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Mad Town Nut Brown - Ale Asylum

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Mad Town Nut BrownMad Town Nut Brown

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BA SCORE
84
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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Asylum visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 06-29-2006)
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-20-2014 02:50:17 | More by Kahlstrom
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-21-2014 02:31:00 | More by thinwhiteduke
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-28-2013 20:45:42 | More by redleg411
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jimmygord

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-22-2014 23:48:28 | More by jimmygord
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.01/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 21:24:38 | More by BWED
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2007 06:15:04 | More by MrMcGibblets
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2007 01:21:58 | More by FightingEntropy
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 01:24:58 | More by mdwalsh
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emerge077

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2007 01:47:24 | More by emerge077
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-21-2013 21:05:25 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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jegross2

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-16-2013 04:28:57 | More by jegross2
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robear

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-24-2014 20:06:35 | More by robear
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-26-2012 15:50:13 | More by crobinso
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Jimboe


3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-03-2012 15:44:52 | More by Jimboe
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krome

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-13-2014 00:00:55 | More by krome
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-25-2014 22:37:45 | More by brandoman63
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pooogy

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

08-22-2012 01:27:37 | More by pooogy
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SafeAtFirst

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

08-02-2013 16:11:21 | More by SafeAtFirst
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bman_85

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-29-2012 19:51:44 | More by bman_85
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PhilMiller

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-13-2014 22:37:22 | More by PhilMiller
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Musky

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a nice tight foamy head that laced graciously down the glass as it was consumed. Had quite a bit of hop character for nut brown, it almost seemed as I was tasting a dark pale ale. It did not have the malt to backup the hops. Besides that it was a delicious beer to the last drop. Much prefer their porter or stout.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2007 00:49:12 | More by Musky
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, no clear bottling date, ordered at Green Owl Tavern in Madison, Wisconsin and poured into a glass 3/15/2014.

App- Clear dark brown body, one finger white head with fair retention, lots of lacing. Looks like a fairly average brown ale.

Smell- Caramel, nutty, a touch of earthiness. Simple, strong and to the point.

Flavour- Very sweet, a touch bit too sweet for what I prefer out of a brown ale. Caramel, toffee, Wermer's butterscotch and candied sugar. Nothing here that can cut the sweetness at all. It's fine and more than drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Thinner bodied but not quite watery. Good carbonation. Sweet finish that is neither resinous nor dry.

Overall- Decent, overly sweet brown ale that doesn't bring a lot else other than sweetness to the table.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:57:13 | More by Stevedore
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-22-2013 15:33:17 | More by TubaDan
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-16-2014 23:41:09 | More by brother_kenneth
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I have fond memories of Madison. ...That doesn't have any bearing here, I'm just sayin'. Anyway, this stuff pours a surprisingly swampy sienna topped by a finger of lightly-sandy off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted wheat bread, honey, oats, a sprinkle of dirt, and a vague notion of even vaguer fruits wafting in the breeze somehow, as though they were spirits of their former, earthly selves. The taste brings in more of the same, that odd fruit sensation remaining, but even more ephemeral, like the memory of the above description. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a decent little brown ale, nothing to write home about, and, unfortunately, with things like Moose Drool and Sam Smith out there, probably nothing I'm likely to see again (though I wouldn't shun it if handed to me somewhere).

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 04:18:24 | More by TMoney2591
Mad Town Nut Brown from Ale Asylum
84 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.