Brute | Ithaca Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with vintage (aged) local hops, barley, wheat, corn, aged in oak with Brett and finished with three types of champagne yeast.

Added by albern on 06-22-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
843
Reviews:
391
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
1,069
Gots:
138
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Jwale73
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes - served in a tulip. Pours a hazy orange with a dense, bright white, half-inch head. Nose suggests grapefruit and screams tart. Taste follows nose - tart without being overly sour. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with a lively, palate-cleansing carbonation and an acidity that lightly stimulates the salivary glands. This is a top notch American Wild. Tart and refreshing; I've been wanting to try this beer for quite some time and was not at all disappointed. I definitely need to track a bottle of this down.

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Photo of callmemickey
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch E!010. Poured into two tulips and shared with the lady.

A: Bright, rich golden colored body with fantastic hazing. Large fluffy white head which slowly recedes to a nice coating with no patches. Good spotty, fluffy lacing.

S: Soft green apples, lemon, orange, funk. Overall slightly tart and sour.

T: Amped up explosion of sour green apples and tart citric fruits. Light funk in the background. Absolutely divine flavor profile. Everything is silky smooth and loaded with delicate complexity.

M: Tart and sour with a nice light-medium body. Clean, crisp and refreshing finish. Somewhat sweet in the middle.

D: A super sour. Not sure what I could have done with the whole bottle to my self, but this is a nice light sour. Reminds me very much of temptation crossed with fantome saison. Get one.

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Photo of AshleyMiller
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a special thanks to Ejeffer11 again for this beer! poured into a stone snifter. batch E!037.

a- the perfect warm sunny yellow-brown, an opaque masterpiece with thousands of tiny champagne bubbles

s- heavenly, brett in all its glory

t- much the same as the smell, quick tart apple-pear tinge with a clean finish, not acidic mouth-puckering, but sour non the less

m- the body of the trickle off of third dam, a lesser known ithaca waterfall, a rush of balanced sour on the tongue, softening quickly

o- truly a delight to drink. not overwhelming. simple elegance in a bottle. will be seeking this one out permanently.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of drabmuh
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Long time want, great great beer. Did not disappoint. I will be seeking this beer out in greater quantities.

Beer is straw yellow and hazy. Forms a thin white head with a lot of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is strong citric sour....beautiful.

Beer is medium to low bodied. Great sweetness followed by huge tartness. Woodsey, funky. There is a lot of carbonation in the mouth to carry that sour throughout. I love this beer.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter

Batch 1

A- Hazy appearance, white one finger head, great lacing, yellow straw appearance
S- Awesome aroma, tart, grapes, sour apple, lemon, brett, my mouth is watering.
T- Very puckering, sour, tarty grape taste, slightly vinegary, very tasty brett funkiness, wild yeast, delicious, sour apples, lemon, hints of citrus, as well as oaky earthiness, a lot going on with the taste.
M- Medium mouth feel, puckering, refreshing, excellent carbonation, well balanced sourness
O- One of the best sours I have had, just delicious, sour, refreshing, complex, wish I had more to drink, really easy drinkability, perfect for a hot summer day.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Brute from Ithaca Beer Company
4.39 out of 5 based on 843 ratings.
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