The Shed Restaurant & Brewery Reviews




Bulk_Carrier
3.9
The Shed Brewery Barrel-aged Mountain Ale
Thanks Henry! Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark amber/brown color with a little white cap of a head. Light lace. The aroma had some dark fruits, brown sugar, cocoa powder, clean driftwood sweetness, light vanilla, and a little bit of smoke/ash. The flavor consistently blended the damp sweet to the dry sweet - the brown sugar and dark fruits to the cocoa powder and smoke/ash. Driftwood wasn’t so much here, but this did have a nice smooth aftertaste rolling into the finish pretty good too. The palate was medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine and the ABV felt fine. Overall, good for what it was, almost more of an English styled strong ale in my opinion.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
The Shed Windswept Wheat
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a golden yellow color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a mild pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had some toast, white bread, swift grassy sweetness, light citrus, crisp sweet wheat at the very end. The flavor was mainly sweet through the prior mentioned aromas. Damp wheat aftertaste ran into the finish, clean and crisp. The palate was almost medium bodied but sat just a touch under. Good carbonation and the ABV felt fine. Overall, good as an easy drinking beer for the warmer weather, but I will say that the wheat is fairly low in this.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

shawnmurphy
3.8
The Shed Brewery Barrel-aged Mountain Ale
Large can pours clear amber with a small off-tan head. Aroma: prunes, raisins, brown sugar. Flavor: coconut, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate. Mouthfeel: thin, watery, minerally sweetness on tongue that lingers.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

hivemind
2.7
The Shed Mountain Ale
6-pk at Stiffler’s. Lively carbonation and a bit of sweet nuttiness come through. Apart from that forgettable on the whole; bit of light wheat or corn, sugary and dark bread. Thin body. Could drink a bunch but eh.
Friday, April 14, 2017

NikkTwist
3
The Shed Mountain Ale
Draft at Macs Tavern in Philly. Clear very dark brown amber pour. Not much head or lace. Modestly hoppy Brown Ale. Not much aroma. Tastes of browned citrus rinds, damp cocoa, cola, sassafras and melon. Semi-glossy finish. Meh.
Friday, March 31, 2017

Ron
3.2
The Shed India Pale Ale
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a thin white foam head. Aroma of caramel malt with some muted grapefruit. Sweet resiny taste with hop spice and caramel. The hop spice and grapefruit taste is off a pinch. It an average IPA.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

malrubius
4
The Shed Hellbrook Pilsner
Bottle from Lisai’s Chester Market. Clear gold with lasting head and lace. Noble grassy crackery malt aroma. Mild crackery sweetness with some apricot fruitiness. Medium-light long grassy bitterness. Light body, lively carbo, well hidden alcohol. A well-made big German pils. Excellent.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

malrubius
4.3
The Shed Mountain IPA
Bottle from Meditrina. Pale yellow gold with lasting head and lace. Nicely blended citrus pine and spice in bready aroma. Medium-light pineapple tropical fruit sweetness with medium assertive pine and citrus very dry finish with a touch dough. Medium-light body soft fine mouthfeel. Totally excellent. One of the rare IPAs that is very flavorful but I could drink all day.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

puboflyons
3.7
The Shed Mountain IPA
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottling date of 011317. There is a slightly cloudy olive-yellow pour to it under a modest, fading white head. Some carbonation bubbles. The aroma is more about the resin, citrus, and dank hops with a notable toasted bread character underneath. The body is medium. The taste has quite a bitter bite to bring things home. Otherwise mildly balanced hut more favoring the hops.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

