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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Treyliff
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Dobra Zupas, Beckley

A- pours a clear golden orange color with a small creamy white head, good retention and lots of lace left behind

S- lots of citrus on the nose with some Belgian yeast, not really picking up any barrel

T- citrusy hop follows the nose with some earthy banana Belgian yeast, maybe picking up a trace of oak and vanilla but not really getting any bourbon

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel with a slight bite, finishing slightly crisp and foamy

O- nice citrusy notes made it very drinkable, but any bourbon barrel notes are hard to find

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Photo of fourstringer
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Cork reads, "Best by June 2015".

A: 4.25 Cloudy, honey-colored body with 1.5 fingers of nice, dense, off-white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: 3.75 Noble-type, grassy hops with lighter citrus notes. Touches of musty yeast. Bready malt. Hint of indistinct spice. Faint wood, oak.

T: 3.5 Dry, woody, earthy notes open with some hop-fueled bitterness. A brief swell of bourbon-type sweetness and malt. Returns to a medium hop bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Minimal alcohol presence.

M: 4.25 Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Nice creamy texture.

O: 3.75 The hops and barrel-aged notes are there, but lack some cohesion. Feels like there is something missing in the middle to fill out the flavor profile.

Prost!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste is of biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, fruity with some mild citrus hops. A medium body with nice smooth texture and mild carbonation. Finish is a combination of biscuit malt and Belgian yeast, a bit of caramel and toffee notes, fruity with some mild citrus hops for balance. Overall a well balanced tasty and enjoyable brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +4%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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2.8/5  rDev -24.9%

large shared bottle.
Hazy reddish-amber with a good head.
Smells like a sour. The taste follow to some extent. Odd, barrel-aged wild ale. Neither especially challenging nor appealing.

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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 368 ratings.
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