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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The biggest beer we’ve ever brewed at Blue Mountain, coming in at almost 12 percent alcohol by volume. But it’s also one of the lightest-colored brews we’ve ever created! Brewed solely with Pilsner and Vienna malts, and we used the same amount of barley it would take to make 1000 gallons and packed into just 500 gallons worth of the smoothest, fullest-bodied, strongest winter brew you’ve ever had. This lager defies most standard beer categorization (Germans would put it in the Doppelbock category), but we’re calling it a blonde Triplebock. The name says it all... It won’t take many of these and a long winter’s nap will be all you’re capable of doing.

2010 - 12% ABV
2011 - 10.5% ABV
2012 - 10% ABV


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1357) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Thin pour, very little carbonation, light in color. Aromas are caramel and toffee, honey and a bit of vanilla. Palate is fleeting and slick. I want more richness and depth from a doppel. Lots of caramel, hay and vanilla cake on the finish. Lightly hopped.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, best by July 2014.
Appearance: Clear golden orange body with sediment in suspension. The head is huge and fine, fading semi-quickly. The head has a light tan hue.
Aroma: Big and malty, biscuits, butter, caramel and playdoh. The aroma is malty with an odd assortment of characteristics.
Taste: A bit too malty, caramel and biscuit are strong with a slight butter presence. Booze is present from start to finish, though mildly, but noticed mostly on the finish. Very malty but not very pleasant. There’s a slight metallic tinge by the finish.
Palate: Full-bodied, light in carbonation.
Overall: I really wanted to like this, but it falls a bit flat. I get that it’s malty but I’m getting some diacetyl and mild tinny flavors that shouldn’t be here. I’d give this a try again next year.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 3/24/14

Aroma: The nose is sweet, with caramel malt, dough, spice, and some German yeast
Appearance: Pours a clear orange color with a creamy off-white head and some fairly strong lace
Flavor: Similar flavor component-wise, complex, rich, and sweet, with a light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-full (leaning full), with a smooth feel, and a soft carbonation
Overall Impression: This is a pretty interesting beer. I think they did a good job with this beer. There’s a lot going on here, but it doesn’t come off as muddled. Good to see a flavorful and interesting lager, we could use more of these in the American craft scene.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
A big beer, worth trying, and fresh from New Jersey. Big foaming head leaving a lace trail. Smooth mouthfeel and a light bitterness in a malting, better as it warms. Like an ice bock.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (147) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Beautiful gold color. Aroma and taste of peaches and mango. Great mouth feel, silky, zero bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big biscuit, toast, raisin, apple, pear, apricot, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big biscuit, toast, raisin, apple, pear, apricot, caramel, brown bread, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Zero bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of biscuit, toast, raisin, pear, apple, apricot, caramel, brown bread, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately slick, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice doppelbock. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1675) - USA - JAN 11, 2014
Caramel orange in color... Aroma of caramel... Flavor is toffee, caramel, fairly crisp mouthfeel... Nice light body, notes of spices... Decent, nothing extraordinary ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12/6/2013. On tap. Pours amber with a white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel, light fruit and spices. Boozy flavors with lots of sweet notes. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2012 bottle pours clear amber pour with ring of white head. Big honey sweetness with hints of cantaloupe, cane sugar, and honey. Typical triple character, though, a bit flat and oxidized and twinge of metallic. Not really that great, and seems one diminsional and boring. But for 10%, it is fairly smooth. Meh. Not worth picking up again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle from Justin. Aroma of caramel apple, brandy, and light lager. Flavor hits more caramel and peanut brittle, sorta nutty butterscotch. We're two months after the "best by" date, but I say this one is fine. Not falling apart by any means. Still, a fair to good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1864) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
From a big bottle. Pours hazy copper brown with a thin frothy head. Tastes malty and slightly sweet and bitter. Like molasses, syrup, with wheat and raisin hints. Smells sweet, bready, and fermented. Medium body and low carbonation.


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