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Mountain Meadow - Bootlegger's Brewery

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83
good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Also know as 'Spring Ale'.

(Beer added by: DM1293 on 03-05-2012)
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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of lemon zest and other citrus smells with some coriander, sage, chamomile, honey, and other spices with some sweet bready malts.

T - Starts off with some lemon zest, orange peel, and other citrus flavors, with some honey, chamomile, and sage. Through the middle, the herbs get a bit stronger with some sweet bready malts coming through alongside. The finish is a mix of honey, sane, chamomile, and other other herbs, with some lemon zest and a touch of sweet bready malts.

M - Medium-minus bodied with heavy carbonation. Smooth with a spicy and herby finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice spiced beer with a good balance of spices that are nicely balanced and not overpowering.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Strongly flavored with honey, just to start it off sweet, and herbs on top of that. Smells like sage and toast with honey. Golden color in the glass with uninspiring foam. Not very sudsy in the mouth.

The chamomile is quite strong. The herb flavors all seem to conflict. The honey flavor is quite sweet. Something is a little spicy. Not very beery. I think the flavors are just too intense and the stuff is too sweet. Maybe the combination could work with a more flavorful beer. Some herbal bitterness.

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden with a fair amount of haze. A thin cap offers limited retention and lace.

The chamomile and honey are forward on the aroma, perhaps a bit of lemony noble hop in support and some white pepper/clove. Warming brings a more evident tarragon/anise aroma.

Sage emerges on the flavor and gives the beer an edgy dryness that doesn't quite become bitter. After the initial taste the sweet lemon/anise/honey flushes the tongue leaving only a light peppery finish.

Feel is moderate and the carbonation is rather light but I think this allows the spices to be more volatile. Not very coarse on the palate with only a light graininess. Overall quite drinkable as the spices are very present yet don't overwhelm in a Gruit sense and noted as a Blonde Ale on the label as well.

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Mountain Meadow from Bootlegger's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.