Mountain Ale | The Shed Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
600 Ratings
Mountain AleMountain Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Shed Brewery
Vermont, United States
theshedbrewery.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An English-style strong ale. This brown ale has great malt depth and drinks like a session beer.

Added by Jason on 05-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
600
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
164
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 600 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It poured a dark brown and gave the same color body. A light yet creamy, half inch, white foamy head lasted for about a minute before gently dieing into the body. Some lacing lightly speckled the sides of the glass. The smell had robust coffee flavorings up front combined nicely with some caramels and malts. Some light coffee came out as the beer warmed. The taste took these flavorings and added a nice warming sweetness. The palate was about a medium with a nice smoothness all around. A semi-dry aftertaste came out just a bit. This was very drinkable. Overall, this was pretty good.

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Photo of williahd
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUBrew
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halivera
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look - Pours a hazy deep dark amber color with fine sediment, short tan head flattens out into a thin ring.
Aroma - Toffee, honey, sweet apple, tangy. As it warms a suggestion of aged rum.
Taste - Doughy bread, sweet honey, slightly toasty, very warm and lush malt. Golden raisin sweetness towards the middle. Hops come through towards the end with earthy bitterness and finishes with a nutty aftertaste that reminds me of toasted tobacco. Alcohol peaks through as it warms. Starts sweet and ends refreshing and dry.
Feel - Full bodied, creamy and fine carbonation, faint alcohol warmth, dry finish.

Overall - It's chewy, malty, sweet and complex. Something I could sip on all day and enjoy a cigar with. Delicious.

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Photo of tdm168
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with almost zero head.
Sweet malt aroma. Subtle.
Caramel and maple syrup taste.
Medium-bodied. Very malt forward. A little too sweet for me.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigferraro
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jg24rules
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L -- Very dark and clear amber with a nice off-white two finger head. Moderate lacing.
S -- Malts, oats, maple, bread
T -- Smoky, malty, slightly hoppy, and sweet dough
F -- Full bodied and deceptively alcoholic. Very good
O -- The beer that turned me on to craft beers (I'm from Vermont). Because of this, I honorarily give it a 5.

90/100

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Photo of Beowoulf
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ignore all the other reviews. This is the best brown ale I have ever had, with wonderfully nuanced Hops and bitterness, and with a slight chili aftertaste. It is pure and clean ,deceptively strong; a temporary reprieve from all your troubles. Do not drive

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Photo of Budlum
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pantz9
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the reservoir waterbury vt.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ibrubeer
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draft @ Manchester Crowne Plaza. Dark caramel brown color, with off white head and good lacing. Not much aroma, slightly sweet. Good taste. Initially good malt, a little caramel, soon evolves into an almost medicinal flavor, bitter aftertaste. Is better than it sounds. Med body, lively carbonation. Tasted better first few sips. Gets a little more bitter as it goes. Not bad for a British Ale.

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Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 600 ratings.
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