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Lights Out Holiday Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Lights Out Holiday AleLights Out Holiday Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2007

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Photo of hophugger
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of djrn2
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpolewan
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DRBiser
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, clear, deep, dark mahogany color, speckled with some reddish highlights and an eighth of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Toasty malt, freshly baked dark bread, dark chocolate, dark molasses, coffee, and caramel.

Taste: Very malty and bready, like freshly baked rye or pumpernickel bread. Strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate bitterness, balanced with some sweetness of brown sugar and dark molasses. Finally, the beer finishes with some decent hops flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very, very tasty beer. I really like the flavors of coffee, chocolate, dark bread and molasses. I’ll certainly get another bottle or two of this next winter.

Photo of jwc215
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazed rustic brown with a thin, lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of light toast, caramel, earthy notes and dark-ish fruits. Mild, but pleasant.

The taste is of toffee/caramel some dark-ish fruit and earthy, lightly toasted notes balance malt sweetness. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish.

It is creamy, smooth.

A nice, enjoyable old ale. A good choice of style for the winter!

Photo of Dur921
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kb2250
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattyb79
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JandJMD
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Aewachiw
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: a nice light brown with plenty of ruby colored hues. a two finger white head with strong retention and leaving behind a strong lacing. good clarity and a strong brightness.

Smell: roasted malts. earthy hops. some sweet caramel malts. slight alcohol.

Taste: a mix of earthy hops along with some toasted grains. grain depth develops a bit into some roastiness and sweet caramel malts. light dry fruit character consists of mostly raisins to maybe some plums.

Mouthfeel: medium to full body. lots of earthiness. some light bitterness. fairly dry. some warmth to it.

Overall: fairly green as fair as old ales go, but I see some potential in this one. The smell doesn't represent the nice taste. and the flavors show some potential for some age. certainly something I plan on trying with some age on it.

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of fishguyac
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of oberon
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep bronze color with lacy half finger off white head atop.The aromas are pretty lackluster with some faint green apple and brown sugar noticed.Obviously malt driven wich it should be for the style.Some malty fruity notes on the palate with some"cakiness",as it warm I pick some nuttiness even more so in the finish.The first of many holiday beers I am sure of this season,not bad but it lacks a little.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Lights Out Holiday Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.