Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ithaca - Excelsior 12 (2009)
Twelve was first tapped on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at the brewery.
The ABV is 10.0 and the IBU rating is ??
Style - Quadrupel
Glass to use - Snifter, Tulip, Goblet, Chalice or Oversize Wine Glass
Delivery - 750ml Bottle
Not recommended for extended cellaring.
The Pour - Pours a dark brown color with a tan head and good lacing.
Aroma - Malty, molasses and fruit.
Taste - Sweet, tangy, toffee and dark fruits.
Mouth Feel - Medium carbonation and body.
Overall - This aged very well - 3 years. Much like the Eleven. As for the style, Ithaca did an excellent job. I like Doubles and Quads - this one is just as good as some of the Belgium quads I've had over the years.
This beer pairs well with cheese and desserts and beef.
This beer gets a Duper rating of A-
BeerAdvocate Rating = 87
Ratebeer Rating = 94