Brute | Ithaca Beer Company

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Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Small head, hazy Orange(ish) color, beautiful lacing

S: Nice sourness presence and the presence of fruit, grape, cherry, melon, some brett & lemon, oakā€¦.great aroma

T: Similar to the smell: a calm sourness/funk/tartness, oak notes & brett, accompanied by the lemon, grapes, and melon

M: Fizzy/carbonated; usual suspects of the oak, sour, tart, and funk existence; light/medium-bodied

O: Quite a tasty product from Ithaca and a superb demonstration of the sour, funky, wild ale style

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4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a quarter finger high head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness and oak are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has sourness with notes of oak, the latter of which stands out in the finish.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is simple yet is pleasant to sip and savor. It is quite easy to drink and an excellent representation of the style.

Note: Batch E!027

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