Lights Out Holiday Ale | Blue Mountain Brewery

Lights Out Holiday AleLights Out Holiday Ale
BA SCORE
43.9%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 98 ratings
Lights Out Holiday AleLights Out Holiday Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States
bluemountainbrewery.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,345
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
98
Liked:
43
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
11.48%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Riff
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

100th rating. Pours a dark brown, clear, with a thin, white head. Smells deep and dark like the depths of winter. Dark breads (think Russian rye), blackstrap molasses, and toasted malts. Little to no bitterness, tastes of malts, caramel, dark breads, and a little hint of hops towards the end. Finishes quite cleanly. Very surprising that it's a 7.0 ABV. I would have liked it to be a little heavier but as is it's quite tasty.

On a side note, with the tendency to see lots of winter brews taking the IPA route, this is more of what I think when it comes to winter. Dark and warming.

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Photo of Santiagocpr
2.25/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvodom
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
2.91/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark ruby/brown without any head. There really isn't much aroma. A deep inhalation offers just slight, nondescript malt sweetness. The taste is much the same. The body is a little lighter but still has a nice weight and mouthfeel, just a hint of carbonation. Still, while there's nothing bad, it's severely lacking in taste and aroma.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cbyrd4088
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zp6167a
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigbutter
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Looks nice enough with a deep copper color, clear and off white foamy head with moderate but slightly wet lacing.

Not much nose, just some funky, mealy maltiness and a hint of what I can best explain as a noble hop type bitterness, little else.

Tastes just uninspired or something. Maybe some caramel sweetness maltiness with that bitter edge but with it comes a touch of saccharin and that mealiness in full force.

Finish is slightly dry, something left on the tongue.

This beer is disappointing. I shall call it "Redskins".

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Photo of robebo44
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AMCPhD
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of hophugger
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of djrn2
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpolewan
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DRBiser
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, clear, deep, dark mahogany color, speckled with some reddish highlights and an eighth of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Toasty malt, freshly baked dark bread, dark chocolate, dark molasses, coffee, and caramel.

Taste: Very malty and bready, like freshly baked rye or pumpernickel bread. Strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate bitterness, balanced with some sweetness of brown sugar and dark molasses. Finally, the beer finishes with some decent hops flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very, very tasty beer. I really like the flavors of coffee, chocolate, dark bread and molasses. I’ll certainly get another bottle or two of this next winter.

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Photo of jwc215
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazed rustic brown with a thin, lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of light toast, caramel, earthy notes and dark-ish fruits. Mild, but pleasant.

The taste is of toffee/caramel some dark-ish fruit and earthy, lightly toasted notes balance malt sweetness. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish.

It is creamy, smooth.

A nice, enjoyable old ale. A good choice of style for the winter!

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Photo of Dur921
3.02/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kb2250
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattyb79
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Lights Out Holiday Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 43.9% out of 100 with 98 ratings
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