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Mountain Ale | The Shed Brewery

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3.74/5
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615 Ratings
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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 snilsen13
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
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 +12.3%
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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Photo of Gajo74
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look-light brown/copper, minimal head and ultra thin lace.
Smell-sweet aroma, toasted malts, nutty, fruity esters, strong caramel and some alcohol. The aroma is its best attribute.
Taste- At first, really liked the sweetness on the tongue. Malty, dark fruit, nutty, caramel, and buttery. However, as the drink warms, the alcohol finish becomes a bit much for me. I would have preferred a stronger hops presence to balance it out.
Feel-medium bodied and softly carbonated. The prevalence of the alcohol leaves it a bit unbalanced.

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Photo of JamLand
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelBuck
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentblack1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrimGuzzler
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noooddle
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DannyBoyDD
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smanson56
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was the third beer from a Shed mix pack I picked up. I would say the only one in the box that was below what I expected. A decent looking brown ale but not a big flavor to this ale. I'd love to see something else in there mix pack as the other 3 beers where pretty good.

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Photo of beardsmith
4.69/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scottqc15
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefdave37
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JebBeerFish
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When I am out and don't feel like overpaying for an undersized stout or porter pour, and this is on draft, this is a reliable go to beer. Tastes more like a Brown Ale to me. I have only on draft and never from the bottle.

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Photo of Beastcpa
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ela
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown in color with copper edges. The nose is malty and bready but the notes are not as potent as I would suspect for a beer of this ABV. The body and malt flavor are also very fine - but again - they are not quite up to snuff for a strong ale (even the English variety).

This would make for an above average brown ale but since the brewer self-categorizes it as an English Strong Ale, I will say it is a touch below average.

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Photo of BostonJustin
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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