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Billy The Mountain - Upright Brewing Company

Billy The MountainBilly The Mountain

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BA SCORE
82
good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 17.55%


Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Billy the Mountain - A traditional English-style Old Ale, having undergone over five months of oak barrel aging and another several months in the bottle."

Malts: organic pale, ashburne mild, caramel
Unmalted: black barley
Also: molasses
Yeasts: London ESB and brettanomyces clausennii

First Release - January 2010
Second Release - January 2011
Third Release - December 2011

(Beer added by: jdense on 12-23-2009)
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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by clearlydiluted:
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clearlydiluted

New York

3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

8 oz glass @ Grain & Gristle

Pours a dark brown with ruby hints. smells slightly funky with hints of dark fruit. the taste is slightly sweet with hints sherry, balsamic notes, and an sour acetic hit in the finish. the aftertaste is anchored by an earthy bittering with hints of dark fruit and some fruity funky notes from the brett. the body is medium-thin with no hint of the 9.1% alcohol.

truthfully I think this leans more towards an oud bruin rather than a brett inflected English old ale, which is too bad as I was expecting more dark fruits and malt in the beer overall. still, I'd love to see how it ages out in the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2010 19:06:59 | More by clearlydiluted
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Billy The Mountain from Upright Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.