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Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Reviews: 77
Hads: 347
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 9
Gots: 36 | 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

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Beer added by: jgreenearrow on 06-21-2012

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2.58/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to like this beer as it is from a local brewery, but it has a strange aftertaste that I don't really like. I like Belgian beers and I like IPA's, but not this particular species. It says it is barrel aged and I usually like barrell-aged beer, but it almost has a chalky aftertaste. (290 characters)

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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass. The beer is aged in charred white oak bourbon barrels.

A: The beer pours a transparent amber with deep brown hues. A thick, fluffy off white head emphasizes the belgian influence in the appearance of this beer. Some lacing remains on the sides of the glass.

S: Sweet caramel and fruit dominate the nose of the beer. Plums, apricots, and raisins are present along with some herbal and spice notes. Some slight bourbon comes though in the nose.

T: This is a balanced beer. It carries some sweetness and fruit of a belgian, but some moderate hopping is present to add an american influence. The bourbon barrel aging is really apparent in the finish where the bourbon appears and lingers (especially as the beer warms). There is some slight alcohol burn.

M: This is a light bodied beer with good viscosity for the style. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall this is an excellent beer. It definitely drinks as a belgian pale, but the hopping adds a distinct american influence. The bourbon barrel aging adds an entirely new, intriguing dimension. (1,115 characters)

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Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.