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Ithaca Excelsior! Le Bleu

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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with New York Blueberries and Brettanomyces, LeBleu is a blend of barrels filled in 2007, 2008, and 2009. It’s finished in the bottle with Champagne yeast. Enjoy the dusty rose appearance, mouthwatering aroma of ripe berries, piquant flavor and quick finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
750 ml bottle from ditmier. Thanks Eric. Pours a cloudy pink-rust color with a big fizzy light pink head that recedes and holds leaving plenty of sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is overtly funky with brett, saw dust, berries and spices. The flavor is sour with mixed berries, some leather, tannins and bit of bread on the back end. The palate is full and creamy with lively-prickly carbonation giving way to more creamy mouthfeel. The finish was medium in duration and dry. Overall: The flavor (which is wonderfully sour) does not have a whole lot of blueberry character, this is no Cantillion blabaer, that aside, its still a fantastic brew. This really hit the spot, thanks again Eric.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
[2779-20100219] 750mL bottle. Sour yeast aroma is super strong. Hazy, red orange body with a long-lasting creamy light pink head. Sour initially grows into a sugary flavour with a very sour blueberry aftertaste. Sour medium body. Super sour, quite tasty.
(Batch E!021; c/o GregClow, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, HogTownHarry, jerc)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 RBWG@Ravenous-22oz bottle-pours a dissipating foamy white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sour, wood, light malt. Taste is sour light/medium fruit, wood, light malt, tart, dry, yeasty. Lots of effervescence. 3.5 *110604- @RBSG thanks to hbmason-pours a white fizzy head and amber/pink color. Aroma is sour/tart, some light malt. Taste is sour/tart fruit with hint of blueberry, light malt. 3.8

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle shared by BOLTZ7555. Amber pour with a pinkish hue. Some funky yeast, sour vinegar, and tart berries. Very nice! Thanks Jason!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2010
definately get blueberries in the smell. color of grapefruit juice. good feel and not very strong sour taste. womderful!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011
In short: Wicked sharp acidic fruity funky beer. One of a kind.
How: From the bottle at Extreme Beer Fest 2010. Many samples.
The look: Cloudy pink body topped by a small white head
In long: The nose is very bright with strong acidic notes, lots of funky barnyard and a pile of fruits (although not specifically blueberries). Taste is more of the same. This beer is sharp, very sharp. Pink grapefruits, blueberries, green apples, young green strawberries. Strong acidity/tartness, strong dryness, medium sourness. Lots of funk. The very lively carbonation turns this potential sipper into a highly refreshing brew that I’d like to drink by the pint. This beer rocks. An Ithaca staff told me this beer was three years in the making. Current 3.92 average is only that “low” because it is not made by a prestigious brewery. I can easily imagine the number if this was made by Lost Abbey. And that number is $45.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Pours deep reddish orange with no head. Nose is tart and funky. with some fruit and barnyard funk. Flavor same with tartness throughout and a nice oak finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Another stellar beer shared by Boltz – thanks J! Pours hazy amber with a thin tan head. The nose is red wine vinegar and tart blueberries. The taste is rip blueberries upfront with tart blueberry skin, vinegar and a touch of funk. Lighter prickly mouthfeel. Nice stuff. Thanks again Jason!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Shared at Churchill’s by Hophead84. Big champagne-like over carbonation. Very light and high in the mouth. Pungent and quick funk. Interesting brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Thanks Anthony!! Pours a reddish pink with a light pinkish head. Sour aroma, with some cheese, wood, and some stone fruit. Flavor is sour and fruity and delicioius as fuck. Berries, light oak. Nice stuff.


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