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Long Winter's Nap - Blue Mountain Brewery

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85
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%
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: 48 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DaveBlack:
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DaveBlack

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful dark auburn color. Approximately 1 finger's width of head has a moderate retention and leaves only a little bit of lacing.

S: Toasty and sweet. Lots of caramel malts, bready, and a little bit of spicy hops. Good smelling beer.

T: Lots of flavor in this beer. Sweet toffee, biscuity, with maple syrup and some dark fruits. The taste is quite sweet at first, and it is not quite balanced out on the finished by the hops, which do add a nice spiciness to the finish. The alcohol pervades throughout, thought it is fairly well restrained with the heavy dose of flavors.

M: Fairly heavy, syrupy body. The carbonation is moderate, and doesn't do much to hold back the syrup, which makes it a little cloying.

O: A really nice winter beer. The flavors are big and bold and sweet and there are a lot of them. It can get a little sweet, and I would never want more than a bottle. Good to split.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 22:48:37 | More by DaveBlack
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-14-2014 19:28:54 | More by wrightst
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-16-2014 17:15:40 | More by bleedsblu
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JayQue

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 17:14:01 | More by JayQue
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-28-2014 19:15:11 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

04-25-2014 15:40:17 | More by atrocity
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

04-10-2014 04:53:32 | More by VeganUndead
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 19:40:35 | More by Sammy
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Ego

New Jersey

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)

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 05:51:04 | More by Ego
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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2014 19:46:57 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-01-2014 19:43:01 | More by smithj4
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-22-2014 20:39:00 | More by BillRoth
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superspak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 05:01:22 | More by superspak
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-09-2014 13:40:57 | More by Griffith
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Immortale25

North Carolina

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

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 00:19:27 | More by Immortale25
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

01-07-2014 07:22:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 00:15:04 | More by stephenjmoore
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-21-2013 03:55:43 | More by nmann08
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +26%

10-31-2013 04:21:39 | More by Swift989
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Long Winter's Nap from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.