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Blue Mountain Classic Lager - Blue Mountain Brewery

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82
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33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 128
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2007

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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 128
Photo of hopdog
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (255 characters)

Photo of argock
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (974 characters)

Photo of csmiley
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours yellow bordering on gold. Head, retention, and lacing were all minimal.

S - Pale malt and some spiciness come through first. Bread, alcohol, and earthy hops round out the aroma profile. Interesting smell.

T - Pale malt along with honey hit the tastebuds first but the crisp hop flavors are very close behind. Earthy tones are in the aftertaste.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation. Finish is dry.

D - Drinkability is good. This beer actually went down easy and quick. I would have no problem at all haveing some more of these. (544 characters)

Photo of Riverwarrior
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (420 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (463 characters)

Photo of CrellMoset
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served as part of a sampler at the brewery in Afton, VA along w/ five other beers (four brewed there, and one guest beer).

Appearance was pleasant, although nothing to write home about - nice golden coloration, decent head and lace.

Smell was delicate, hops and light citrus notes detected.

Taste was again pleasant, but nothing extraordinary - struck a good balance, though, between the hops and the light malt notes. Nice hops note in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was decent, slightly undercarbonated, slightly under-crisp, but definitely not terrible.

Drinkability is just fine - this beer is what it is, which is a decent small brewery craft lager, and I wouldn't have any problem at all taking a six pack or two of it to a party. (736 characters)

Photo of Proteus93
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (730 characters)

Photo of biglickbrewer
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brewer of this beer, Taylor Smack, calls Blue Mountain Classic Lager a "continental-style beer." It pours a beautiful golden color, crystal clear, but with a negligible white head. The aroma is of grain and sweet malt, with just a hint of hops. Mouthfeel is fairly typical for a light lager, with perhaps slightly more body than most European-style lagers brewed in America.

The flavor is of sweet malt, a little graininess and the distinctive profile of noble hops. There is a hint of bitterness in the finish, but it is very slight. The noble hop flavor, however, lingers several minutes beyond the swallow. The first few sips reveal a slight fruitiness, but the firm maltiness and noble hop flavor soon overpower the fruitiness. This is an excellent lager, reminiscent of a fine Munich Helles. (801 characters)

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Blue Mountain Classic Lager from Blue Mountain Brewery
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