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Long Winter's Nap - Blue Mountain Brewery

Long Winter's NapLong Winter's Nap

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BA SCORE
85
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%


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: 43 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-11-2013 12:25:57 | More by Mattyb79
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

New Jersey

3.29/5  rDev -13%
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 -3.7%
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 -0.8%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +5.8%

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

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -27.2%

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

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
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 -14%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-07-2013 04:10:12 | More by Sturmthis
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-29-2013 17:18:43 | More by seanchai
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 02:28:42 | More by tempest
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BFCarr

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-17-2013 21:42:12 | More by BFCarr
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-02-2013 22:03:01 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-02-2013 21:59:22 | More by acurtis
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

10-31-2013 04:21:39 | More by Swift989
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StoutSeth

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

09-24-2013 21:28:07 | More by StoutSeth
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duceswild

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

09-21-2013 15:34:02 | More by duceswild
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-17-2013 20:16:31 | More by mendvicdog
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"A long winters nap" is certainly on the agenda when popping the top on a 22oz bottle of this German-style Dopplebock that would drink more like a triple Bock if there were such a thing.

The "Barrel House" brew pours with a bright peach-orange-copper coloration. Its brightly clear to show off all those gold highlights. A dainty creamy white head tops the beer and soon dissolves back into its body, largely due to the ales own viscosity and alcohol that fights it. This makes the ale look nearly as much as brandy, equipped with legging, as it does beer.

Boastful sweetness and fruit emerge in aromas. Its succulent sweetness seems of honey, fresh baked bread, and raw barley. A thread of orchard fruit- peach, apple and pear runs through the sweetness and gives a glimpse into the lagers other built-in complexities. As the beer warms though, a scent of brandy alcohol and stone/pitted fruit come out to play.

The beer's dense sweetness is lavish with honey, toffee and a dab of molasses. Only the brandy alcohol taste slices through the sweetness and paves way for the estery blend to take hold. Bruised fruit varieties of those orchard fruits accompany apricot, dates, figs and sultans for an unexpected rich taste. As the sweetness weakens a bit late, herbal hop notes provide just enough bitterness to keep the beer from cloying.

Full, rich, savory and succulent- the beer's deep body is candy-coated as its high residual malt sweetness lingers indefinitely on the mouth. The early creaminess of carbonation is fast -fleeting and results in a long savory draw- much like port or, again- brandy.

Lead by sweetness, booze and apple- every sip of the beer draws direct comparisons to apple brandies. But the drinkability of beer, its barley backdrop, and its carbonation keeps reminding the palate that is very much a beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 17:23:22 | More by BEERchitect
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Pencible

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like salty butter scotch with a little earthy toffee and oak.
T: It tasted like it smelled, with a strong butter scotch character and a little earthy toffee and oak. It had a smooth, mostly sweet aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with a little carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a great brew with delicious scent and taste. The body was only ok, but the finish was really smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was easy to drink. Could probably age ok, but doesn't need it. Yum.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:15:48 | More by Pencible
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Long Winter's Nap from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.