Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery
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3.56/5 rDev -4.3%
Cloudy, dark amber. Modest bar-pour head but it lasts. Lots sticky, spotty lace.
Earthy and dark. Far more malty than hoppy. A bit of chocolate and alcohol to the smell.
Starts with darker malt but, in the swallow is a good dose hop. In short,well balanced. Thin bodied with a level of carbonation above normal. Earthy overall with a low sweetness.
02-04-2013 00:47:04 | More by smcolw
4.65/5 rDev +25%
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.
01-26-2013 14:45:57 | More by JMScowcroft
4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Mildly hazy, red-brown in color. A half inch of creamy tan head retains fairly well, but settles after a bit. Thin rings of lacing are left in its wake.
S: Bready, caramel, molasses, slight brown cocoa. Toffee. Wild berry esters. Very faint earthy hop backing.
T: Bread crust and cocoa. Nutty and a little yeasty. Cocoa and toasted crust. Berries. Oily hops on the mid palate. Toasted nuts and cocoa powder on the finish.
M: On the thicker side of medium bodied. Slight weighted presence in the mouth. Very creamy and very smooth. Moderately low carbonation. Very slight warming sensation.
O: Nice to see this brand brought back from the dead. This is a good beer. Rich, flavorful, and smooth. Highly drinkable despite its size. You would not know that this is 7.4% abv. A great fall beer, though I'm glad it's offered year round.
01-15-2013 19:22:04 | More by ryan1788a5
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
4.05/5 rDev +8.9%
Pours a nice deep walnut. Little or no head, which soon becomes a thin halo around the edges. No lacing evident.
Smell is subtle -- unsweetened chocolate, cherries (both the fruit and the stone), untoasted sesame, milk caramels. Although it's hidden well, what's there is nice.
Taste is complex and malty. Notes of raw pecans start, with allspice and brûléed sugar soon behind. Carefully implemented hops keep things dry, but never assert themselves beyond that. Skillful, mellow, and superb.
Mouthfeel is nice and full, if a bit too foamy. This is really a matter of taste; the carbonation could be taken down a touch, but then the sweetness might become too dominant and the balance of the beer would be lost.
Overall, a nicely done beer, and perfect for a night by the fire. These kinds of brown ales are rapidly being lost under the influences of more hop-forward examples, so it's nice to see the New England style come out to shine. Recommended.
01-05-2013 01:29:45 | More by ithacabaron
3.4/5 rDev -8.6%
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
01-03-2013 01:55:38 | More by brewtus
Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
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