Blue Mountain Classic Lager - Blue Mountain Brewery
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3.15/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
01-09-2011 21:52:00 | More by mmmbeer
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
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
3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
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
4/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
07-08-2010 14:45:07 | More by PreacherBrewer
3.3/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
06-22-2010 04:00:42 | More by DavoleBomb
3.33/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
02-22-2010 02:33:36 | More by bgildea
3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
09-28-2009 03:34:58 | More by mentor
3.53/5 rDev +0.3%
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
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
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
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
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
3.2/5 rDev -9.1%
A - pours a murky copper color with way too much off white foam. It took 3 pours to get it all into the glass.
Lots of sticky lacing throughout the glass
S - balance of grassy malts and hops
T - malts and hops, a basic lager flavor
M/D - I think this is an ok brew from Blue Mountain. Not my favorite, but i'm glad i got to try it. It might have been my bottle, it seemed way overcarbonated and took forever to get it into my glass.
12-17-2008 19:50:16 | More by mikereaser
3.08/5 rDev -12.5%
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
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
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
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
03-14-2008 03:48:36 | More by csmiley
3.78/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
03-08-2008 05:11:03 | More by Riverwarrior
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
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
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
01-26-2008 19:05:08 | More by CrellMoset
4.33/5 rDev +23%
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.
01-18-2008 01:27:07 | More by Proteus93
4.35/5 rDev +23.6%
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.
11-10-2007 19:00:55 | More by biglickbrewer
Blue Mountain Classic Lager from Blue Mountain Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.