puboflyons
3.3
The Shed Windswept Wheat
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours golden yellow with a modest white foamy head and a slight haze. Bubbly carbonation. Not a lot of wheat on the nose. I pick up more toasted pale malts, toasted white bread, and grass. More like a Pilsner. The body is medium and smooth. The taste has the same white bread and grassy characters of a Pilsner rather than a wheat but there is a slight bitter bite at the end.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.3
Shed Maple Brown Ale
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark ruddy brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Subtle clingy lace speckles the glass. The aroma had some sweet nutty to caramel malts. Some maple is there, but fairly low. The flavor yields to the sweet side with a crisp nutty backbone. Sly malty aftertaste rubbing against a soft malty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Sly crisp yet smooth sort of feel, not cloying. Overall, decent brown ale but the maple is a tad weaker than expected.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.9
Shed Amber Ale
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a rustic hazy dark orange almost amber color with a thin white foamy finger’s worth of head. The aroma takes on a sweet roasted nuttiness rolling over smooth caramel to toffee malts. Sly grassy hops. The flavor yields to the nutty to caramel and toffee malts first and then opens up with some grassy hops. Dry malty sort of aftertaste with a crisp finish. On the palate, this one sat sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. ABV seems good. Overall, good amber ale that I could have again.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Shed Irish Red Ale
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a semi-dark rugged amber to brown color with hues of burnt orange flowing along the sides. Finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace. Mild stringy lace. The aroma had some swift ruddy caramel to toffee malts playing with a light grassy bitter hoppiness. The flavor leans malty with some dried biscuity to breadiness. Sly nuttiness with some earthiness. Crisp nutty malty aftertaste rolling into a semi-sticky sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate stickiness. Good carbonation. Overall, good Irish red ale as is. I would have again.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.9
The Shed Mountain IPA
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy burnt yellow almost orange with a quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head that left some clingy filmy lace. The aroma takes some citrus bitter rind to meld with a rugged resin/piney bitter hoppiness. Hop oils flow in nicely. The flavor leans bitter initially with that burst of the citrus rind beating down resinous bitter hops. Clean with a kick of the hops flowing into the aftertaste and takes on a slight sticky finish. On the palate, this one takes on a slight resinous bitter stickiness flowing over my tongue with some hop oils. Light to medium bodied, slightly sessionable and ABV seems right on par. Overall, nice AIPA that I would have again.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

growler6
3.8
The Shed Mountain Ale
Not much going on in the aroma department. This is more about the caramel sweetness and hallertau hop spiciness being in sync with a medium body, and cleaner finish than most old/alt (whatever you want to call them) beers. Watch out, the 7.4% buzz factor is well hidden.
Friday, January 20, 2017

mahkus
3.5
The Shed Profanity Ale
Sweetish aroma. Brown head and colour. Some malty taste but overpowered by the bitterness of the hops and strength of alcohol.
Monday, January 2, 2017

TheHopster
3.2
The Shed Profanity Ale
(bottle) Pours a muddy brown completion with thin dissipating head. The aroma is piney hop with some earthy malt. The flavor is pine-resin hops with some malt balance. Long finish. A brown-ale IPA combination. Not bad and kind of interesting for a cold weather IPA.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

ehaak26
2.8
The Shed Profanity Ale
Bottle from Bing. Not a big fan of most brown ales, but this was a nice beer.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ehaak26
2.6
The Shed Mountain Ale
Bottle from Bing. Lots of malt with some bitterness. Surprisingly smooth. Nice.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ehaak26
2
The Shed Hellbrook Pilsner
Bottle from Bing. Pours straw yellow with white head. Aroma of noble hops. I’m not a Pilsener fan and this didn’t change my mind.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

probstblueribbon
2.9
The Shed Mountain Ale
12 oz bottle in a mixed pick at Smugglers Notch. Clear copper with a tight and small tan head. Roasted barley, toast crust, vaguely fruity, slightly vinous, a faint spiciness, lightly sweet, low bitterness, medium body, fine carbonation, sweet treacle finish. Ok.
Sunday, December 18, 2016

probstblueribbon
3.4
The Shed India Pale Ale
12 oz bottle in a mixed pack at Smugglers Notch. Hazy deep golden with lots of fine floaters and a tight off-white head. Big pine, train and oily citrus, peppery/spicy, a tiny bit of caramel/toffee, old school, medium body, medium-low carbonation, dry with moderate bitterness (surprisingly) and a pine, resin, grapefruit and toffee finish. Old school IPA.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

probstblueribbon
2.6
The Shed Hellbrook Pilsner
12 oz bottle from a mixed pick at Smugglers Notch. Hazy golden with a so-so white head. Quite sweet, grains, cereals, a little citrus, a touch of sulphur, kinda fruity, sweet with low-ish bitterness, medium body, kinda low carbonation, not crisp, sweet cereal and vaguely fruity finish. A Pils this ain’t. Drinks like a blonde ale.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

mcox90
3.6
The Shed Hellbrook Pilsner
12oz.bottle, part of a mixed 12 pack. Pours a clear straw yellow with a short lived bubbly white head. Spotty lace. Biscuit grain and noble hop aroma. Inviting, to say the least. Light sweetness with a biscuits with butter and honey taste. Grassy hop background. Light bodied with a crisp, clean finish. I’m not really a pilsener guy, but this was quite nice.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

