Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery
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Reviews by brewtus:
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
12.7oz bottle poured into teku
A- cloudy caramel color with a quick two finger off white head
S- very earthy, dirty, vegetable, some belgian yeast, caramel, hints of dark fruit
T- plenty of earthy saison barnhouse flavors, dark fruit, a nice oak backbone, finishes with a grassy malt flavor, slight warm hop presence, dry
M- a decent amount of carbonation, dry throughout
O- what a weird ass beer. I like how unique it is but it's not something I'd buy regularly. There are a lot of unique and complex balances between a saison funk and barrel aged malty ale. The only beer I could ever relate to this would be fantôme noir but this is a lot better (less sweet, less fruity). This brew is labeled correctly --- experimental sort of ale--- yeah weird but entertaining for your taste buds and definitely worth trying at least once.
01-30-2014 04:49:02 | More by brewtus
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3.74/5 rDev -1.1%
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
3.54/5 rDev -6.3%
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
2.65/5 rDev -29.9%
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
Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.