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Mountain Ale - The Shed Restaurant & Brewery

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Mountain Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottum on 03-24-2003)
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New Hampshire

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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New Hampshire

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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Poured from a clear-glass Shed growler into a tumbler pint glass.

A: Murky, amber brown with reddish highlights beneath a thin head of creamy white foam which faded fast, leaving a touch of soapy lace.

S: Sweet smelling, fruity ale esters, an earthy hop aroma and hints of dark, baked bread.

T: Fruity, smooth and malty ale flavors hit the palate first with a mellow, buttery caramel and toffee like flavor. Some earthy, fruity hops hit the palate with low, nutty bitterness before washing down smooth and slightly spicy with a lingering boozy sweetness.

M: Medium-full bodied with a certain chewiness and initial creaminess. Sort of an odd, watery effect around mid-palate raised some questions about the brew.

O: A pretty nice, mellow American strong ale with modest bitterness and booziness. Pretty drinkable at 7% ABV, although I think the drinkability was upped a bit because the brew was served at about 55 degrees and took on an English bitter feeling for me. Clear growler and no bottle on date made freshness and overall taste suspect, however. Bottom line, glad I tried it.

05-23-2011 03:13:18 | More by Gambrinus1184
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -22.5%

Growler.
A) Pours with a finger thick head then settles to a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. The body is dark mahogany and allows some light through. Lacing is thin and semi-sticky.
S) Noticeable hop aroma - perhaps a dry hop? Hints of brown sugar. Has an earthy pungency, smells a bit like a a wet dog.
T) Hints of caramel and roasted grain up front. Then shifts to a subtle sweetness with some nuttiness. There's a mild hop bitterness in the finish. In the aftertaste dry grains and alcohol.
M) A bit flat - has a carbonation feel similar to a stout. Alcohol effervescence and the warming sensation. A bit dry in the finish. Medium body.
D) An alright beer. I'd have another in a pinch.

02-09-2011 00:32:34 | More by u2carew
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CharlieMurphy

New York

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%

Got a keg of this for a ski trip last week. This review is post trip, enjoyed in my home from the remainder of the keg. 4 days after tapping it, it hasn't changed in quality.

A: Dark brown. 2 fingers off-white head. It was spewing out rather fast and I'm surprised there wasn't a lot more head.

S: Very mild, barely there aroma of sweet malts with some roasty spice maybe a little fig.

T: More pronounced sweetness and more depth to the sweetness, smooth, can barely taste any carbonation. Roasty character seems even more subdued in taste than smell. Its hard to put my finger on everything... it seems to have some bock creaminess. also doesn't taste quite like the ABV is as high as 7.0%. Overall a very unique flavor.

M: Mild and pleasant, true to its style.

D: Good drinkability but can be extremely filling as I recall from pounding a few cups on the trip

01-16-2011 03:26:46 | More by CharlieMurphy
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mdfb79

New York

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%

From 08/27/10 notes. Had on tap at The Shed in Vermont.

a - Pours a dark brown color with light carbonation evident and a hint of white head.

s - Smells of dark fruits, spices, roasted malts, and toasted malts.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, fruity malts, and toasted malts.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and very easy to drink.

d - A pretty good strong ale. Lots of nice dark fruits in the smell and taste. Would try again.

08-31-2010 01:53:01 | More by mdfb79
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

Growler, picked up while in Vermont. Grub shared this one.

Pours a mostly clear reddish brown, thin off white head forms and settles down to a thin ring around the glass, a few lace spots stick.

Smell is alright, very malty, some caramel, lightly toasty, a bit of fruit, biscuit, pretty neat malt character, a bit of light chocolate and roast comes through.

Taste is good too, a touch of iron, some caramel, very fruity, grape skins, lightly toasty, biscuit, just a hint of some roast and a bit of chocolate, balanced finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nothing fancy but a pretty easy drinking ale, drinks well for the ABV. Thanks Russ!

08-09-2010 20:33:41 | More by Viggo
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

64oz growler purchased june 1/2010 at the market in burlington, sampled june 1/2010.

pours hazy deep red, nearly brown, with a small dense off-white head. the head drops fast and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is nice. toasted multi-grain bread and biscuit. light alcohol. woody and earthy. light herbal character. touch of dark chocolate and coffee. bit of lager character?

taste is neat. dark chocolate. bit of coffee. date, fig, raisin. lightly toasted multi-grain bread and biscuit. lightly sweet caramel and toffee. earthy and woody.

mouthfeel is good. just under medium body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. nice balance. good depth and complexity. upon tasting i had no idea what the style was. initially i thought it was a brown ale based on the appearance and aroma, but there was a hint of lager that came through more in the taste. seems to borrow elements from a few different styles, including brown ale and perhaps doppelbock. i don't know that it fits as an "american strong ale" as it's neither strong nor really showing much american character, but it was tasty none the less.

06-14-2010 18:55:17 | More by grub
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McKibben25

Vermont

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%

This is a favorite of mine every time I go out. Ive enjoyed via growler and on tap although I prefer it on tap. I really don't have many complaints about this one. I love the reddish color the beer pours. And the name suggests the exact way it smells and tastes-of the mountains. Pine, smoke, caramel, toffee, and the perfect balance of hops. It can be a little filling to drink all night. In fact I wouldn't recommend it. But a wonderful beer to enjoy with dinner and start off the night.

03-01-2010 22:37:06 | More by McKibben25
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Mountain Ale from The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
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