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Cold Front | Ithaca Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WesWes on 09-04-2009

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a snifter. Bottle date good by March.

Good caramel color Light aroma of caramel and toffee.

Carbonation a bit strong.

There is caramel, some lemon, and too much alcohol

in the finish for the ABV.

An okay beer. Drink warmer for a more balanced taste.

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4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark red-brown with lots of bubbles and a giant three-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: Bread, dark fruit, and spice.

T: Moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Very malt forward. Lots of roasted qualities. Less Belgian in characteristic than I'm used to with this style. Good though.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth.

O: Really interesting roasted qualities that weren't quite what I was expecting for the style. This is a good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, hilliards can-pint

I didn't realize what style this was when I poured it, or I may have considered an alternate serving vessel. Regardless, this was a nice little winter seasonal - big belgian yeast profile, brwon sugar, banana, fruity esters, quite sweet. Not a game-changer, but quite drinkable and a nice change of pace for me on this given day

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Crystal clear amber color. Aggressive center pour leads to a 2 finger light khaki head that fades slowly to a slight ring and a cumulonimbus cloudy looking center. Lacing is pretty consistently spotty.

S: Grainy malts, yeast and some hop bitterness. Diacetyl and a touch of booze shows up in the nose as well.

T: Follows the nose but pulls a few flavors from an amber lager which is a bit unexpected. The grains are nice and the malt is really the all-star here. Not much else in flavor here.

M: Crisp finish, medium body. Perfectly carbonated.

O: An easy drinking Belgian Dark that I'm pretty sure doesn't really fit the style.

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Cold Front from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 346 ratings
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