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

The Shed Profanity Ale

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.


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