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Mandolin - Blue Mountain Brewery

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86
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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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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.

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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.

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Mandolin from Blue Mountain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.