Fa La La La La | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
62.1%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 87 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States
doublemountainbrewery.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"T'is the season for a big, malty hop bomb! We load up our holiday brew up with enough Centennials to fill Santa's toy bag. A big malt bill provides a rich counterpoint to all those hops."

Brewed with organic Pilsner and Munich malt, imported crystal malts, and Centennial hops. 7.6% ABV, 83 BU

Added by msubulldog25 on 12-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,441
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
87
Liked:
54
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
11.84%
Alströms:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of KlayWey
2.16/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Metaltildeath
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Easton70
2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of piclee
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2015 edition and three days old. An uninvited bitterness creeps in upon first taste, to much lemon pith and not enough lemon zest. The malt is subdued and not what I was expecting in a winter warmer. Although the alcohol was well hidden, I find this beer not enjoyable. Don't let that discourage you give it a try.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of switzer
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of CoryR
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of chadski
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of flagmantho
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich amber hue with no haze and a strong effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of frothy tan foam. Quite attractive indeed!

Smell: sweet and caramelly malt aroma -- indeed, almost too sweet. There's a light spicing of cinnamon and perhaps anise that is good, but overall it's a bit on the over-sweet side.

Taste: sweet, biscuity, bready, caramelly and a little bit spicy. Kind of like a high-ABV amber ale with some wintry spicing. Not objectively bad, I suppose, but far enough out of my wheelhouse that I'm really not too interested.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I don't want to savage this beer, but an over-sweet, biscuity amber, with just a hint of winter spices, really does not do the trick for me.

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Photo of stevoj
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours out beautifully, burnt orange and huge fluffy head. Aroma hints at the spiciness that follows in the taste. Not overwhelming, but complementary to the malt and hop profiles. Lingering savory flavors, slick and creamy body.

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Photo of DiabolikDUB
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-Tap @ Bailey's Taproom poured into Shaker glass. Winter in July.

Pours a murky copper color with a creamy off-white head that is slow to dissolve and leaves a medium ring with nice lacing down the glass as it is drank. The aroma is fluffy hops, malt, sap/pine and some spices. The flavor is grapefruit bitterness upfront followed by a caramel malt backbone. Its medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Its a good beer with a light aroma and a pretty sweet flavor with a soft bitterness.

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Photo of crhall41
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - slightly turbid amber color with good head retention.
Smell - malty sweet with slight spicy notes.
Flavor - very bitter the initial few sips which seens to be due to the resinous hop addition. Malty biscuit sweet with a medicinal finish. The high alcohol content is hidden well but the bitterness lingers.
Feel - nice on the tongue. Not too crisp with a good malty texture.
Overall - Too bitter for my taste buds. My preference is for a more citrus, piney taste in a winter warmer such as the Pfriem winter ale.

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Photo of beertunes
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle poured into 10oz goblet. Bottled 10/23/14. Poured a cloudy orange-amber color with 1/2inch of light tan head that dissipated quickly to a cap, which then hung around for a while, and left very good lacing.

The aroma was a bit juxtaposed, yeast and hops up front, with malts and spice in the back. It worked the same on the palate, a hit of bright hops upfront, along with some tangy yeast, then some malts through the middle, with a kick of spiciness at the back. There was a slight bit of an alcohol bite at the finish as well.

The body was just a bit fuller than medium, but the combination of spice and alcohol on the finish grew a bit harsh as I drank my way through the bottle. Overall, a pretty good beer, reminiscent of a slightly bolder Celebration. Certainly worth trying if you see it, and, if you're setting up a trade with some one in DMs territory, worth asking for as a throw in.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TaborTime
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Quafftastic
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Whatever happened to the Winter Warmer? Does evey style need to be hopped to death these days?

A: Poured a orangish copper color with good carbonationa and a nice white head

S: Citrus, pine some caramel

T: Hops. Pine and citrus mainly, some caramel backing, hints of spice

M: Bitter hops, tingling of pine, warm.

D: Ok. But not a Winter Warmer to me.

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Photo of BobDole007
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JoelClark
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PotlandOR
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up tonight at the COOP for about $5ish... Poured into my Elysian goblet... 2 finger khaki head dies pretty quickly atop a slightly hazed orange brew... big toasty malts punctuated by plenty of pithy citrus hops.. Good bitterness on the finish helps cut through the big toasty/biscuity maltiness... good drinkability.

3.75/3.5/3.5/3.75/3.5

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Photo of EXScotT
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Fa La La La La from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 62.1% out of 100 with 87 ratings
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