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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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84
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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
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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Duff27

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%

A- Pours a clear brown color with a big near two-inch light tan head. Fine floating sediment. Good head retention and lacing. Looks very nice in a pint glass.

S- Very faint. Bready?

T- Real nice malt backbone...roasty and nutty. Nothing overpowering in the taste. A certain sweetness left on my lips.

M- Mouth-filling and creamy, medium mouthfeel. Low on biting carbonation per style guidelines.

D/O- Slight lack of taste makes for "mad" drinkability. This one was kind of all over the place as far as my individual ratings went. On the plus side, Mad Town Nut Brown looks great and goods down either whereas the aroma aspect and taste leaves some to be desired. Would recommend to brown/session ale fans.

06-07-2011 01:57:29 | More by Duff27
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -7.8%

12oz bottle, no freshness date even though the label leaves a space for something to be imprinted. New to the Chicago area, I've had some of their stuff in the past and enjoyed thoroughly.
L - cloudy brown ale capped with a thinner ivory head
S - caramel, bread, chocolate, yeast
T - brown malt, nutty, bready, caramel, spicy earthy hops
F - creamy and smooth mouth feel. Fairly clean finish.
O - good nut brown ale here. Nothing exceptional, but definitely drinkable.

02-16-2014 00:14:19 | More by barnzy78
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%

Man, this is a good beer! Poured with a nice light tan head and some lace. Hazy brown color. Very nutty characteristics. Absolutely a session beer. Malty and light hop. Not too sweet. Great mouthfeel. Quite satisfying. Finish is a bit dry at first, then slightly sweet.

08-24-2007 00:34:12 | More by drpimento
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%

Dark orange-tinted tan with a sturdy rise of beige foam.
Nose of cocoa powder with a growing contingent of orangey hops as it sits.
Tastewise, it begins with a bran-like sense of grain, sprinkled with brown sugar. Traces of cocoa. It goes semi-flaccid in the middle, with only some vague lingering toasty sweetness lapping up against a light sour apple yeastiness. Hopping carries a fair amount of reedy bitterness, which carries through with a dried grass and tea flavor, along with a closing yelp of citrus.
It's medium-light in body, with a sluggish carbonation. It's not refreshing enough to be a quaffer nor meaty enough to stand on its own as a warmer.
It's not a terrible stab at a brown ale, but there are things here that don't quite mesh. It's easily the weakest link in Ale Asylum's bottled line. I'd vote to bench this and put Big Slick Stout in mass production...or Sticky McDoogle...or, really, anything else.

03-11-2008 07:56:36 | More by cokes
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-17-2013 21:58:46 | More by enelson
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-02-2012 22:27:07 | More by whartontallboy
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%

This beer pours a semi-clear brown color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes rather slowly into a nice cap of lacing. The aroma is of milk chocolate, caramel, and a firm nuttiness. The taste is nuttier, and has more caramel than the aroma, and only had a hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice brown ale. I could happily drink this again.

12-01-2008 05:53:41 | More by KarlHungus
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-04-2011 17:22:33 | More by mhaugo
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ZEB89

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-11-2014 20:07:52 | More by ZEB89
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

On tap at the Ale Asylum Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of toasted caramel, a little nutty and some toffee. Tastes of toasted malts, lighter nuttiness, and caramel. Thinner body with lacing left on the glass.

Notes from 7/23/07

11-13-2008 01:52:15 | More by hopdog
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-14-2011 15:37:11 | More by bpfrush
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-13-2014 04:21:04 | More by mattmarka1
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-17-2013 22:20:58 | More by williamjbauer
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours a translucent brown with a moderately thick tan head that reduces pretty fast.

Nutty malt scent with a cocoa note.

A nutty malt taste as well with a chocolate milk presence. Nice light roast all the way into the aftertaste.

Just a touch thin. Mostly smooth.

A really nice example of a brown ale. No problem drinking several of these. Another good brew from Ale Asylum.

08-13-2010 00:40:50 | More by jera1350
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +1.6%

A - Pours a dark ruby red, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Caramel and toffee, nutty almonds and burnt toast, musty grains and leafy green finish.

T - Much like the nose, caramel and toffee, toasted bread, musty hops and leafy green notes linger.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly dry.

O - A tasty brown ale, worth a try and well worth picking up.

06-23-2013 02:09:37 | More by andrenaline
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

11-19-2011 01:07:57 | More by Gatordaddy
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nickd717

California

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%

On tap at the Sugar Maple in Milwaukee.

Medium brown in color, fairly clear with a light beige head.

The aroma is nice and nutty, pretty spot-on for what I expect of this style.

Great complex nut flavor, with hazelnuts and chestnuts standing out along with a good toffee presence.

Medium-bodied with a decently smooth mouthfeel.

Overall very good for the style.

08-26-2011 15:20:57 | More by nickd717
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matjack85

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +16.5%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

The beer poured a dark brown color with a 2-finger tan head. The head retention only lasted about a minute and didn't leave much lacing, but it did leave a thin layer of cream on top that remained throughout the session.

Caramel, other malts, and chocolate smell.

This tastes pretty good. It's on the sweet side, which would be expected from a beer with 7 malts in it. Lots of caramel, nuttiness, roasted malts, and chocolate flavor. Not much in the hops department though.

Smooth and creamy but not too thick. Actually light to medium in body with low carbonation.

This is the first beer I've ever tried from this brewery and I'm already a fan. This was a really good nut brown ale.

02-26-2014 07:33:28 | More by matjack85
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-18-2011 05:21:26 | More by duff247
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

12-16-2012 23:23:10 | More by TX-Badger
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hilgart1

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

02-14-2014 04:05:11 | More by hilgart1
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jegross2

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-13-2014 00:00:55 | More by krome
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -10.8%

12oz stubby bottle. Pours into my glass a ruddy brown with a small bubbly white head that quickly fades to nothing. A bit of fine particulate in the glass as well. Aromas begin with caramel and a light toasted graininess. A slight nuttiness is there along with some dark fruit and a very mellow hop aroma in the background.

First sip brings a slightly toasty, almost bready caramel maltiness that flows across with some nutty flavors as well. A mild fruitiness comes through in the middle, flows down clean and finishes with just a touch of hops. A smooth brew but it just ends up boring me a bit.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy from the fast moving carbonation. It's somewhere between light and medium bodied making it easy to drink. Overall, it's an easy drinking brown that just seems to be a little lacking in the flavor department to me. Nothing really grabs me in and makes me want to come back to this one.

11-20-2007 01:09:24 | More by orbitalr0x
Mad Town Nut Brown from Ale Asylum
84 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.