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Mountain Ale | The Shed Brewery

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Mountain AleMountain Ale
BA SCORE
3.74/5
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615 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:
#23,608
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
615
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
168
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 615 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of ThinBlueLine
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a local liquor store in Northern NJ. Nice color. Smells of chocolate and caramels. Easy drinking. Pleasant aftertaste. Have purchased a few times.

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

Photo of mltobin
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tappangordo
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papposilenus
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle, dated 07/06/16. Served in a nonic.

Pours a translucent caramel brown, like a strong cup of tea, with two fingers of soft, pouffy, beige... ecru? ecru foam. Head retention is excellent and leaves hefty, durable lacing.

Strong nose of toasted grain, sawdust, dried leaves and caramel cremes.

Not only does it look like tea but it actually tastes a lot like tea, at least at first sip. Dried leaves and twigs, toasted whole grain crusts, a little caramel and cola, then finishing with that dry, acerbic black tea thing.

Not much happening in the mouthfeel department, thin, creamy, OK carbonation. Sure hides the abv well, though.

Overall, an OK brown ale, some cola sweetness, a little charred bitterness, pretty thin and forgettable.

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Photo of TylerGray27
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coltron23
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitburger
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KidFrosty
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty brown. Nice change from all the IPAs I've been quaffing.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschwamb
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jd333
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought this during a camping trip through Vermont. Six pack bottles purchased at local supermarket. Since I was camping, I resorted to drinking it straight from the bottle, so I cannot offer a solid point of view on look and smell. Taste was satisfying combination of caramel malts with some hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was very good. I would definitely buy this again and try it poured into a glass if I had the opportunity.

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Photo of Sulty
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUBrew
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halivera
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
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 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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 -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Mountain Ale from The Shed Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 615 ratings
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