bnokk
3.1
The Shed Mountain Ale
APPEARANCE- light brown with red tones. Great ’fluffy’ head. NOSE- slightly hoppy in an earthy (not resin or fruit/floral) way. FLAVOR- little bit of hop in the brginning, giving way to great malty flavors and carmel notes. Very thin body. NOTES- billed as a hoppy brown, I think it meets that well.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

mzaar
3.2
The Shed India Pale Ale
Flaska från Whole Food, Bowery (NYC). Oklar guldfärgad med ett vitt skum. Något trött i både doft och smak, nästan lite orent. Dofter av malt, grapefrukt och halm. Smakinslag av grapefrukt, övermogen frukt och gräs. Medelbeska.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.4
The Shed Pumpkin Ale
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy ruddy burnt orange color with a thin cap of a white head. Foamy yet fizzling bubbliness. The aroma, obviously was pumpkin and coming across slightly sweet. No spices extra were added. Slightly grassy hop bitterness. The flavor leans pumpkin sweet. Fleshiness wants to show some oomph but there’s a degree of acceptable vegetal taste. Once again, grassy hop bitterness is there. Lingering pumpkin/vegetal aftertaste. Hops and pumpkin finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent hop bitterness rolling about. Carbonation feels good, fairly low. Overall, reminiscent of Sixpoint’s Autumnation with a rugged bitter hoppiness intertwining with a sweet pumpkin flavor. Good for what it is.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Onslow
2.9
The Shed Profanity Ale
Pour from aa 12oz bottle. clar brown brew with ample creamy off white head - looks for all the world like a root beer, and in a very good way. Aroma is dominated by resin with herbal overtones, somewhat harsh. taste is prominent sweet malt up front, fairly one dimensional with some notes of dark fruit and toasted grains. Resin emerges towards the middle of the swallow, less prominent than what the aroma suggested. Finishes with strong resin hops with moderate spice and subtle earth. Even the strong hops does not fully overcome the underlying sweetness. The concept sounded good but comes off as rather clumsy and ponderous.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Larry_Duffman
3.6
The Shed Profanity Ale
I had it on tap. It pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is cherries, dark fruit, and hops. The taste is hops, earthy, and dark fruit. This was pretty flavorful. I thought this was a complex and tasty beer.
Monday, October 10, 2016

Handypaul
3.5
The Shed Hellbrook Pilsner
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a thin white head that diminishes to a ring and leaves no lacing. Aroma of grass and alcohol. Medium body, medium sweet with malty flavors of biscuit, honey and toast, appropriate carbo, not particularly crisp as the brewer would like you to expect, a bit stick sweet on that palate leading to a lightly sweet finish. I’d have it again.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
The Shed Hellbrook Pilsner
This was poured into a pilsner glass. The appearance was a light slightly golden yellow color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation rides up at a nice pace. Thin white little head dissipates quickly. No lacing. The smell starts off with a sweet honey biscuity / corn to sweet malt. Subtle grassy hops slide in underneath. The flavor leaned mainly sweet with a nice grassiness underneath. Semi-dry grassy to malty sweetness leads into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body. Carbonation is trim enough to allow a subtle sweet clingy-ness rolling over my tongue. Overall, as a German pilsener it works. I’d have this again.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Leighton
3.4
The Shed Profanity Ale
Bottle at the cabin in NH. Pours clear, deep amber with a frothy, off-whtie head. The nose holds toasted crackers and pine, wholegrain bread, light citrus. Medium sweet flavour with moderate toasted grains, grass, earth, light brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming in the finish, with sturdy earthy-grassy bitterness, light toffee, bready malts, toast. Not bad overall.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hiledd
3.5
The Shed Profanity Ale
Honey and cherry aroma, clear mud brown appearance, biscuit and toffee labor, dried fruit, full body with alcoholic kick, bitter finish with cherry and plum flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

PanMarek
3
The Shed Profanity Ale
Resiny hoppy nose. Brown pour with medium thick head. Hoppy resin start with caramelly, malty finish. Medium body. A good IPA / brown ale hybrid.
Friday, June 24, 2016

laurent5345
3.6
The Shed Profanity Ale
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Friday, June 17, 2016

puboflyons
3.5
The Shed Hellbrook Pilsner
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Dated Feb. 22, 2016. The pour is pale yellow with a fizzy white head and busy carbonation. The aroma is decent with a good toasted bread and biscuit malt note and a thin but still noticeable grassy hop note. Light to medium body. Plenty of toasted sweet malts in the taste with a mild and crisp hop finish. Pretty standard Pilsener but still enjoyable to drink.
Friday, June 10, 2016

AirForceHops
3.3
The Shed Profanity Ale
12 oz. bottle at The Dover Brickhouse, Dover, NH. Deep brown color, some lasting head. Aroma has a bolder hop profile, good pine with light floral hints.

