Amber Ale | The Shed Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by far333 on 10-22-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by abriggs1:
Photo of abriggs1
4.35/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite simply, a very tasty amber ale. More hops than most ambers, and smooth and sharp at the same time. It tastes very fresh and goes down smooth. Has a similar taste to the IPA and Mountain Ale. I don't like it quite as much as those, but ambers are almost never as good as IPA's and strong ales. I just got back from Stowe and plan on killing the growler while listening to the new Mudcrutch album, which everyone should pick up.

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Photo of far333
2.16/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Light honey color with an off-white head that lingers and leaves nice lacing around the glass. Absolutely no aroma. Mouthfeel is watery at first, but leaves a slight tingly finish. Flavor likewise is watery at first, but leaves a slight hoppy finish. Is this beer or seltzer?

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Photo of Sammy
2.3/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewpub. Malt job, with an dd bitterness. Very light brown colour, tea-ish. Touch of lace. Thinnish whisp of head.Malty aroma.Above average carbonation. 5% a.b.v. Fairly weak and low drinkability. If I drank a growler, I may get some fruit in taste but I can't.

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Photo of plaid75
4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a citrusy cascade hop with a grainy malt.

The taste consisted of a citrusy hop and a slightly sweet malt. There was a noticable fresh hop finish.

The moutfeel was of average fullness for the style and clean.

Overall a very drinkable and hoppy amber ale.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of albern
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a bad amber, but less substantial than either the IPA or Mountain Ale, both of which are much better brews. The beer pours a lightish ruby color with a decent head and lacing. The aroma was nice, quite floral, and sweetish malts. The beer is quite well balanced, but it lacks some of the peaty quality to make it a more genuine red ale. This seems to be more of a typical American amber made with cascade hops.

There is a sweetish caramel undertone and roasted notes in the mid section of the beer. This is a reasonably crisp beer, but less creamy than what I would have preferred. It's light to medium bodied. Not a bad brew, it comes in the sampler. Worth a try. I'm not sure if you can pick up a growler of this on the way out.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 08/27/10 notes. Had on tap at the Shed in VT.

a - Pours a dark amber color with light carbonation.

s - Smells of caramel malts and citrus hops mostly. Hints of floral hops.

t - Tastes of citrus, fruity malts, and caramel malts. Hints of bready malts too.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - An ok amber ale with a nice mix of citrus hops and malts. Would try again.

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Photo of almychristopher
3.62/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

this beer pours a brown color with little to no head. the aroma provides a bit of sweet malt and a touch of citrus hops. the taste is decent with a good bit of citrus hops a nice sweet malty finish. the medium body is nice but the carbonation seemed a little lacking on this beer for some reason. i could sip a few of these, but it's not going to become my new favorite beer. oh the abv was listed as 5.0

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Amber Ale from The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
3.31 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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