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Blue Mountain Evan Altmighty



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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A new brew in honor of owners Taylor’s and Mandi’s new son, Evan (and with a winking nod to the Steve Carrell movie filmed around the corner in Crozet). This beer is in the style of a Dusseldorf "sticke altbier" - originating from the North Rhine-Westphalia area of Germany. It is the cousin to Cologne’s Kolschbier, in that they are both termed "obergärige" - top fermented - beers brewed in the alt ("old" or pre-lager beer) style. Alts range from deep gold to dark copper in color and have a firm, hoppy dryness to back up their malty undertones. We’ve created our alt on the deep gold color end of the spectrum, but in the "sticke" (secret) category, that signifies a higher-gravity beer that, in Dusseldorf, is brewed as a reward for local customers and is often not listed on the menu (thus the "secret" part). Evan Altmighty was brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Caramel Munich malts and hopped with German Hallertau Tradition hops. The same cologne-based strain of ale yeast for fermentation provides light fruit and bready notes and aids in the prolonged cold aging of this ale often treated like a lager after primary fermentation. 30 IBUs, 6.6% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2948) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
bottle. deep amber with one finger head. malty with toffee. light hops. pretty solid for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
9th October 2014
Bright clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and airy, fine carbonation. Light malts, creamy sweet. Trace of caramel. Mild bitterness and a little dried fruits. Smooth semi dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7034) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. (Shenandoah Hops) Staunton, VA. Clear dark amber colour with a tiny off-white head. Sweet malt... and that's pretty much it... in the aroma. The flavour is an opposite of the flavour. Very plentiful. Dark fruits, sugary and fruity sweetness, malt, strong maltiness and a tiny hint of hoppy bitterness. Very sweet for an... Altbier... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2768) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours dark caramel with a small head. Aroma is toffee, caramel and apple. Taste is mostly toffee, a little touch of apple on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2213) - GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
0,355 l bottle red-brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, caramel, cereal, herbs, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. Boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Slightly hazy deep amber coloured body with a muddied and ruby brown glow and a perfectly dense, two centimetre tall tan head - can’t get better looking than this for the style. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, toffee, nuts, apples and some pleasant raisin notes coupled with some yeast scents as well. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour with some metallic, mushroomy and nutty flavours and a rather mild finish showing the malt and a touch of sweetness. Aftertaste is slightly more well-rounded with some caramel and toffee sweetness battling out the earthy and nutty malt that encapsulates the beer, all with a pleasant english-style hop character. Overall, a nice altbier with a very earthy malt profile and a pleasant sweetness coupled with a noticeable complexity that lasts! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia on 01-May-2014 for US$0,99 (yes, under a buck!) sampled at home in Washington on 02-September-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a decent looking hazy amber to red color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within seconds. The lacing was somewhat there and slid for the most part. The smell was yeasty and malty with a touch of light cocoa inside of a subtle breadiness. The taste was mainly the same thing. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued and carried a fair rolling smoothness over my tongue. Overall, pretty good altbier I’d have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2804) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Clear copper pour with creamy white head. Aroma of bread, caramel, and nuts. Bread flavor with nuts, caramel, and some pine. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2792) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear copper color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, nutty, yeast, almonds in aroma. Pine, nutty, yeast in taste. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness. Drunk by Brewdrunkard, awwwwwwww...

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