Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery

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85
very good

307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by brentk56:
Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A nice looker, with a frothy ecru head that sits and stays upons the cloudy amber liquid beneath; nice lacing pattern, too

Smell: An herbal blend with caramel tones; subtle wood and fruity elements

Taste: The malt bill is caramel forward, with stone fruit and herbal elements kicking in by mid-palate; earthy hop flavors add bitterness and the yeast character is really out there, bringing bread and a bit of chalky/limey tartness (a touch of Brett, perhaps); the finish is a bit on the sweet side

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A lot of interesting things going on but I am not overly satisfied with the end result; the finish is a bit too sweet, given all the other things going on

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Bitzer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mkrass
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mrw1zard
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dmk91
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of chinchill
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%

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.

Photo of HopAttack3
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of tastybeer
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BrittQ
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hyoung41
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.65/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of sjones5045
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of tanner1980
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Johwlin
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of beerFool28607
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.