Flavor has a decent hop element. Malty, nutty and a touch toasty with dark fruits. Then it the hop profile kicks in and adds nice balance. Long floral finish. Dry texture. I thought I would have to fight my way to finish the bottle, not the case. Decent. However, it is kind of forgettable.

Friday, May 27, 2016

alex0295
4.7
The Shed Mountain Ale
It’s have a high alcohol content and very smooth. A non IPA taste. Not a huge head which I like. I read the reviews but I really like it. I’d like to try the other offers of SHED brewery.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

cheap
1.9
The Shed Profanity Ale
Tap industry. A darker brew. Sweet nose. Nice lacing. First taste is a big dull wack. The nose is sweet but the taste is opposite.Quite rude actually. Just a big alky blast of beer in yer face. Nasty nellie astringent finish. Certainly not a civilized brown ale.
Saturday, April 9, 2016

N3lson1
3.3
The Shed Profanity Ale
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Hoping for a bolder aroma. Pours a beautiful color, wishing for more head on this but an amazing brew nonetheless!
Friday, March 25, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.9
The Shed Profanity Ale
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a large foamy beige head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was toasty with caramel and fruity hops. The flavor was bitter with notes of anise, floral hops, fruity hops, cocoa and coffee. Long finish. Medium body. Ok.
Friday, March 25, 2016

BrewBrain
2.4
The Shed Mountain Ale
Tap at Inn. Appearance like Coke, aroma a little Coke-ish, tastes similar to Coke. Perception possibly affected by the fact that I drank this in the same sitting as Heady Topper so it just seems like Coke. Sorry! Really, Coke is good stuff.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

jsporrer
3.1
The Shed Mountain Ale
Sample @ PGH Beerfest. Pours brown with a thin head. Nice nutty and malty aroma. Taste is pretty enjoyable with roasted nut and malt flavors. OK but not the best one out there.
Thursday, March 3, 2016

malrubius
3.9
The Shed Profanity Ale
Bottle. Dark brown with lasting head and lace. Spicy hop aroma with brown sugar earth and ash. Robust toasted caramel mild fruit sweetness with roasted spicy woody bitterness. Medium body medium carbo, fairly dry. Very good for style. Better than expected.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Slubgob
3.9
The Shed Nosedive Robust Vanilla Porter
Bottle into oval goblet. Very dark brown, quickly fading head with just a bit of retention around the edge. Vietnamese coffee nose - string coffee, with some milky sweetness. In the mouth, more coffee and malt. Creamy finish, bouncing back and forth with a bit of bitter. Fairly rich porter, walking the line between porter amd (milk) stout
Monday, February 15, 2016

polo_marco
3.5
The Shed Profanity Ale
Sweet malty brownsugar scent. Deep brown ale with white floating mash throughout. Deep rich flavor of cream brlee and sugary malts. Some bitter rind flavor in between the sweetness. Flafor comes and goes but not bad. Nice deep rich brew.
Monday, February 15, 2016

polo_marco
4.1
The Shed Mountain Ale
Small is nutty deep and robust. Hints of wood in there as well. Rich brown color. Nutty taste with nice malt profile finish. Taste could linger on tougue all day and wouldn’t complain. Has the potential to be one of the best brown ales. Nice brew.
Monday, February 15, 2016

VastActiv
3.2
The Shed Mountain Ale
Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury. ABV 7.0%. Colour is clear reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, sweetness and malts. Simple.
Monday, February 15, 2016

Franckg
3.5
The Shed India Pale Ale
6-pack caché entre 2 lots de Bud dans un Sunoco du Vermont. À mi-chemin entre une ipa et une dia. Bien houblonné, amertume moyenne, goût sucré. Pas pire.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

halfonit
3.4
The Shed Profanity Ale
Pours dark black with an off white head. Aroma is of malts, hops, caramel, a little lactic, and bark. Heavy, oily, and carbonated palate. Flavors are of malts, hops, grass, chocolate, and some toastiness. Leaves a dry hoppy malt finish. A little bitter but this was decent stuff in my opinion.
Thursday, January 21, 2016