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Ithaca Excelsior! Brute

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Brewed with vintage local Hops, American Barley, Wheat and Corn, Brute is fermented on Oak for many months with Brettanomyces, then finished with a blend of three Champagne yeasts. Enjoy the turbid citron hue, mature aroma, brash tartness and dry, quenching sparkle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13368) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2009
#26 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 01-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Cloudy yellow - white head. Vanilla, peach, rubarb, wheaty notes, high sourness, white sugar, citrus, spicym wood, tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2009
#26 at papsø bindtasting cloudy yellow, small thick white head. aroma:citrussy but weak. flavor:citrussy, slightly sour, refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Had this twice at DLD! Bobby and Puzzl, I think? Really good stuff here. The pour is golden with a medium white head. The nose is citrus and wheat with some yeast scents as well. The taste is much the same with the citrus flavors really coming through. The sourness is just spot on in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of brett, spices and wood with notes of vanilla. Fruity and light acidic flavour of brett, citrus and wood. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3377) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate white head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left patchy lace. There are lots and lots of carbonation bubbles continuously rushing in streams to the surface. Pleasant aroma of lemon, mild oak, and yeast. The flavor is tart, but at the same time there is an underlying sugary sweetness that balances this beer quite nicely. Malt, lemon, oak, yeast, and sugar are all components in the flavor. I really did not find this all that dry at the finish, and actually found this beer quite refreshing. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
#26 Bottle. [Papsoe grand American tasting] Large fin bubbled thick head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Cloudy orange color. Aroma of a mix of milky sourness and light vanilla, overripe fruit, vinegar. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated acidic and sweet flavor. Lingering sour fruity finish. 7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 15 = 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30912) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
From bottle, Papsoes blindtasting #26. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Vanilla and powdery aroma, light yeasty, citric and wheaty too. Citric and orange fruity flavoured. High carbonation mouthfeel. Light citric and dry finish. A bit too simplistic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2010 My second favorite sour of the day at DL!! Man this is good stuff. Hazy gold pour with a light head. Tart aroma with lemon zest, oak, wheat, tropical fruit, hay and earthy tones. Flavor is sour, but not enough to overshadow the fruitiness, yeast, and great funk. damn fine beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
Thanks to whoever brought this to DLD! Poured pale milky golden with a fizzy cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sour pineapple and oaky notes with a fine twinge on the back of the nose.. soft supporting maltage and great balance. The flavor was somehow better.. sour and engaging throughout with some light fruit (including pineapple and a touch of green apple skin).. warm drive through to the belly.. the malts played a silent supporting role that gave sufficient heft to the mouthfeel. Medium-bodied with just a little too much carbonation on the palate.. overall an excellent brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009

Date: April 25, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: cloudy yellow, wispy white head
Aroma: tart lemony aroma
Flavor: big tart lemon flavor, nice spicyness, touch of oak, light balancing sweetness creates a candy character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

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