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Mythical White - Big Hole Brewing Company

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Hole Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 07-27-2002)
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3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Flimsy little white head, no retention, no lacing. Golden color, crystal clarity. Not off to a great start.

S- Very perfume-y. Apricot, some liqueurs, apples and other light fruit. Kind of weird. Light, semi-alcoholic and tart smelling.

T- Sugary apricot flavor. Light and very perfume-y again. Really a weird Belgian pale ale. Not bad at all though.

M- sugary and alcoholic feel.

O- Weird beer, not like other Belgian strong ales I have had. Not bad, not exemplary.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-23-2011 05:03:52 | More by jmdrpi
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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a wine snifter.
Interesting how it poured a very anemic head in spite of my aggressive pour into the bottom of the glass. Cloudy pale in appearance with no head after 5 seconds.
Nice taste for the price. Not a top end taste but not a top end price either. A very good trade-off in my opinion worthy of the style.
A decent Belgian but at 7 avb not particularly strong however.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 19:19:57 | More by NWer
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2.05/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From notes.
Poured from a small capped bottle into a tulip.

Now I had this one one day after having their nice amber ale; the amber was well balanced and pleasant, unexpectedly, and then I expected this one to blow my socks off, and ended in the drain.
Hazy golden, short head with very poor retention; it certainly does not even look close to a belgian style.
The fruity aroma is somehow unpleasant, at times feeling like overripe fruits. I even wondered about the quality of the bottle, but a second one proved identical.
Medium to light bodied, too much alcohol flavor, sweet fruits poorly integrated with a tart note.
Very odd, unpleasant really.

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07-30-2010 02:38:13 | More by brdc
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

With coriander listed, this seems more like a Witbier, but less wheaty.
Guess a "Grand Cru" can be anything really.

Murky orange when the yeast is poured in, a finger of foam. Odd fruity smell, bread dough and apricots.
A trace of citrus can also be discerned.

Tart fruit and earthy coriander, cookie dough, woody tree bark. Watery with a dry finish. This actually goes down pretty easily. Fairly juicy with some traces of wheat in the aftertaste. Not bad, not the greatest, but above average.

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07-26-2010 01:39:59 | More by emerge077
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4.8/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I grabbed this on my Yellowstone run and was just blown away with how good this beer is!

It pours a slightly cloudy medium-amber with a pant-load of head. The aroma is very fruity with some citrus and flower. The taste is a high-medium intensity of citrus and flowers with maybe a bit of honey that I found to be extraordinary, just fantastic! It is super easy to drink and finishes with a very sweet aftertaste, just liquid gold! I am so sad that I only pick up one bottle. I don't see them distributing in Iowa any time soon.

It's available at stores inside Yellowstone Park by the bottle or six-pack.

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06-11-2010 18:20:34 | More by DesMoinesMike
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3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. It pours a cloudy yellow color. A 1/8 inch white head forms and leaves a nice lacing. Carbonation is readily visible.

The aroma was pleasant although not complex with some grassy notes combined with an orange-like sweetness. Coriander is definiteyl present.

The taste was okay with what seemed to be a cucumber flavor. Some bready, spice, and clove notes as well. Not real forceful though.

The mouthfeel is light bodied. There is a quick carbonation that leaves the mouth feeling a bit dry.

This is an okay beer with components that are good but need to be highlighted more. Worth a trial if you like belgian strong pale ales.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 23:52:48 | More by SykDoc
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow in color with a massive egg shell white frothy head.

Belgian yeast, a bit of coriander and orange peel, touch of whiskey.

Belgian taste with lots of wheat, some coriander and orange, clove and again just a hint of whiskey in it.

Feel is fine. Lots of carbonation if too cold. Mostly smooth.

Kind of a confusing brew. Not bad and kind of unique. Decent beer.

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03-13-2010 17:09:11 | More by jera1350
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3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy pale yellow body with a huge carbonation supporting a huge snow white head for a bit.
S- The light fruit and apricot notes are clean but turn to a Palmolive dish soap aroma when warm. There is a hint of clove with a slight pepper note in the finish.
T- The soft tart lemon hint is followed by a softer dough note and a hint of clove and fusel alcohol faintness in the watery finish.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight fizz finish.
D- This beer is pretty light and the flavors that are there are very subtle and a bit dull.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 22:21:48 | More by rhoadsrage
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4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours out a clean clear pale staw color with a thick rocky white head

the smell of this brew is a yeast corriander and orange peel wit character with notes of over ripe banana as well as some spicy cinnamon and clove

the taste for this one is very wheat heavy with a peppery spice and clove, there is a certain dryness to it briefly and then it trails off with a estery phenolic taste.

