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Lights Out Holiday Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2007)
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Pours a clear deep copper amber mahogany with a spotty-lacing ring of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted nutty dark caramel malty nose with some English hoppiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet toasted caramel maltiness with a touch of dark fruits before a drier bittersweet finish. Well-balanced and quite drinkable.

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12 ounce bottle poured into an over sized wine glass.

Rather dark in color. Almost mahogany, with ruby highlights. Held up to the light it had a darkly vinous look to it. 1 1/2 finger light tan head Bubbles of carbonation initially resting at the base of the glass.

Sweet toasted maltin the aroma. Some tart or spicy aspects as well. Together they give the faintest impression of coffee. Slightly grapey.

Taste is light sweet malt upfront, then sour which gives another vinous impression. The bitter finish is borderline for me, just a bit over the top.

Decent prickle of carbonation, especially early on. Medium full in body. Lightly sticky and a bit drying. Nicely warming.

A decent brew. The appearance certainly fits the holiday theme. The bitterness was a bit beyond my range, somewhat overbalanced. The sour aspect was fine, but I think I would have enjoyed st sweeter to compensate for the bitterness.

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

A: Pours a clear dark copper in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and light ruby red highlights. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that slowly fades to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of burnt sugar and caramel malts with a touch of toasted malts, brown sugar, molasses, and dark fruit (raisin). Very subtle notes of spices with some herbal hops as well.

T: Moderate flavors of caramel malts and toasted malts with a very light hint of roasted malts as well. There is a moderate amount of sweetness upfront from the caramel, burnt sugar, brown sugar, and dark fruit (raisin) flavors. Light notes of spices towards the finish - likely cinnamon and nutmeg.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very much a malty beer though I was hoping for a bit more depth and complexity to the flavors - the alcohol is pretty well hidden and the beer is reasonably easy to drink.

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Lights Out Holiday Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
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