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Ithaca Lucky Fairy

Ithaca Lucky Fairy
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
American Sour Red

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6134) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2009
[Cask @ BCTC 09] Murky brown red color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart grapes, wild yeast, light vanilla, toast, oak, light vinegar, and leather. Taste of dark fruits, wood, vanilla, berry skin, bourbon, tart cherry, acidic, and a sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Cask at the Ithaca booth at BCTC. Pours a murky brown with a thin white head. Big sour bretty nose with some vinegar hints. Doesn’t live up to the nose though, but still has some nice sour notes, and a lot of promise. Seems like it would get better with time perhaps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2611) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3590) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5912) - 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.

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