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Train Wreck Ale - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company

Train Wreck AleTrain Wreck Ale

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.6%


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 tubacharlie:
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tubacharlie

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very slight woody aroma with a hint of sweet, flowery hops.

Pours with very little head, but an unusual, nearly solid wall of bubbles clings to the side of the glass without rising to the surface. An interesting display in the otherwise clear amber brew.

Hop bitterness and a little tinny taste up front, which mellows along the palate with a bit of sweetness and a good, warm bitters aftertaste. Made with maple syrup and honey, according to the web site (the url is about the only information on the label), but their flavors were barely detectable, at least to my taste buds with this pour. Strong alcohol component (web site says 8.2% abv) releases volatiles in the back palate for a good finish.

I'll have to try a few more with some wood-fired pizza or drink it on tap at Mountain Town Station to get a better feeling for this one, but it is definitely very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 06:27:16 | More by tubacharlie
More User Reviews:
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Gryphon69

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottle

A- Deep dark amber, carbonation clearly visable. light lacing on the sides, not much of a head, but did leave a nice ring around the glass for quite some time.

S- Malty, some sweetness from mild dark fruits, smell is very good.

T- Not my normal style, but some dark fruits, malts up front, slight hop presence in the finish, and noticeable alcohol. Has a odd metallic like after taste.

M- Thicker than I anticipated, full body with noticeable carbonation.

O- Pretty decent from start to finish, I loved the color and the full body. The flavor was just plain old fashion good, only knock is that odd metallic after taste, didn't care for that much.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 02:08:30 | More by Gryphon69
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Brenden

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
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%

04-14-2014 11:47:46 | More by Markus98
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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Michigan

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Virginia

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Michigan

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Train Wreck Ale from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.