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Mandolin - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CrellMoset on 04-06-2008)
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

yancot, Friday at 07:49 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

pandow, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
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1.92/5  rDev -49.3%

Chris-86, Oct 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

jrein0254, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of DRouth
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

DRouth, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of tkdchampxi
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%

A more than excellent Belgian pale beer that highlights it's Belgian heritage without being overbearing.

Pours well, but not spectacularly, from the bottle with a soft foamy head.

Belgian yeast notes play a supporting role in the mouth, with a unique fruitiness (cherries and dark fruit) acting front and center. It's on the sweet side but it works.

For a Belgian tripel, this is amazingly well-balanced, with the Belgian yeast character of clove.and banana displaying a more refined character than some more overbearing representatives of the style. No bad alcohol notes or bitterness. This is great.

tkdchampxi, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Clear amber with a nice white head. Clings to the glass with a swirl.

Smell - Bready and sweet smelling. Caramel. Belgian yeasty aromas. Fruity esters. A touch of acidity.

Taste - Very sweet and yeasty. Fruity and floral. Bready. Strange, really. Some are tough to describe. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Sweet with medium carbonation. Lingering bitterness.

Overall - It's got some strange flavors, not all of which are bad. They're not exactly good, either.

Alieniloquium, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

510a, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

dvmin98, Jul 27, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aged for six months in my refrigerator before I finally decided to break it out to celebrate my (non-beer drinking) wifes birthday. Nice orange colour and good head with a sweet aroma that took me aback a bit. Very smooth and for a 9.5 abv felt light. A little on the sweet side but I paired with dark bitter chocolates which seemed to bring out the cherry notes. Once it warmed up enough it actually was a fairly complex beer that I greatly enjoyed.

chrisjduncan, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

kkmiller76, Jul 03, 2014
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wrightst, Jun 14, 2014
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st9647v3, Jun 08, 2014
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hozersr, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

bmur112, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Fusion7777, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

rmcnamee, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

HuntDaddy540, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

aqualung23, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

whatname, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Camjmorton, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Aprice34, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

wisrarebeer, Feb 28, 2014
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Mandolin from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.