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Blue Mountain Classic Lager - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-07-2013 01:10:09 | More by ygtbsm94
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-03-2013 05:20:15 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-10-2013 23:50:44 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

02-24-2014 00:24:46 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%

Served in a Blue Mountain pilsner glass.

They tried way too hard to come up with that name. It pours a clear pale straw topped by about a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light wheat and some light citrus hops. The taste holds notes of light wheat, greens, and a vague floral bitterness. The body is light, with a lightish carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a decent pale lager, but nothing special.

07-11-2010 03:09:53 | More by TMoney2591
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-27-2013 03:39:03 | More by nickfl
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WesWes

New York

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%

The beer pours a nice golden color with a 1/2" white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale malt scent along with a dry, bisquitey lager yeast aroma. The taste is good also. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that goes down a little sweet and finishes dry and clean. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a very enjoyable lager. It's all malt and easy drinking; a wonderful beer.

01-31-2008 19:16:47 | More by WesWes
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.71/5  rDev -23.2%

First had: on tap at Blue Mountain, Afton, VA

Light straw-yellow color, clear and bubbly, with a thin white head. Light grassy aroma, thin pale malts. Taste of pale malts, lightly toasted grains, crisp but timid grassy hops, lager yeast. A pretty standard Euro lager here, good, if that's your bag. Light body, slightly bitter in the aftertaste. An easy drinker, but not exactly my style.

05-31-2013 03:49:35 | More by Rifugium
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-05-2013 19:42:06 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance: light yellow in color with a 1/2" head that lingers around a bit.

Smell: hint of grass is all you can detect.

Taste: grainy malt presence with a hint of lemon zest, grass, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less start to finish. Relatively clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: easy to drink this beer. Not overly exciting, it does hit the spot on a hot day.

08-18-2010 11:55:39 | More by Gavage
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +17%

Transcribed from notes dtd Sa, 27 Dec 2013

This is a rare field CAN Review in support of The CANQuest! I was in Morgantown, WV for the day to do some BeerFly reviews and I came across this one in a cooler at one of the downtown bars. I inquired as to the possibility of take-away beers, but such a transaction is disallowed in the State of West, by God, Virginia and so I reverted to pen and paper.

From the CAN (which I retained for FFT Jeff Lebo): "Real Virginia Beer"; "Demand Fresh Beer: Check My Butt to Make Sure I'm Not Older Than I Look."; "22 IBUs"; "Drink the Good Stuff."; "Cold-Aged Lager Beer"; "The brew destined to be put in a [CAN]. Smooth, refreshing, all-malt, German hops. What does it taste like? It tastes like real beer. If you have a buddy or two who hasn't looked around lately and realized we're in the Golden Age of Craft Beer, toss one of these at them to get the ball rolling. It's just good beer, y'all."

I began by demonstrating the Crack! and inverted Glug, producing a finger of bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a gorgeous golden-yellow (SRM = 7) with button-brightness and I was shocked to see Croesus, Midas and Mammon appear, but it was just that golden. Usually, they CANfine themselves to my kitchen. Nose had a clean maltiness, not fouled by unwanted adjuncts, along with a light grassy hoppiness. Mouthfeel was soft and the interplay between the malt and hops was just what I am looking for in a lager. Nothing pretentious or over the top, just a nice, clean beer. Finish was semi-dry with the grassiness coming to the front. I was glad to have tried it, even in a field setting, and I would have it again if the situation called for a CANned lager.

12-31-2013 18:03:23 | More by woodychandler
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%

Served on tap at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA.

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pale malts with just a touch of grain adjunct malt sweetness. Light aromas of grassy hops.

T: Moderate flavors of pale and biscuit malts with a touch of grain adjunct malt sweetness. Light flavors of lemon citrus and grassy hops towards the finish. Light amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish.

O: Very easy to drink and definitely a session beer. Nice flavors and very refreshing.

12-19-2012 03:28:46 | More by dbrauneis
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-14-2014 19:27:04 | More by wrightst
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-07-2012 05:05:19 | More by tobelerone
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-23-2013 19:22:53 | More by Rhettroactive
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gford217

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

Bottle courtesy of CrellMoset poured into a pint glass.

Pours deep, clear golden amber with streams of bubbles feeding a small white head that stays on as a swirl of bubbles for the duration.

The aromas are the typical smells of pale malts, grain and maybe a faint hint of earthy hops. Overall a pretty sweet and slightly toasted aroma.

The taste has a slightly more noticeable earthy hop profile up front before the sweet pale malt backbone takes over. The finish is fairly dry and a bit bready.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and a bit doughy on the palate.

This is definitely a good beer for drinking on a hot, sunny day as it goes down very easily. An above average pale lager.

03-08-2009 18:06:21 | More by gford217
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-10-2013 22:14:07 | More by Boone757
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blackie

California

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

08-17-2009 03:09:26 | More by blackie
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

09-08-2013 01:37:09 | More by KevinGordon
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -12.7%

12oz bottle labeled Best Before 03 2008 (tasted on 2/19).

Poured a deeper golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of general grassiness and some grains. Subtle tastes of grass and some malty sweetness.

Notes from and tasted on 02/19/08.

12-17-2008 14:04:16 | More by hopdog
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merlin48

Kentucky

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..

06-05-2009 21:17:31 | More by merlin48
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

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.

06-22-2010 04:00:42 | More by DavoleBomb
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argock

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date, but 6-pack purchased at the brewery with the bartender's comment: "We bottled that 6-pack this morning."

A: Great clarity and some amber tint to an otherwise classic golden lager hue. Nice 1-finger head with average retention and lace trailings down the glass.

S: Fresh cereal grains with a nice dash of noble hops give this lager a great aroma.

T: The flavor seems more full than the on-tap variety with tons of grain flavors and a crisp noble hops bite in the finish to give this beer a great refreshment quotient.

M: The all-malt character of this beer shines through in the feel which is medium-bodied with solid carbonation and short, grainy and low-medium hops aftertaste.

D: An excellent all-malt lager. The style given here is off -- this beer has tons of body and is better tasted when the temperature can be controlled (and not overly cold) to enjoy the grainy and noble hops goodness.

08-27-2008 05:34:52 | More by argock
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

10-13-2012 15:06:49 | More by ncaudle
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-26-2012 21:35:20 | More by WDJersey
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Blue Mountain Classic Lager from Blue Mountain Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.