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Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jgreenearrow on 06-21-2012)
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Photo of Treyliff
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Dobra Zupas, Beckley

A- pours a clear golden orange color with a small creamy white head, good retention and lots of lace left behind

S- lots of citrus on the nose with some Belgian yeast, not really picking up any barrel

T- citrusy hop follows the nose with some earthy banana Belgian yeast, maybe picking up a trace of oak and vanilla but not really getting any bourbon

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel with a slight bite, finishing slightly crisp and foamy

O- nice citrusy notes made it very drinkable, but any bourbon barrel notes are hard to find

Treyliff, Tuesday at 03:05 AM
Photo of fourstringer
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Cork reads, "Best by June 2015".

A: 4.25 Cloudy, honey-colored body with 1.5 fingers of nice, dense, off-white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: 3.75 Noble-type, grassy hops with lighter citrus notes. Touches of musty yeast. Bready malt. Hint of indistinct spice. Faint wood, oak.

T: 3.5 Dry, woody, earthy notes open with some hop-fueled bitterness. A brief swell of bourbon-type sweetness and malt. Returns to a medium hop bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Minimal alcohol presence.

M: 4.25 Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Nice creamy texture.

O: 3.75 The hops and barrel-aged notes are there, but lack some cohesion. Feels like there is something missing in the middle to fill out the flavor profile.

Prost!

fourstringer, Monday at 03:44 AM
Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste is of biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, fruity with some mild citrus hops. A medium body with nice smooth texture and mild carbonation. Finish is a combination of biscuit malt and Belgian yeast, a bit of caramel and toffee notes, fruity with some mild citrus hops for balance. Overall a well balanced tasty and enjoyable brew.

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

khargro2, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Iamjeff6, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

embass, Sep 19, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

Dur921, Sep 18, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

sacree99, Sep 16, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

Meacree09, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Maggy, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

jmart1175, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of chinchill
2.8/5  rDev -25.9%

large shared bottle.
Hazy reddish-amber with a good head.
Smells like a sour. The taste follow to some extent. Odd, barrel-aged wild ale. Neither especially challenging nor appealing.

chinchill, Sep 07, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

ryfree, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

IdrinkGas, Sep 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

kybeerdrinker, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

jaswilson2, Sep 01, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

slackt, Aug 28, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

Rmbr2, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

blbarnett3, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

RandyWilde, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

CJR032280, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

mstrader29, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

NJBeer265, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

lochef81, Aug 05, 2014
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Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.