this beer finishes with a med body and good mouthfeel. there is a dry spicy finish on the tongue after its gone. a really great wit style beer and very quenching

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11-17-2009 23:09:20 | More by Brandt
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3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice hazy yellow color. Very pale, just like you'd expect. The head is massive, well over an inch, but it all fits in the glass. it's white and fluffy, nice looking - leaves a little bit of lacing. The smell reminds me of a witbier, but a bit less offensive. There's a distinct sweet graininess, a bit of leaf and spice, maybe a touch of earthiness, a note of tartness. It gets a little mixed up, then a little lost, there's enough to keep you interested, but the smell isn't too exiting - the graininess takes the front. The taste is pretty nice. A nice wheaty graininess, a note of some herbal spiciness, maybe some clove, a hint of fruitiness, but no clear fruit winner, maybe kind of a pasty estery fruitiness. The taste really stays the strongest in those areas, the other aspects can rarely shine through. I actually find that the esters come on strong in the taste, though they're barely detectable in the smell. The body is nice, kind of light, heavier than usual (I guess it would be hard not to be at 7%), with a nice burst of carbonation. Still doesn't set itself apart too much. The ABV is a little high, but you wouldn't actually notice it until you get deep into it. Nice and fairly easy to drink, but not exactly the most enjoyable beer I've ever had. I don't know exactly what else to say, if you really like witbiers, give it a shot, but I don't know many people who really like them.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 23:19:29 | More by taylorhamrick
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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clouded pasty yellow with a mountain of white cream on top.
Wheat is noted on the nose, but the emphasis is on coriander and orange. Especially orange, with some backing chamomile and rose petals.
It enters the mouth with a wheat, bready maltiness. Some lactic sourness creeps up, and suggests lemonaide or shandy. Over time, this grows even stronger. Spice notes are limited to pepper, but the orange rind comes through loudly, in a slightly sweet, candied sense, along with a whole lot of florality. A small bit of astringency at the close, with a minor burst of alcoholic heat.
The carbonation rushes out leaving a semi-flaccid liquid. Light bodied at first, then congealing into something slightly heavier.
This is not bad, though perhaps too lactic sour.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2009 07:44:53 | More by cokes
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4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint Glass

Nice huge head and a cloudy pale look to it. Its got the white down. Very nice smell much like any of the other whites ive had, except the smell I would like to attribute to spruce essence(my best guess). Nice and strong but light at the same time it has citrusy notes and light fruity esters. It deserves some good marks for sure. It was very smooth and a tid bit dry in the end. Easily drinkable and next time it will be drank by the six pack. mmm.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 21:26:12 | More by storksonm
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New York

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing terribly bad about this beer, but nothing terribly above average either. It's a drinkable beer, and frankly one of the only Belgian's in the Montana area you will come across. Big Sky has a nice Wit, but Big Hole has one of the only beers of this variety within a few towns.

I enjoyed it, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it in a Bozeman MT store, but compared to a lot of the East Coast goodness I am used to it was average.

Packs a good punch, however, and you will like this beer if you like Strong Ale's. I will not denigrate it, but I will say that it's most likely in the top third of Belgian Strong Pale Ale's I have had... and not too much above that.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 05:53:29 | More by Kevuas
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured with an average-sized, white head with spare lacing. Body was hazy and lightly cloudy, with a yellow color. Aroma was of light yeast, as well as strong orange and coriander notes. Nice on the palate - medium-bodied, yet mostly thin-texture, with soft carbonation. Odd flavor... like a mixture of a Belgian strong pale ale (average duration with yeastiness) and a witbier (orange and coriander, plus some spices). Doesn't taste like a 7% beer, so it goes down easy, but I'm not sure what they're going for works too well. I think I'd prefer to just have a Duvel or a Blanche de Chambly instead of trying to combine the two.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 22:55:44 | More by berley31
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3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Had this and loved it in 2004, this is the first time I've had it since.

A: Moderate pour yields 8 fingers of gushing rocky dense foam. I like head, but c'mon! :-( Label has beautiful artwork (moticed as I wait for foam to subside) Gentlest pour continues the intense foam. Hazy light yellow liquid. Head is just off-white with great retention ;-)
S: Citric sour smell - maybe lactic? Some clove-esque spice.
T: Spicy cinnamon, clove, Belgian flavor mixed with German Hefeweizen. Tasty, but not terribly complex.
M: No heat, a little thin, but hints of syrupy feel. Dry as well.
D: Good and sessiony despite alcohol, where is it? I'd have another and buy a six pack of it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 02:33:32 | More by dfillius
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Mythical White from Big Hole Brewing Company
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