Saison | Ithaca Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheBCrew on 06-10-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
3.53%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of TheBCrew
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an experimental release from Ithaca using 3 yeast strains (including Brett). 4 barrels were brewed and it's expected to go fast. Pale, cloudy straw color with a foamy white head that dissipates to moderate lacing. Banana and clove aroma with a bit of sour funkiness. Mellow flavor with some citrus and clove spiciness. Dry, clean, slightly bitter finish. Medium-light bodied with good drinkability. I'm not very familiar with this style, but I certainly like this offering.

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Photo of xenolithic
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this on tap in a tasting glass inside of the Ithaca Brewing Co Store while visiting some friends and family in Ithaca for the festival this weekend. For those not in the know, they are currently on their last half barrel of this, so get it while it's still there!

The taste and scent of this pale yellow beer was that of light cloves and a hint of bananas. Mouthfeel was excellent and smooth and it was extremely drinkable. The Saison style or Farmhouse Ale is meant to be low ABV and a thirst quencher for farmers and laborers out in the hot sun, and after a hot day, this sure hit the spot.

My only regret is I cheaped out and didn't buy a growler of this because of the ride home!

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Saison from Ithaca Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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