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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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Mountain AleMountain Ale

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329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 8
Gots: 24 | 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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Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.