Beer Mountain Strong Ale | Craftsman Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DrewBeechum on 12-14-2003

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Photo of vertigelt1
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's. Medium brown, orange highlights. Not much head. Smells strongly of smoke. Taste is well balanced even with smoky (almost bacon) flavour. Incredibly tasty, medium body. A really good smoked beer. Not insanely drinkable, but definitely enjoyable. "Quaffable".

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Photo of womencantsail
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Lucky Baldwin's

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a tan head.

S: The nose is quite smokey and salty with a big of a woody/bacon/nut aroma to it.

T: A ton of smoke, wood, and salt flavor to this that is somewhat astringent and not all that pleasant.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: Not the most intense of the smoked beers I've had, but you still have to really enjoy the smoke to want to drink too much of this one.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Medium orange color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is fruit, orange and malt. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are spicy. Orange flavors throughout this beer. Nicely balanced. Very smooth. No alcohol bite at 8%. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of DrewBeechum
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled at the 2003 San Diego Strong Ale Festival. (4 ounce taster glass)

Beer pours light brown in the glass with great clarity and a tan head that holds to the glass.

A sandalwood hop aroma comes charging out of the glass followed by a soft brown sugar malt.

Flavor is chewy caramels with little toffee bits accented by a lightly puckering hop bitterness that leads to a dry palate with sweet sticky lips.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours amber with a soft white head, good lace.

S: Phenolic nose, medicinal, very Belgian.

T: Weird. Originally when I tasted this I got all bubblegum, very hefe-like. Today I get a spicy, rye-like smoky ale. Good tasting for sure both ways.

M: Smooth, light/medium-bodied, frothy, this doesn't feel like 8.3% for sure.

D: Another winner from Craftsman, keep 'em coming.

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Beer Mountain Strong Ale from Craftsman Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 6 ratings