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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 600 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of twosheds
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brown with a slight golden hue

Smells sweet and biscuity with a kind of bitterness of dark bread.

Smooth and complex flavor. Very malty, but with a nice balance of bitterness. The slightly higher abv for the style is somewhat noticeable as is isn't quite as smooth as other browns ales.

This is great affordable brown ale that I can't believe I had been overlooking until now.

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Photo of Justin8mypants
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of chessiejackson
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really enjoyed this. Honestly tasted more like a stout, but that was a kind of pleasant surprise considering the color.

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Photo of Jhoyt15
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edzo22
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amalburg
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Enjoyed a bottle of this great beer. great pour with a nice dark red body with nice thick cap. Was nice an malty brown and very drinkable with 7.4% ABV. Really wish I had more than just one of these and look forward to finding a few more.

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Photo of Mronan5
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a ruby colored dark amber with a nice head. Flavor is pleasant, crossing both the palate and the nose easily. Easy to drink, kicks like a mule. Try it!

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Str8fromtheGrnMtns
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My go to brown ale. Amazing price for what you get.

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Photo of xNoQuarterX
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

could be my go to beer...

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Photo of mitch3114
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drewtechie24
4.59/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good. On the lite side of dark beers.

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Photo of Bustersuess
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluetree
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rogacks
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PGRADY
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My go-to-beer. Simple, readily available, 7.4% brown ale for a good price. I enjoying having a variety of beer and tend to not buy 12 packs of anything with the exception of Shed because I could go for one after a long workday

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Photo of digitalflood
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber to a very dark almost ruby black color. Head builds to excellent level and shows good lacing retention. Some carbonation can be seen towards the bottom where the color is lightest. Smells of fresh biscuits, caramel, and faint Scotch like alcohol scents. Mouth is all malted bread and caramel. Good alcohol bite at the mid=palate with light hop notes. A little bitter on the back side of the flavor profile. Just enough to let you know there is some hops there. Whiskey barrel flavors of smoke, leather, and oak linger. Not sure where that comes from but it's pleasant and complimentary. Very good. 4.25 out of 5.

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

Photo of BeerEsquire
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brownish in color but certainly not in character, absolutely drinks like a session or Irish red. Lack of mouthy maltiness.

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