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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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


Emeister84's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Aromas of butterscotch, peanut brittle, and subtle notes of cotton candy. Clear copper with a sticky, mostly lasting, off-white head. Sweet, with notes of caramel and butterscotch, along with perceptible strength. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a short, strong, malty finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11854) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Heller spritziger Antrunk mit trockener Herbe. Geringer Hopfen, helles Malz, insgesamt nicht sonderlich intensiv. Herb bleibend, rund, ok. 10/9/11/9//9

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9418) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2015
Klare dunkel goldgelbe Farbe, große weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv getreidig, malzig, gering hopfig, wenig fruchtig. Geschmack kräftig malzig, der Alkohol versteckt sich gut, scharf getreidig, gering hopfig fruchtig.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2532) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Hazy orange color, big frothy head on top. Malt, bubblegum nose. Grainy , sweet with a bit grit in the finish . Bubblegum comes also through on taste. A bit soapy in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2617) - GERMANY - DEC 29, 2014
Deep cloudy orange. Bubble gum in nose and taste. Gritty dirty bitter end that leaves a little cardboard flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2478) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Golden pour with huge foamy head. Bread aroma. Sweet malts and grainy finish. Not too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5368) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Keg @ Blue Mountain. Light Amber with a small head. Honeyed white toast. Apricot jellies. Taste is slightly hot. Booze and bread. Syrupy. Classy euro strong lager manouvres. Full body, soft carb. Actually good for what it is. Grolsch Kanon has nothing on this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (795) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Decent. Pours hazy orange/yellow with a creamy white head. Interesting aroma, notes are malt and light fruit. Light booze notes, sticky finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1590) - 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 (4425) - 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 (9233) - 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.


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