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Lights Out Holiday Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

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83
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59 Ratings
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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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Reviews by droomyster:
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droomyster

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very interesting beer. It's body is very dark brown, with just a bit of tan blooming up before settling to a collar. Not nearly as sweet and syrupy as some of the other old ales that I've had, but delicious all in its own right. The malts are quite toasty, and an earthy, autumnal element looms large. The whole flavor profile strikes me as fall-like, rather than wintery. The carbonation is quite low, and the feel is satisfyingly full. Extremely tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 00:06:57 | More by droomyster
More User Reviews:
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-13-2014 19:47:14 | More by DrBier
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-14-2014 19:26:25 | More by wrightst
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-11-2014 22:28:17 | More by sebaastionb
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Cook82

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-14-2014 00:59:41 | More by Cook82
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Laulau

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-12-2014 20:57:52 | More by Laulau
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-17-2014 22:47:50 | More by Kegatron
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-17-2014 19:46:26 | More by jaymo18
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-31-2014 04:33:07 | More by ShepardCommander
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-22-2014 02:55:15 | More by avisong
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 22:15:58 | More by jbaker67
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-06-2013 23:41:41 | More by blbarnett3
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illeagle05

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-03-2013 20:08:09 | More by illeagle05
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seanchai

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2013 17:19:17 | More by seanchai
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obywan59

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 02:23:08 | More by obywan59
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hornsup

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-19-2013 04:00:13 | More by hornsup
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-24-2013 21:27:12 | More by StoutSeth
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-27-2013 04:49:28 | More by bmjivi221
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zdeck37

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-29-2013 21:45:49 | More by zdeck37
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-21-2013 01:58:00 | More by ZachKelly
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crewfan1952

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-22-2012 23:01:05 | More by crewfan1952
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 03:58:42 | More by dbrauneis
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-18-2012 03:33:26 | More by cliff1066
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-27-2012 03:08:38 | More by DrunkinYogi
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PGVG

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-23-2012 17:25:17 | More by PGVG
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Lights Out Holiday Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
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