Evan Altmighty | Blue Mountain Brewery

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82 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:
82
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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 Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA.

A: Pours a crystal clear dark copper in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and just a hint of garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that slowly fades to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of light fruit malty sweetness (apple and pear) with some floral and herbal hops.

T: Moderate flavors of toasted malts which give it a slightly nutty flavor that combines with the light fruit malt sweetness (apple mostly but a touch of pear as well). There are light amounts of floral and herbal hops that contribute a light bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Now I need to state upfront that I have been to Dusseldorf and visited and tried all of the altbiers available there which probably has made me a touch overly critical of the style. I think there was an excellent balance to this beer with the upfront sweetness and light bitterness in the finish. Definitely an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of dcmchew
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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 Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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 pathman
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Served in a 10 ounce water glass at Zinc in Charlottesville.

A: Finger of nice head has decent retention. Lots of persistent bubbles. Clear yellow gold. Gold lacing. Pretty!

S: Fruity-floral hops. Nice and fresh. Distant, lagery whiffs.

T/M: Predominantly malty and smooth. Despite the bubbles, lightly carbonated. Sweet mainbody, with an almost rye-like grain dryness emerging on the aftertaste. Not spectacular, but enjoyable.

O: Nice altbier, if a bit boring. Very drinkable and sure to find wide appeal. I might not have it again, but I suppose I'd recommend it.

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Photo of bubseymour
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of argock
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a clear glass Shaker pint at Blue Mountain Brewery (Afton, VA).

A: Light amber with a short, 1/2-finger nearly white head leaving a touch of lacing around the glass.

S: The aroma is balanced with herbal, floral noble hops and light fruit maltiness with pear and apple flavors coming through most.

T: The flavor is more alive than the aroma with a much more floral and herbal hoppiness. The pale maltiness is substantial and provides more than enough grain and mild sweetness, but the hops pack more punch with a lemon blossom quality.

M: This beer has a great feel with moderately high carbonation and a light-medium malty body.

O: This is a really nice brew that could be a good 2-3 pint session brew at BMB. It packs hoppiness, maltiness, and a smooth, drinkable feel into one package.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Tucquan
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

a: shaker pint serving, nutshell brown with a coating of white carbonation showing decent retention

s: dominant aromas of heavily toasted malt give a nice nutty, slightly sweet character, autumn tree fruits -mostly red apple, grassy hops

m: carbonation around moderate - appropriately lively but still smooth, body medium but retaining a crisp feel

t: nice combination of flavorful, nutty toasted malts and a clean, refreshing lager base, a balanced maltiness leaves this one lightly sweet with clean fruit flavors, hops grassy and light impart a nice cleanliness the the finish

d: easy - a flavorful lager with plenty going on to keep things interesting, nice balance for a malty lager, it's tasty and well crafted as are most offerings from Blue Mountain

draft at Galaxy Hut

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Evan Altmighty from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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