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Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 265
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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Reviews by TheBrewo:
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

This brew was served from the tap at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic tulip glass, glowing a hazy golden brown coloring. It held a two finger head of eggshell bubbles. This retained nicely, leaving patterned lacing clinging around the glass. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared active. The aroma gave warmed, soured Brett, grapefruity hops, pale and wheaty malts, sweet and floral orange flesh nectars, light metallics, white sugar, coconut sweetness, and smooth, warming oak. Our first impression was that the flavoring was very floral, with a nice tart wildness to the yeast. The sip opened with pale and lightly caramel malts, soured oak bite, and floral hops. Moving to the peak was wild, soured yeast, plastic phenol bite to cut the malty sweetness, and an enhanced sweetness of strawberries. The end was awash with more of that soured yeast, citric rind bitterness, nickel metallics, and a final cleansing of pale malts. The aftertaste breathed of green grape dryness, metallic yeast, Bretty sourness, lemon flesh, and bittered citric hops. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. There was big froth and slurp to each sip, with a nice cream to the lip. Booze added dryness throughout the palate, with puckering astringent bite following a nice coating of biting metallic froth. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the aroma. There was a hugely surprising Bretty sourness, adding the bite and tartness on par with some wilds. The flavor, however, continued this excitement only mildly. That sourness does work its way to the buds, but by the end it gets washed through a bit by pervasive malty background. This is a tasty beer and definitely worth a try…or two.

01-10-2013 02:13:30 | More by TheBrewo
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oberon

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%

On tap at Sticks and Stones.Poured into a stemmed glass a slight hazed deep auburn color with a fluffy white head that lasted for quite awhile.Carmael and dark fruit stood out most in the nose with mild phenols and vanilla detected as well.Somewaht sweet upfront with caramel and vanilla flavors with lighter than expected spiced phenols coming into play with a decent drying toasted oak flavors lingering in the finish.The barrel doesn't play a huge role in this either does the phenols,maybe a slightly tame version of the style,still not bad.

04-16-2014 14:22:32 | More by oberon
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Bitzer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-04-2014 16:57:32 | More by Bitzer
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-27-2013 22:29:23 | More by reitzbrewing
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-16-2014 02:23:34 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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mkrass

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-17-2014 02:01:16 | More by mkrass
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-22-2014 21:49:39 | More by mrw1zard
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-21-2014 02:47:04 | More by Mantooth
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dmk91

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-07-2013 19:32:15 | More by dmk91
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HopAttack3

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-20-2013 23:49:53 | More by HopAttack3
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-08-2013 00:57:47 | More by acurtis
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%

A: A rather nice looking beer in general. Big fluffy head, reddish copper color, and mostly clear. Good retention and fun shifting lace.

S: Smell is surprisingly subtle. A lot of bright fruitiness, flowers, and spice over a pile of smooth caramel-bread malt. Orange and lemon peel with complimentary pepper an other spices.

T: Syrupy malt, grassy hops, fruit and spice. Interesting flavors. Not really any bourbon barrel but vanilla is apparent.

M: Dry and chalky yet wet and syrupy.

O: Interesting beer. It seems like an unplanned beer. That is a beer that came out differently than expected but you still like it. It pretty good but seems unrefined.

03-11-2013 00:09:21 | More by tastybeer
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-09-2014 13:40:30 | More by Griffith
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BrittQ

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-16-2012 18:49:00 | More by BrittQ
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-24-2014 06:21:54 | More by Sammy
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-28-2013 00:45:43 | More by whatname
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hyoung41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-29-2012 23:21:39 | More by hyoung41
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-09-2014 04:43:01 | More by avisong
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-27-2014 14:01:25 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.65/5  rDev -29.7%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep golden body and a white head. Good retention with a couple of chunks of foam remaining on the surface.

Smell - Oaky and very yeasty. A little bit of vanilla. Not really appealing.

Taste - Dominated by oak and vanilla. Weird flavor. Yeasty and not very hoppy. Sweet malty finish.

Mouthfeel - Quite carbonated. Sprizty until the end. Sugary aftertaste.

Overall - Not sure what to make of this. Strange flavors that don't seem to work together.

07-29-2013 01:36:56 | More by Alieniloquium
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-31-2014 20:44:10 | More by sjones5045
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tanner1980


4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-31-2012 01:14:43 | More by tanner1980
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Johwlin

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-06-2013 21:59:51 | More by Johwlin
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-04-2012 02:02:35 | More by beerFool28607
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mozim

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-31-2013 03:56:08 | More by mozim
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Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.