Beer Review: Excelsior! Le Bleu
All praise the American Sour! This version of this up-and-coming style is brewed with sour mash and bluberries and aged for 2-3 years in old wine barrels. It is then bottle conditioned with champange yeast.
Salmon colored, with a stark white head. Aromas are fresh and light, mostly lemon-lime with a splash of blueberries and fresh loam. The palate is very pretty with sour lactic qualities, lemony and light. Elegant berry and floral notes in the finish, with a light vanilla note. Refreshing and pretty, with great carbonation and a touch of light malty sweetness.
Ithaca Beer Company is this city’s first brewery, founded in 1998. It’s beers are distributed in through much of New England, Pennsylvania, and New York.