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


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RATINGS: 181   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. It’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
cask at Blue monk. Pours deep amber, almost purple in my glass. tan head with little retention. Nose is a bit bland, but I do detect some burnt sugar. Taste begins light with some pitted fruit and vanilla. Light toast adds. body is silky and gulp able.

Bygers (1184) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a deep amber colour 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
The body has a dark brownish color with reddish highlights. The pour produced only a small tan head which quickly fades to wispy thin covering. Lacing is minimal and very slick, sliding right down the sides of the glass. Its aroma is pleasantly sweet, fruity, estery and yeasty. The flavor starts with sweet malty, bready and earthy yeasts notes for the base. As it warms some mild dark fruity notes come out along with a hint of spice and hops. It finishes with a sort of sweet and funky fruity yeast thing going on. The texture has a firm smooth feel with mild carbonation.

Mep3222 (1630) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Malty with some nice Belgian yeast flavors. Dark and some slight hop bitterness, but a bit too malty and thick to have much at all. Good beer, but would not want many of them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a dark caramel reddish color with a white head. Aroma is very caramel and sweet. Flavor is very rich with a very Belgian yeast finish. Overall not bad probably won’t drink another one because of the style.

Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Has a faint spice aroma, taste is a caramel malt with some Belgian spice. Had a bit of an poor aftertaste it seemed to me.

conway (2210) - - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a 1 finger off white head that dissipates quickly. Tiny bubbles everywhere for the first few minutes but it settles quickly. Aroma had a weird root beer like note out of the bottle but it doesn't last long. Aroma settles into lots of apple and floral yeast. Taste starts there ands some roasty malt and spices. Light caramel notes throughout. Slick syrupy palate and moderate carbonation. Not bad.

drowland (9048) - Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
1/6/14. 12oz bottle thanks to JBVatkeens. Hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. Belgian yeast, light esters, and pennies on the aroma. Fruitier flavor, banana coming through, some caramel, creamy, pennies. Meh.

tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Cloudy amber poured from bottle. No head to speak of. Slight malt aroma. Flavor of pepper with a slightly tart finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a dirty brownish amber color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of toasted amber malts, Belgian yeast, bubblegum, banana, and nail polish remover. Taste of toasted malt, brown bread, Belgian yeast, sour rotted bananas, and clove. Meh

MrJAO773 (10) - New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
The dark malt flavor is delicious. This is a seasonal favorite that should not be missed.

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