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Ithaca Lucky Fairy

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Ithaca Lucky Fairy
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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American Sour Red


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Cask at BCTC 2009. Pours a hazy amber with a thin head. Aroma is funky, earthy leather, old stale dry hoppiness, a bit cheesey moldy hops, funk, brett, fruit and tropical notes. Flavor is mildly acetic, funky cheesey stale hops, a bit leafy citrus leather, flowery, toast, light vinegar, and moderate caramel malts. Finish is a bit funky oily and slick.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5105) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2009
On cask, @ BCTC 09. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a minimal to no head. The nose is a little sharp and not especially funky with some sour cherry, pineapple, light brett, and a little wood. The flavor is only lightly sour with a little brett, cherry, and vinegar. A little rough around the edges and lacking in crispness. The body is thinnish, almost completely still with some dryness on the finish. A fairly easy drinker, but it wouldn’t be one I’d seek out if it were bottled.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
(BCTC, cask) Muddy dark amber body with no head. Aroma is medium sweet, pineapple, oak, cherry. Taste is medium sweet, oak/Brett, some orange, light pineapple. Medium body, no carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1860) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2009
BCTC. REddish with ring. Wood sour cherry aroma. Woody sweet and sour cherry with mild funk. Nice effervescent carbo. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
A hazy reddish brown ale with a pleasant sour cherry, dirt, Brett and barnyard. In mouth, a nice restrained sour ale, woody, astringent, with light ground cherries. Medium bodied. Quaffable. Cask at BCTC 2009

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Tap at BCTC 2009: Murky brown copper with a fading head. Spicy hop aroma with a lot of leathery brett character. Slick feel. The flavor has a citric hop character- a bit of vegetal with leathery rustic undertones. Some grainy husk from the malt is evident. Eh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2525) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2009
BCTC’09. The brewer said this is something he just threw together before the event, a blend of a few different wild brews. This was a cask as opposed to what a few people are writing. This was a murky thick brown color. Aroma is hefty wet wood with lots of aceto and a Swedish-fish type of sourness. More balsamic and rotten garbage in the flavor. This was exactly what it was......... a sour beer completely thrown together with no finesse. But heck it is sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2009
BCTC 09. Pours a cloudy brownish red with a smaller off white head. Aroma of wild/funky yeast, vanilla, oak, nuts and a toasted almost burnt quality. Flavor of moderate bitterness, some tart cherry, burnt toast, other fruit character and light vanilla.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Tap at BCTC. Not a good beer. Acetone, spray paint aromas dominate the sour aroma. Tough, acrid, pineapple flavors, with a very thin, flat profile. Uncomplex and uncompromisingly caustic, this desperately needs to be blended to take off its edge.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Hazy reddish brown. Aroma is faint sour with some cherry and wood. Very light flavor. Not quite there. Some sour, some wood, some sweetness. Almost a little brett to dry it but could use some time to dry more.


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