Mountain Lager | Appalachian Brewing Company

Mountain LagerMountain Lager
BA SCORE
21.5%
Liked This Beer
3.31 w/ 237 ratings
Mountain LagerMountain Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
abcbrew.com

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,136
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
237
Liked:
51
Avg:
3.31/5
pDev:
15.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of bankboy66
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Head disapates quickly. Taste follow the smell. Not the smoothest beer but tasty and a good representation of the style. Give it a try.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a clear golden colored body with small slowly rising bubbles. A small white head leaving a film on top of the beer appeared and left some light mild lacing. The smell was malty with some really light citrus. The taste was malts and light citrus and added a slight corn taste that ended up tasting pretty good. The palate was light and left a sweet yet wet aftertaste and finish. Overall, this was a good dortmunder that I would come back to.

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Photo of joshautry
1.92/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is gold, transparent, head is off white to bright white, head presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a thin top with spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell is very good, bready, slightly dough and toasty malts, enticing with some light fresh, grassy hops.

Taste leans to malt flavor between vienna and munich, lightly fruity, then bread and light toast, grassy hops backstop the sweeter malts - just a touch sweet.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, then lingering moderate to strong sweetness - not cloying but sweet malt presence.

Overall, a beer with a great looking pour, pleasant and malty aroma with slightly sweeter malt flavor and presence.

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Photo of Colin32
2.8/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rdub
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chicagoish
3.93/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hdf561
2.74/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on draft in plastic cup at Gettysburg Appalachian Brewing Company.

Pours dark gold with little head and little lacing. Smell is malt, hops nothing remarkable.

Taste is the same, mouth feel is very smooth this is a solid beer just nothing great, it is very drinkable.

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Photo of JamesGrove
3.66/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rbarrett86
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

5/8....pours hazy copper, virtually no foam. Light malt nose, but very faint. Hardly any aroma whatsoever. Light flavor, a touch sweet, very little carbonation. I probably "aged" this a bit too long. Very little bitter or bite. Sweet and then rolls away. Not much to write home about.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.1/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DonBowman
4.14/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden in color, minimal lace, moderately thick beer with a refreshingly smooth taste. There are hints of butter and biscut, with a slight floral finish.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.76/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

DATE TASTED: November 15, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: pilsner... OCCASION: finishing off a football Sunday... APPEARANCE: clear, golden body that has a steady, sparse display of bubbles; the head clumps in marshy pools of off-white fuzz, with a solid ring solidifying the outside of the glass... AROMA: fresh dough intermingles with aromatic flowery fragrances; some uneven yeastiness keeps the aroma from complete allure.... PALATE: light, nearly flat body that allows for maximum sipping; little carbonation; watery, forgettable aftertaste... TASTE:slight buttery flavor with some maltiness to suggest a biscuit; some of that flowery, hoppy lightness attempts to balance the experience... OVERALL: a solid Dortmunder that offers a bit of nuance but also resides in the style's parameters...

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.17/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the brewery in Gettysburg, PA. This beer has a clear golden color with a small white head. the aroma is big on grass and malt with heavy carbonation. The flavor matches the aroma with grass, malt and some malt to finish the mix. Not a bad beer, good with quesadillas or nachos.

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Photo of IronLover
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short white foam with medium low retention. Medium light bready and cracker aromas with a pilsner malt backbone. No esters and no hop aromas. Medium light body with a smooth, light, creamy feel with medium light carbonation. Medium malt and pilsner flavors are balanced from the beginning with a medium light hop bitterness through the middle along with light diacetyl. Finished cleanly and dryly with a light bready aftertaste. Clean, refreshing and easy drinking but lacks the noble hop aromas and flavors for the style.

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Photo of mkholmes25
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chenpeng74
3.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

They have a couple of ABC restaurants nearby. Heard from friends about the food and beer. Good reputation. First time saw its beer in my local town store and bought it right away and gave it a try. Poured into a glass and the bubbles disappeared rather quickly, minimal head. Typical yellow color, and not very clear (contrary to most review here). Smelled roasted molt, pretty light though. A little bit of tar at the beginning and all sweetness after that. Easy to gulp down. Feel some alcohol after one bottle but it is gone quickly. It won’t go wrong with any food so it can be a good alternative for party beers. But it is definitely not on the cheap side, so may want to mix with others. Cheers!

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Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.79/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mountain Lager from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 21.5% out of 100 with 237 ratings
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