Mountain Man Strong Ale | The Front Brewing Company

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54 Ratings
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Mountain Man Strong AleMountain Man Strong Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Front Brewing Company
Montana, United States
thefrontbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GeezLynn on 01-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
7.51%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 13
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Photo of AndyMueller
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trimmers
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RenzoD
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Trappers Saloon in Eureka, Montana. Asked for the darkest local beer on tap and they brought me this. I was very pleasantly surprised. Seems to be a decent amount of scotch ales in Montana. This one is very tasty.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of grizzbar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Brolo75
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straight from the can, top peeled right off!

A: Actually I poured some out to get a look. Pours a dark amber, mahogany color with a tan colored head, low carbonation, no head retention, not much head on the pour.

A: Very malty, peat, smokey aroma, toffee, spice, no alcohol on the nose, pretty straightforward.

T: Spice, malts, hint of peat and smoke, lingering toffee flavor, smooth, easy drinking.

M: Less than medium body but not light bodied, good amount of carbonation, semi-dry finish.

O: A middle of the road scotch ale/wee heavy, not impressive, but a solid offering, could use some more flavor but I would probably pick this up occasionally as an alternative to a stout during winter.

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Photo of itracy63
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrsqc7
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

quality brew fit for winter fall spring summer crankin my bands demo on a boombox at the beach; quality smoke flavor winston red 100 same length filter longer cigarette than regular cigarette easy open box unfiltered lucky strike sophisticated fancy western shirt work boots 90s war metal booming from big block chevy; running subaru west divide trash cold smoke hippie off road; broke my right index finger for the third time in two years at hardcore show in kansas city

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Photo of 5EKF
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OrphanAnnie
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not as full flavor wise as it should be, it's nice and thick though

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Photo of G-Hawk
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of papat444
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A vigorous pour leave not much lacing or head. Thankfully, the rest is very good. Hints of smoke and BBQ with a very chewy caramel flavor. Really good stuff!

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Photo of TetonMike
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeezLynn
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fusion in Helena.
Nice appearance - cloudy brown with a well-retained white head. Smell was a bit muted by the extremely cold temp the beer was served at, but it leaned very malty, with caramel and light fruity yeast. Flavor matched - rich caramel malts with a hint of roastiness. Slightly sweet but balanced with light English(?) hops. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and slightly dry with modest carbonation.

Enjoyed my first beer from The Front and will look for more from them in the future.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a fizzy, thin head. Not even thick enough to measure. No lacing left behind. Barley, wheat, plum, molasses, and caramel notes in the aroma. Plum, caramel, molasses, and wheat make up a thick, dark flavor profile. Mouth feel is grainy, with some carbonation abrasiveness. While it feels a little thin at the start while it's cold, it thickens up to a medium-thick consistency. Overall, a tasty beer with lots of dark complexity, while still being drinkable. Mouth feel is a little different.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter.
The can itself and tab, are awesome.

A-pours a deep ruby red, with a finger of off white head. Dissipates to just a ring. Little to no lacing.

S-A sweet malty bid with a hint of caramel. Very subtle on aroma, but smells good

T- Extremly light and clean. Has a buttery creaminess to it that goes down nice. Everything about this beer is light. Sweet malt character with maybe a bit of honey or caramel.

M- light bodied with light carbonation. Extremly clean mouth with a nice finish.

O- These Montana locals have been above expectations. Very good, drinkable beer here. Would definetly drink again.

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Photo of cubsfan1908
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mountain Man Strong Ale from The Front Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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