Evan Altmighty | Blue Mountain Brewery

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83 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
34 IBU

Pilsner, CaraPils and Vienna Malts
Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops
Ale Yeast
Deep Well Water

Added by CrellMoset on 01-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a decent looking hazy amber to red color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within seconds. The lacing was somewhat there and slid for the most part. The smell was yeasty and malty with a touch of light cocoa inside of a subtle breadiness. The taste was mainly the same thing. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued and carried a fair rolling smoothness over my tongue. Overall, pretty good altbier I’d have again.

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Photo of AMCPhD
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Part of a flight of 10 at the brewery. Pours a light orange-amber color, with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is toasted malt, to the virtual exclusion of any hops presence. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium - too thin for my tastes. Finish is dry and smooth, but has a sweetish aftertaste.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a copper body with one- finger head and minimal lace. Caramel & toffee malts in aroma but not much else, including bread/yeast, and has a fuller, slightly sticky body with a bit of a sweet taste. Add a bit of booze and dryness along with hint of fruitiness for the finish and you have a decent beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 6.6%. Overall this is a very nice Dusseldorf altbier. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skaboom420
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$1.99/12 oz bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into nonic
Aroma faint, toasted malt
Head average (3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 8 mm ring and irregular layer
Lacing OK – partial curtain and some islands and archipelagoes
Body light amber, clear
Flavor of toasted malt, light; slight bitterness with no hops taste, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 3, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of Nathan_Snyder
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of psmithmkt
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of titvs
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 7C). AROMA: predominant malt aroma. almost absent hop aroma and absent esters. APPEARANCE: Orange copper color, clear, ivory persistent and creamy head. TASTE: well balanced flavour between moderate bitterness and complex malt. dry finish. very low esters, no diacetyl. Finishes dry. very low hop flavours. PALATE: medium to light body and very smooth. no astringency. OVERALL: a very well balanced, bitter and malty ale. requires a bit more hop aromas and flavours.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Well, actually a Sticke Altbier. Not quite the same... I'm reviewing this as a Sticke. My rating would be quite higher if this was a regular Altbier.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of lochef81
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DavidHume
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Evan Altmighty from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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