1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

Not Rated.
Mountain AleMountain Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

465 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 465
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 84 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-07-2012

An English-style strong ale. This brown ale has great malt depth and drinks like a session beer.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 465 | Reviews: 74
Photo of baconman91
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of HRamz3
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of berkshire413
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Paulmunsch
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mful2875
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Rshersnow
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown with reddish highlights when held to light and a huge fluffy off white head that persists forever. Smells of caramel and light chocolate with a hint of earthy hops. Not much of a nose on this one. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of chocolate with a touch of earth and mineral water. Medium to thin body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick and bubbly mouthfeel. Strong ale is a real stretch for this brew, but at 7.4% I never noticed the abv. This drinks more like a brown ale but even at that its really bland. Nice to try, but I doubt I'd pick it up again.

Photo of brewtus
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber. Had it on tap at JAX right off Killington mountial. Tastes great, a boarder line American Pale ale but had a hint of dark Belgian after taste. I had never never heard of this brewery before coming to VT but this was a great ale and I'd love to try some of their happier offerings

Photo of SawDog505
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, bottled in early October. Pours a a dark brown, with a half inch of light tan head, that leaves some lace. Smell is biscuit, brown sugar, some carmel, and dark fruit. Taste is more aggressive with burnt brown sugar and roasted almonds leading the way. Body is medium large, plenty of carbonation, not dry, and drinkability is easy. This is a nice brew, not earth shattering. Nice price.

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerLover99
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: dark brown, copper shimmer, finger khaki head, ok lacing

S: very mild malt, toffee, nutty

T: nutty, caramel, toffee, biscuit malt, mild roasted finish

M: med body, mild bubbly mouth

O: Nice beer, would buy again. Great to see this new brewery
make a name for it's self.

PRETTY GOOD, GIVE IT A TRY!

Photo of Cheld
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear; reddish brown in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; very nice, thick rings of lace;

S: caramel;

T: caramel up front; a little citrus behind sweet malt from mid-palate through the finish; no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; creamy carbonation; dry finish;

O: not all that interesting or complex;

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lightly chilled 12 oz bottle into a 33cl snifter. No visible bottling date, but it's been in my fridge for at least six months.

Look- Clear amber-brown with three fingers of off-white head that falls quickly. Bottle declares it's unfiltered, and the sediment in the bottle backs this up. Nice webbed lacing.

Smell- Mild, nutty, dark bread. Nondescript but pleasant.

Taste- Similar to the nose - pretty standard, even plain, but well done. Toasted biscuit and moderate yeasty breadiness, light fruitiness as it warms, subtle spice.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, light carbonation. Light warming on the back, but fairly light feel for 7.5%.

Overall- A pretty nice brown ale, nice flavor. Nothing too flashy but a decent easy-drinking robust brown ale.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 12/19/2012 at The Gridiron Bar & Grill in Warwick, RI served in a becker pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, fruit, honey and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, honey and fruit. The malt character is a bit thin. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp but a bit watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are other similar beers that I would choose first.

Photo of woodchipper
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JakerLou
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of genovm
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Roguer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of renaveg
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.