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LeBleu - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

425 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 728
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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sphyrn

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-27-2014 01:18:28 | More by sphyrn
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pmoore311

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-10-2014 16:24:05 | More by pmoore311
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cfh64

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-08-2014 23:46:23 | More by cfh64
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Devman171

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-28-2014 20:31:16 | More by Devman171
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

01-12-2014 21:52:35 | More by fehrminator
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-05-2014 22:35:27 | More by ThatsThatDude
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-02-2014 03:14:31 | More by POTABLE83
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DrewZ926

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-08-2013 04:55:21 | More by DrewZ926
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-02-2013 04:56:05 | More by tsauce2
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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.

10-30-2013 02:19:54 | More by twiggamortis420
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11%

10-26-2013 17:26:03 | More by roostor07
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-19-2013 07:49:32 | More by phishphorce
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-10-2013 03:26:39 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-08-2013 02:52:38 | More by emerge077
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LaChupacabra

California

4.75/5  rDev +11%

10-05-2013 05:20:50 | More by LaChupacabra
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-03-2013 16:09:31 | More by trxxpaxxs
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scotv

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-29-2013 14:06:47 | More by scotv
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.51/5  rDev -18%

Poured into a Fantome tulip on 5/29/12

Batch E0!21

Split with spider889 and MbpBugeye

A) Medium hued burnt and browned orange. What an effervescent critter - it filled up about 80% of the glass. As Seth put it, it looked like cotton candy melting in water. It is a furious dissipation and leaves speckled lace. The second pour holds about 1/3rd inch of retention (and hold it does for a long time). Light pink foam.

S) The aroma is on the floral side in the sense it has a soft blueberry note. Earthy blueberry skin and semi-sweet blueberry flesh tones. The barrel is modest too with mild, musty oak. Faint husk notions. It smells clean at first but turns funky as it warms.

T) Tart ghosts haunt the palate with a semblance of Sour Patch candy, just not quite as sweet. Upfront, it is sour enough. The midsection and finish turn toward raw brett funk; musty, dank and dirty. The oak imparts a dry, vapidly wooden finish. More brett and barrel than berry at this point. There is faint blueberry when cold but it falls away entirely once warm.

M) The feel is tilted toward the lighter side. Carbonation is vigorous and fizzy, accenting the sour flavors. Damp oak residuals.

D) LeBleu is a decent-drinking, brett-heavy tart and sour sipper. Pretty much any blueberry has fallen off by now. I like it pretty well as is, but I should have drank a bottle fresh.

09-26-2013 06:41:28 | More by Ryan011235
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bum732

Lesotho

4/5  rDev -6.5%

09-23-2013 23:35:31 | More by bum732
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-21-2013 20:32:15 | More by Gonzoillini
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

09-12-2013 18:52:14 | More by beernads
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LockeSD

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

09-11-2013 13:13:30 | More by LockeSD
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%

Served in a wedding snifter.

There needs to be a Warner Brothers tribute blend: "Lou Pepe LeBleu". ...Sorry. Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a half-finger of cream foam. The nose comprises tart dank blueberries, brown sugar, and cinnamon. The taste opts for the sour route with the berries and ditches the spices in favor of some extra lemon-y tartness. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a damn fine blueberry sour, better than the vaunted Blåbær. This was worth the wait.

09-02-2013 18:39:28 | More by TMoney2591
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Florida9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

09-02-2013 01:12:51 | More by Florida9
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frankthetank86

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-18-2013 05:13:25 | More by frankthetank86
LeBleu from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.