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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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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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DrewBest

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34.8%

02-02-2013 14:33:48 | More by DrewBest
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Beerman72

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +34.8%

12-06-2013 04:58:02 | More by Beerman72
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leojhartiv


5/5  rDev +34.8%

12-08-2013 23:18:33 | More by leojhartiv
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arnulfooxblood

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +34.8%

09-15-2013 02:47:12 | More by arnulfooxblood
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gwiedman1

New York

5/5  rDev +34.8%

01-20-2013 21:43:17 | More by gwiedman1
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muffiewolf

Vermont

5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After last week's disaster with Trout River Choclate Stout, I was a little gun shy about adventuring into something else. I have seen Shed around but never triied it until tonite. The suprise I got tonite was one I would welcome anytime. I spent the same money (about ($9.00 for 6) but this time instead of anemic, flat, disgusting ,rusty barrel water, I discovered an amazing beer. Everything is right here. Pours dark with a beautiful creamy head. Full bodied high quality malt with a light hop finish. This is an amazing beer. They don't get any better. 7.4 % what else could one want?

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 00:21:28 | More by muffiewolf
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Warryhoods4ever


5/5  rDev +34.8%

07-06-2014 21:11:05 | More by Warryhoods4ever
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WoodchuckBrrrap

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +34.8%

07-19-2014 15:32:51 | More by WoodchuckBrrrap
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +28%

07-29-2014 05:29:32 | More by bras1977
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Ktjonesy

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +28%

05-05-2014 18:25:33 | More by Ktjonesy
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.65/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shed - Mountain Ale - 12fl oz bottle

Look - Nice looking 6-pack, fresh marketing from Shed, was surprised to find this at the grocery store, although it is a local brew so it makes sense. Pours a dark brown sugar with a minimal head.

Smell - Malty and bitter, but appetizing.

Taste - An interesting bite, a tasty malt and cocoa attack, slight hop wave finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and casual, surprisingly tasty bite with a "throat bomb" at the end. So drinkable.

Overall - This brew is deceptively smooth for a 7.2%, it goes down with grace. Enjoyed wholeheartedly.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 14:45:57 | More by JMScowcroft
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-22-2013 23:10:17 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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DRobCity

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-28-2014 23:57:54 | More by DRobCity
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-02-2014 18:40:23 | More by Ewhite2121
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AdamElb

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-09-2013 00:41:41 | More by AdamElb
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meghmmm

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-03-2013 05:00:58 | More by meghmmm
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Gerardes

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

05-03-2013 16:58:07 | More by Gerardes
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Doug_Skipper

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

10-12-2013 00:34:45 | More by Doug_Skipper
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Thorivan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-01-2013 18:40:42 | More by Thorivan
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:14:23 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Another of my local, in-person trader, tone77's latest drop-off.

From the bottle: "A deep Stowe, Vermont heritage, this small batch classic now makes its home in Middlebury, Vermont. Smooth, malty overtones with a pronounced hop finish."; "Born in Stowe, Vermont at the legendary Shed Restaurant & Brewery, moved to Midddlebury to to raise up a family of Vermont ales."; "Unfiltered, Brewed fresh since 1995, established in Stowe, Vermont, a rugged brown ale."

It is early, so I decided to go with a heavy-handed pour that ended up producing some cascading action in the glass. It also produced two-plus fingers of dense, foamy deep-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep-brown with burnt orange highlights and just a touch of haze in terms of clarity. Nose had an interesting mix of chocolate malt and minty, evergreen hops. It is Girl Scout cookie season and this made me think of Thin Mints. The lacing that had begun to form was wonderfully sticky. Mouthfeel was medium, approaching full and the chocolate malt was immediate on the tongue with the minty hops following as I breathed in. This was really good, much more than I was expecting and the finish really did have a Thin Mint cookie quality to it. I will be recommending this one to others.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 12:45:54 | More by woodychandler
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with a little bit of white lacing.

Smells of caramel, vanilla, cocoa, and buttered toast.

Flavor is of light cocoa, vanilla, molasses, and a little bit of maple with a nutty oakey bitterness that is very mild.

Medium to full body with prickly carbonation on the tongue.

This is a really good tasty brown ale, very nice balance and flavor, goes down smooth, a definite must-try.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 23:15:56 | More by Cylinsier
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Jonbearr

Connecticut

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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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Semi-hazed deep chestnut color with a thin tan head that recedes real quick. Smells really really good. Roasted barley, morning blend coffee, hazelnuts, and an overall earthiness.

Rather mild flavor for a bigger brew. Roasted barley, toffee, hazelnuts, slight touch of chocolate and an earthy bitterness that is just there to balance allowing the malt to really shine. Medium body with a rolling smoothness and thin carbonation.

Really good flavors with none of that fruitiness that can sometimes take away from a good malty brew. Really clean with flavors that go well together and an incredible balance. 7.4%? tastes like it should be lower, could be dangerous.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 23:17:32 | More by jtierney89
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dantsbeats

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-20-2013 20:51:22 | More by dantsbeats
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Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.