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Mandolin - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
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:
Beer added by: CrellMoset on 04-06-2008

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lochef81
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Chris-86
1.92/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of jrein0254
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of DRouth
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.12/5  rDev +9%

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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3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Mandolin from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.