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Madtown Nutbrown - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
84
good

280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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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3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler.

A- Very turbid brown body is poured. Light brown, creamy head.

S- Caramel mixed with a little booze and a little nut.

T- Sweet caramel, with a bit of a nuttiness to the flavor as well.

M- Slight creaminess. Carbonation isn't very noticeable. Finish is smooth and sweet.

O- I'd like more from the body of this beer, for some reason, and I think the taste could be a little bolder.

BWED, Aug 29, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this was somehat underwhelming. pours a mostly clear ruby brown but with no head to speak of. toffee, roasted nuts, caramel, and rum in the nose. suprisingly thin malts in the taste. almost no residual sugars. some bitterness in the finish but mostly astringent, like cold tea. minimal carbonation. perhaps this one was a bit past it's prime even though i purchased it a few months ago and it's been in the fridge ever since.

MrMcGibblets, Nov 20, 2007
Photo of FightingEntropy
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice white head with tight bubbles that lasted for awhile. Looks ok in the glass with a mud brown color. But for me, the smell isn't all that pleasant. Some solid malt but the spiceness of the hop doesn't compliment for me. Overly sweet malt has a thin mouthfeel and not a lot of additional depth to it, though the aftertaset isn't bad. This beer just doesn't do it for me though reading some of the reviews online, I seem to be in the minority on this one. Oh well. I would pass it buy for every other Ale Asylum beer I've tried.

FightingEntropy, Aug 21, 2007
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3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A fairly agitated pour give me three finders of sandy-colored head with lots of small bubbles, sitting on top of a orangish-amber, pretty clear beer with a little active carb gathering on the bottom of the glass. The head is fading fast, but is getting a nice creamy looking top. A second pour reveals what I didn't read....unfiltered, and it shows. Still looks pretty nice though, and since they declare it to be unfiltered, I declare it looks good.

S: Nutty Malt, sort of smells like Peanut Butter. No hops that I can detect. It's not very strong at all, and not very complex. It just smells the way it smells.

T: Hmm, taste is very interesting. Same nutty, peanut butter malt taste with no hops, but there is another taste. A yeasty taste that I'm not sure I like...Yeah I don't know. It doesn't taste bad, but that yeast just doesn't add anything to the beer. It tastes sort of thin and bland.

M: As I said, it seems thin. There isn't over carbonation which can be a problem with thin beers IMO, but just simply thin and average.

D: Well, most beers that are just average are still pretty drinkable. I dunno, I don't think I'd go back to this one, but I'd do it before a lot of others. Simple average.

mdwalsh, Sep 16, 2009
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3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber tone, unexpected for a Brown Ale. Good level of foam, a thick ring of lacing coats the glass, with a skim over the top. No visible carbonation, yet it's felt on the palate.

Cereal grain dominates the aroma, with a mild sourness that nearly reaches foulness.

Grape-nuts comes to mind, so there must be a good amount of barley in this. There's a nutty sweetness, with a sour apple tang that i'm guessing is from the yeast. Tastes good, but it feels muddled and could use more definition. One pint was enough, doesn't seem much like a session ale.

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Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum
84 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.