Brute | Ithaca Beer Company

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Brewed by:
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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4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light Golden with a little bit of haze. White head that stuck around and left some lacing.

S: Great aroma pouring off this beer, spicy, fruity, champagne like.

T: Clean, Crisp, fruity, hints of peaches. Great sour flavor but not to much bight. Great light finish, almost dry at the end.

M: Light, good carbonation. Feels very dry and open upon swallowing.

O: Very refreshing and enjoyable beer. Great sour ale with a lot of interesting flavors blended together really well.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours hazy golden color with a slightly off white foamy head
S- citrus, green apple, subtle straw aroma.
T- tangy citrus that finishes tart with the oak coming through in the finish
M- light medium bodied with high carbonation
O- a really enjoyable sour and one of the better beers I have from ithaca beer company. Would definitely have it again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml - Batch E!037

A: Poured a cloudy, and bright golden color with a two finger snow-white head.

S: Funk, acidity, citrus and a bit of oak.

T: The taste is by far the standout point of this beer. Mild to medium tartness upfront that evolves into a citrusy/oaky finish. Every sip is bright and refreshing.

M: Medium carbonation with a solid body.

O: Le Bleu minus the bleu. Brilliantly balanced, incredibly refreshing, and a taste that perpetually pulls you in for more. One of the best sours that I have had to date.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap, served in an 8oz snifter

Slightly cloudy golden color with a firm paper white cap. Good staying power with some decent retention.

Huge sour notes. Lemons, hay, barnyard, some oak, and tart fruit. The Brett is really pronounced here. Tons of layers and complexity.

On the palate, oak comes out a little more, adding a layer of woody dryness on top of the tartness and barnyard funk from the Brett. Loads of citrus and some cider vinegar lend a pretty potent sour punch.

Light bodied, effervescent and extremely crisp and dry. This is a funky little number that finishes with a nice dryness. Surprisingly easy to drink.

This beer is very impressive. Had been chasing this one for a while and finally found it on tap. It did not disappoint. Excellent sour beer.

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Brute from Ithaca Beer Company
4.39 out of 5 based on 844 ratings.
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