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Almost Heaven Amber Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.

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Almost Heaven Amber Ale
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BA SCORE
83
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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Reviews by atsprings:
Photo of atsprings
3.78/5  rDev +3%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of mhammer616
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Treyliff
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

Photo of jcw122
2.55/5  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.

Photo of cferg88
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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!

Photo of TeddyStriker
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of thudean
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Wrinker712
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ChipMurray
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Scott_Thomas
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of soniktoothe
3.56/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TaylorK
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Almost Heaven Amber Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.