Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A light creamy fizzy 1/3 finger head that rises up on the sides of the glass with some lacing, over murky dark mahogany cranberry reddish brown color.
Nose seems like a robust ale, some slight earthy little herbal bitter like hops, touch grassy, then semi sweet malts, reddish toasty malts, little candy like, caramel, little toffee, light aromatic juicy malt, and just a bit of a darker brownish malt.
Taste starts malty, some darker malts, toasty reddish and some darker brown malts, bit of caramel, toffee, sweet molasses flavors, little creamy. Some hops kick in, little earthy and herbal, slight grassy, slight chewy. It brings a little booze like warmth but just a bit, as well as some light esters from the big booze warmth yeast additions. There is a light creamy caramel almost cocoa like flavor from some darker malt. Finish is still a bit creamy, some interesting tartness in the back end with a bit more bitterness, some more earthy hops, plenty more toffee, candy flavors, and a slight candied apple flavor lingering.
Mouth is med to slightly fuller bodied, decent carb, hint of warming booze.
Overall pretty good, nice overall robust winter like ale. I could see downing a few of these while up in the cold mountains, keep me warm and decent flavor, and for what it is it has a big flavor but still fairly drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2012 00:24:53 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 20:07:41 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.