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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Nut brown in color and lightly hopped with Willamette, this beer is dominated by a pleasing caramel finish that is darn close to heavenly. 5.2% ABV. The Almost Heaven Amber Ale is named after John Denver’s ode to West Virginia, Country Roads. The picture on the tap handle is the Mountain State Brewing Co logo. It shows the peaks and summits of the Allegheny Highlands, part of the vast Appalachian Mountains, where our Brewhouse is located.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2024) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Draft at the Vista Tavern, Harper’s Ferry, WV. Dark Amber pour with just a little head. Not much aroma but the flavor was decent. Nutty and malty. I liked this more than I thought I would based on its ratings.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (9624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
Can 355ml @ Hotel room, Comfort Inn Downtown, Washington, DC
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with an average malty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat to soft.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15377) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
Can. An unclear, dark amber colored beer with a minimal sized off-white head. Rather bready, caramel aroma, with some fruityness. Citrus hints. It’s medium bodied, quite dry on the palate, yet with sweetness in the flavor. Nice, soft carbonation level. Caramel, bread, nuts and some generic fruityness and a faint touch of orange in the flavor. Some bitterness too, lasting for a while. Not much to write home about this one. 150618

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4587) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Dried leaves, orange peel, pencil shavings aroma. Clear amber, thick firm tan head. Husk and grain, light kibble, leather. Medium body, easy carbonation, even a little creamy. Sessionable, clean, enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Decent but a bit watery. The amber ale had little dicerning uquities too it.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Nice beer. Very smooth and quality beer. Not overly bitter or malty. Amber look to it impressive.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrodooo5 (1235) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Eh, not a fan of the abrupt dry finish. Pours & feels ok. Aroma is fairly light & not all that enticing. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
A very nice amber. Light red with a thick off white head. Caramel malts but the kicker is the nice hop kick at the end. Tried in Harper’s Ferry with Matt in 2014.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5513) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a red-orange color with a small foamy beige head that faded and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tart and bitter vague fruity hops. The flavor was tart and bitter fruity hops with a bit of orange and perfume. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Draft. Clear deep amber color, thick cream colored head. Aroma of caramel and light pine. Taste is toasted caramel.


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