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Mandolin - Blue Mountain Brewery

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86
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
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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Reviews by JayQue:
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JayQue

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light copper color with a small, fast-fading bubbly head from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle into my Chimay goblet. No lacing to speak of.

Mild smell of light fruit (apples and pears), a little hoppines but primarily Belgian yeast "funk"

The primary flavor is the yeasty funk with some pepper and possibly coriander as spices. There is a little sweet fruit here as well. This is a pretty tasty beer....don't really remind me of a Tripel. Some reviewers were calling it a Saison, which seems to be closer, especially because of the funky, earthy taste and aroma.

Mouthfeel is rich. The hoppiness and pepper andd a nice touch to the tongue. There is a little alcohol bite as well but it is well mannered. This is a fine light sipping beer.

I like this beer. Well crafted, if not a standard Tripel. More like an "American Saison" to me. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 00:42:09 | More by JayQue
More User Reviews:
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chrisjduncan

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 04:06:19 | More by chrisjduncan
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-03-2014 03:09:32 | More by kkmiller76
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-14-2014 19:29:11 | More by wrightst
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-08-2014 04:04:16 | More by st9647v3
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-04-2014 12:44:58 | More by hozersr
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2014 14:46:24 | More by bmur112
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Fusion7777

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-19-2014 04:36:16 | More by Fusion7777
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rmcnamee

New York

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-15-2014 12:58:14 | More by rmcnamee
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-28-2014 19:15:38 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-28-2014 00:59:57 | More by aqualung23
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-23-2014 08:45:55 | More by Sanchezrox23
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28%

03-31-2014 02:34:37 | More by whatname
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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-23-2014 04:03:20 | More by Camjmorton
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-02-2014 11:47:33 | More by Aprice34
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-28-2014 00:28:17 | More by wisrarebeer
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-22-2014 19:30:52 | More by millerbuffoon
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-20-2014 03:06:23 | More by DustinSWB
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RandomExile

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pure translucent amber; scant surface film; little lacing (notably, this differs from many other reviewers, so I'm thinking it might be unique to this establishment)
S: yeasty, orange and floral, spiced, slightly earthy
T: Belgian, to me -- mainly that orange/coriander note, combined with the mouthfeel. Ever so slightly apple aftertaste, barely savory but clean. A sour/bitter tinge with some of the high abv peeking through.
M:Medium-bodied, coating, dry.
O: Strong Belgian-style Tripel. Maybe not showy on presentation (although other reviews differ: might be the venue and glassware), but As a note, Blue Mountain was present this evening and I got to spend some time talking to Ryan. The Belgian style is no accident, as they have a great deal of respect for the abbey brews, and brewed Mandolin using only barley, hops, and Belgian yeast, which is what conveys the sense of cloves and coriander, and their water is snow run-off from the Blue Ridge Mountains near Afton, Virginia, which gives their beers the crisp, clean, slightly mineral strength.

20oz / Pint Glass / VGP, MD

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2014 23:55:07 | More by RandomExile
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-18-2014 14:22:24 | More by jbaker67
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-29-2013 17:11:17 | More by KevinGordon
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-29-2013 17:17:44 | More by seanchai
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Jenna

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-28-2013 23:50:37 | More by Jenna
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-06-2013 13:12:06 | More by stephenjmoore
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Mandolin from Blue Mountain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.