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Ithaca Excelsior! Brute

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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #26. ]
Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly - fully lasting, white white head. Aroma is fruity acidic, yeasty, barnyard, peach - apricot sour. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090501]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40454) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, vinegar, and wood. The flavor is sweet with ligth notes of wood and lemon, leading to a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Slightly hazy orange colour with a minor head. Aroma is sour wood, some caramel, mild burnt sugar, yeast and some slight citrusy notes. Flavour is being rather similar with some mild tartness as well. Not the most dry wild ale, but a nicely balanced brew nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Miver. Pours a hazy yellow with an off-white head. Lightly tart aroma. Medium body, dry malty accents with a fairly dry and lightly tart finish. Not really convincing. 010509

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
2nd December 2011
Bottle shared with the Kernel crew at the brewery. Cloudy gold beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Light crisp palate. Semi dry with stinging carbonation. Pleasantly sour. A little citrus. Nice champagne like feel to this matched with a winey finish. Pretty bloody good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle at DLD 09 ... hazy amber ...thin white head ... light barnyard funk nose ... tart lemon sour ... sharp ... not me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Greg at Birreria Paradiso. Hazy yellow orange with a fluffy white head that disappears slowly to leave good lacing. Aroma of citrus, vinegar and light spice. Flavor has grapefruit sourness, some funk, and decent malt. Very full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours light, hazy yellow with a foamy, white head. Aroma holds plenty of acid, along with barnyard funk, berry sweet notes and mild yeast. Flavor has short fruit/citrus sweetness followed by pronounced brett, wood, and sourness. Light to medium in body with potent, tingly carbonation. Finishes tart with some lingering acid. Very good.

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