Local Species | Blue Mountain Brewery

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jgreenearrow on 06-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
368
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
42
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Photo of jmart1175
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of xmorgan
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice funky but subtle has a spicy citrus crispness

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Photo of Maggy
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of NewJack85
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of GlacierSapien
4.66/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

delicious, fruity, yeasty and full of flavor the perfect easy drinking beer...if it wasn't for the pricetag.
Still a damn good beer, the bourbon and belgian yeast harmonize wonderfully and the hops bring it home.

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Photo of jtierney89
4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

semi-hazed auburn glow with a thin white head. nose is very interesting. Lots of classic belgian notes, bananas and clove, bit of spice and vanilla. Touch of oak but not getting any bourbon really.

You can taste a bit of the bourbon but damn this is an interesting beer.Strong barley malt presence up front with an faint oaky and vanilla flavor from the wood. Belgian yeast flavors quickly take over with a dried chalkyness and horse blanket like flavors. This then quickly rolls into an herbal hop bitterness. Very complex and layered beer. Very faint bourbon notes are present throughout as the beer warms but in no way are the forefront flavor of this beer allowing a lot of these other funky and complex flavors come forward. Extremely complex and layered with flavors that somehow roll into eachother extremely well despite how different they are. Super unique and unlike anything i've ever had. I love it.

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Photo of vwbus7
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of MisledTitan
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of golf4collet
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of fulnlsn
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of wvbrewcrew
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of wbumgarner
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of thetachibro
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of PaulsBrew
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of zdeck37
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: large head with nice lacing and excellent retention on a cloudy golden amber body.

S: corriander, lots of mint, belgian yeast, sweet fruits, mostly banana. A very nice smelling beer.

T: sweet bourbon up front but not over done moving to a lightly tangy banana citrus and belgian yeast flavor.

M: very creamy body, moderate to high carbonation. coats the mouth.

Overall: A nicely comple and unique brew. This is a must try for the beer snob. The aroma differs greatly from the taste but compliants each other well.

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Photo of jazzbikerbrewer
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep amber, slightly hazy, with a thick, frothy head that doesn't hang around for long.
S: Yeasty, funky, sweet, with caramel apple notes, slightly hoppy.
T: Restrained hop bitterness up front, followed by toasty, caramel, and biscuit-like malty sweetness, with a yeasty, mildly alcoholic finish and good, winey acidity. Aftertaste is smooth and mildly fruity; almost cidery.
M: Medium carbonation, medium- to full-bodied.
O: Great example of an American Belgian Pale Ale: wtf is that, you say? More full-bodied, and a bit more complex, with added hop punch. Well-balanced and fun to drink. Should pair great with funky blue cheeses, spicy foods. Do a blind taste test with Flying Dog's Raging Bitch just for kicks.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

So good. Second of the night after a Not so Stoic during Ravens playoff run. Hope to enjoy more from BMB real soon.
Updates:
1-18-16 - MLK Day. Caged and corked bottle with "drink me by Oct 2015" cork. Had this in my basement from a while back. So I was three months overdue. Poured into a tulip glass. Bourbon notes not too strong, so a very crushable ale. Very drinkable.

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3.73 out of 5 based on 368 ratings.
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