The Shed Mountain Ale

This was the second beer that I had at the 1620 Brewhouse. One of the other things that I had there was a burger with peanut butter on it. The sweet and salty combination was amazing. I added some hot peppers to it as well, which gave it a bit of spice to counter the sweetness. I would definitely have a burger like that again. I wish more places would make a burger with peanut butter.

ABV: 7.4%

Style: English Strong Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A Vermont staple. Now available in Vermont’s favorite container: The 16 ounce can. Look out for Mountain Ale 4-packs coming to a cooler near you. This unfiltered English Strong Ale is a medium to full-bodied ale, with pronounced caramel and toffee notes, followed by a roasted finish. A moderate hop bitterness is derived from generous kettle additions of Mt. Hood and Northern Brewer hops.”

Random: This beer comes in at 35 IBUs.

The beer poured with a one finger, cream-colored head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark mahogany color with some visible carbonation to it. The body was clear. The nose was really toasty with caramel and hazelnuts. There was some toffee to it as well. The taste was warm and sweet. It had a lot of caramel and hazelnuts with toffee. The alcohol was present as well, but not overwhelming. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with some malty sweetness.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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