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Long Winter's Nap - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CrellMoset on 01-12-2011)
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

wrightst, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

bleedsblu, May 16, 2014
Photo of JayQue
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz corked and caged bottle into a pint glass. Beautiful light clear, copper color with a very minimal white head that faces quickly. Small scattered amounts of lacing on the glass.

Smell is sweet bready malt and some light fruit. Fairly mild aroma.

Taste is bready malt, some fruit (apple and pears) and a little spicing. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable but more of a warming effect rather than a "burn".

Mouthfeel is light, and smooth with a little alcohol presence felt.

Overall a pleasant slow sipper, worth having again.

JayQue, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

HuntDaddy540, Apr 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

VeganUndead, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Sammy, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Ego
3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

cork sez best by July 2014

eyes...
orange hue with a white foam cap about half an inch high, ample carbonation is keeping the head alive and lending to lovely lacing, a nice enough looking brew

nose...
musty dark honey, biscuity (slight), slightly herbal hops, pretty mellow and steady

taste etc...
banana with a sweet finish, no alcohol in the flavor but immediate warming in the stomach, the carbonation feels really low - barely there in the mouth, medium weight which aids drink-ability, kind of leaves a slick on the tongue with mostly sweetness but some slight bitterness on the edges, very easy drinking,

verdict?
a little sweet for me, not bad, very easy going down but I don't love it by any stretch, the ABV is extremely well hidden and will probably lead to a nice nap (sorry, couldn't resist the hack urge)

Ego, Mar 07, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass; the head eventually completely faded away.
S: Faint aromas of bready and grainy malts are present in the nose along with hints of spicy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, with stronger notes of grainy malts and spicy hops. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel has slight hints of warming.
O: Although you might be fooled by the unusual clear appearance of this beer, it is a good American version of a German style.

metter98, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

smithj4, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

BillRoth, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big biscuit, toast, raisin, apple, pear, apricot, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big biscuit, toast, raisin, apple, pear, apricot, caramel, brown bread, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Zero bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of biscuit, toast, raisin, pear, apple, apricot, caramel, brown bread, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately slick, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice doppelbock. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Cork says Best by: July-2014.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains very well before slowly falling to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Grainy, bready aroma that's slightly sweet and has a bit of an alcohol fume to it.

T- Smooth, somewhat neutral flavor of more husky grain and toasty malt. Slightly earthy and bready. Also sweet with a honey-like characteristic Quite smooth for the ABV.

M- Clean and refined as per the usual for a lager. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This is only the third "Triple Bock" I've ever had and it's pretty good. I'd like to give this to someone new to craft to see if they can tell that it's not only 10% ABV but also a lager because of its high drinkability and it has some character to it as well

Immortale25, Jan 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 07, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep golden color, similar to honey. Foamy white head that settles quickly, but leaves some sticky lacing behind.

S- Sweet apricots, sweet bread, hints of citrus, doughy yeast.

T- Very sweet up front, with lots of the fruity flavors coming through. Bready yeast, almost like a sweet bread. Noble hops come through nicely.

M- Full bodied, full flavored, medium carbonation, somewhat sticky, but crisp.

O- Very nice beer. Like a bock on steroids. Tons of flavors, but not muddled at all.

stephenjmoore, Dec 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

nmann08, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Sturmthis, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

seanchai, Nov 29, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle at Euro Market for $15. Poured clear gold with a white head. Overall the beer is smooth and well-balanced, but just not that complex. There are big, bready caramel malts and a vague hint of spicy hops, but this is an almost all-malt lager. I'd like some noticeable hops character, maybe some earthy undertones or mild juicy esters. Blue Mountain calls this a triple bock, but I've had more interesting and satisfying maibocks. Nice beer, but not worth the pricetag.

tempest, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

BFCarr, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

djrn2, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

acurtis, Nov 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Swift989, Oct 31, 2013
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Long Winter's Nap from Blue Mountain Brewery
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