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Madtown Nutbrown - Ale Asylum

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Madtown NutbrownMadtown Nutbrown

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of seven unique malts give this brown ale an earthy aroma and a flavor reminiscent of caramel with a slightly creamy finish.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 06-29-2006)
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caustin90, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

tvv375ia, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wildman Joe for grabbing me some beer in Wisconsin!

Poured from a stubby brown bottle with some kind of date code that is smeared off of the bottle. A good looking beer for sure. Clear chestnut brown with a few floaties that lead me to think this one could be a tad past it's prime and a massive khaki head that settles slowly to soft peaks. Roasted almonds and barley in the aroma..nice. Roasty and malty flavors with pecan-like nuttiness and plenty of rich malt that is well balanced with mild floral hoppiness. Medium lean bodied and creamy with smooth carbonation. A tasty brew.

biggred1, Sep 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Jon1106, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

chet1215, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours medium brown with a wispy tan head. Some lacing sticks.
The smell is of caramel, brown sugar, roasted nuts and a hint of cocoa.

The taste is of caramel, nuts, and a touch of chocolate. The malty sweetness in balanced by mild roast and subtle earthy tones in the finish.

It is malty smooth and creamy. Very pleasant smoothness and aftertaste.

It hits the style on the head. A rich malty smooth that is sweet, but balanced. Caramel-ish, nutty, slightly chocolaty with a smooth texture. I had a second bottle with leftovers from Thanksgiving, and it went well with the free-range turkey and the gravy!

jwc215, Nov 29, 2013
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GeePee, Feb 23, 2013
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stogirelli, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

onlymurderers, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a tea brown color, a nice head, good retention and decent lacing

Smell: Brown bread, caramel, nuts and a hint of chocolate

Taste: The elements in the aroma appear on the palate, but there is a stronger sense of nuts and chocolate on the finish than I picked up when I smelled the beer

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I generally find brown ales pretty boring but the flavors here caught my attention; that's about as good as it gets with this style

brentk56, Yesterday at 01:11 AM
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like brown ales so i thought I would try this one. Also, it's made in Wisconsin.

Appearance, it has a tan head. I had to pour really hard to get a one finger head. Brown, thick body. Barely any lacing.

Smells sweet, malty, nutty, some caramel and some roasted malts.

Very sweet. A lot of malt flavor and some nutty character. It tastes a lot like it smells.

Medium/light mouthfeel. Not as light as Newcastle. Lightly carbonated.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer.

MikeAAL, Apr 14, 2013
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Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.