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Blue Mountain Blue Reserve 2011

Blue Mountain Blue Reserve 2011
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Formerly brewed at Blue Mountain Brewery
Style: Belgian Ale
Afton, Virginia USA


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Belgian fermented pale with strong grapefruit notes from our Cascade hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2013
(US backlog 2012) 8x draught sample flight at VA brewpub 14/ix/12. Indicated strength 6,6%. I suppose this version was still on draught during late summer 2012 and not a 2012 reserve? One of the more distinct brews in the flight due to clear hop profile and crisp and clear malt/yeast balance. Reminiscent of a lighter Duvel Citra (although apparently Cascade used), which is never a bad thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1664) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2012
Tap. Hazy amber with no real head. Smells lightly piney and orangey. Flavor follows. Nice and refreshing. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5483) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Funk and lemon zest aroma, moderate strength. Clear amber, thin head. Flavor is a good level of funk, lemon, and orange. Orange peel finish. A very nice BPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Very balanced belgian. Pours a beautiful, deep amber. On tap at the brewpub you can’t beat the fresh hop flavor (they’re grown on site). Excellent for a mild spring day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of topical notes, stone fruits, earthy and herbal notes and a slight tartness. The taste is tropical and stone fruits, citrus and earthy notes. Medium bodied.

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