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Blue Mountain Lights Out Holiday Ale

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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How do you survive three months of turkey, re-gifted fruitcakes, and decorating four different times from the end of October to January? A lot of really good beer. This traditional Old Ale exhibits a pronounced full, rounded malt flavor accented by English Goldings and Fuggles hops. 18° Plato and 60 IBUs.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
12oz bottle Spirits Manahwakin. Poured a slightly thinner body under a smaller super light beige frothy head. Aroma is sweet, dry fruit skins, old sugar, prunes and dates with some light sweet bread. Thinner body, watery mouthfeel, soft carbonation, too thin. Flavor the same as the aroma plus some tea bags and bread crusts. Bolster up the body and this is a pretty good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear, deep amber with a ring of white head. Nose has malt, some candy sugar, dried fruits, raisins, dried cherries, a little cream soda, some mild orange. Flavor has some candy, lots of fruit cake, cream soda, slightly metallic, a little bit of carrot. Lightly oily finish. Fairly easy drinking for 7%.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5090) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle, enjoy by 03 2015. Nose of meat and light broth, stale but not infected, has meat gravy character and port-like oxidation and caramel, very faint fruit. Pours a dull, flat garnet with a short and clingy beige head. Taste lightly sweet with light crystal and lots of earthy toffee and caramel, decoction-like malt development, faintly toasty and meaty, but thankfully, much sweeter and fruitier as a saving grace. Light hops are dank and English, just a hint of brighter EKG but all are merely complementary. Light bitterness really only realized in the finish, where it ramps up its intensity. Medium body is fun to play with, rounded maltiness and smooth and buttery instead of flat. Not terribly approachable, but fun nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zizzybalubba (1505) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Brownish orange pour with a quick off-white head. Almost no aroma however there are some very faint graham cracker and toffee notes. The taste does feature much more of the graham cracker and toffee and adds some "holiday" spices and cherry. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2070) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear, dark chestnut with a khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of caramel, light pine, even lighter citrus, a few peppery spices and a touch of toffee--all of which are pretty subtle. Taste of spices, mild fruit, caramel, toffee and toasted malt. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
11/27/2013. From bottle. Pours red brown with a short tan head. Malty aromas with caramel and spices. Plenty of hops added which is unusual for the style, but works pretty good. Flavors of spice, caramel and bread. Not a bad beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3863) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Clear golden amber with good offwhite head. Malty toffee toasted biscuit with just a slight earthy hop for balance. Kinda like a watered down and hop added version of the scotch ale. Decent, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Keg @ Blue Mountain. Light amber small head. The nose is cocoa, toffee, captain crunch cereal. The taste is toffee, caramel, brown bread. Red apple fruits. Medium body, soft carbonation. Solid.

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopTsing (443) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
From the came adark amber brew with a thin white head. Aroma of malt but not much. Medium full bodied with fairly well balanced hop and malt with a hint of honey. It was nice and drinkable, but underwelming.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1012) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tap. Auburn with minimal dissipating head. Smells like chocolate, bread, and a hint of spice. Not to sweet, not real hoppy. Medium bodied with a little tingler on the tongue and a dry finish.


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