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Blue Mountain Classic Lager - Blue Mountain Brewery

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

PGVG, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

WDJersey, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Beerfoot20, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Jadjunk, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of russwbeck
2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear yellow pour that hints towards brown at the center. A few fingers of white head. Retention and lacing are only ok.

S: Sweet, malty smell. Pretty much like you would expect a lager to be.

T: Clean taste. Again, what you would expect from a lager. Sweet, malty, and bready.

MF: Light, crisp, and crazy drinkable.

O: Easy drinking beer, just nothing special.

russwbeck, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

hyoung41, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Shilt, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

mbarnes0, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

cfinch2, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

nh2032, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14%

WMEugene, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of rkuhnel
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Courtesy of Strykzone. Pours a metallic gold with an off white head that hung in there well and left good lacing. Nose of caramel malts and some floral hops. Body light to medium and palate is clean and crisp. The flavor is well balanced between the malts and hops. Well made lager can be very nice to drink. This is a nice one.

rkuhnel, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of KMcG
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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 tchenery
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a lager! Straw colored body with slight withe head on top.

Smells like a lager! Very subdued malt aroma with slight hop scent, but barely.

Very bready taste followed by a quick snap of bitterness.

Extremely smooth mouthfeel and completely drinkable. There's no crazy aftertaste, it's not too bland, this is one to keep in the fridge.

tchenery, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of mmmbeer
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with clearly marked freshness date. Brewed to 13P, hopped to 22 IBUs and lagered six weeks at the brewery. Nice clarity on the pour yields an amber hue reminiscent of a marzen, with moderate carbonation and an inch of frothy head that leaves some wisps of lace. A bit fruity in the nose, vegetal, with perhaps some caramel and hops. Tastes toasty (Munich or Vienna malt?), with a light fruitiness, and some green hops that impart a mild bitterness on top of a light and dry body. Not too bad; could be a bit more fresh (was in the back of the fridge), but reminiscent of a Vienna lager. Worth a try when down in Virginia.

mmmbeer, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of Gavage
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gavage, Aug 18, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

TMoney2591, Jul 11, 2010
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4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid local offering. This is my local Go-To Beer. Pours a Clean straw color with a great two finger white head. smells of roasted grain and fresh hops. Tase it great. Again, it's grainy, mild bitterness due to hops, hops lend a faint piny note balanced malts. It's not overly complex, but solid enough to return to over and over. If you "just want a beer" this is your ticket. This is one local brewery that i speak highly of often.

PreacherBrewer, Jul 08, 2010
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3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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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3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice amber color. Decent amount of head but faded quickly.

S: Very bland, little to no smell at all.

T: Decent lager. Finishs with a faint hint of hops.

M: Fairly thin, nothing special, typical lager.

D: Drinkable, but I'd prefer a heartier lager.

Overall: Middle of the road lager, nothing great, but an easy going beer that you could drink multiple of during the evening.

bgildea, Feb 22, 2010
Photo of mentor
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 11/2009.

Pours a brilliant copper-golden liquid with a 1/4 finger light-tan head that stays. Some streamers feed the head. Quite attractive. Smells earthy hops and SO4. Grainy malt is beneath, a bit biscuity.

Tastes creamy smoothness and modest hop bitter. Nice hop flavor is earthy and turns tin-like in the aftertaste. Grain flavor is beneath the hops as biscuit or light toast. Hint of an off flavor, either sulfur or DMS. Moderate, but fine stingy carbonation helps clean the creamy mouthfeel off the tongue.

mentor, Sep 28, 2009
Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 merlin48
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

gford217, Mar 08, 2009
Blue Mountain Classic Lager from Blue Mountain Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.