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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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Mountain AleMountain Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

439 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 10
Gots: 64 | 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.
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Photo of racingkenny14
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Focusf111
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of crisis44
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of morrowd3
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
The beer has some light head that does not last very long. The beer itself is a dark, red copper that seems to have hints of brown.

Smell:
The beer smells smoky and a bit roasted. However, underneath all of that, there is the sweetness of caramel malts that seems to dominate the smell.

Taste:
Caramel sweetness dominates the taste buds. Underneath it are smoky notes and roastedness. The beer has some interesting undertones such a tea-like and honey combination but not strong enough to be very noticeable except to the most careful drinker.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied but feels a little bit watery. Still good though.

Overall:
A decent English style beer and worthwhile. I'm glad that my roommate shared this with me.

Photo of Benjaminwileketchum
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Jacob007
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of da_beers
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BethanyAnnabell
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Really nice looking brew, dark copper red, with walnut brown hints and a real ruby hue. Head is creamy off white and light tan, almost coffee like in appearance. Settles to a good one finger puck and nicely coats and clumps the glass.

Faint biscuit, and chewy walnuts and hazelnut like aromas. Very dense biscuity malts and sweet brown sugar and dough. Almost like a dark cookie. Smells real solid.

Palate coats slightly watery but with plenty of coating action on the palate. Low carbonation with a big mix of toasty malts and nuts. Clean but large finish, and semi-dry. Creamy like sweetness just a bit with the sugar angles kind of buried. A nice mix of floral and faint tea like herbality on this also.

Overall, pretty decent and real easy drinking for 7.4% also.

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HopGrazer
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: An orangish-brown exit sits a dark ice tea coloring in the glass. Creamy-frothy tan head is an inch high with good standing. Carbonation creeps up along the inner walls at a moderate pace. Lace coverage is about half volume.

S: Roasty dark nuttiness, nice maltiness with some dried tree bark. Some natural tea grind earthiness.

T: Roasty flavor with a fresh nuttiness, dried walnuts and almonds and some caramel toast nut. Earthy tea, dried spruce and some spicy hops with a sweetness of dried honey-toffee. Tea like leave, woody cardamon with a slight hint of dried cypress.

M: creamy, light-medium malt base with a warm nuttiness and tea grinds on the hold. Some presence of carbonation.

O: Overall warm nuttiness with earthy silty tea stands out making this pretty good. decent complexity.

Photo of rojapa
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mikehillman
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

definitely one of the better American browns ive come across in awhile. this, from right across the lake in Vermont, is a hopped up version like few ive had. it pours as red as it does brown, especially in the light. its got over an inch off tan head, but the retention is rather poor. still, a creamy rich liquid beckons. the nose is a great balance between sweeter English and American malts, and fresh east coast hops, with mild acidity. a little woody, a little sweet, and a lot yummy. the taste is the best parts of the nose, rich chocolate and caramel malts do their thing, while the beer finished on the bitter end of the spectrum with a wide variety of hop flavors and feels, including pine and sticky ganja. easy drinking for a beer of this alcoholic strength, its fuller in body and the carbonation is pretty good. its got a creamy texture and seems like a nitro tap would make this elite. I like this better than the shed ipa, and I look forward to more of their beers. this is excellent, and its even better on tap.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.