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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 9
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

10-18-2012 00:24:53 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
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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 348 ratings.