Mountain Ale | The Shed Brewery

Mountain AleMountain Ale
BA SCORE
3.73/5
613 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
Ranking:
#24,005
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
613
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
167
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 613 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of jpuetz
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrsartori977
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpmorrissey
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edhizdeid
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeMans
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcvt
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I much prefer the Shed's IPA and Profanity Ale. But Try 1.
In this style try Oskar's scotch ale.
*** I came back and liked this 2nd time around. A bit strong as well as sweet.

A =A deep, slightly hazed, maple syrup body with a short-lived head with moderate lacing.

S = Caramel malty, English, with alcohol / whiskey uplift. Not enough.

T = Mostly malty dominant sweetness and a laid back hop finish. Too sweet and alcoholic for me without redeeming flavor, bitterness or body. Some herbal, mineral, peppery, berries, earthy, alcoholic warmth, and nutty yeast.

M = Smooth and chewy, astringent on palate due to 7.4% alcohol.

O = A sipper. Not my style, and too coke like.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmcmahon1024
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown with a slightly reddish tint, with minimal, but lacy white head. Aromas are malty sweet caramel and mild nuttiness. Flavor is similar - sweet and bready qualities. Finish is clean and fairly dry. Pretty decent stuff.

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Photo of nuebs
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsm45
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pauldig
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good brown ale

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Photo of joegallows
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2ellas
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CHager94
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snilsen13
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty - I've had this several times before, but the current batch of everything Shed is mighty good beether. The only thing I don't like about this beer is the hazy color, it just isn't a color that looks good hazy, to me. The real hit is that the malts are clean and clear balanced by solid but not strong bitterness. The smell is more malt than flower and the taste is similar. The taste is only a touch sour, which is great, and the flavor reminds me of molasses. It's got small batch goodness. The alcohol is mildly a part of the flavor as well. Aftertaste is clean, mildly lingering sweetness making me thirsty for the next sip. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than I expected for this gravity, but might be just right for the style. Very solid beer.

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Photo of dtreindl
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown ale, high abv and high malt. The texture is a wonderful smooth creaminess - rare for a brown ale. Taste is sweet without being cloying, some dry fruit and medium-dark caremelization. But a mild tartness compliments the sweet malt perfectly. All the flavors meld together agreeably so that no aspect is overpowering.

Great balance for a strong brown ale! "Rugged Brown Ale" is how the label describes it and I think that's a great summary!

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Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 613 ratings
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