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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 9
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Shed Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An English-style strong ale. This brown ale has great malt depth and drinks like a session beer.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-07-2012)
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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

On tap at the Reservoir in Waterbury, VT.

Pours a murky reddish brown, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells nutty and caramelly, big malty aroma on this one. There's a slight bit of warming alcohol that hits the nose as well. Smells like a lower alcohol barleywine, kind of.

Tastes pretty good, reminds me at times of a scotch ale mixed with a brown ale mixed with a low alcohol barleywine. Caramel, chocolate, and nuts all meld into a rich malt flavor. Though I smelled a little bit of booze, I don't taste any. There's no hop or yeast flavors that I can discern.

There's a medium body on this, wish it was a little burlier. There is a low amount of carbonation, which leaves a velvety smooth mouthfeel.

A solid wintery ale. This would certainly be a good choice to keep warm in the colder months.

GreesyFizeek, Tuesday at 06:35 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a dark amber like real maple syrup. Small, visible carbonation bubbles offer thin film of off-white froth. Nice lacing.

Smells like sweet butter bread, mead, malty.

No real surprises in taste, but that's a good thing. There is a little bit of bitterness, but the sweetness of the malt is the main component on the palate.

There is a lot of beer in this glass. Medium heavy body is a little more chewy than expected. Really smooth with a subtle prickle. Nice warming component.

This strong ale could wear the "winter warmer" label in my opinion. Hearty, malty, and high ABV will make this even better later in the year. Recommend

youngs11, Aug 19, 2014
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Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.