More by twiggamortis420
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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New York

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New York

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LeBleu from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.