Almost Heaven Amber Ale | Mountain State Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mountain State Brewing Co.
West Virginia, United States
mountainstatebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nut brown in color and lightly hopped with Willamette, this beer is dominated by a pleasing caramel finish that is darn close to heavenly.

Added by WVbeergeek on 10-10-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
2
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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost Heaven Amber Ale brewed by Mountain State Brewing Co., With an ABV of 5.20% This ale pours out a nice light copper color with a nice thick off white head. There is a ton of carbonation in this brew, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with sweetness, grains and malts. You also pick up on some mild hop notes in the smell of this brew. Really liking the look and the smell of this brew, they are really inviting. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up on a roasted/smoke flavors. There is some bitterness from the hops. Kinda on the fence with the taste. I give it this, it is different, but in a good way. Almost Heaven Amber Ale has a decent balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. This ale dose go down nice and smooth. The body is a soild medium. It is really refreshing. The mouth feel is Bold, Clean ,Smokey, And Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Almost Heaven Amber Ale a soild 4 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. Mountain State Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this one.

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Photo of MADmichael1969
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Barely a little cinnamony...to me that is a negative but if you like that ...

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Photo of avisong
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wvtennant
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbf190
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ghostman74
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of icemanexit
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zylod
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

-can to spiegelau ipa glass.

A: A dark cranberry coloring with a feverish pitch of effervesce. A huge beach sand colored head sits atop, frothy on top, soapy with large air pockets along the sides. Nice looking head formation and retention with a good deal of lace coverage left behind.

S: Fresh wet lemons and sweet toasty caramel of average regards. Short duration quickly turns to dry grains and a so so affair.

T: Spicy apple skin and caramel grains. Sweet with some fruitiness, pear, but not alot of hoppiness. More red ale then amber finishing with an apple-caramel sweetness.

M: Slippery sticky malt texture, medium body, some good carbonation vibes makes this slighty above average.

O: A bit sweet, to much so for multiples. More red ale, not a lot of hoppiness or sturdy malt backbone, more light, fruity with a generic intro feel to it. Moderate in small flashes, but hardly entertains to the finish. Have to go sub 80 here, sorry, a single only curious try. Almost heaven is far from it and almost a drain pour.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ta_hagen
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Interesting amber ale for sure... The tart, fruity tone sprouts while the anticipated caramel, nut and earthy hop flavors. Some caramel malt, slight nutty aroma, some piney hop aroma too. I was happy enough with the nuttiness and earthy hops to keep sipping away. This beer is quite tasty. It immediately hits the palate with a flavor of hops and finishes off with a surprising flavor of delicious malty surprise. Cheers!

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Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amm755
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of squack
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours with a half inch head building; the amber liquid is crystal clear; dots and streaks of lacing hang around

Smell: Caramel and nuts, with an unusual tart, fruity tone

Taste: The tart, fruity tone sprouts while the anticipated caramel, nut and earthy hop flavors receding to the background; the finish is slightly puckery

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not sure whether this was what the brewer intended but this is truly unimpressive

Thanks, xJMFCx, for the opportunity

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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The beer is a brownish amber with a small white head. The flavor is a mellow ale taste. Very refreshing.

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Photo of nmann08
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yancey82
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Almost Heaven Amber Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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