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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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346 Ratings
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 9
Gots: 28 | 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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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-21-2013 00:17:22 | More by MistahBeah
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LongTrailer

Vermont

3.83/5  rDev +3%

12 oz. bottle poured into an nonic. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a 2-finger off-white head. Nice wispy lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel malts and a bit fruity.

Taste upfront is bready, caramel and some toastiness; nutty with just a hint of chocolate on the back end. The description on the bottle claims a 'pronounced hop finish' but I can't say that I'm getting it. The malt sweetness and bitterness are nicely balanced here. Medium, slightly chewy mouthfeel and a soft carbonation that does a nice job rounding out the flavors.

Overall I was pretty pleased with this beer. Hearty yet drinkable.

10-03-2012 01:07:49 | More by LongTrailer
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-04-2013 21:22:36 | More by woodchipper
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-10-2014 18:55:25 | More by SuomiHobbit
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ThisLadyLovesBeer

New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

A = A deep, clear, maple syrup amber tone. A short-lived head with minimal lacing.

S = Nice and malty, with a slight alcohol lift courtesy of the 7.4% level.

T = A rich ale, with a slight malty sweetness and an agreeable hop finish.

M = As expected, smooth and a bit chewy, but clean on the palate due to the 7.4% alcohol.

O = I like this one and would drink again. I wish there was a website for the brewer, Otter Creek, so I could read their take on this ale, but it's currently "under construction." I would enjoy this again occasionally and can imagine it pairing with a hearty beef stew and crusty dark bread.

03-02-2014 20:07:41 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-25-2013 18:56:58 | More by JakerLou
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-12-2013 00:29:00 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-27-2013 11:24:05 | More by jefftuck47
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-27-2014 16:45:26 | More by KirkFrancis
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-23-2013 20:38:13 | More by acurtis
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-26-2013 20:12:27 | More by JMS1512
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Pours a dark copper color with moderate white lacing. Unfiltered as labeled on the bottle. Sweet in smell.Tastes slightly carmely. definite malt flavor, not coffee or chocolate but a lighter malt. Sweet with a touch a hoppy, piney bitterness at the finish.

This is great tasting beer. Very smooth. I pegged it for a standard "brown ale" as stated on the bottle, but later found it was classified as an English Strong Ale weighing in at 7.4% abv. You can barely taste the alcohol in this thing which is a great thing.

One of the better brown ales on the scene. Crafted with care to produce a palatable taste.

01-08-2013 23:43:53 | More by Ryanm1
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-01-2013 15:08:50 | More by Varkias41
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34.4%

02-02-2013 14:33:48 | More by DrewBest
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +19.4%

3/7/13

A deep amber color with a bit of reddish hues. Tough, thick lace from the off-white creamy foam cap.

A minty, smokey and earthy hop pops out first with a hard wood and maple syrup malt with a touch of cedar aroma.

A very full, and hearty feel, Smooth going down and the 2", well-retained foam cap continues to provide extra fluff and smoothness going down. dry in the finish.

A wonderful balance of slightly smokey, woody, light maple malt, light smoke and wild honey. Pretty darn complex here. The hops keep it earthy, crisp, dry and slightly tangy, earthy, medium-level bitterness, dry in the end.

Complex with an easy-breezy vibe.

12-11-2013 03:14:23 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-24-2013 15:55:00 | More by alamode
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BamfBacon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-14-2013 22:19:34 | More by BamfBacon
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genovm

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-28-2012 23:10:34 | More by genovm
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RyanOooh

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-20-2013 04:31:49 | More by RyanOooh
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dantsbeats

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

10-20-2013 20:51:22 | More by dantsbeats
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bras1977

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

07-29-2014 05:29:32 | More by bras1977
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renaveg

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-26-2014 23:20:37 | More by renaveg
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -16.7%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Murky brown with no head to speak of. A few bubbles stray to the surface after a vigorous pour. Some lacing manages to stick around.

Smell - Cola with a nutty brown ale aroma. Nothing as deep as chocolate, but getting close.

Taste - Similar to the smell, without being as inviting. More pronounced cola flavor, with a little bit of astringency. Flavor drops off leaving just a little bit of caramel malt and not a lot else.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation and nothing by way of a finish. Clean, though, and very drinkable. Stunned to see 7.4%.

Overall - Middle of the road in nearly every category. The nose held a faint promise, but nothing really delivered here.

11-29-2012 00:01:52 | More by Alieniloquium
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-04-2012 14:40:25 | More by ChrisL24481
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-01-2013 21:45:13 | More by Lanstrum
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Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.