The Shed Profanity Ale

Posted: April 12, 2016 in American Brown Ale, Reviews, The Shed Brewery

Tonight’s selection is from a brewery that I’ve never reviewed a beer from before. That seems to be happening less and less often, so let’s see how it was.

profanityale

ABV: 6.8%

Style: American Brown Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Brewed with an obscenely malty backbone, Profanity Ale is a hoppy brown ale with a kicked-up hop profile that is sure to have you screamin’ the whole way down. With distinct grassy and fruity hop notes from the use of Galaxy, Mosaic and Cascade hops, Profanity is nicely balanced by a rich, roasted malt profile. Like other robust Shed offerings, this hoppy ale clocks in at 6.8% alcohol by volume. Profanity Ale will be the third offering in The Shed Brewery’s year-round lineup, which includes Mountain Ale and Shed IPA.”

Random: I have a shed in my backyard with nothing in it. I guess I should start putting my lawn tools in there.

This beer poured with a one finger, cream-colored head. It dissipated slowly and left significant lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with a lot of floaties. Because of how dark the body was, I couldn’t see any carbonation. The nose had nutty, brown malts, baked brown bed and some pine resin. The taste was more like an IPA than a brown ale. It had pine resin, grapefruit pith and grass. As it warmed, there was brown bread and hazelnut, but these flavors were overwhelmed by the hops. The beer had a thick body with light carbonation. The finish was quick with grassy hops. A bottle of this was $1.79, which came to $.15 per ounce. This beer was alright, but I think it would have benefitted from more malt balance. I wouldn’t have this beer again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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