Mountain Lager | Appalachian Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: European Export / Dortmunder

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,614
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
240
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of KMcGrath
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nosquatch
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeWard
3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. No freshness dating that I could find.

Clear pale golden yellow body. Small white head. Little lacing.

only smells lagery.

somehow manages to be flavorful and yet very muted. I'm thinking this is how it's supposed to tast. Snag is, the taste isn't particularly good.

Mouth is between thin and medium. finish is a somewhat unpleasant yeast flavor.

Overall, it might be a pleasant thirst quencher on a hot summer's day, but there is little else to recommend here.

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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 Taphouse_Traveler
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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Mountain Lager from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 240 ratings