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Almost Heaven Amber Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.

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Almost Heaven Amber Ale
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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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Reviews by jcw122:
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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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West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

01-08-2014 14:45:52 | More by thudean
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

08-16-2014 02:07:19 | More by Wrinker712
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 03:44:18 | More by DrBier
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-23-2013 17:39:29 | More by ChipMurray
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-06-2014 00:19:36 | More by LooseMoose1978
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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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-19-2014 22:40:00 | More by ssimpson89
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-11-2013 02:00:30 | More by AngusOg
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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-25-2013 22:52:59 | More by spedprof
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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%

It has a very nice copper/amber coloring with a good head and nice lacing. The scent was a bit weak, not much to smell but a bit of malt. It has a very nice sweet taste without being overly malty. Felt like a small hint of caramel was in it. Goes down very smooth.

The guys at MSB are quick on orders, too, as my local pub (in Morgantown) that carries the amber was out on Monday, ordered that day or Tuesday, and it was back in today.

11-08-2007 18:41:36 | More by JamesS
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Almost Heaven Amber Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
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