Train Wreck Ale | Mountain Town Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mountain Town Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
mountaintownbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tubacharlie on 03-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Hayes86
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tatara
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd53grif
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excellent brew. Maple syrup and honey set it up. Pretty strong (8.2%) but smooth.

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Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 94rocker1
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateMac13
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dope
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RAFH
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ikidunot
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours an amber color. The nose has a hint of sweetness to it. The head was minimal, but you do see the bubbles from the carbonation. The taste is interesting. I get some bitterness to it. Slight sweetness, very sight. Not bad.

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Photo of Lukass
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdamSteve
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carlborch
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 12-oz bottle it pours a brilliant amber-red and develops a creamy, pocketed, tan, 1-inch head. Malt and honey on the nose and palate with modest bitterness in the lingering. Medium body. Very faint maple syrup taste - I would not have found/identified it without the label's suggestion. Some lace does develop. The alcohol is not evident on the palate. As such the ale may have a surprise head-effect. I do not expect to seek this ale again this year, but would not decline if offered.

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Photo of Danielr26
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerOps
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanexit
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. I was afraid I the maple syrup but it wasn't that strong.

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Photo of Jack74
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spacecake9
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A friend picked this up for me on his travels thru MI.
A - Pours a clear deep red color with a small head.
S - Aroma is sweet, with candy or wine notes.
T - Malty, bready, maybe a little caramel. Surprised by the bitter finish. Not sure what role the maple or honey played.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Disappointing overall. Very average and no maple.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandongoblue24
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass.

L: Coppery brown, quite hazy, with two fingers of off-white head. Lasted a few minutes. No lacing.

S: Slightly boozy (it is 8.2%), but mostly covered by citrus hops and caramel malts.

T: Initially caramel malts with dark fruit, plenty of citrusy hops on the finish. The aftertaste does have a slight tinge of maple, although there is no sweetness.

F: The honey and maple syrup make it very dry, but this complements the slight booziness. Moderate/low carbonation.

O: A dry, big beer which is well balanced. Runs the line between a pale ale and amber, but overall a tasty selection. Would buy again, if given the chance.

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Train Wreck Ale from Mountain Town Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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