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Mountain Ale - The Shed Brewery

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Mountain AleMountain Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

455 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 77 | 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 +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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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!

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.34/5  rDev +17%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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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.

Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.