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Blue Mountain Classic Lager - Blue Mountain Brewery

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2007)
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Reviews by Zraly:
Photo of Zraly
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%

Pours a pale, clear gold with a two finger head. Nice lacing. Smell is a subtle noble hop aroma with some cooked grain coming through.

Sweet grain dominates the malt bill. There is a bit of biscuit and bread, along with a touch of mild fruit. Candy-like on the palate. A touch sticky. Finishes semi-dry with an appropriate-for-style hop flavor -- a bit of spice and grass. Medium-bodied. Fairly easy to drink. Carbonation is really good and helps lift the bit of heaviness (for a lager) that presents itself mid-way.

This is a style I admittedly know less about but find this overall pleasant and relatively easy to drink. I like the use of Noble hops and it tastes "classic" in a sense and think it runs in the pack with some European lagers. It might work well with spicy food, as the sweetness and body will help cut through and ease the mouth. Really spicy pepperoni pizza would be great as would a Thai green curry.

Blue Mountain produces consistent, decent beers and this is no exception.

Zraly, May 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

Poures into a becker a dull light goden with a half finger bone white head atop that leaves a few broken globs of lace behind as it settles.Grainy with a light smack of herbal hobs in the nose but it's pretty clean.Quite dry on the palate with a decent crispness and pretty full feel.A good after work beer and will go good in my homemade German sausage Iam making tomorrow.

oberon, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of merlin48
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%

Bottle pours a hazy amber with a healthy offwhite head. Good retention and lots of patchy lacing.

Aroma has spicy and floral noble hops with a vague fruitiness underneath. A hint of toasted malt.

Creamy moderate carbonation and a light medium body.

Taste has a bitter and earthy hoppiness that is balanced well by a subtly sweet malt profile. A hint of ripe pears adds some depth. Finishes clean, with a lingering bitterness.

A very drinkable lager. Thanks to mntlover for my first Blue Mountain brew..

merlin48, Jun 05, 2009
Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

dcbeers, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of hyoung41
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

hyoung41, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of KMcG
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: light yellow in color with a nice developed head.

Smell: neutral, some slight earthy scent.

Taste: malty and slight grassy hint.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, crisp after taste.

Drinkability: This lager is pretty standard, but it really did the trick after a day at the beach

KMcG, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of Laulau
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Laulau, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Cckeynes
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%

Cckeynes, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Riverwarrior
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%

This was my very first offering from "Blue Mountain Brewery" and I wasn't disappointed.

S = There was a slight citrus/floral aroma.

T = Mildy sweet with a nice fruity taste upfront with a hint of hops bitterness near the end. The finish was dry without much bitterness and I was left with a very nice sweet/fruit flavor.

MF = Moderate carbonation.

Overall = I felt this beer was well balanced and very easy to drink.

Riverwarrior, Mar 08, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Kevincredible, Nov 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

GRG1313, Dec 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

VeganUndead, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

KevinGordon, Sep 08, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

bluedognever, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

DavidHume, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

robebo44, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev 0%

a: standard pint, the pour produces a bone white head that falls slowly and exhibits average retention, the beer is a clear, light amber in color

s: lightly caramelized pale lager malts with a mild, grassy noble hop aroma, whole grain crackers, good balance

m: carbonation around medium in level with body that's light but not thin, a bit dull on the palate

t: some mild, grainy caramel from a base of pale and lightly toasted lager malts, just a touch sweet, grassy hop flavors, finishes with flavors of grain crackers and a moderate hop bitterness dries things out a bit, good lager if not really a standout

d: easy enough, not quite as drinkable as the style can be

six-pack from the brewery in Afton

blackie, Aug 17, 2009
Photo of Proteus93
4.33/5  rDev +22.7%

A: Pours a clean gold, about a finger and a half creamy head. Looks like a nice lager should... rather nice.

S: A nice, light citrus/fruit nose, a nice touch of hops in there.

T: Fruity, sweet malt flavours, followed by hops. Quite a nice balance of malts/hops, with a rather hoppy finish. This is a good, straight forward lager, and I'd say it's quite honest to the commercial description.

M: Not at all overly carbonated, though perhaps not too crisp, either. Again, a decent balance, and a nicely rounded lager.

D: Could be a touch high in ABV for some, but I would certainly treat this as a session brew. Quite good for its class, and fortunately, it's a local brewery. It serves as a good respresentative of its style.

Proteus93, Jan 18, 2008
Photo of obywan59
3.39/5  rDev -4%

Crystal clear and golden to tawny orange in color. A 1 1/2 finger off white head and light lacing.l Decent carbonation.

Rich sweet malt and herbal/grassy hops in the aroma. A bit of earthiness seems almost doughy.

Primarily sweet malt upfront with light grassy hops and faint bitterness. Light citrus lays on the tongue.

Medium bodied and crisp leaving a light syrupy coating.

An easy drinker and rather sessionable. A nice light offering suitable for the season.

obywan59, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Pours a clear golden yellow color. Two fingers of frothy head. The first finger dies very quickly, but the last one has decent retention. Just a touch of spotty lacing.

4.0 S: Earthy spiciness and grassy hops. Somewhat sweet neutral malt aroma. Not bad.

3.0 T: Soft bitterness. Grassy and earthy hops again. There's definitely some corny DMS going on here.

3.5 M: Light body. Carbonation is a little higher than I'd prefer. Would be smooth, but has corny aftertaste.

3.0 D: Not terrible, but definitely much better lawnmower beers out there.

DavoleBomb, Jun 22, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

bubseymour, Feb 17, 2013
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Blue Mountain Classic Lager from Blue Mountain Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.