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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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Mountain AleMountain Ale

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316 Ratings
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | 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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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Original beer recipe designed by Shaun Hill from Hill Farmstead.

Poured into my Tired Hands stemmed glass. Deep ruby brown color with finger worth of tan, frothy head. Head drops down to some bubbly lace. Attractive brown ale, but I have seen better.

The aroma is familiar, but hard to pin down where I've smelled this before. Notes of brown bread, herbal hops, cherry cordial (yum!) and candied ginger, with a mostly lightly sweet malty aroma dominating this beer. It's a robust aroma and certainly fits their designation of this beer as a "Rugged Brown Ale." It's not very hoppy, but it's not one-dimensional either. Good. I like this complex malt aroma.

Flavor is full of rich, delicious rich malt notes and only a balancing bitterness in the finish. This dark brown ale shows no flavor of chocolate or coffee or any other roasted flavor, but what we do get is sweet notes of plum pudding, dark fruits, and brown sugar.

Carbonation is spot on and it has a medium to heavy body. Not overly sharp or effervescent, and enough carbonation to lighten up this 7.4% alcohol beer.

I found this brown ale to have a very unique character in the flavor and aroma. I'm not completely blown away by this beer, but I would buy this beer again and certainly would recommend this over some (most) of the other duller brown ales out there. Better example of an American Brown Ale than most.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 03:44:34 | More by MusicaleMike
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A: Pours a deep amber/lt brown with a beige head that goes away quickly
S:Malt, roast malt, dark fruits and slightly sweet. Not much hops aroma
T: The taste follows the smell. You do get a bit of an alcohol aftertaste.
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Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.