LeBleu - Ithaca Beer Company
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4/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
07-08-2014 05:32:45 | More by Rifugium
4.56/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
04-17-2014 02:03:11 | More by GreesyFizeek
LeBleu from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.