Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery
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Reviews by devinmah:
District of Columbia
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
Poured into Chimay chalice from a 750ml Cork & Cage labeled best by May 2013 (Just a few weeks left on this bad boy)
A: Pours a hazy copper with a tight head that dissipates and lightly laces.
S: Had to work hard to pick up anything. Lemon is there and light caramel barely present, and slightly sour
T: Not sure if my bottle has turned, but this tastes like a flemish sour, like Bell's Oarsman. Funky, pleasantly sour, slightly metallic, citrus up front. Develops on the palate to an apple-like sweetness and hints of oak and caramel.
M: Nicely carbonated, but this beer feels a bit oily.
O: Based on other BA's reviews I think my bottle has developed into something different from what was originally there. Regardless, I thought it was a definite winner, perfect for a warm spring day. I found that each sip invited the next, and I enjoyed it more as it developed on my palate. Will look for a fresh one in the future to see how different it tastes.
04-08-2013 03:31:51 | More by devinmah
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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
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
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
Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.