Cold Front | Ithaca Beer Company

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Cold FrontCold Front

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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Photo of atr2605
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a deepamber/brown color with an off white head about one fingerswidth, not the best retention
S-raisins, caramel, smells a bit boozy for being only 7%
T-starts with a bit off the caramel flavor buts turns into a yeasty olive flavor. Not good
M-Medium Light
O-not a fan, nose was a bit off but still had some of the typical characteristics but the flavor was way off.

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Photo of cbutova
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Never seen this one, love that Ithaca is back in all of MA.

A- Poured into a pint glass with a cloudy dark red-brown body. Small creamy, light tan head forms to about one-finger but doesn't retain all that well. Creamy ring leaves some legs but no significant lace sticks around.

S- Not the strongest of aromas for a Belgian-style ale but I get a good amount of raisin, dark fruit, yeast spice and brown sugar.

T- Takes on a different feel from the aroma to me. It still starts out with raisin, tart dark fruit and yeast spice (clove). It takes on a weird roast malt flavor that almost has an ash-charcoal BBQ feel. I also get grapes, plum vinous notes, brown sugar and slight medicinal notes.

MF- Creamy moderately thick body with silky carbonation. Tart and bitter finish on the palate.

I dunno what in the flavor gives it this flavor but it has a slight resemblance to wood ash and I hate to say it cigarette smoke. Overall it's like raisin ash/charcoal. This might be the first time I have gotten this off flavor. This isn't strong enough to kill the beer but it brings it down a bit.

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Photo of DuffMan23
2.88/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of utopiajane
2.89/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ithaca Cold Front poured a caramel color with almost no head and no lacing. I expected frothy and creamy and when I saw it I checked and saw the freshness date was close but not past. Look is cloudy with a a thin ring and spotty lacing. Nose is bready, malty, a bit of Belgian yeast and nutty. Taste was terrible. Like stale peanuts that came out of a tin can. Stale, flat, metallic. Had a little resin and hop bitterness but the flavors were dead. Alcohol was right up front on the palate. I rated it as high as I did because of the fact that in the 6 pack 1 or 2 of the bottles were just slightly better than this. It has potential.

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Photo of tigg924
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: minimal head and carbonation, cloudy, chestnut brown in color

Smell:toasted malt, plums, hops, alcohol, and bread

Taste: bread, apple, raisins, and roasted malt

Mouthfeel: semi-sweet, modearte carbonation, medium bodied

Drinkability: An average saison that I want another of, but am in no rush to get. Not a bad effort.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Cold Front from Ithaca Beer Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 346 ratings.
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