Formerly brewed at Ithaca Beer Co.
Style: Belgian Ale
Ithaca, New York USA


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Cold Front is our Belgian-style Amber Ale brewed in autumn to keep us inspired as the days grow shorter and the nights colder. Its brewed with European Malts and hops and fermented with a legendary Belgian "Farmhouse" yeast. Savor its deep russet color, rich flavor accented by slight herbal hoppiness, and definite spicy yeast character. Bundle up!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hivemind (913) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
12oz bottle from ABC Beer Co poured into tulip. Had it on rooftop yesterday with Tommy, Erica, Anthony F. Pours darker than expected, a deep rust. Head is creamy and minimal. Nose is a little lacking - small aromas of malt/Belgian yeast. Flavor isnt packed with Belgian yeast which is good to me. Easy drinker with earthy hop notes, moderate Belgian yeast and a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Didnt love it but could drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (1051) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2013
Pours a dark orange/red (auburn? need to learn my technical colors!) with a boozy head. Aromas of fruity hops, coriander, slight bubblegum, light caramel and slight toffee. The Belgian side comes through more strongly than the amber side. Flavors of caramel, slight smoke, light toffee, and light fruity/grassy hops behind. Leaves a light smoky aftertaste. Lightly bitter and sweet. Wow I just didnt expect the flavors judging from the aromas! You fooled me Ithaca you fooled me! Or maybe, Im the fool....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2354) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reddish copper with a light tan head. Malty, spicy, slightly bitter. Trailing and lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Ithaca Cold Front poured a caramel color with almost no head and no lacing. I expected frothy and creamy and when I saw it I checked and saw the freshness date was close but not past. Look is cloudy with a a thin ring and spotty lacing. Nose is bready, malty, a bit of Belgian yeast and nutty. Taste was terrible. Like stale peanuts that came out of a tin can. Stale, flat, metallic. Had a little resin and hop bitterness but the flavors were dead. Alcohol was right up front on the palate. I rated it as high as I did because of the fact that in the 6 pack 1 or 2 of the bottles were just slightly better than this. It has potential.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (3087) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Hazy dark amber pour with a large tan head. Quite full bodied for a Belgium ale, though the grainy fullness muffles a lot of subtle flavors. Some spicy red fruits hiding somewhere in there but the mix here shuts them out. Molasses towards the top but finishes muted and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcmisko (358) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours amber, small tan head. Smells like malts, spice, resembles a belgian ale. Taste malty, a little spice and caramel. light body. malty after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
12 oz bottle Whole Foods. Deep red-brown; one-finger head dissipates into a trace of a ring; no lacing. Aroma and flavor of dark sugar, dark fruit, nuts, toast. Light bitterness in the finish. Medium body, granular yet somehow fizzy. Decent beer; Id like it to be a little "brighter" since this seems pretty dark and dank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
amber/brown pour, spice hop aroma. Average carbonation, nice balanced brew, spice, even candy like begining, medium body, slight bitter finsh. Along the typical flavors of Belgian style, amber tast mekes this a pretty good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (2262) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours deep amber with off white head. Aroma is spicy, toast, nuts and roasty. Taste is sweet with some light bitters on the finish. Medium bodied, smooth texture. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2012
12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel/bread, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, caramel/bread. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

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