Blue Reserve Hommelbier | Blue Mountain Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-yeast-fermented very pale ale, hopped with our own Cascade hops, grown onsite at Blue Mountain Brewery. Huge citrus hop flavor; spicy, floral aroma.

Added by arizcards on 09-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
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0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of weareallfalafel
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of briancathy
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerrat
4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden orange body with one-finger head and lace ring around glass. Bits of yeast in the aroma underneath citric/orange hop notes and touch of sweet malt. Light-bodied with a bitter citric hop flavor and slightly acidic body on some sips. Bits of tropical fruit flavors and yeast in beer as well but hops seem to overpower and leave beer a bit of a dry "hot mess".

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMCPhD
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Barrel House on Thursday of the cancelled Lockn' shows. Nice and clean with a refreshing aftertaste. Dark tan/orange color. Some nose with great clean minor bite. Somewhat hoppy. My wife would drink this one.

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Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seanchai
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy bright yellow with one inch head. Taste is lemon, tangerine, and herbal hops at the end. Above average Belgian IPA. Not a bad beer, but not sure if I would get this one again.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.51/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper with a very foamy thick off-white head. The belgian yeast is forefront in both the aroma and taste as well as fermented grapes. Unfortunately, I was not able to digest this beer, but I think it is solid for the style.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and caramel malts are present in the nose; some hints of tropical fruits are present in the nose.
T: The taste generally follows the smell and has a little stronger flavors of tropical fruits. There is only a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but doesn't have that much complexity imparted by the Belgian yeast.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of brocktune
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uvachief
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 cork and cage into a tulip, the beer is a gusher. Lots of pop in the cork, and a lot of carbonation in the body pushing a tall, frothy head over the top of this beer. The body is crystal clear and golden, with a steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout. Aromas of floral hops, grassy notes, lemon pepper, toasted grains, subtle stone fruit notes, honey, and some caramel. Heavy on the herbal notes and peppery hops. Flavors are fruity forward, with a blend of stone fruit and citrus fruit, especially grapefruit and lemon. Hops bitter and spice follow, piney, grassy, and peppery. There are some subtle notes of Belgian funk, lemon pepper, and basil. Pretty layered and dynamic palate. The body is smooth, made effervescent by the increased carbonation. The aftertaste is more fruity esters, leaning towards the citrus, with a solid herbal presence. Slightly cloying, lingering fruit sweet finish.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first "Hommelbier". It is a basically a hopped up Belgian. Pours a beautiful, shiny, clear gold with a nice head and great, spidery lacing. Pour this one slowly, because I noticed that their is quite the coating of yeasty sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Do not shake or agitate before poring and you will be fine. Aroma is nice with touches of malt, hops, overripe citrus and a touch of yeasty bread, wow, a lot going on here !. Also, head is fizzy and white with lots of miniscule bubbles in it.. Taste is quite pleasant, with a great balance of malt, bread, citrus, bitter hops and a touch of barnyard hay. Mouthfeel is also nice and smooth, with the carbonation spreading the great flavors of a Belgian across your tongue, and then delivering a nice pop of hop bitterness. Light aftertaste and very refreshing and great to drink. No alcohol detected, to speak of...

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Photo of LehighAce06
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Blue Reserve Hommelbier from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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