Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Almost Heaven Amber Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Almost Heaven Amber Ale
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
very good

16 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 16
Hads: 66
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 29.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain State Brewing Co.
West Virginia, United States | website

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.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 16 | Hads: 66
Reviews by atsprings:
Photo of atsprings
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wagenvolks on the growler share. Poured a crisp clear light copper with a thin diminishing head. Aroma was some sweet caramel and a hint of pine hops. The taste is sweet caramel with some subdued hops that open up a bit as the beer warms. The beer is light and crisp with low carbonation. This is an enjoyable beer, just not something I'd seek out regularly.

 368 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of williamjbauer
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.

 726 characters

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.

148 characters

Photo of amm755
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mhammer616
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.

 493 characters

Photo of Ryften
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.

130 characters

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.

 267 characters

Photo of cferg88
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!

147 characters

Photo of TeddyStriker
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of thudean
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of smakawhat
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Wrinker712
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ChipMurray
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Scott_Thomas
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
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.

 355 characters

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TaylorK
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Almost Heaven Amber Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.