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Highland Black Mountain Bitter

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A style of Pale Ale, Black Mountain Bitter will be lightly hopped with traditional British hop varieties to balance the malt sweetness yet encourage it to tend toward the dry side.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2009
They call it a bitter. They call it a pale ale. I call it dull but drinkable. A fairly dry but tasteless beer with a bitter finish. I dont see the point in making stuff like this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2009
On tap Brick Store Pub. Pours deep gold - almost orange - with white head that laces the glass. The aroma is grassy hoppy with a light malt sweetness. The aroma is slightly earthy, but the hops smell more like European hops (German or Czech) than like British hops as description suggests. Flavor is pleasant and hoppy and a little bit (unexpectedly) delicate - like a hoppy American wheat, but without the wheat. There is a light malt sweetness with a touch of fresh, yeasty bread. The finish is spicy dry and pleasantly bready. The mouthfeel is crisp and spritzy with a medium body. Overall, a decent session beer better suited for warmer months.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle from Sams. Bright clear golden pour with slight fizzy white head. Sweet grainy malt nose with some floral hop presence similar to a pilsner. Similar on the tongue, but surprisingly dry and as promised a nice bitter finish. Not exactly a winter beer, so Im a bit baffled at the seasonal release date. Hand this to me on a warm summer day, though, and Id be quite happy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Date: January 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMoG
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of floral hops
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of balancing hops keeping it dry, hint of sweetness from the crystal malt comes out to add balance, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours out an orange color without much of a head on it. Smell is somewhat hoppy, some sweetness, a little bit of malts. Eh.... Taste is light, watered down tasting, kind of sweet, no hops, and a dry finish. There really isnt much to say about this one. These guys have the potential to brew very good beer, but this one is just not doing it for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Pours out a nice light orange color with a very small this head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with a noticable amount of sweetness. flavor tastes like beer. with a small hint of hops. overall its not bad, just not my favorite


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