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Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

327 Ratings
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 8
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: jgreenearrow on 06-21-2012

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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is a hazy, bright, amber-tinted copper coloring, with a filmy, clingy, surface coating of off-white head. Aromas of subtle caramel, charred wood characteristics, all spice, bubble gum, subtle hops bitterness, cloves, subtle toffee sweet, and Belgian spice and funk. Flavors are hops bitter forward, with hints of citrus and resin, followed by a subtle spice blend of clove, cardamom, all spice, and nutmeg, all on a caramel sweet backbone. The spice blend builds towards the end and into the aftertaste, along with a berry fruit and bubble gum Belgian funk blend. Light, crisp bodied, with a slick, crisp, spiced finish. Drinkable, tasty beer.

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3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
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

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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

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!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.