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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-23-2013 20:38:13 | More by acurtis
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

08-21-2013 21:54:27 | More by Mack
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drinkpink

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours dark brown in low/medium light and ruby red/amber in direct light. unfiltered muddy in appearance, but I like this because I prefer beers that I can see and smell.. best served for me at 58 deg. F. - lower temps from the store at 40 deg. shows no head and this is a different tasting beer at colder temps.

Smell: caramel, toasty smoked piney nuts.

Taste: a very smooth malty beer with some very subtle hop flavors, chocolate sweet roasted nut tones, and Vermont maple syrup (maybe?). this is not hop happy for the info of us hoppers. the 7.4 ABV is underlying. I do not taste any fruity overtones.

Mouth Feel: good feel for a quality medium bodied brown ale. correct temp. to desired level, will change the character and taste of this beer. suggest slightly warmer at 58 deg. F. at correct temp. the head shows a nice creamy appearance with good lacing.

Overall: this is a very drinkable smooth malty sweet brown/red ale. I look forward to the colder days when this beer will taste even better - aka Vermont. - by the way, I use a fluted wine glass to drink all my high quality beers like this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 02:25:18 | More by drinkpink
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-20-2013 23:23:27 | More by BeerForMuscle
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DBlackford

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-19-2013 00:07:47 | More by DBlackford
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear chestnut body with a thin light beige cap. Modest head retention with a bit of short-lived lacing. Malty aroma, toffee was dominant with fainter brown sugar and nuts. Hints of alcohol, butter, and toast appeared as the beer warmed. Same malty character in the flavour, but with moderate bitterness and more pronounced nuttiness. Faint cola, herbal, and alcohol notes towards the finish. Decent texture, medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, a pleasant beer that drinks easier than the abv would lead you to believe.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 19:39:32 | More by DrJay
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MassachusettsBeerFan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-17-2013 21:46:32 | More by MassachusettsBeerFan
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meehandennis

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-17-2013 00:00:56 | More by meehandennis
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KungGustav

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-14-2013 13:22:16 | More by KungGustav
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-11-2013 22:28:18 | More by BRYeleJR
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-09-2013 19:23:12 | More by rorjets
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smb71481

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-08-2013 00:10:54 | More by smb71481
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jkvt

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-07-2013 00:15:57 | More by jkvt
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KTracy

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-06-2013 00:56:48 | More by KTracy
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-01-2013 02:36:15 | More by Gww1864
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gibsonflip

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-31-2013 22:55:21 | More by gibsonflip
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A : pours a deep brown with ruby hues. Medium sizes head with loud popping bubble that fizz to a thin ring around the edges.
S : lots of different malts here. Caramel and muted toffee, toasted nuts and syrupy sugar. A bit of dried stone fruit and even a hint of breakfast blend coffee. A hint of chocolate too. Very deep aroma.
T : starts very sweet, caramel flavor with some light wheat bread flavor. A hint of chocolate and a mild and pleasant coffee as well. Hop bitterness towards the beginning of the second half. The hops are fruity and vibrant. Cuts the extreme sweetness up front down nicely. Finishes with some dried raisin and cherry type flavor. Hop bitterness lingers nicely.
M : higher end of medium bodied. Hides the alcohol extremely well. Low effervescence allows for a smooth feel that isn't oily.

At first the taste is cloyingly sweet, but by the third sip the hops become much more apparent and aggressive. Surprising how drinkable this is. Very tasty, possibly dangerous. Happy to have had it!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 20:29:30 | More by Thads324
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Chris_Mac

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-29-2013 23:53:55 | More by Chris_Mac
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ranokmai

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-28-2013 21:50:09 | More by ranokmai
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-27-2013 02:21:52 | More by rderedin
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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-26-2013 05:51:06 | More by Holland
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-22-2013 01:18:49 | More by LarryAppleton
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Sean802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-18-2013 15:57:29 | More by Sean802
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xacidx

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-17-2013 04:20:16 | More by xacidx
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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
Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.