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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Interpretation of French/Belgian Biere de Noel (Christmas beer). Blue Mountain Barrel House’s Blitzen is a dark ruby-hued ale fermented with Rochefort Trappist brewery’s signature yeast. Light notes of dark stone fruits blend with the subtle spiciness of the yeast to produce a well-balanced 7% alcohol delicious seasonal beer.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a thick frothy off-white head. Nose has a hint of sweetness with some malty and spicy notes to it. Taste has the same, with the addition of some sour dark fruit notes to it.


3
Travlr (24781) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Draft at the source. Clear maroon amber color, tan head. Aroma of spiced plums. Taste is sweet spiced dark fruit. decent.

3.8
brownaler (663) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Amber body with a slight Nelgian malt profile. Has a pine like and bubbly finish.

3.1
Luvystypotables (1967) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2016
A Belgian yeast aroma with a hint of plum and cheese. Pours a hazy brown plum color with a lasting thin tan head. Tastes of Belgian yeast and plum with a watery feel and watery Belgian yeast finish.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2016
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some plum, light brown sugar. Medium body, some effervescence, lightly sticky.

3.1
josanguapo (1677) - SPAIN - DEC 1, 2016
From Cervezalandia. At JJ’s house. Shared in wine glasses. Very foamy but doesnt feel overcarbonated but smooth and light. Not bad but dull and with a bit of acidity

2.1
Torrefacto (1675) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2016
Caoba oscuro y espuma beis. En aroma el carbónico se come casi todo, fondo acaramelado. Cuerpo medio, pasado de carbonatación, que se nota también en el sabor con una acidez que deriva claramente de eso y un final seco. No la pude acabar.

3.3
ciocanelu (2532) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 25, 2016
Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma has some spicy yeast, dark sugar and some dark, tart fruits. Taste starts slightly tart and fruity, a bit of sugar but not really sweet and finishes dry and spicy. Body is highly effervescent, medium and quite dry on the aftertaste. Not bad but it isn’t really my style of beer.

3.5
hershiser2 (3242) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at the brewery 12/5/15. Flavors of chocolate, toffee, dark fruit. Tasty.

3.2
Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
750 ml bottle
Discovered in the back of the cellar, this release might have been a bit past its Best By date when I cracked it open. Even so I don’t think I will be giving it a second chance due to the underwhelming experience and sheer number of alternatives (such as Great Lakes Christmas Ale). Hopefully other Blue Mountain beers are more representative of their approach to brewing.

Aroma / Appearance - A heady ochre pillar of foam surges to the top of the glass before beginning to ebb into a dusky black core with chestnut fringes. Peppermint, walnuts, and dry oak rise upwards on a wave of soothing vanilla.

Flavor / Palate - Bubbly generic cola mixed with spicy nutmeg tickles the palate before a quick transition to a nutty clean finish. The light body detracts a bit from the enjoyment but does make this unremarkable release a bit easier to finish. Ultimately though with so many other choices I don’t think I would try it again even if Blue Mountain was one of my locals.

3.5
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2015
bottle pour at beergeek beer shop. reddish shade of amber with a light haze and a fluffy off-white head; aroma of candied fruits and cake dough; hints of earthy spice from the yeast, white grapeskin, slightly gluggy cookie dough; not a bad effort


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