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LeBleu - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

422 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 422
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 725
Gots: 92 | 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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kkipple

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanx to Crittervision for this bottle, shared with friends in Buford at the massive Meat Meet!

A. Pours a fat, foamy head (think Brute) atop a purple-gold brew. Head dies fast. Eventually dies altogether.

S. Y;know... this smells like Brute (dry champangey malt, semi-sweet, white grape, light lemon funk) but with a dose of berry. Blueberry, blackberry? maybe... has that wild 'field' character, the kind your hands take on after picking berries. Which is to say, quite nice, and more characterful than Brute. This is very nice.

T. Overcarbonated. That's about where the cons end... this is basically Brute with a shot of berry juice, which I REALLY LOVE. Champagne-like, fine funk-sour with the aforementioned berries coming in to add flavor and character. A fine, fizzy, celebratory berry sour brew. I want more.

M / D. Highly carbonated, explodes in the mouth (like most Ithaca big beers...) which makes you sip it slowly. Is this by design or just how these things turn out? Finish is blueberry and lemon - lactic.

LeBleu is a very good beer, and not only should Ithaca make more, but they should send me some, because I am cool. Big props to Critter from NC for this fine berry gift!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 00:52:42 | More by kkipple
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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.

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LeBleu from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.