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Almost Heaven Amber Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.

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Almost Heaven Amber Ale
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83
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
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 added by: WVbeergeek on 10-10-2005)
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

06-04-2008 04:07:28 | More by atsprings
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-06-2013 21:13:57 | More by williamjbauer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.69/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

05-29-2013 00:55:26 | More by WVbeergeek
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drinking12many

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-27-2013 14:55:02 | More by drinking12many
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Treyliff

West Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -18.1%

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.

12-09-2012 16:48:09 | More by Treyliff
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jcw122

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -29.9%

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.

07-02-2013 20:46:16 | More by jcw122
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TeddyStriker

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-15-2014 00:51:57 | More by TeddyStriker
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thudean

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

01-08-2014 14:45:52 | More by thudean
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-15-2013 14:56:37 | More by smakawhat
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Wrinker712

West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

08-16-2014 02:07:19 | More by Wrinker712
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 03:44:18 | More by DrBier
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-23-2013 17:39:29 | More by ChipMurray
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-06-2013 22:51:00 | More by pathman
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-06-2014 00:19:36 | More by LooseMoose1978
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soniktoothe

West Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

02-21-2014 20:39:46 | More by soniktoothe
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-19-2014 22:40:00 | More by ssimpson89
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-06-2013 23:14:18 | More by TaylorK
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-11-2013 02:00:30 | More by AngusOg
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

08-23-2010 23:13:57 | More by Gavage
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%

This is a nice dark amber ale, that comes out with no trace of head. At least the pint glass was full to the rim with beer. A bit chill-hazed but fairly nice looking.

Aroma of caramel and some roasted malts. Taste of caramel malt and a bit of burnt sugar. Nice bold flavor. A bit syrupy on the feel. Not so heavy as to not be sessionable though.

Good drinkable amber ale from one of the few brewpubs in this state.

12-31-2008 00:49:14 | More by ZimZamZoom
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-24-2014 19:52:48 | More by 2dogbrew
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LukeRfour

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-26-2014 18:00:09 | More by LukeRfour
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-26-2013 05:30:06 | More by Jackal
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xtacyturbo

West Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +14%

Served on tap at the Black Bear in Morgantown, reviewing right here at the bar on my laptop with the beer in front of me.

Almost Heaven is a deep, cloudy copper color, topped with a creamy off-white head that recedes quickly, leaving a white ring around the top of the glass.

The aroma is earthy with a dominant smell of hops. Not a whole heck of a lot going on in the smell department, but solid.

This beer is quite tasty. It immediately hits the palate with a flavor of hops and hop oil, and finishes off with a surprising flavor of coffee. A delicious beer that totally caught me by surprise.

Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing, with a dry finish. Prickly carbonation all the way through complements the flavor well.

A very drinkable brew, I went through over half of it just while writing this review. Could easily have a few of these in a row.

Never had heard of this beer or brewery before, a friend called me and told me about it, and I headed down to try it. Very impressed with what Mountain State has to offer, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised with this offering. I'm looking forward to trying more of their products.

02-01-2006 01:33:27 | More by xtacyturbo
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spedprof

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-25-2013 22:52:59 | More by spedprof
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Almost Heaven Amber Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.