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Train Wreck Ale - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%


Brewed by:
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tubacharlie on 03-21-2010)
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Reviews by sweett3k:
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sweett3k

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber brown in color. Head disipates to thin foam layer. Decent lacing.

S: Aroma of a sweet fruit bread.

T: Flavors of rasin and metallic notes. Some malt. Crisp and clean.

M: Bitter and sweet.

O: Taste like your average red amber ale. Nothing special.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2012 00:45:47 | More by sweett3k
More User Reviews:
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Brenden

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks thick, completely opaque in its body and red-brown in color. Oddly, just the bottom 1/2 inch is translucent. 3/4 of a finger of brown head is formed and shows intermediate staying power as it forms a ring from the foam and follows with spotting.
The aroma consists of earth, mineral and leaf with a gentle touch of sweetness , almost English-style overall. A bit of the yeast comes out while the honey takes time but eases in.
It's sharper on the tongue, moderately bitter with earth and leaf, slightly herbal, as the malts lay down a taste of thick breads. It works pretty nicely, though it needs to be warmed to allow the subtle maple flavor to come out. Do, though, and it will. The sweetness is countered by dryness as it finishes with a lightly chalky note.
It's got an even medium body that certainly works for the style, and the even keel between the firm but not overbearing crispness and the middling sort of smoothness pulls together well. It never gets too sweet, even ending on the dry side as the mild chalkiness translates to the feel.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 18:31:46 | More by Brenden
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Markus98

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-14-2014 11:47:46 | More by Markus98
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

03-30-2014 11:30:14 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-27-2014 03:25:19 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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akttr

Michigan

2/5  rDev -41.2%

03-26-2014 04:07:51 | More by akttr
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Smeaton

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.8%

03-25-2014 18:17:11 | More by Smeaton
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

03-23-2014 21:38:09 | More by JRdaSconnie
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-22-2014 22:48:19 | More by miwestcoaster
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vader06

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-17-2014 12:22:38 | More by vader06
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-17-2014 00:20:02 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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DeathrayGourmet

Michigan

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle - I think they've recently updated the bottle design. This new design is a little amateur, for lack of a better word. Also, occasionally I'll have a pretty difficult time getting the damn things open. It's not every bottle, but some of these caps are really cranked on these things.

Appearance - A deep amber color, as expected. Not much head to it.

Smell - I'll just go ahead and say this is one of the best smelling beers ever did smell. Fantastic smelling beer. Very toasty and sweet.

Taste - Average tasting. A big contrast between initial taste and aftertaste. At first it's quite sweet, and then finishes on the bitter side (perhaps slightly too bitter, for my tastes). Almost leans towards an IPA flavor. The high alcohol content does cut through a bit. Also has a bit of a metallic tinge to it; something I'm not very fond of. Maple syrup & honey are prominent, just like the bottle says.

Mouthfeel - Pretty crisp. Carbonation is just right... if it were any less carbonated, the metallic taste would really dominate and make it undesirable (like with Dos Equis). If it were any more carbonated, it would be too fizzy. Just right.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 19:13:06 | More by DeathrayGourmet
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DavidRandall

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-07-2014 03:51:05 | More by DavidRandall
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-31-2014 03:18:05 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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Gemini6

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-15-2014 07:45:09 | More by Gemini6
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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

01-11-2014 21:30:28 | More by Drknight
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Hail_to_the_Beers

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-01-2014 00:46:32 | More by Hail_to_the_Beers
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

12-21-2013 03:47:43 | More by TypsiYpsi
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jmich24

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

12-02-2013 02:27:57 | More by jmich24
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loganburgh

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

11-28-2013 19:28:16 | More by loganburgh
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Jas45678

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-23-2013 01:27:51 | More by Jas45678
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linnymtu

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

11-16-2013 04:13:23 | More by linnymtu
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swtchuck

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-20-2013 01:04:45 | More by swtchuck
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

1/5  rDev -70.6%

10-04-2013 00:05:38 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Undated 12 oz bottle from Sicilianos (Grand Rapids; August 2013) served in a snifter.

A: pours dark amber-brown color; lightly hazy; very little head despite a vigorous pour, yet traces of foam are quite durable. Leaves only a few small spots of lacing.

Smell: A bit sweet, like a high ABV amber beer, with hints of caramel and old bread.

Taste: Starts sweet, ends with a faint hop note added in a bitter/sweet finish.

Feel: Medium-light body with low carbonation.. Not as much carbonation as I would prefer. Some bite from the alcohol.

O: largely an imperial amber, at over 8% ABV, this beer provides the substantial sweet, light- and medium-roast malts of an amber with a high gravity ale. Lacks finesse.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 01:16:19 | More by chinchill
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Train Wreck Ale from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.