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Almost Heaven Amber Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.

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Almost Heaven Amber Ale
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 60
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 30.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain State Brewing Co. visit their website
West Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 10-10-2005

Nut brown in color and lightly hopped with Willamette, this beer is dominated by a pleasing caramel finish that is darn close to heavenly.
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 60
Reviews by ChipMurray:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appears a deep amber semi unfiltered body with light tan, fine speckled lacing down the sides of my mug. Aroma has caramel malt sweetness, hints of nut and earthy hops pretty nice overall. Flavor had some roasted malt character some caramel malt sweetness a bit of graininess, light hops in the backend earthy herbal floral hop notes going on. Mouthfeel was medium to light very refreshing going down I enjoyed this at a Mexican restaurant in Parkersburg, WV called Los Agaves. Overall a nice sessionable homegrown West Virginia amber ale I was happy enough with the nuttiness and earthy hops to keep sipping away, plus I was charged for a Yuengling in at 3 bucks in one of those huge mugs they use in the Mexican restaurants.

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Photo of drinking12many
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The beer is a brownish amber with a small white head. The flavor is a mellow ale taste. Very refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Treyliff
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a dark and murky copper color with a creamy white tan head with good retention and lace

S- grainy corn husk with some sweet malt, a touch of caramel and no hops

T- mineral-like earthy, malty, a bit of caramel with just a trace of hop. Finishes with a tart sourness that throws it off a bit

M- light-med body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and finish

O- this one was pretty good, it just seemed a little off balance. Worthy of trying but not something I would likely go back to.

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2.86/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tasted more like a nut brown. Poured very flat with NO head. Very thin on the mouth. Either it's that boring, or it was a bad keg.

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Photo of jcw122
2.62/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appeared much darker than an amber ale normally looks to me.

Smelled fine.

Tasted very watered down, this was a big disappointment.

Mouth feel was equally watery.

Overall beers from MSB were a big let down for me, they don't seem high enough quality to be served.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

This is my favorite Amber Ale. Had it at Snowshoe WV while skiing. smooth with a very distinct taste. I can't wait to have another one of these!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.44/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of soniktoothe
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, opaque. Little to no head on it. May have sat at the bar too long.

S: Mildly sweet and a toch of caramel.

T: Lots of malt, and a huge amount of butterscotch.

M: Kind of flat. Medium in body. Nothing remarakable.

O: It was okay. More along the lines of a nut brown ale with malt for milre. A touch sour and a big butterscotch sweetness.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear dark amber in color with a fluffy 2" head that hangs around a while.

Smell: malt and fruit sweetness leap from the glass and the aromas are easy to detect.

Taste: a nice grainy malt presence with some dark ripe fruit sweetness. Bitterness is moderate but provides enough kick to keep it interesting.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start, smooth at the finish. Medium bodied beer. The malty goodness lingers in the mouth for a short period.

Drinkability: easy to quaff this beer and the bolder flavors keep it intersting. Worth giving this one a try.

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Almost Heaven Amber Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
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