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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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Mountain AleMountain Ale

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84
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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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 ithacabaron:
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ithacabaron

California

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep walnut. Little or no head, which soon becomes a thin halo around the edges. No lacing evident.

Smell is subtle -- unsweetened chocolate, cherries (both the fruit and the stone), untoasted sesame, milk caramels. Although it's hidden well, what's there is nice.

Taste is complex and malty. Notes of raw pecans start, with allspice and brûléed sugar soon behind. Carefully implemented hops keep things dry, but never assert themselves beyond that. Skillful, mellow, and superb.

Mouthfeel is nice and full, if a bit too foamy. This is really a matter of taste; the carbonation could be taken down a touch, but then the sweetness might become too dominant and the balance of the beer would be lost.

Overall, a nicely done beer, and perfect for a night by the fire. These kinds of brown ales are rapidly being lost under the influences of more hop-forward examples, so it's nice to see the New England style come out to shine. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 01:29:45 | More by ithacabaron
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have to admit that brown ale is among my favorite beer varieties, and I am therefor biased. However, even among a genre of which I am inclined, this beer sticks out. Its flavor is not only rich, but it is distinct among brown ales. It is not too harsh , and is remarkably smooth for such a strong flavor. I usually like to explore new beers and breweries, and don't often buy the same thing twice, however, this will certainly be an exception.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 21:19:41 | More by Jonbearr
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.
M: Light to medium bodied with a warming sensation
O: A good strong/old ale. Nice and warming. I will buy this one again next time I am in New England

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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Serving type: bottle

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Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.